Saturday, August 29, 2009

Owen's Baptism

I know we're a little behind, but we're trying to catch up. So get ready for a lot of posts...

Owen was baptised while we were on vacation. As most of you know, Josh and I got married on the beach in Santa Rosa at little over two years ago. So we decided to have the preacher that married us, Reverend Harry Houseman, baptise Owen at same exact spot where we got married. After our wedding, Reverend Houseman offered to baptise any of our future children. At the time, we never thought we would actually take him up on this offer. But the idea hit us as we pulled in to Destin, so we called Reverend Houseman and everything just fell into place.

Reverend Houseman and Owen

Family pic in front of the house
where we got married

Owen's Baptism Video

Monday, August 17, 2009

Our First Family Vacation!!

We left on a Monday after work to meet up with some friends in Sandestin. We drove through the night, which worked out perfectly for Owen... He slept the whole way, and was able to stay on his normal sleep schedule. We arrived at about 8:00 am, just in time to unpack and load up for the beach. We were a little worried about hauling a 4 month old to the beach, but the worst part turned out to be hauling all the stuff associated with taking a 4 month old to the beach! Luckily we were with some good friends who helped lug stuff.

Owen absolutely loved being at the beach. Once we got all of his stuff down to the beach he had a great setup. He had a tent and umbrella with a pad and blanket for naps, a baby pool to stay cool, since he can't quite handle the waves yet, and all the attention he could stand! Owen already loves being outside, and the commotion of the beach kept him entertained.

We all had a great time as well, it was our first trip back to the beach since our wedding over two years ago! The whole trip was packed with great fun, food, and company, hopefully the second annual beach vacation will be in the works soon...

Owen and Daddy playing in the baby pool...
"this is the life"

Owen's first dip in the ocean...

The boys...
Group pic..

Family photo

"this is fun"

Josh and Owen at Amore's
(the place where we had our rehearsal dinner)