Saturday, November 29, 2008


Joe - Happy 1st Birthday. Feels like it took only a blink of an eye to take you from this...
minutes old
joe is here

to this...
birthday breakfast
breakfast 001

We love you so much!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


The last of the first holidays for Joe and what better holiday could it land on! We have so much to be thankful for this past year. Number one on the list says Happy Thanksgiving in all his goofieness - not sure that is a word, but don't care. May this find you all healthy and happy and thankful for all your blessings!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

life rolls on

So, October through January are a crazy time for me at work, but that doesn't keep us from having some great times! Ryan had a couple days off of school for MEA and I broke free from work to hang with my boys. We had a blast at an apple orchard/pumpkin patch. The boys had a lot to discuss....
pumpkin conversation

As did the Joe's....
the joe's
Funny little pygmy's....
pygmy balance
Beautiful fall colors....
Then that evening we had a rare visit with Paul and Dawn. It was a great visit and the perfect ending to a perfect day....
uncle paul
aunt dawn love
It is weird to think about Christmas in October, but got a jump on things and had our family picture done. Of course I am not going to post that here, you will need to wait for your card, but here are some outtakes....
And what do you think happened on October 25????? Joe started his life as a vertical being. Steps were taken on his own. Freaking amazing.
learning to walk

We also welcomed a new member to the greater Tuttle family that day as well - Lucy Dawn Schaeffer - daughter of Jessi and Matt. Congratulations!!!!

Of course we can't have October without Halloween. Ryan was a Naval officer and Joe was an adorable dinosaur - Trogdor!!!
what up
And just last week Joe and I made a trip to meet Lucy. She is such a doll and her parents are doing an awesome job!
lucy sleeping
lucy and jessi
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay warm!!!!
i can't move my arms, mom

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

my stuff bags

hi all -

long time no post and another month of fun events has passed. i will get it caught up. in the mean time, check out the new link on the right hand side. it is for a charity called 'my stuff bags'. in this time of giving, let's remember the folks that are struggling to make this a fun holiday for their kids. from their web site - The My Stuff Bags Foundation provides comfort and a message of hope to abused and neglected children entering crisis and foster care through its unique program, My Stuff Bags.
our friend matt - you can get caught up on madeline and him here - - is the one who brought this charity to my attention. what a great thing these folks are doing.

and how can i post without a tease of the boys - enjoy.
pumpkin conversation