Friday, February 4, 2011


I can now add toddler translator to my repertoire. I have mastered this challenging language and must say that it has proved to be quite an accomplishment. Jared often turns to me and asks, "what" and I can quickly interject and fill him in on what Gavin is trying to tell him. My favorites are:

toe quiool = so cool
nore = more
booper man = superman
otay = okay
to infanniny an neyon = to infinity and beyond
ninning = swimming

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Knows his parts

Here's Gavin at the local IHOP showing us what he knows. He's so cute and loves to learn.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just the two of us....... in Alaska

In the Spring before we came back to Texas we took a cruise to Alaska. Just the two of us. It was so much fun. We were reminded that we actually do like each other. We hiked, took a float plane, went whale watching, and saw tons of eagles. It was so beautiful there and we want to go back not on a cruise, but go town to town and stay in bed and breakfasts. I wish we had gone to Denali, but we will for sure go back. The one downer was we didn't see a bear. I really was hoping to have an encounter (a safe encounter, meaning us in a car,bus or even plane). But it was a little early in the season. They were just waking up. We missed Gavin like crazy, but I knew he was okay and we had cell service, so I could check in. Here's some pics from our adventure.

More of Alaska

We hiked so much on this trip and I still managed to gain weight. But we had so much fun! Here's some more pics from our solo adventure.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Doctor Doctor

Yay Daddy! That was all that was heard throughout the Dallas opera house during Jared's med school graduation. Every time one of the graduates would stand up, Gavin would stand on my lap and yell "YAY DADDY!" He was so happy to be there and actually did a good job at staying in our row of seats (thanks to my in-laws and lots of lollipops). It was a great day and I am so proud of Jared. Dental school, med school, now just three more years of residency, and we can go home. It's in the bag. Easier for me to say. I'm really so proud of Jared and all the work he does. He's such a great example of dedication and endurance. Way to go, baby! We love you.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Being home for 8 weeks was the best! We had so much fun being with family. I kinda got used to it and that made leaving a lot harder. I loved having my mom there to shop with and hang out. We took Gavin to the zoo a ton and also to the aquarium. I wish we could see her more. There's nothing like hanging out with your mom and baby. It's just the best and my mom is the best.

We stayed with Dee and Mary and let's just say not everyone can say they lived with their in-laws for 8 weeks and loved it! They were the best roommates. It was so fun for Gavin to wake up and see his Dee and Mimi. Every morning he would wake up and start looking for Dee and calling his name. That continued even after we were home for about two weeks. Dee and Mary came back to Texas with us for Jared's med school graduation and after they had gone home Gavin would still wake up and call for his Dee. It just about made me cry. He loved reading with his Mimi and going to the park to feed the ducks. I really have the best in-laws ever and they are the most wonderful grandparents.

Judy time......

Dee time.....

Mimi time....

Mexico Fun and Fam

We started our 8 week Utah trip on just the right foot. After a very, very long 22 hour drive from Dallas to SLC we took off for Cancun with the whole Rasmussen gang. Our resort was awesome and the food was pretty good. Gavin had the best time playing with his cousins and going to the beach. They had a water slide that was the perfect size for him and he would go up and down all by himself. He's becoming such a big boy and still the sweetest cutest boy, EVER! It was so fun being together with the family and having Jared with us 24/7. We really were missing him and hating his busy schedule. This was the perfect way to start our time off.

We can't wait to go back!