Sunday, January 2, 2011


Wow, what a crazy month December has been for us! My goodness, I don't even know where to begin! I am currently sitting on the computer at my in-laws home in Randolph Wisconsin. Today, Axel had his baby blessing FINALLY! I wish I had a picture to post, but Grandma Stanley has all of those so I will post later. The wait was definitely worth it! Jordan gave the most beautiful blessing and we were so lucky to have such dear friends participate in it! It was wonderful to have my entire immediate family in attendance (minus my brother PJ who was feeling sick), and our dear friends, The Birkrems who drove all the way from Deerfield just to attend, and then quickly get to the airport to drop Bryana off. Thanks you guys!

The last 2 weeks have been such a blur as we've been trying to get around to all of our loved ones so we can visit them, and they can visit with Axel. He has been the main show at everyone's home and I think he thinks he's a celebrity. He is such a little charmer! He is still gabbing away and flashing his gorgeous smile at everyone who gives him a long enough stare. Especially girls, he loooooves the ladies!

We are almost all moved in to our new home in Milwaukee. It's actually weird being in a big city again, and it will take some time to get used to it. As much as I hate to say that it is true! I have missed diversity and culture so much, being in tiny little Mormon-filled Rexburg, but we live right between "the hood" and the eclectic homes surrounding UWM's campus, so I guess will adjust quickly. Our apartment is modest and cute, and was just remodeled! It has a gorgeous bathroom and brand new kitchen! The bedrooms are on the smaller side, so I guess I'll have to wait on that king-sized bed I've been lusting after.

We sold all of our furniture before we left Rexburg (the cost of a moving truck was ridiculous) so we are on the hunt for a couch, a bed, and all the little extra's. The couch and the bed are the main priorities though. Hopefully we will find those soon!

Jordan is on the hunt for a job that he can start soon, and I am begging him to take the job with DELTA that he interviewed for! I should probably be more sensitive as to whether or not he would even enjoy the job, but hello... isn't pretty much anything worth FLIGHT PERKS?!? Hello! Germany for under $100.00? YES PLEASE!!

At the end of January I have to attend the annual sales meeting for Image, down in West Palm Beach Florida, and as Axel is still pretty young, he gets to come with... and so does Jordan! I am so excited! Image covers everything except for Jordan's flight, so we got really lucky there. I will be in meetings all day, but we will have the evenings to hang out and Axel and Daddy can go have adventures on the beach! By the end of his 5th month, Axel will have seen the Atlantic and Pacific oceans! Not that he will have any recollection of any of these little vacations, but I didn't see the ocean until I was 15! So I am excited for Axel!

Anyways, that is basically the short version of what we've been up to and once we get all settled I will update with photos and more news!

Happy New Year dear friends! Thank you for being a part of our lives. I am so grateful for your friendships, love, and support!


  1. I'm so excited to see pictures of the blessing day! I'm glad you are getting settled in. A fun new adventure for the three of you!
    We miss you and hope that J gets a job with Delta so you can come visit us! (After Germany) Love you!

  2. Hey, we just blessed Cadence last week and she was born at the beginning of June... so yeah, you could be a lot further behind :)

  3. I wish so badly we lived closer to you. We have a bed and a couch we are trying to give away! FREE! only if this darn country we live in wasn't so big...I would have just dropped it by after work! ;)
    Good luck finding things for your new little home! Axel is still seriously handsome!