Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Weekend :)

Joel and Vander after a Christmas Eve Morning Hike up South Mountain :) Vanders very first hike! And he loved every second...

The whole fam Christmas morning... As you can imagine... we were all a little tired from waking up every 3 hours in the night ;)

Joel Ryan and Vander Christmas morning

I felt like I would be a neglectful mother if I didn't get Vander a stocking for his first Christmas.... So I got him a big stocking and tried to be super excited for him for every item I pulled out....

Vanders very first tie! He looks thrilled....

And Vanders presents that I wrapped... and then I unwrapped.....

Check out Vanders cute skull Christmas pj's! I love them!

A relaxing Christmas afternoon nap...

Christmas morning at the Craigs

His 2nd time going to church- But first time in his cute little church pants!

Smores on Sunday night at Bop Bop and Grandmas house :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Annual Sweater Palooza

Last night was the Annual Sweater Palooza (Ugly sweater Christmas party), hosted by my dear sister Tarah. I had a hard time sporting my NASTY sweater.. but my husband seemed right in his element... A special note... the mustache was a ONE NIGHT occurrence and was shaved immediately upon arriving home. It sure did complete the outfit though! :) We had a ton of fun! Thank you to Tarah for the invite!!

My extremely attractive husband ;)I could hardly look at him all night with that stupid mustache

Somehow Tarah actually managed to pull off the "Ugly Sweater" look quite nicely... I can't say the same for myself. The sweater made my newly acquired baby pooch more apparent than it already is.

Because it took a lot of effort to let the guys let us take a picture at all... I feel as though I must post it :)

The womens amazing pyramid.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Palm Desert Road Trip

This week we took a brief 3 day trip to Palm Desert California to visit one of Joel's mission companions- Eric and his wife Ashton :) We had an amazing time, but the highlight was our 10 minute trip up a tram on Mount San Jacinto which took us from the 75 degree desert to a 38 degree mountain forest :) What a blast! Thank you Eric and Ashton for a great trip and a ton of fun!

We weren't quite expecting the 38 degree weather at the top... thus we resulted to shoving our child in daddys sweatshirt :)

This picture does not show how freezing we were! But look at the amazing view of the valley!

Me and Van, both as bundled as we prepared for... which, wasn't sufficient.

Standing on snow. The only picture that proves that it was cold :)

The clan

Bundled in his car seat. A lady in passing commented in horror "OMG, I'm sure hes so cold... I can't believe you didn't cover his face, I would have definitely covered his face"... I donno what would be worse, me SUFFOCATING my child, or his face being a little cold... Hmmmm.. toss up! ;)

This picture doesn't do this hill justice... We walked up a 1/4 mile hill that was extremely steep!! Our butts got an incredible workout!

A beautiful view of the Mountain Valley.

A view from the tram.

Headed home on the tram! What an awesome trip!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vander Newborn Photos

Here are Vander's new born pictures! My great friend Aubry Startin ( did his new born pictures and she did an absolutely fabulous job! Our little guy was bright eyed and bushy tailed for the entire shoot :) He's a happy baby and we ADORE him. Thank you Aubry for the amazing pictures!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vander Lee Ingram

Vander was born on 11/19/2010 weighing in at 7 lbs 10.5oz and 21 inches long! I was induced at about 10am on the 18th, and ended up having him at 4:42pm on the 19th... after 24 hours of active labor :)
He has been absolutely amazing!! Hes a wonderful and very happy baby. And, as most do, sleeps 99% of the time. For this reason I really only have pictures of him sleeping :) More photos to come soon!!!

Last photo of me while HUGE and preggo!! Getting ready to head out to be induced!

And last picture of Me and Joel pre-parenthood :) Taken during labor... Joel was the most amazing "coach" I could have asked for!!

Joels first time holding the little man. He was bright eyed and looking at everyone.

Meeting Vander for the first time :)

Only a few hours old.

