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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This chatterbox is 3 months today! {5.21.13}

Dear James,

This month I took more videos of you than I did pictures because you are talking so much!  You even started cooing while in your crib, it cracks us up!  We will watch you on the video monitor.  You look right into the camera and smile and coo.  You also do it while you are in your carseat in the car.  Daddy and I will be chatting away and all the sudden we stop to listen to you talk to your bumble bee that is hanging from your carseat.   You are still sleeping a lot & eating every 3 hours!  You are a little fuss bucket when you're tired.  You are going 100 mph kicking your legs or talking, or you're fussing because you wore yourself out and want to go to bed!  We love you SO SO SO much James!  We have a better understanding of the gospel because of you.  We realize more & more how much the Lord loves us because we are crazy in love with you! We pray for you daily.  Our prayer is that you will grow up to know, love, & serve the Lord fervently. 

Mommy & Daddy

Your great grandmother holding you for the first time.  
 Getting lots of attention from Aunt Darlene, Grandma & Granny.
 You fell asleep in grandma's lap during church.  You lasted the whole service without making too much noise.  And you survived Sunday school, but you yawned & sighed really loud several times while daddy was teaching the youth.  It was pretty funny. 
I love it when you smile & talk to other people.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Throwback Thursday--Engagement Day {1.21.12}

Wow! Thinking back on this day seems so long ago!  It was Saturday morning and my friends and I were planning on going to the Camarillo outlets.  I went to pilates with a coworker that morning and was planning on wearing my workout clothes to the outlets, especially since it was rainy!  My friends insisted that we dress up a little so we can take pictures.  "Ughhhh I thought, if you really want me to change, I will". So I changed into jeans, boots, and a ruffled coat.  My hair was still a mess though I didn't want to fix especially if it was such yucky weather.  My friends were taking foreveeeeeer to get ready, so I decided to start cleaning the house.  I was emptying the trash when I heard the door bell ring.  One of my roommates yelled, "It's the UPS. Steffi can you get it?"  Only to find Jordan nervously standing at the door.  Here is the video clip of him at the door.  It's really funny.

I sound ridiculous, but I was in complete shock.  As we were driving to lunch, I still had no idea he was going to propose.  We walked on the pier in Santa Monica and I noticed Jordan was acting a little weird.  That's when it hit me.  I thought, "Is he about to propose?"  Minutes later he got down on one knee and popped the question!  We then went to lunch at Shutters in Santa Monica, it's beautiful!!
After lunch he surprised me with a manicure!  Then to top it off, my family and friends surprised me with an engagement party!  I will have to find the pictures from the party, it was SO fun!

One month later, I flew to Georgia and sweet Ashah took our engagement photos.  Here are a few of my faves!

I love you James Jordan Wood.  Saying "yes" was one of the best decisions of my life!