Family Time and Thanksgiving

December 6, 2009

Last week, Jeremy and I headed up to Kansas for a long overdue family reunion. It had been two years since we had last seen everyone plus our new nephew was making his appearance. Presenting Baby Owen at 5 months!

Baby Owen

He’s in the rolling over stage and managed to perfect sitting up on his own over the holiday. I’m betting he’ll be crawling by Christmas!

Pooh Bear Owen

Tired Owen

We also got to celebrate an early birthday with Owen’s big brother, Caleb. I last took his newborn pictures. Boy has he grown!

Caleb and Jess

Caleb loves puppies. So for his birthday, his mom made these awesome cupcakes inspired by Blue’s Clues!

Puppy dog cupcakes

And what better gift to go along with puppy cupcakes than a real”istic” walking, barking puppy dog.

Remote puppy


Since we’re talking puppies, I need to introduce the original dog who captured Caleb’s heart – Puppy.

Puppy and Owen

Puppy shake!

Puppy Paw

Jessica wanted some pictures of the new family all together. So we headed outside for some fun in the sun!

The Cress Family Portrait

Smiling Owen

Baby Grrrr


Shadows of Family

The time I spent with everyone last week really made me appreciate family. It’s something I’ve noticed the more time passes. That even though sitting down and catching up, playing with the kids, and eating a meal together under one roof may not seem that big of a deal – it is. And when I came home after a long week of being together, I missed it more than I thought I would. I don’t remember everything we did but I remember being happy. And of course, I have the photographs I took that show how happy we all were.

Jess and Owen

Caleb and Barry


Perfectly Peaceful

I hope you enjoy your time with your family and friends this holiday season. It’s definitely something to be thankful for!


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