Monday, December 17, 2012


I can't believe Eleanor is three months old!!  (Well, she is actually almost four months old now, but in these pictures she was just three months.)  It always amazes me the contrast between how long three months feels while you are pregnant and how short three months feels when you have a newborn!  Eleanor is pretty much an angel baby.  She is a peaceful, content, and happy baby.  She sleeps eight hours straight most nights.  Sometimes she even sleeps longer.  She naps pretty much whenever I want her to and is happy and smiley whenever she is awake.  She smells delightful.  I don't get around to bathing her as often as I would like to, so sometimes she starts smelling pretty ripe, but I still think those smells are delightful.  Her hair is so soft and feathery.  I love the way it tickles my cheek when I am holding her over my shoulder.  She loves to talk and coo to anyone who will look at her.  She is very quiet if no one is talking directly to her, but as soon as you get right in front of her and look her in the eyes she lights up and begins to grin and coo and kick her little legs.  She is an amazing spirit.  I can feel it when I look deep into her eyes.  I get so excited to get to know her better as she grows and matures.  I am so happy to call her mine.  We love you baby Nori!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Hot Pots

As is our habit whenever we spend some time in Fillmore, we went to the 'hot pots' while we were there for Thanksgiving.  It was warm and relaxing and rejuvenating as usual.  We talked Grandpa in to coming along this time, but he left his swimsuit behind!  Next time we will get him in the water for sure :)  He took pictures for me, which was really nice because it is COLD when you get out of the water. 

Friday, December 14, 2012


On Thanksgiving day we drove to Richfield and had dinner with Great Grandma and Grandpa Groesbeck and the Groesbeck clan.  It was wonderful to see everyone.  I was a loser and didn't take pictures...bad.  That night we went on to Fillmore and stayed there for a few days.  While we were all together we did some family pictures.  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Swimming

The boys had a whole week of for Thanksgiving.  The first half of the week we stayed in Grand Junction.  Jazzy and Edmund and their two little boys Jonathan and David were here.  We got together every day and it was wonderful to spend some time with them.  The only time I broke out the camera, however, was at the swimming pool.  Eleanor was sleeping, so I sat and held her while snapping pictures of whoever got close enough :)  I got some strange looks from people who didn't know who I was taking pictures of.  I'm sure they thought I was some weirdo taking pictures of random people at the swimming pool :)