Monday, July 12, 2010

strike a pose

I took these awhile back, but Kenz wanted to give one to Jake for Fathers Day so I couldn't post them before. We had a fun photo shoot! And I am in love with how cute they turned out!

Those baby blue eyes just melt my heart!

her father's daughter

For those who know Jake well, know his love for SHOES.
The first thing Jake wanted to buy when we found out I was pregnant was baby Jordans! The day after finding out we were having a girl he found these adorable kicks! Makenzie really loves them, she thinks they taste great! But, c' fly does she look in them! :)

Road Trip!

It's a Christmas miracle...I have internet at the moment! I have SO SO SO much to post! Our internet has been so flakey lately and I just hate not being able to post anything and boy do I have things to share! :)
Last weekend, we drove down to DC to find a new home! It was a really quick trip, but so much fun! Checking everything out, Jake and I got really excited about our new place. The drive down was so easy and it's a quick 3.5 hours, and since we will be driving it ALOT, we were excited about that! Makenzie was a champ and slept pretty much the entire drive and was so great on our looooonnng day!
I always love a good road trip with Jake because there is just nothing to do but talk and jam out :) We always have so much fun and we have had our fair share of road trips
(Utah to Indy=24 hour drive, drove it 3 times, NJ to Indy= 11 hour drive, 3 times)!

We found our new home in Alexandria, VA just outside of DC! We fell in love with Alexandria, especially Old Town! It's part of the historic district in Alexandria and it's the cutest place!! And our new place is only about 4 miles away. It had cobblestone sidewalks and streets lined with restaurants and shops! The main street (King Street) leads down to the Potomac River waterfront, it was beautiful! We know we will spend so much of our time there.

Potomac River waterfront

Walking around Old Town Alexandria

We love a good "Life is Good" store!

No need for words here :)

Chillaxin in the king size

The Washington Monument- drive by
Another awesome thing about our new place is how close we are to DC! Jake will be working in DC and we are only 8 miles from his work!! So excited to be so close to an awesome new city! Our official move in date is Fri, July 23. Once we get moved in and settled I will, of course, post pictures of our new home!

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th state...5 years...bring it on...

From this...
to this...


Yes, it's true...we are on the move. It was all very bittersweet...moving= bitter, job= sweet.
Jake has been offered a job with the Washington Wizards! It's a huge promotion so I am so proud of him and we are very excited about the opportunity!!! However...WE LOVE IT HERE!!!!!!!! so it will be very sad to leave!
We love being so close to Scott, Lisa, and the girls (Jake's sis) and have so much fun with them!!!We also have met the greatest people and love our friends here. We have had a great time living here and we know we will be up to visit very often! Luckily, DC is only 3.5 hours away and it's a very easy drive!
But, we aren't rookies at this either...we have lived in 4 states in our 5 years of marriage! CRAZY!!! It's not fun to pack up everything you own and relocating, but it has been an exciting ride! I mean, Utah, Indy, NYC, and now DC?!?!?!? We feel so blessed to have had the opportunities and experiences that we've had and our looking forward to our next adventure!!
We went down this past weekend to house hunt and it got us really excited about our new area. We are going to be living in Alexandria, Virginia. It is a great area and Old Town Alexandria is about the cutest place I've ever seen!!! (Pics to come of our trip) We are about 3 miles from Old Town and the Potomac River waterfront (which is really pretty) and 6 miles to DC!!!! Jake is only 8 miles away from his work!! Now, with DC traffic that 6 miles will take him at least 30 min, but a 30 min commute is nothing to complain about!
So, here we go...put your hands in the air!!!!