Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

Our kids really got excited about Christmas this year. It was fun for Eric and I to remember what it was like to be a kid and be so anxious for Christmas morning. Unfortunately we are out one camera right now so we used our phones and most of the pix are a bit blurry. Oh well. Here are a few of my favorite pictures of the day.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Not a Thankless Job

When I told my mom about this little incident, she told me to write it down. So I will. Right here. On this blog. Yesterday night I went to the dentist. I haven't been in far too long. But finally we have insurance so I can go. But that's beside the point. This particular dentist office has evening hours so my appointment was for when Eric got home from work. I left Eric with the kids, the baby and a full bottle of milk. When I got home 2 hours later Ollie was screaming his head off and according to Eric, had been for about the last 40 minutes. He had refused to take his bottle while I was gone, so I figured he was probably starving. I took my super sad little baby and sat down with him to nurse. But instead of nursing, sweet little Ollie just looked up at my face cooing, laughing, sighing with relief, in between leftover sobs. Is was exactly if he'd been saying, "Mommy, I missed you. Mommy, I didn't know where you were! Mommy, I am so glad you are home!" It was just so sweet and tender that it practically had me in tears. I couldn't give my little baby enough hugs. I felt at that moment that motherhood wasn't completely thankless.
Now what am I going to do next week when I have to get those 5 cavities filled?!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Well, I remember telling my mother in law that my kids would never get older than three. I just couldn't imagine being a mother to anything but babies and toddlers. My little Ethan proved me wrong! My camera is on the fritz, so I don't have a picture of the joyful event that was Ethan's birthday, but I will tell you all about it. Ethan got to be the snack leader at his preschool, which is at the Science and Nature Museum at Fair Park here in Dallas. He goes on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 1 pm. He gets to eat lunch there at "science school." So after the kids had eaten lunch today, I brought in cookies for the class since it was Ethan's birthday. Ethan got a crown and an adorable "happy birthday" chorus from the class. His teachers are fantastic and you can tell they really love the kids. I really couldn't be happier with the preschool. Ethan learns a TON of stuff and he comes home telling me all kinds of things he learned. For instance, this month is outer space study at science school...so Ethan came home knowing that a blue star is a hot star, a yellow star is a warm star...blah, blah...I was pretty impressed! Tonight we had hot dogs and chips for his birthday dinner...that hasn't happened in a LONG time! Chocolate cake and ice cream followed and he opened his gifts. He loved them all, but the Diego rescue transport we got him really got him excited. He was having a blast playing with it before bed. Ethan is such a sweet little boy. He is generally well behaved and even though he and Libby fight/tease each other all the time, his teacher informed me that he is a very good boy at school and very knowledgeable. That always feels good to hear that your kid isn't the dumbest one out there! Thank heaven he came from Eric's gene pool! Anyway, I love my little boy...he is such a funny little munchkin and I don't know what I'd do without him!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bar Results

Eric passed the bar! I am so proud of him.
Bring on the lawyer jokes!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011


I saw this on facebook and I about died laughing.
Thank heaven we still have BACON!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Our New Crib

This adorable little Tudor is what we now call home!
(Here are few pix of our rental house)

We are lucky to live super close to downtown Dallas, so Eric's commute is really only about 10 minutes.
Such a fun, quirky house...we are having fun putting our "little piece of heaven" together...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Alive and Mostly Well

So here we are in Dallas. Eric started his job on Monday. I am now at home with 3 kids. Yikes! Ethan got into a preschool which is very exciting. And now I must go because Ollie is crying...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Life

New Job
(Attorney at a big law firm)
New Location
(Dallas, TX)
New Baby
(Beautiful Oliver)

Wish us luck in our new life!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Blessed Boy

Our little Oliver Stephen was blessed by Eric on September 4th. It was a beautiful blessing. Thank you so much to those who were able to attend and support.

At least these pictures turned out a bit better. (No, Libby did not just learn the news of a tragic accident. She just does not like the pressure of the camera...)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What's Wrong With This Family Photo?

K, lets start with What's Right With this Family Photo:
  • Everyone in the photo is alive
  • No one has blood or chocolate smeared on their face
  • Everyone is clothed (though Libby screamed for half hour straight regarding the sporting of a white shirt)
What's Wrong With this Family Photo:
  • Not one person is looking at the camera
  • Libby is obviously throwing a fit
  • Eric, trying to restrain Libby, is not able to concentrate on the camera
  • Ethan, though adorable, is in la la land
  • I, having had a baby exactly one week before, am a little on the fat side
I love this group!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Fam

Happy Family of 5!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Oliver Stephen Pelfrey

Our little boy was born on Monday morning, August 15, at 8:44 am. He weighed 8 lbs 4 oz and was 21 inches long. We are so incredibly excited to have him!
Eric and I went in around midnight on Sunday night so they could induce me. Labor wasn't super fast, so little Oliver didn't show up till almost 9 am. The delivery went flawlessly and we had our sweet little baby to cuddle right after he was born. That evening my family came down to see him and Ethan and Libby got to meet baby brother. They were very excited (especially Ethan) and were so soft and sweet with our new little guy. I might also add that Darrell and Melodie made my night by bringing me a piece of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake to the hospital.
Sooooo...so far so good. What a blessing to have another sweet and innocent little gift from Heavenly Father.