Thursday, November 29, 2007

Amos is going to be famous

Yeah, I've been thinking of that title for a while. Anyway, Eric's company publishes the "Ancestry" magazine, and last month they asked for pictures of angry babies for an article they were doing. Amos was born with a crank face on, so we figured we'd try. We submitted a picture and it got chosen for the magazine. The best part is the subject of the article: Bad Baby Names.

Yes, we're well aware that Amos might be a bad baby name. We like it though. Here's the "famous Amos" picture:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dad's Take on the Lil' Sheriff

Eric got home from work and said, "this is great" as he picked Amos up by the overalls. Amos didn't seem to mind.

The Lil' Sheriff

My sister Liz got this ridiculously adorable outfit for Amos. It just occurred to me he is probably big enough to fill it out, so I put it on him and we had a photo shoot.

The back of the jacket is the best.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Anniversary to Me!

I absolutely love flowers, and my sweet Eric knows that. While I was working at Sundance I saw dozens of gorgeous bouquets from Artisan Bloom come to our guests, not to mention the arrangement that sat on my desk all of the time. I've always wanted an arrangement from Artisan Bloom, and yesterday was my day! Thanks to Kellie for helping and extra thanks to Eric for remembering I love them.

Monday, November 26, 2007

2 Years and Counting

Today is our second anniversary! (As opposed to last Saturday, Mom). I can't believe it has only been two years.

Our little family, November 2007

Now for the walk down memory lane...

Our engagement picture, August 2005.

I can't really remember what we did the first year. We worked a lot. We traveled a lot. We hung out a lot. I graduated from college and got my first "real" job at Sundance. Eric continued working on GenBookSource and built it into a swinging business. We had to buy a lot of furniture. We lived in a great little apartment in Orem. We took full advantage of our DINK (double income, no kids) status and did all sorts of fun things in preparation for year two...

Us in Honduras, February 2006.

The second year had some big landmarks. I spent the majority of it pregnant, which means Eric spent the majority of it treating me like a princess (kind of like the first year). We moved into our first house, and finished the basement ourselves. Amos was born, which made the first year and 3/4 a big blur. We got to go visit both of our families in Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Idaho. We babysat Anna until she left on her mission in May. We got our first pet, and lost our first pet (rest in peace Blueberry Horne). We got our second and third pets (hello Roger and Sonic).

Our finished basement, September 2007.

If I've learned anything from the last two years, its that I couldn't possibly imagine all of the things that will happen. Fingers crossed that year three goes just as well as one and two. I love you Eric!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Amos loves Nan and Pop

and Nan and Pop love Amos.

Amos on Parade

Thanks to Nana Horne (and her awesome camera) here are some great pictures of Amos:

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hornes

We ate way too much, and we hope you did too.

Let the celebrating begin!

Nope, not Thanksgiving. Our 2nd Anniversary is next Monday. We started celebrating last night with dinner at Zoom in Park City, the location of our first date (and one of the fantastic Sundance restaurants). Its amazing all of the things that have happened in the last two years...but I'll save that for a post on our actual anniversary.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cousin Morgan

Morgan was really proud of Amos for taking a bath without crying.

I am sure someday he will clap for her too.

Monday, November 19, 2007

We love bath time

Bath time is fun. Babies are so cute when they are naked. Amos has taken to kicking while in the tub, which makes it bath time for me too. I wish the warm water calmed him down, but it just makes him that much angrier when we take him out. He screams his sweet little head off.

He looks like me just a little bit, huh?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I pledge... write more, not less, posts over the busy holiday season. I am so sad when I go to all of my favorite blogs, and no one has written anything.

For your viewing pleasure, a scene from "License to Wed." It was just an ok movie, but this scene made me laugh so hard I cried. Maybe because today I took Amos to Wal*Mart in the baby bjorn. It didn't go anything like this, in fact, he slept with his face buried in my chest the whole time. My biggest worry was that he might suffocate. Anyway, enjoy.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Just because its cute.


6 Weeks Old

Amos is 6 weeks old. Its a good time. A few reasons why 6 weeks old is great:

1. He has gotten so much bigger, he doesn't seem so fragile and scary.
2. He has started to smile, which is very rewarding.
3. He slept through the night last night! (I know, probably a fluke, but it was great).
4. Eric and I are so much more comfortable with him. You learn a lot in 6 weeks.

(He is such a happy child)

(When he finally stopped screaming, he wouldn't look at me. What does that tell you?)

For a comparison, see the three weeks picture.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Amos is getting so big! We're taking bets for his next weigh in. He is starting to smile, and show a lot more personality.

A partial smile.

Not a smile, but cute.

His pacifier fell out this morning and landed on his chest. He was so confused by it.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Paigey got married!

One of our favorite friends got married today, and we couldn't be happier for her. Her husband, Chris, is awesome, even if she likes him better than she likes us.

We went up to Salt Lake for the ring ceremony and dinner, and had a great time. It was fun to get dressed up and go out, so thanks to Paige for giving us somewhere to go!

My parents flew in from Boise to babysit (yeah, we're into importing sitters). They didn't really come just to babysit, but they did come just to see Amos, so we didn't feel bad going out.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

What I do all day

Ok, just part of the day. I am running out of things to do around the house, but here are my latest accomplishments:

I made a coat rack for our front room (just in time for coat season!). David, you'll never have to lay your nice coat on the floor again.

I also finished decorating the shelves in the lower level bathroom. I framed some words and glued beads onto mirrors. I've got skills, I know.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Perfect Storm

Last night I realized how very well my job as Head Concierge at Sundance prepared me to be a mother.

At about 8:25 p.m. I realized I was headed right for the perfect storm. I had been watching reruns of Sex and the City on TBS for a couple hours, and that's what I was doing when Eric came home from fishing ready for some attention. Amos, who had been asleep for hours, woke up screaming. My cellphone started to beep, reminding me it was time to pump. At that same moment, my stomach started to growl.

It took me back to those moments at Sundance when, after no one had called all day, all three phone lines were ringing, someone was standing in front of me waiting for help, it was time for a pre-con, and I had to print someone's boarding pass so they would get an "A" (Southwest, of course).

So, just like at Sundance, I prioritized and started with the most irrational, demanding guest i.e. the baby. These days Eric plays the role of that nice guest who can see I'm swamped and takes care of himself. As for the pumping, that's phone lines 1, 2, and 3. They leave a message and I get to it when I can (as soon as possible, within 2 hours).

On a completely different note, this morning Amos confused Eric's nose with, well, uh, something else.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Amos was so excited for Halloween, he just didn't know it. He spent his first Halloween ever as a lion...a very cute lion. **Warning** An excessive amount of pictures to follow**:

After the party at Eric's work (The Generations Network knows how to party!), we took Amos to the Jensens to see Chris and Deveney:

I am not sure how he can sleep through the most exciting Halloween parties, but he can't sleep through the night?