Sunday, August 9, 2009

Serious Update Part I

Okay, now it's time for a serious update!

The end of April, we left South Florida. Griffin, my parents, their dogs, and almost all of our belongings went to Indiana; while Cory, Murphy, his brother (who flew down to help us pack/move) and the rest of our belongings drove the Corolla to Pennsylvania. These trips were not so much uneventful and resulted in the loss of two bicylces...

R.I.P Penelopie Cruiser

Also, Griffin, got kinda bored, despite all his toys...

Once in Indiana, I got to introduce Griffin to my family there (although Michele had already met him).

Gabe and Griffin:

Cassi and Griffin:

Gabe, Kirstin, and Brayden ready to travel with us:

Uncle Ic meeting Griffin:

Aunt Shel and Griffin:

After spending a couple days there and Cory spending a couple days in PA and MD, we (minus two dogs) drove to St. Louis to intercept Cory (he flew there, while leaving Murphy and the Corolla in PA).

The Reunion:

We then spent another 6 or so days in the van, traveling across the country to Tacoma, Washington.

Here are pics of some of the highlights...

And finally, on May 7th (or thereabout), we arrived in Tacoma, WA and began unloading all of our belongings in a storage unit. Griffin was VERY happy to be in one location...for a few days...

After unloading all of our things we parted ways with my parents...they drove back to Indiana and we flew to Hawaii.

To Be Continued...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Traveling Fools and Photos

Wow, it's been a long time!

I keep wanting to write everything on here...where we've been, what we've been doing...then I get overwhelmed with what all I will have to write.

So, I'll start here...we have been traveling fools. Griffin has now been in 20 states, insane, huh?? I will give more details about our travels shortly (I hope). We have been able to see lots of friends and family. It's been great being able to introduce Griffin to everyone!

The main point of this post though is to share with you Griffin's 6 month photos. We got them done last week with an awesome photographer and old friend of mine. She does amazing work! The online gallery will be available for two weeks, so check out the pics now. It's going to be so hard to pick which we want to purchase, I just love them all!! If anyone needs a photographer in Indiana, contact Leslie, she's great!

To access the online gallery, go to:

Click on "Clients" at the bottom,

Password is "griffinz"


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another short one...

Quick update...

Griffin just pooped in the bath for the first time tonight.

And here are some new tummy time pics...

Saturday, April 4, 2009


More to come, but just wanted to say...Griffin is three months old!  CRAZY!  

Monday, March 16, 2009


Again, it's been a while...

Griffin is growing so much!  We went to his 2 month appointment last Monday and he weighted 11 lbs 10 oz and was 24.25 inches long.  He's grown almost 5 inches since he was born...crazy!  
At this appointment, he also got 4 shots and an oral vaccine.  I don't think he felt too well after these, as he was not a happy camper for a couple days after.  Poor guy.  He's doing a lot better now though and is sleeping really well too.  Last week there was a night he slept 8 hours straight!  Unfortunately I had a hard time sleeping then.  I woke up after 2 hours and was up for 4 hours, then back down for another hour and a half.  How is a 2.5 month old sleeping better than I am?!?  I guess I won't complain too much...hopefully he'll keep this up and I'll train myself to be a better sleeper.  :)

More updates:

Griff rolled over today for the first...second, and third time.

He was in his first parade on Sunday.

He's outgrowing most of his clothes.

He's smiling and responding to people more and more.

We started going to a "Play Together, Learn Together" group last week.  First class didn't go so well, but second went a lot better.

And as far as internship, we're moving to Tacoma, Washington!  One corner of the country to the other...crazy!

And now for some pictures...

All dressed up for his first play group...

Lots of tummy time pictures...

After a successful playgroup...

On St. Patty's Day parade float...


After roll...

Sunday, February 22, 2009


GREAT NEWS...I got matched to an internship site.  I don't yet know which one/ where, I will find that out on Monday, but at least I know I've been matched!  Phew...what a relief!  I feel like the past couple years my life has been somewhat on hold.  Looking back, I realize that I have had some great experiences...ones that will really help me in the future, it's just been a little tough seeing the positive aspects of it all.  Everything is really starting to fall into place though.  People always say, "Everything happens for a reason."  I think that can be such a frustrating thing to hear, but then I have moments like this where I really believe it.  Who knows where we'd be right now if everything had happened as I planned?  I am so thankful for where we are at now...especially with our amazing little guy, Griffin!

On that note, here are some more pics.  I decided to see if G could sit in his bumbo chair the other day and I thought he looked adorable, so there are several pics of that, then there are a couple others.  Enjoy!