Thursday, January 27, 2011

Good news!

Mark passed his jurisprudence test! This is the last thing he needed to do before getting licensed in California.


For your viewing pleasure- Eliza!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Eliza had a nice weekend!

Here are some cute pictures of her trip to Grant's first birthday party!






Friday, January 21, 2011

Daddy/Nugget day take 2

Daddy and Eliza went to Barnes and Nobel to look at books and then to a play place. These are the pictures that were sent to me at work!

Learning to climb stairs at B&N:


Eliza in the parking lot of B&N refusing to get in her car seat in the cutest possible way!


At the play place:





Eliza's new game!

Eliza loves Sassy. She also loves food. Sassy loves food.

Eliza + Food = Happy Sassy and Happy Eliza

Hey Sassy, do you like banana?


Here, have some!


Why thank you Eliza, I think I will!


And we all lived happily ever after!


The end!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Some posed pictures I took because I knew I would miss KC!

I knew the moment that Ava Rose was born that we would end up back here in the Bay. I felt really sentimental about my beloved Kansas City before we left and we took a ton of pictures on our dog walks. We were so lucky to live in the coolest neighborhood of the coolest area of KC, in the coolest house ever! Here are some pictures of what we looked at every day-






I miss you kansas city!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Eliza and her Potato Pig

Originally uploaded by Rachel and Mark H.
Eliza loves to harass Sassy in her crate. Sassy doesn't seem to care, but Eliza always goes over to the crate. We have since taken the crate down and put up a baby gate so that Sassy can be more free range, and she ignores Eliza for the most part. When Eliza eats, she throws food down for Sassy and they have fun

Thursday, January 6, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy 2011 Everyone!

We have a lot going on this year but first, some good news: Our house in KC is rented! Thank god! Three nursing students asked for an 18 month lease! We're very happy about this. Perhaps after 18 months of renting, we can put a little money into it and sell it. We love that house so much!

Mark is still working on details, but he may have a part-time teaching gig up his sleeve, more to come on that later!

We're very happy in our new condo. Our heating bill in KC averaged around $400 a month in the winter for gas/electricity. Here in CA its $77! We're very pleased about that.

The dogs are doing well. Its been so rainy here that they have been stuck in doors a lot. We try to get them out as much as possible, but its hard with the baby. Rain + Baby = Sad dogs.

Eliza took her first trip away from us this week. She went with Joey, Rachelle, Jenny and Ava to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. It was the furthest and longest Eliza had ever been away from me. I worried about her, not because of my family, but just the sheer fact that she was far away. I knew she had a blast, but its hard to let your little girl go. She came home extra late, so I went from about 7:30am-6:50pm without seeing her. Almost 12 hours. It was rough. She was in a good mood and was very happy. We're so glad to have family around so Eliza can benefit from being raise by many loving people! Here are some pictures!

on the road

girls at the bay

under the sea




watching fishes

fishy fishy fishy