Sunday, October 17, 2010


I'm learning how to work with actions in photoshop...which has become my new favorite pastime...and this is one of my favorite pictures of Macade...from his 2nd birthday...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kiddo Updates

Today both kiddos had well-baby check are their statistics:

Macade, 25 months old
34 pounds (95th percentile), 38.25 inches (off the charts, +100 percentile) and head circumference was 20.25 inches (97th percentile).

Quincy, 14 days old
8 pounds, 5 ounces; 20.25 inches and head circumference 14.25 inches (they don't do percentile at this age).

Friday, March 12, 2010

iPhone and Macade's Mustache

So, I'm really excited, I just realized that I could take pictures with my iPhone, e-mail them to the computer and then post them to the blog...I'm hoping this means that I will be a better blogger...and not post something every 6 months.

Here's a better picture of the milk-yogurt mustache...enjoy!

Macade...boy or girl?

So today, I'm 15 weeks pregnant...the time is flying by...

Macade gets really excited when he sees a baby, either in person or on a book, he always points and says 'baby.' Check out his response when you ask him...'do you want a boy or a girl?'

Can you tell this kid loves yogurt...last night it was Greek Yogurt, honey flavor, and it made him look like he had a milk mustache...SO STINKIN' CUTE...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cowboy Macade (14 months old)

Here are some recent pictures of Macade and his cousin Logan. Macade is now 14 months old...and is a fun little boy. He loves to be outdoor, loves his dogs, cows and horses.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Ideas...

This years gift: PERSONALIZED STATIONARY, I've been overwhelmed with orders for personalized stationary for Mother's Day...and I wanted to share this fabulous idea with you. If your looking for a last minute gift for your mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother...or just that special woman in your life...personalized stationary is a unique, thoughtful and fun gift to give.
This Mother's Day, Blue Wing Paper Studio is offering 10 personalized folded or flat cards, along with envelopes (with her return address printed) for just $12. This is a great gift idea for the mother who has EVERYTHING...because you can never have enough stationary.
Pictured above are our Mother's Day 2009 Basic Styles. You can choose one of these styles or we can design something new. Your stationary order will be printed on Envelopments Paper. Click on the following attachment to view the card stock colors offered by Envelopments.
To place an order, please send an e-mail to ; include the style name/or details about a personal design request, color scheme, quantity, her full name, as well as her mailing address.
Personalized orders must be placed by Friday, May 1st. Orders placed after May 1st will be filled on a first come, first serve basis as paper colors and styles may be limited. Orders will be sent via US Postal Service, or if you're a local client, orders will be hand delivered to you.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to other friends and family...I give special 'thank you's' for make sure they mention your name.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone.
Michelle Atkins
Blue Wing Paper Studio

Monday, April 20, 2009

Finally a post--Macade 8 months

Brooke, these are for you. I know that I've been a really bad blogger these's been busy...but I promise to get better. These pictures were taken in the beginning of April, Macade is now 8 months old, has 6 teeth, likes to try and pull himself up to a standing position and is almost ready to crawl...where has the time gone. ~Enjoy

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rock'n A Branding 2009

Here are a few pictures from this years branding. (04.11.09)

Four generations, Claude, Terry, Mark and Macade.
Tara, Logan, me and Macade

This years crew...what a good looking bunch...thanks for all of the help

The Atkins 3...

Colton Canella (son of Nick and Jill, family friends) and Macade.

Logan and Macade...they live in this wagon...thank you Mary Ritchie.

and me...after a long day and a glass of wine...ready for a nap.

Monday, January 19, 2009

5 months and HANDSOME!!!

It's hard to believe that Macade is 5+ months old. This morning we FINALLY saw one of his bottom teeth pop through. Last week was a rough week for our little guy. Let me tell you teething is not a fun process. Last week Macade was up in the middle of the night, two time. On Tuesday night he was up from 11:30 PM to 2:30 PM and Thursday night from midnight until 4:30 AM. This was pretty traumatic seeing that he has slept through the night since he was 2 & 1/2 months. It's not fun when he can't tell you what's wrong. He is back to sleeping through the night...yeah!!!
Last weekend was very eventful. Our friends Sam and Lisa came to town from Petaluma. We had a wonderful visit with them...I took a couple pictures and will post them soon.
Saturday morning Macade had his pictures taken...they turned out SO cute. He is such a handsome little man. You can check out the proofs at and a few others are posted on Breanne's blog We are very please with them...thanks Breanne. Then after spending a wonderful day with Sam and Lisa we headed to Bakersfield for a birthday celebration and to spend time with Nana and Papa O'Bannon.

Friday, January 2, 2009

We had a beautiful Christmas...

I've been working on getting pictures of all of the Christmas Festivites...We were all over the valley this year. We traveled to Bakersfield on the evening of the 23rd and celebrated Christmas with the O'Bannon Family on Christmas Eve. We were blessed to have a wonderful dinner at my parents house with many of our out of town relatives (from Washington State and Orange County). Christmas morning we traveled to Exeter to spend time with Mark's family. Macade was TOTALLY spoiled by his aunts, uncles and grandparents. I could not believe how many gifts he received. Thank you to everyone for being so thoughtful. As I get more pictures I will add them, but here are some to start with. Thanks Dad/Papa, for being the "PAPArazzi" he's our camera man and we love him for it!!!
Our Christmas Tree at home. Macade on Christmas Eve morning. My mom loves it when he first wakes up in the morning...

Little Santa Man!

Macade's first time in a high chair. Anne, my sister-in-law, saved everything from Cole and Addison and now Macade has a double set up at Nana and Papa O'Bannon's house...THANKS sister!!! His bib says, "When I get teeth, feed me BEEF!"

My Mom and Dad's Christmas was SO beautiful, my mom always does a wonderful job decorating her house. This year my Grandma was done from Washington, so my mom had a little helper.

Unfortantly we did get a good family picture of the three of us, but here we are opening presents. If you look hard you can see all three O'Bannon grandbabies, Cole (3 1/2 years old), Addison (2 years old) and Macade (4 1/2 months old).
Cole and his snowman gloves. It's amazing how much he looks like my brother Michael.
Cole and Addison got RadioFlyer tricycles from my parents. Addison was suppose to be taking a bath, but decided to try and ride her bike around the house naked.

I'll post more soon....