Saturday, December 10, 2011


Our friend Kim is an amazing photographer. She was in town over thanksgiving and agreed to come take some pictures of Elli. We have only seen these 4, but are pleased with them. We are really excited to see the rest.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Picture effects compliments of the Instagram app. I think they are cool.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rubber Ducky

Thought we would share some pics and try out the blogger app. So this post is brought to you by Elli, the iPhone, and the letter B.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Elliot Mae Ford

She is here! Elliot Mae Ford was born October 24, 2011 at 1:47 am. She weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.

We brought her home on Tuesday (10/25/11) in the afternoon and had a great first night at home. She ate fairly well, and actually had some good long stretches sleeping (which meant we had some good long naps).

First night in her new bed

Wednesday morning I gave Elli a bottle. Shortly after, I noticed she was blue around her mouth. I tried to strip her down to make her mad, and noticed her hands and feet were really blue as well. We somewhat readied ourselves, put her in her car seat, and headed to the ER. They checked her over, and her O2 saturation was really low. They treated her, and admitted her to the NICU for monitoring. It was really tough to see people poking and prodding at her, but we tried to hold it together as much as possible. The nurses in the NICU were really great, and she was well taken care of. Ultimately, what they saw in that 24 hours didn't give them concern. They sent us home a little more informed (and nervous) on Thursday afternoon.

Mommy and baby in the NICU

All hooked up to the equipment

Her IV

Mommy took this one and was pretty proud, so I had to share.

Grandma Julie has been here since Thursday and has been a lifesaver. We've all taken shifts in the night to make sure she keeps breathing, and so far, all is well. We've had lots of time to just hang out and cuddle and feed her and change diapers and feed her and change get it, right?

And a few more cute ones...

Sleeping in the blanket mommy made

A proud mommy

Grandma Julie

Grandma Gerstner

Elli on Uncle Kurt's lap

Some Daddy daughter time

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

32 Weeks

We went on a little photo shoot Sunday night down at the river walk trail. It's a fun trail down by the Logan River Golf Course. It was a double bonus because we got some fun pictures of Ashley, and we got a nice walk in too.

We had a Dr. appointment on Monday afternoon and all is well with baby Elli. We will get to see her again in ultrasound form at our next appointment in 2 weeks, so we're pretty excited. A big thanks to everyone who has helped out so far. We have received some awesome gifts and we really appreciate everyone's love and support.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Few Pics

I have always wanted to know how people make their pictures look cool and retro, and so I went to my friend Google. I searched for a tutorial and found a pretty simple one. Below are a few pics using that technique, not that it's anything fancy or great, but it's another post, so I figured that no one would mind.

We were getting ready to head to the gym on a Saturday morning when we found out Ashley was pregnant. We still managed to make it there, despite our surprise.

This was a rare sunny afternoon in the winter. It's since been edited out, but the sky was a gorgeous blue and the tree house really stood out against it.
It seems lately that every time I look at Jolie, she is giving me the stinkeye. We were lucky enough to capture it today. Despite that look, she is pretty darn cute.

The birthday boy. He was about to take a swing at his Spider pinata. He was very excited, even if he was only armed with a fly swatter.

Surprisingly this face only came out at the end of the party and was not a reaction to anything at all. This was a self portrait and I think she really caught all her best features. Great job Bec!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


We've had a busy year so far. Here are a few pics detailing some of the stuff we have been doing.

20 Weeks.

Still smiling at 25 weeks.

Mommy's view.

25 Weeks

I competed in a CrossFit competition...It hurt.

Ashley took this picture of me at the Dirty Dash. It was a 5K mud run obstacle course and it was a blast.

My First 5K at the Smithfield Health Days. I ran it with Mindy and my sister Kristie.