Sunday, July 27, 2008

Trips and Pics



Well I guess I am not as regular a bloggger as I'd like to be.. oh well. It's been a fun and busy time in the McCulloch house hold. John has one week left of summer school! Horray! He has really done so much this summer...lot's of work and class and studying.. he's a stud. :)

We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It was a long drive, but Emma did great! She was certainly the star of the show there at the McCulloch family reunion. She got to finally meet her uncle Ganes and bond some more with uncle Frank (Max) (they really have some connection going on.. it's pretty cool). The firework show there was so amazing. I'm sure it it was the best I've seen. We were very close and they got really loud but Emma loved them! Also while we were there she gave me her first real smile ! It melted my heart! Here is Emma with Ganes after playing hours of golf and getting attacked by mosquitoes (but before the West Nile really hit him).




We did a little hike to a waterfall. It was sooo green there! It was seriously neon green is some areas. So beautiful!!The next weekend was Emma's baby blessing. It was really a great day. My mom made her beautiful dress (which we had to pin in to fit her.. she's so little) We had a lot of great family support.. John gave her the blessing of course and we were able to have Papa, John's uncle Larry and good friend David Frost stand in the circle. (as well as a good friend from the ward). Here are Mama and Papa when the first got into town for the blessing. Mama made Emma's booties that she wore for the blessing. Here are the booties.. and aunt Megan finally got to meet Emma Jane..


Emma and Uncle Frank..
We are so crazy about our little Emma!The Shupe's...

The McCulloch's

The Rhiens... (well Nanny and Grumps)The great- grandparents..


The Palmers...The mothers...The close-up...the dress.....



yea.. we were taking pictures for a while.. don't worry we have a lot of other combinations that we got pictures of too..

Well Emma is just a little over two months old.. she smiles a ton now and is gaining weight a little better finally. I was looking back at pictures of her first six weeks and she looked soo skinny to me! I wish I would have figured out this no dairy thing a lot earlier. She had her first shots last week. She did pretty well.. just a little feverish and extra sleepy for a couple of days...sad! She is adorable.. here are some fun recent pictures of her.

yay for smiling!
This one cracks me up! this is after about 15 camera flashes in a row.. hilarious!!I am really into attachment parenting. Here is baby carrier number 3.. it might be the winner.. This is after a good warm bath and lotion massage.. She knows her mama loves her!!.. she's a doll..Here we are in front of our future home.. hopefully..We love it!... the closing date is set for August 11th.. but it turns out we need a new roof.. hopefully everything will work out! We are soo ready to move into our first house!! Wish us luck!

14 comments:

The Rhiens said...

Hey, just a quick note to say, "Good luck on the house deal!". I know you have been looking for awhile. How exciting. I hope it all works out for you and that you are moved into it soon.

So sorry we missed the blessing. We would have loved to have been there to share that with you.

Love, Earlene and Scott

Brandi said...

Good luck on the house! That's so exciting! And Emma is so sweet, I love all those expressions! You guys are such a cute family!

Heather said...

So you still haven't told me where the new house is located. Emma looks so beautiful. You do too!!!!

Dad said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures Angela. Thanks so much for sharing them and for the great updates. I am so proud of you guys and happy for you!

I pray that the house works out, if this is the one.

Love you a ton and a half.

Dad Shupe

Rob N Amy said...

Emma looks so long and she looks like she has gained some weight. That is so great. The blessing looks like it was fun. I'm sorry Bob couldn't be there. I feel really bad about it. I can't believe you have bought 3 baby carriers. you should sell the ones you don't like on ebay. Your house looks so cute. That sucks about the roof. I think Robby looks so much like Emma.
Amy Shupe

Adam & Rachel said...

her faces are the most hilarious I have ever seen, what a cutie!

Nathan and Aubrey said...

Emma is so adorable! And I can't believe your sisters are growing up!

Nichole said...

I miss you like crazy and want to meet that little one of yours!!!!!!! Any news on the house yet?

Rob N Amy said...

those pic of emma are so funny and cute!

rob

MOM said...

Love the pictures...I still see John in her. I'm so happy about you getting into your first home and that they are going to take care of the roof for you. The Lord Loves you and so do I!!!!!

The Armijo Family said...

Ok I am thinking that you have almost the cutest little girl in the world. I can't say the cutest because of course I have my little Nichole but Emma is just so beautiful. You guys are such a cute little family. I hope that everything works out on the house deal.

Amber said...

lol your favorite that picture of Emma after lots of flashes cracks me up! She's got some real animated expressions! I love her so much!
Good luck with everything on the house. It sucks it needs a new roof...That seems to be a common problem with homes...
Anyway, love you guys!

Rob N Amy said...

why don't you come and visit my 220 blog?.... hater!

rob

Paul and Nicole Rhien said...

we wanted to come down for the blessing... but it was like the one Sunday we were in our ward all month - I had already found a substitute for my Primary class for 4 weeks or so out of 5 - oh well.

We'll have to drop by your new place some time when we're in Albuquerque. Some time when Emma's a little older and you wouldn't mind leaving her, we'll watch her while you guys get out (like you did for us!)