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Sunday, December 16, 2012

New and improved Hall Family

A lot has happened since my last blog update.  The kids have gotten bigger and we gained a new member.  Bridget was born on Oct. 22, 2012
 Miles just loves his little baby sister.  She gets hugs and kisses every day.
 Bryson is a great big brother.  making sure everyone is happy.  (most of the time)
 Halloween was fun for the kids,  they got more candy than they could handle. 
 Bridget's first dress.  Isn't she darling?
She's already posing by herself at 6 weeks old. 
 What a cutie!
 This is how Miles wispers secrets into your ear.  Ear to ear.  You can't hear what he's saying, but you get to cuddle for a sec.  Makes me laugh every time. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We went Bremerton for Christmas to visit Grandma and Grandpa. there the kids got to play with cousins and open presents and be with the grandma and grandpa they don't get to see very often. Bryson got the present that he has been asking for months. Pop the pig. you roll the dice, pick a burger of the same color and find out what numper is on the bottom of the burger, feed it to the pig and pump the pig's head as many times as the burger said. eventually the pig's tummy gets so big, his belt pops open and his arms pop up. Bryson loves that game. We decided to get a dog. I wanted a dog that would want to be excersized every day. I definately picked the right one. Weimaraners are notorious for their overabundance of energy. His name is Gunner and he is a very smart dog. he's only 15 weeks old and I taught him 3 tricks in two days. He will sit, Shake hands, and lay down. He has had a few accidents on the carpet, but he is learning potty training very well. When I first met him, he ran out the door of the owner's home and stayed right by me. I totally expected him to go running out into the street and do his own thing for a while, but Weimaraners aparently love being around any human and don't like to go off on their own much. Some of you may remember the dogs on sesame street dressed up like humans doing human things with their human hands. here are some videos if you don't remember.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall time!

for some reason the blog editor is not showing the pictures, so I will just explain them all here. we recently painted our deck, it has been needing it since we moved in. I think it turned out very well. Miles has started eating solid foods and makes a funny face every time we feed him vegitables. I finally finished my trailer. Wade and I took the M-37 off road for an afternoon and got it there by pulling it on the trailer. We had a blast. Jen and I got to borrow her aunt's boat on labor day. we took it to Jordanelle res. and went fishing with the kids. all we caught were itty bitty fish. I grew giant pumpkins in our back yard this year. they didn't get huge due to a hail storm that completely destroyed all of the pumpkin leaves. oh well, maybe next year they will be bigger. our biggest one was 82 lbs. Miles got a kick out of the pumpkins.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Getting ready for summer!

Jen's mom decided to splurge this year and buy the boys a play set for Bryson's birthday.
It took me a full week to put together. I worked on it every day after work and almost two entire Saturdays. I got some help from Wade and my dad the first Saturday. Lots of pieces to keep track of!
one day while I was working on the play set, Bryson decides to disappear. I call around looking for him, I hear him respond, but I can't see him. then I see his head pop out of the upper garden. he was playing in the hole I dug for the sprinkler.

funny kid!

for Bryson's B-day we went to chuckie cheese's with the family. He and Jen's cousins had a blast.

Miles likes bath time much more than Bryson did when he was a baby. Miles hardly makes a peep through the whole experience. Miles has been relatively more easy going than Bryson was in general.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thursday night at around 9pm, Jen started complaining about having contractions 5 min. apart. she wasn't sure if we should go in or not, because she was induced last time and wasn't sure what labor contractions felt like. the contractions continued and according to her, they were intense and painful. I told her that I needed to get some sleep at around 11pm. Whether we were going to the hospital or not, I felt that some sleep would be nice. I fell asleep and 15 min. later she said that Christy and allen were coming over to watch Bryson and we were going to the hospital. I couldn't sleep after that. I got up and got dressed and packed. we left and got to the hospital around midnight. Jen got the epidural, and Miles came at 2:54 am. Miles was 6lbs. 13oz.

He looks a lot like Bryson did, but he is a lot more layed back. He is a lot quiter than Bryson was. He sleeps a lot more too.

Mommy and baby after birth.

close up!

Can you tell we were up all night? really? what gave it away?

Bryson came to visit his baby brother that morning and he kept saying "he's so cute!"

He wasn't really sure what this all meant. you could tell he wasn't thrilled to be replaced.

But Bryson missed us!

for how much Miles sleeps, Jen didn't get much sleep that day. Nurses kept coming in and asking questions and taking mesurements and poking and proding.

We can tell when Miles is hungry, he smacks his lips and sticks his tounge out.

I've been busy making things (as you will see in this post and the next). this is a trinket that I made for the Young men/young women's fundraiser auction. Flowers growing out of a horse shoe.

Bryson grew out of his crib a while ago, so we decided it was time for a big boy bed. I borrowed measurments and tools from my friend Wade, and this is what I came up with.

I just made the same bed twice and used dowels to connect the two. now Bryson and Miles will have a bed to sleep in.

Bryson absolutely loves it!

I grew a big beard over the last few months and this is what I had for a few days before I shaved the whole thing off. a lot of people at work and church did a double take. they weren't sure who they were looking at. I enjoyed seeing people's reactions.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Merry Christmas and happy New Year everyone! It's been a long time since I've blogged, but I've been really busy. December was a busy month! Here's our latest family picture. included in Jen's Belly is our soon to be latest addition, a baby boy 6 months in the making. Yippee!
Bryson can't stand loud noises like the vacuum, egg beater, and Dad's power tools. when we are using one of said Items, he hides in the closet and covers his ears. He has always had really sensitive hearing. Bryson found the newest easiest way to shed your skin in seconds flat. it's called the treadmill. He got his hand stuck in there and Jen had to shut it off quickly and rescue him.

He wore a bandage for about 3 weeks. He didn't like to do anything with his hand when we took the bandage off.

Bryson started potty training this week. He's so excited to wear his big boy undies!

Grandma Honey gave him these Thomas P.J's for Christmas. they are really nice!

The boys and I got to go out Christmas eve morning to play in the snow. We had a lot of fun slipping and sliding everywhere. Wade was the only one who had problems. he broke his axle. don't worry, we already fixed it and he's ready for more.

This was the white elephant gift that I gave at the Robson family Christmas party. I spent a few hours on it the night before and just used nuts and bolts and spare parts I found lying around. I think It turned out pretty good.