Monday, December 13, 2010

2010 Christmas Party

We had our annual Christmas party last weekend @ Avera Women's.
I am So Blessed to work with such a Great group of women!
Here's a few pics from the night--we had so much fun!

Brianna-what a beautiful smile:)
(thanks for putting your back to the camera, Misty)

~The Nurses~
all but a few were present!
(top left-hand corner :)
Margo & I
Don't know what I'd do without her!
The Doctors
The girls who keep us all on time ~our schedulers/team coordinators
Dr. Peters & I :)
Again~ I couldn't ask for a better Dr. to work for.

Thanks to Uncle Brian & Aunt Gloria for babysitting Mara so Justin & I could go out for an evening!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Halloween 2010

Mara was a pink butterfly for Halloween this year. She wanted her costume on @ noon already & had a lot of fun showing off her wings! :) As you can see, it was fairly nice weather out, so we could walk to the neighbors & spend time with friends.
Hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family & friends! We are so Blessed to have you in our lives. Happy Holidays!

Reading books with Grandpa Prins :)
Best buddies~Zachary & Mara
Teasing Grandpa for "Eskimo kisses"

One day Mara's cousins came over to play while Grandma Prins was babysitting. 
From left to right: Nicole, Jonathon, Mara, & Tabitha
2 Peas in a pod! Mara jo & Tabitha jo
Just Chilling in my chair

Sunday, November 14, 2010

18 months

Wow! It's been a long time since we've updated the blog! We've gotten a new computer & hopefully can keep you updated from now on. 
What Mara's been up to...
- Loves to read books, especially the ones where you have to find something on the page
- Understands everything we say, however babbles all the time & doesn't want say to many words :)
- Loves to play with her kitchen & talks constantly on her play phone
- Hasn't quite adjusted to daylight savings time yet...hopefully soon!
- Never sits still-always moving & up to something
- Best Friend=Kya. Our dog puts up with a lot of lovin' from her little sister!
- Girly Girl, loves to try on mommy's shoes & play with her babies
- Finally in 18 mos clothing, took us a while to get past 12 mos :)
- Always happy & has a smile on her face (just like mommy! ha!)
At Mara's 18 mos check-up in September she was in the 10% for weight, and 75% for height! Looks like she's got her mom's metabolism & dad's height! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Baby Chicks

On Saturday we went to Grandpa & Grandma Prins' farm to see their new baby chicks! Justin's boss Brian, his wife Brandi, & their kids Evan & Adri came along too. About 100 chicks came in the mail Thursday making the Prins farm quite the local attraction!  Their period of "cuteness" does not last long before d-day in roughly 8 weeks!
Mara didn't know quite what to think of these soft, yellow balls of fluff. (neither did Kya!) She was more interested by their noisy "chirping" & soft bedding in the coop. It was giggles & smiles, however, until one of the chicks got a little too close & picked at her nose! They weren't so soft & cuddly after that:)
Grandpa & Mara
Adri & Mara
Evan & Adri
As you can see, Mara had a little accident last week on the deck. We won't say who she was with...but I think they felt worse than Mara looks!:) Now that she's walking, she's running into everything and has many bumps & bruises to show. I'm sure this is just the beginning of many more to come!
Shocking she didn't snag one up & put it in her mouth like everything else!
Evan :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Mara!

For Mara's 1st Birthday we celebrated with 2 parties--one @ each of the grandparents. Here are a bunch of pictures from the weekend!
Daddy & Mara
Mara & Mommy
Grandma Prins celebrates her birthday the same week as Mara!
Happy Birthday Grandma!
Tearing into her lady bug birthday cake! I'm a pro @ this:)
She sure knows when she's the center of attention!
This is so much fun! I can't believe mommy lets me get so messy!
Grandpa & Grandma Prins gave Mara a pink John Deere wagon!
All the Prins cousins
The Birthday Girls :)
Taylor & Mara having a tea party
Sleepy girl. Snuggling with Sierra. What a fun weekend!
(for some reason my picture wouldn't transfer)
Happy Birthday Mara!