Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm Home!!!

Joe and I are in Lakewood, WI with my family! Sorry that I haven't kept up with anything. The last couple days have been hectic with sickness, baby, packing, etc... I will definitely post some pictures of our adventures! The trip from Greenville, SC to Lakewood was eventful!
Don't forget to take a look at my giveaway! You have one more week! And please send some love to the artist! He would appreciate that!! :)
I will be back with pics!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


What's a slanket? Read all about it here
I love giveaways and I think this one might be the best yet!
Don't forget to check out my giveaway that's still going!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mailbox surprise!

Look what we got in the mail today!!! Thanks mom!!!

A box FULL of goodies! I can't wait to use the coffee and read some magazines! Oh, and use my sweet smelling candle!

Joe loves his business cards you made him!

I LOVE the necklace of Lincoln that you made me!!!
Lincoln was supposed to be taking his nap. But he was too excited.

He LOVES the clothes and baby wipes and socks that you gave him!!!

More pictures taken this week.

Valentine's Day at City Range Restaurant. They gave me a rose!

This picture is for Great Grandma Ortega. He's wearing a new church shirt from her!

Have a good week! And don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Joe's Studio Pencil Drawings Giveaway!

This is my wonderful husband, Joe. My husband just started up his own studio (Joe's Studio). Joe is currently trying to jump start his business and is willing to offer some freebies!!! (Yeah! I love freebies!) My husband loves to work with pencil. He does wildlife, nature, and also portraits. Here's an example photo to pencil drawing of our son Lincoln.Joe's drawings are very realistic and I can't say enough about them! Please take a look at his etsy shop and let me know which drawing of his that you like. (Personally, I like the one of our son!) March 7th we will draw a name and the winner will receive a 8.5"x11" print of their choice.
Joe blogs about his current works. Visit his blog here to get to know Joe better. We love comments! Or check out his website here.

1st Entry: Visit Joe's Etsy shop and come back here and let me know which one you like the best.
Extra Entries: For EACH entry, please leave a separate comment. --
~Blog about this event with a link to this site. (Give me the link of the post.)
~Become a follower of my blog

This giveaway closes on Friday, March 6th at midnight Eastern Time. Open to US residents only. Please leave your email if you don't have it on your profile. (You can also e-mail me your e-mail address if you'd rather not post it) Winner will be announced on Saturday, March 7th by email (winner will have 48 hours to respond to me with their mailing address or a new winner will be chosen).

We love getting to know new people and look forward to meeting you! Happy blogging! :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

I Love my Valentine!

This is an old picture of me and my Valentine from college 3 years ago at the Valentine's Banquet at Northland. I'm glad to say that he's still the love of my life!Joe...
I'm thankful for all the memories and moments that we share together. There's no one else I'd rather be with. You make all the adventures in life fun, interesting, and memorable. Thank you for joining me on this journey. You are my best friend, soul mate, and a dream come true! Thank you for giving me a beautiful son, for loving me, for being such a caring person, for your music, for being my strength in hard times, being a rock, a comforter, my everything. I pray to be the best in all that I do. For you, our son, our family, and our Savior.
Thank you Lord, for my husband, Joe... Happy Valentine's Day babe, I love you!

A beautiful rose from my husband. (he used to send me pics of flowers every Monday durning college!)
To all my friends, old and new, and to my family, Happy Valentine's Day! I love you all!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Walk in the Park

It's been so nice here in Greenville, SC. It's been reaching the 70's the last couple days. So we thought it would be nice to get out of our small trailer and soak up some sun. Our first stop was Spill the Beans for a Frap. for Joe, and ice cream for me!

This is Reed River. Spill the Beans over looks this park. It's so beautiful. There are trails all along the river. People were laying out blankets on the grass, playing with their dogs...It was a good day to go to the park. You can see some of my husband's photos that he took here.

I'm not a photographer at all. But I love how this one came out. :) Joe and Lincoln basking in the sun's rays!

This is the Artist Crossings. We went and visited some studios and shops. Joe was able to get some inspiration and asked questions to fellow artists.
It would be so fun to come down here in the summer. Now I'm not so sure I want to leave Greenville! I was telling Joe, I wish my parents could come. They would love it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kiki & Lele giveaway

I had to blog about this awesome giveaway! check it out here!

Kiki and Lele are having an awesome giveaway. I just love their jewelry. They've inspired me to start working on some of my own jewelry! Check out her stuff and enter yourself!
Have a great day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

My lil guy!

My lil man all ready for church!

Today the weather was so nice. So here he is wearing a cute outfit from my mom. I don't know how much longer he'll be able to fit into this. So I thought I better put it on him now while the weather is nice!
I better get going. We are going to Chris and Nicole's for supper. I'm not ready, and neither is Lincoln. He's still taking his nap. Today was kinda a ruff day. So finally he's sleeping. I guess I should wake him up now. Oh boy...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

more photos

My son Lincoln. So much fun! He just turned 3 months yesterday. I can't believe how fast time flies! Thanks mom and Brooke for the "3 month" Birthday wish!
Lincoln's favorite things are: Daddy, his pooh blankie/toy, watching tv, falling asleep with daddy, meal time, smiling, mornings, having his nose or paci rubbed while falling asleep, and sucking on his fingers.
He does not like his little "Jeep" rocker that much anymore. (sorry mom) He usually likes to be left alone when he's sleepy. Except when he's over tired, then we have to put him to sleep. Mornings seem to be his favorite time of day. He's very happy around 8am after his second feeding. Sometimes he gets to rest for a while with mommy and daddy. (We aren't morning people)
Bed time is usually around 10-10:30pm. He'll sleep till 5 or 6am. Mommy loves it when he sleeps till 7 or 8am. Daddy thinks that Lincoln is like mommy, cries like Aunt Brooke, and even looks like Grandpa VanLaanen sometimes. I see Grandpa Dana in him sometimes. (he has that same upper lip!)
So that's a lil bit about Lincoln. This week has been a lil bit of a challenge. His eating schedule is a lil off, and he seems to be a bit more fussy. I wonder if he's beginning to start teething? He's been sucking on his fingers and other things and drooling quite a bit. When do babies start teething?

Joe's been working on his drawings. And I think he just finished one of his best yet. Check out his blog or website.
I need to try and upload a video of Licoln talking. I don't have the time now. So...I'll do that later.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Better late than never

As of late. Here are some recent photos of our lil family! Joe did this drawing of Lincoln.

Here we are at the hospital November 3, 2008 With Lincoln Joseph Everson. Delivery went very smooth all because of my wonderful coach! Joe helped me through each contraction. Lincoln was born at 2:55pm, weighed 7lbs 14oz.

Christmas with the family.
More photos to come!

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