Thursday, May 20, 2010

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away...
Today is our 5 year anniversary!
Here are a few of the many moments that have meant the most over the last 5 years!
~ May 20, 2005 ~

June 2005 ~ Honeymoon in Aruba

June 2005 ~ Our first pet, Oreo

May 2007 ~ Move #1 Utah to Indy

May 17, 2007 ~ Bought our dream first home!

May 2008 ~ Move #2 Indy to New Jersey

June 12, 2009 ~ We're PREGNANT!

November 2009 ~ Babymoon to the Bahamas

February 17, 2010 ~Makenzie Dawn changed our lives forever

"It's not where you go or what you do, but who is beside you that counts"
Happy 5 Year Anniversary! I love you!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Makenzie visits the Hoosier State

(Warning...LOTS of pictures- 2 weeks worth!!)
Makenzie and I just returned home from quite the vaca! We spent 2 full weeks in Indy! Unfortunately, Jake was only able to come for a weekend. It was such a fun time and we miss all of you already!! We visited with lots of family and friends, played lots of games, went to Kohls every other day, and just loved being with everyone, especially Grandma & Grandpa!
The cousins LOVED holding and playing with Makenzie! It was so fun to see her with all of my neices and nephews! In the pictures, she looks less than amused but she actually was super smiley and chatting when the little kids would talk to her! It was so cute!
Bay & "Kidney" (that's how Bailey says her name :)
Halle & M (Halle probably loved on Kenz the most, she was always asking to hold her and would just sit with her for as long as Makenzie would let her!
Lydia, Molly, & Makenzie (Lydia will be 1 in just a week! Crazy! We kept joking that she looked like she ate Makenzie for breakfast!)
Grant LOVED Uncle Jake! He is the most cuddly little man!! He was always giving hugs and snuggling! So cute! (He also wanted to eat Makenzie!)
Uncle Greg & Kenz bonding
Bay, Tay Tay, & Halle
May 8 was the Indy Mini-Marathon- largest 1/2 marathon in the country! My family runs it ever year and this year was actually my dad's 10th year to run it!! Jake had signed up for the half, but had, unfortunately, injured himself while training so he just ran the 5k with me! Thanks Grandma for watching Kenz and giving me your 5k!
It was a COLD and oh so WINDY morning, but still a totally fun atmosphere being downtown with over 35,000 runners!!!!
Julie & Kaley ran the 5k!
First Mother's DayMy grandma, My mom, & My daughter
It was so fun visiting with my girlfriends! One of my closest friends had a baby girl the day before I arrived in Indy! It is so wonderful to have friends that you have grown up with and now have husbands and kids and houses and grown-up jobs, but that you can still laugh and joke like you are back in middle school! :)

Lydia Rose, Carly, & momma Allison

Lydia & Makenzie...future BFFs meeting for the first, we did not plan the matching was just meant to be! It was so sad for me to see how big Makenzie looked compared to Lydia and they are only 10 weeks apart! AND Makenzie and Lydia weighed the same at birth! Ahhh...the time goes by too fast...*tear*

"Uncle Brad & Aunt Carly"

Favorite Aunt Michelle
Last Ingram family pictures....2006 (not THAT long ago)
# New babies....5 (we do not play around)
First family photo :)
The dads (Pictures were the same day as the Mini-Marathon and like I said before, COLD & WINDY! Reason for the jackets & blankets)

Makenzie had a few first while in Indy...first sink bath (#1 & #2)
first time sleeping in a closet (it was a BIG walk-in...c'mon people)
first time laughing...yep, you read that right....cutest sound my ears have ever heard
Sink bath #1

Sink bath #2 (Look at that bod...just puttin out the vibe....)
Downtown Indy

Mom, Julie, Kenz, Kaley

Kenz loving downtown
We had so much fun being home and miss everyone so much!!! Mom & Dad, Grandma & Grandpa- thanks for a great trip and can't wait to see you again soon!!!
We love you!!! *drool* from Kenz

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


12 weeks ago our beautiful baby girl was born.
i can't believe it's been 12 feels like just yesterday we were in the delivery room staring at this beautiful angel that we had been blessed with.
but then i can't believe it's only been 12 feels like she's always been a part of us!

our 12 favorite things about Makenzie Dawn

1. how excited she is to see us first thing in the morning when we go to get her out of her crib

2. how much she loves having her diaper changed

3. how happy she is in the bath

4. she looks like an angel sleeping

5. when she moves her tongue like a lizard

6. the mystery fuzz we find in between her toes and fingers

7. her beautiful smile that just melts us

8. her chubby little bod

9. that she lets us sleep at night

10. her animated eyebrows and funny faces she makes

11. her sneezes, coughs, cries, burps, and coos

12. that we get to be with her forever

Sunday, May 2, 2010

great food, great friends, great day!

There is nothing better than a beautiful day in the big city! Last weekend, we drove into New York with our friends to spend the day...

First thing on the agenda...SHAKE SHACK! Jake and I had been hearing about this amazing burger spot in the city, but had yet to eat there. We waited in line for over an hour....SO WORTH IT!!!!! We got burgers, fries, and shakes. It was one of the best burgers we have ever had! It's definitely one of our new NYC spots!
Loves her Daddy!
Next on the to-do was walking the Brooklyn Bridge. It was 1.1 miles one way. The view walking from Brooklyn into Manhattan is so pretty! And it was perfect timing with the sun going down!

We had such a fun day and can't wait for our next adventure!