Sunday, April 11, 2010

Big News

Well, you've waited long enough (sorry to tease you all on facebook) but here is our big news!

Ryan took a new job with VMware two weeks ago. VMware is the large, global company that his previous company is partners with. Much of the work Ryan did at his old company was with VMware so the transition has been very smooth. This is a huge opportunity for Ryan and we are very excited for him.


and there is always a but...

We will be moving by the end of the year to

You heard right my friends, we will soon be considered Texans *gasp*

We don't have an exact date as to when we will be moving yet, but we do know it will be by the end of this year. Ryan will continue to work on his current project for a while and then once he's finished there we will move. 

We have a lot to do to prepare for this move. We are extremely excited for the opportunity we have before us, but at the same time we I am scared out of my mind with all the details that must fall into place. Nevermind we're moving to a place where we do not know anyone but a few VMware employees that Ryan knows.

But, we do have this lovely lady in Houston


and you can't forget W

and I just might have to purchase Ryan one of these

and maybe pick up a pair of these for myself

just you wait, next year I'll be blogging about attending this



and let's please start praying now that I don't see any of these

notice I couldn't even post a picture of a real one

totally freaks me out


and finally, I promise I won't do this to the girls

if I do, I think my sister Katelyn might come down and slap me

or at least that's what she threatened

All kidding aside we are completely trusting that God is in this and guiding us every step of the way. He has proven Himself faithful over and over. We have laid this at His feet and know that He's got it covered! Thank you for prayers that you lift up on our behalf. Know that they will not be in vain! :)

I will be blogging regularly about our move and we are hoping to have an actual date soon. Right now we are preparing our house to put on the market (can you believe we've only been in our house 5 months and we're already selling it!)

Ryan and I are very excited about this next phase of our journey as a family. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for us as we move to Texas!

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Many of you who have graciously followed me for a while now (thank you) may remember my Easter post from last year about selecting the perfect dress for my girls. I talked about how my mom aka wonder woman would make my sisters and I beautiful dresses for Easter. Well, this year I decided I wanted even more to be like my fantastic mother and, wait for it, yes, I actually made Sophie and Molly's Easter dresses myself...

Okay, now that we're over the shock, let's view a few pictures, shall we? I had hoped to document more of the process of making the dresses but I plain just forgot to take pictures. I hope you enjoy some pics of the finished products on Easter Sunday!


Girl has a mean "cheeeeeeeese" face and willingly shows it off every time she sees a camera.

These two are inseparable!

Sophie and Grandma

Sophie and Aunt Sarah,
not sure what's going on with the tongue here

After having just spent an hour in the nursery, 
baby girl just wanted her daddy

Happy Easter from Ryan, Emily, Sophie and Molly