Bundled up after his first bath :)

This is how Joel and Vander fall asleep every single night. It knocks Vander out in 2 seconds. :)

Sleepin in his bouncer

Van man sportin his faux-hawk

The most recent event in the Ingram household... projectile vomit ALL over Joel. Joel was thrilled :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Brad Paisley - Anything Like Me (Lyrics)

My mom found this song... It brought me and Joel both to tears the first time we heard it! I LOVE IT! Have a listen! :) My little boy is scheduled to arrive in 2 weeks or so and I hope hes just like his daddy :)

I remember sayin' I don't care either way
Just as long as he or she is healthy I'm okay
Then the doctor pointed to the corner of the screen
And said, "You see that thing right there, well you know what that means"

I started wondering who he was going to be
And I thought heaven help us if he's anything like me

He'll probably climb a tree too tall and ride his bike too fast
End up every summer wearin' something in a cast
He's gonna throw a ball and break some glass in a window down the street

He's gonna get in trouble, oh he's gonna get in fights
I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep
It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

I can see him right now, knees all skinned up
With a magnifying glass tryin' to melt the Tonka truck
Won't he be a sight with his football helmet on?
That'll be his first love 'til his first love comes along

He'll get his heart broke by the time he's in his teens
And heaven help him if he's anything like me

He'll probably stay out too late and drive his car too fast
Get a speeding ticket, he'll pay for mowing grass
He's gonna get caught skippin' class and be grounded for a week

He's gonna get into trouble, we're gonna get in fights
I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep
It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

He's gonna love me and hate me along the way
Years are gonna fly by and I already dread the day

He's gonna hug his momma, he's gonna shake my hand
He's gonna act like he can't wait to leave
But as he drives out he'll cry his eyes out if he's anything like me
There's worst folks to be like, oh he'll be alright if he's anything like me

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baby Vander!

Its a miracle! A blog post!!!! :) Between moving out of our old house, in with the parents, and then into our new house, life has been insane. But the very best part of it all (even though most probably already know by now) is that we are expecting our first baby (Vander Lee Ingram)- Due on November 13th. Its a boy!!!!
Anywho, pregnancy has been relatively easy thus far with a minor run in with morning sickness and a daily nap to get me through life :) I'm doing dandy and so far Baby Van is very healthy and quite strong!
We had a 3D/4D ultrasound today and below are just a few of the pictures! More photos to come post pregnancy :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Surprise!!! Happy 3 Year Anniversary!

January 4th was mine and Joel's 3rd year anniversary! We often take small trips on our anniversaries, but this time we "decided" to pass on that expense, and just have a nice romantic date after work- Or so Joel thought :)
On Monday morning Joel woke up to his alarm and was pleased when I told him that I had gotten work off for both of us. Then after we went to breakfast and relaxed around the house a bit, I told him we were going on a trip somewhere, but I didn't tell him where. He had to figure that out on his own as the day went on. Well once he found out that we were taking a flight, the flight was to San Diego, and our friends Heather and Jon were surprisingly sitting at the same gate at the airport, he put the pieces together and realized we were going on a cruise!!
We had an absolute blast kicking back and relaxing for an entire week with our great friends! I have had this trip booked for 6 months, and the fact that it still ended up being a complete surprise was a miracle!
I love my husband so much and I feel so blessed to have spent the last 3 years with such an incredible man! He makes me laugh more than I ever thought possible and makes me feel like a princess every day. I'm so grateful I married my best friend in the world. There is never a dull moment in our house and that alone makes for a great life!
Here are some pictures of our trip!

Our first night on the ship at Dinner. We're sporting the 3 Year Anniversary shirts I made especially for the cruise!

Here's a picture of the back of the shirt :)

Our cruise ship! The Carnival Elation :)

Sitting waiting for the (what ended up being TERRIBLE) dance show to start

Downtown Catalina Island- Somehow I look incredibly awkward sitting on the ledge, and Heather doesn't? Go Figure!

Downtown Catalina Shopping Center

The genius man who we asked to take our picture put his finger over the lens... Gotta love it!

We both look a little...strange in this photo? Ah well! Heres another night at the restaurant!

Tthe men continued to make fun of mine and Heathers "Quarter Pusher Game" which is a "Lame Money Pit".... I then proceeded to win $137 on that same "Lame, Money Pit" :) They haven't made fun of it since!

We visited 1 of the only 3 natural blow holes in the world in Ensenada Island. (If that fact is wrong, blame our tour guide)

Looking out over the ocean from the Flea Market in Ensenada

This was my main food source throughout our 4 days at sea. No wonder I gained EIGHT pounds!! Mmmmmm... Soft Serve Icecream

At the beautiful San Diego Temple! I've always wanted to see it in person!!

If you were wondering what it took for that amazing picture to be captured... :)