Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Year in Pictures...

Here are 12 of my favorite pictures from the past year. It's always hard to stick to just 12 since I have many pictures from this year that I love, but I did my best.

Family photo, Spring 2009, getting closer to having Daniel. (Pic by mom)
Ruh taking care of Daniel for me in the hospital so I could take a little nap. :) (Pic by mom)

Daniel, a day old. (Pic by mom)
Daniel sleeping in a rubbermaid container while camping at 3 weeks old. He and I slept in the car. (Pic by me)
Hiking up Lunch Creek Basin in Glacier National Park, Daniel 5 weeks old. (Pic by Ruhiyyih)
Changing Daniel's diaper in a meadow at Lunch Creek Basin, Glacier National Park. (Pic by Ruhiyyih)
Ruh jumping into Lake Mary at Two Medicine in Glacier National Park after a hike. (Pic by Ruhiyyih)Daniel used to always sleep with his legs tucked under and his bottom sticking up. LA, 2 months old. (Pic by me)
Climbing the front side of Lembert Dome with Andy, Tuolmne Meadows, Yosemite, California. I'm the little yellow dot in this picture. (Pic by Uncle Paul)

Ruh and Starbuck on a hike. (Pic by Ruhiyyih)

Hiking to Paradise Glacier on Mt. Rainier. (Pic by me)

Daisy at Pike Place Market, Seattle. (Pic by mom)

Daniel's First French Fry

While we were in Seattle the other day we went to Ivar's for lunch. Daniel got his first try at sitting in a high chair in a restaurant and he loved it. Everyone told me I should give him a french fry. He loved it and just sucked on it until it was pretty much mush.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eva-Karin and Garry's Visit

We have had a wonderful visit with my cousin Eva-Karin and her husband Garry (from LA). They celebrated their first anniversary on the 27th.

On Monday we headed up to Mt. Rainier to play in the snow. Sadly, Ruh had to work so he didn't get to come with us. The day was sunny and gorgeous and even though some clouds decided to hide the mountain the majority of the time it would still peek through the clouds occasionally. We took a short walk on some groomed paths and really wished we had snowshoes. I put Daniel in the snuggli and boy is he getting heavy! He is a lot heavier than when we went on hikes this past summer. I'm thinking it's time to buy a backpack for him to be carried in.
You can see part of Mt. Rainier peeking out by my green hat in the picture below. The hat is from Vietnam from Mai Huong, my brother's fiance. I LOVE it!

We also took a day trip to Seattle on the ferry. We walked along the waterfront, ate lunch at Ivar's and walked through Pike Place Market.

Daniel was a little trooper.
(My dad took the last three photos.)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Daniel on Christmas Day - 6 1/2 months

Daniel with his new toy on Christmas morning and Daisy who he adores. :)

My mom was the photographer.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

First Official Post Back in the Blogging World

As my first official post back in the blogging world I thought I would post the video I made of our trip to Mammoth and Yosemite this last summer. Now that the holidays are coming to a close I really start to look forward to the arrival of spring and summer. Watching this video gets me all excited for that first hike of the season. I know I have a few more months to go and I plan on filling up the winter months with sewing projects, cooking new, healthy recipes, training for my first 5K race I plan on running with my sis-in-law Ruhiyyih and watching my little guy grow everyday. Also the winter Olympics are coming and that is always something to look forward to. Enjoy the video!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I'm back...

Well, at least I am back for a little bit. I am not sure how long I will have internet but I am in the process of finding a new template for my blog and planning some new posts. I think I really like this notebook template. :)