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Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Josie and Grandma
It was fun having everyone here to celebrate in our house! One of the many benefits of living by our families...
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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Jack also found a BIG ol' "monster truck" - as he calls it - waiting for him in the basement. Tucker almost got run over and Josie may have had whiplash, but Jack is a pretty decent driver. He will love it this summer when he can drive his "monster truck" around the cul-de-sac with the neighbor boys.
I'm back. After four days of feeling pretty awful - I finally feel like myself again. And it's nice. Maybe I can enjoy the rest of my break.
We spent Christmas Eve in Warsaw with my family. My mom made a delicious meal and we all stuffed ourselves. Then it was time to open presents. Jack was pretty sure they were all for him… A lot of them were.
Arrrrgh. Jack got a pirate outfit and pirate boots.
Josie's favorite part was the whipped cream and pumpkin pie.
Matching IU sweatshirts for everyone! Go HOOSIERS!
…but then he snuck a few carrots for himself.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sidenote & Random Fact: Louise was delivered by Dr. Paula Fishbaugh (aka: my favorite doctor ever). Which makes the Becker/Jakobsen baby count: 4/4 for deliveries with Dr. Fishbaugh.
Posted by GadgetMaven at 9:10 PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
And while I was taking pictures of Jack - Josie snatched my phone. She was trying to text her Aunt Gina...I think it said, "Hey, can you get my brother a purse for Christmas? He's been stealing mine. #annoying" I have no idea how she learned to text...let alone use a hashtag.
Monday, December 17, 2012
This weekend, however, I put my shopping/wrapping/work on the back burner for an hour and made some art! I got the idea from a pin my friend, Brooke, pinned and decided it was the perfect addition to our kitchen. Not only is it meaningful to us, but it's also symbolic of how far Tyson & I have been together. Not to mention - a fun conversation piece.
It's all of the places we've lived - mostly TOGETHER... obviously when we studied abroad we didn't live together, but those times (in London & Perugia) were meaningful and helped shape our future as a couple. Aside from our Study Abroad Homes we also have Antigua, Guatemala; Cleveland, Bloomington, Royal Oak, and Fort Wayne represented.
It was fun & easy...and pretty cheap! Hoping I get more time for creativity during my break!
Posted by GadgetMaven at 8:00 AM
I will never forget what happened on Friday. Ever. I will never forget the sweet faces of those 20 kids. Two of them with the same names as my own children: Jack & Josephine. God bless all of them and their grieving families.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
We had a fun (and exhausting) day in Plymouth today for Clevenger Family Christmas. My grandparents do an amazing job hosting all of us...even with the chaos of 5 little people running/crawling through their house! Josie is cutting some new teeth and is, therefore, miserable. She was grumpy all day - which isn't like her.
Jack on the other hand was in his element. He and Elliott were a match made in toddler heaven. They had a blast together! Of course, Ada and Owen were great
babysitters role models!
Believe it or not, the kids had a very special visitor! Santa came by to check in on them and ask them what they wanted for Christmas. Jack surprised us all with his response: "A Turtle." Interesting. Santa said that was "a new one for the year."
Which reminds me of this little gem:
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Picture taking wore Josie out. It's tiring smiling and looking cute for every shot.
Posted by GadgetMaven at 11:31 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012
We are also sending "labor vibes" (those are real) to Brooke in Michigan because Baby Jakobsen needs to make her debut ASAP, so I can meet her over my Christmas break… Hurry up, baby girl!!!
Posted by The Beckers at 7:55 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Happy birthday to Uncle Joe! We get to eat dinner with him tonight to celebrate!
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sometimes when I drop Jack off at daycare he asks me where I'm going and I always tell him that I'm going to "Mommy's school." It's not an easy thing for him to understand and he always wants to come to "mommy's school" instead of his school.
Saturday my school had a Santa breakfast, so Jack and Josie got to come! They posed for a picture with Santa, ate some pancakes, met some of my awesome kiddos, and then burnt off some energy on the playground.
I'm excited to see how the Santa picture turns out! Neither of them cried for it, so there's hope!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
So much LOVE for our sweet Josephine! Uncle Devin & Aunt Kristin joined us for singing via iPhone from Idaho…and Uncle Jon called in during presents from Chicago. Josie is one lucky little girl!
Our little family…with two kids on a sugar high.
Posted by GadgetMaven at 8:59 PM