Sunday, January 30, 2011

About Us Blurbs

It's been a whopping 2 years since I updated the About Us blurbs on the right side of the blog. If you want to read the old ones, they're posted here along with a little collage of some super cute pictures of Emmett when he was only 4 months old! That really makes these two years seem like a long time! Meanwhile, here's the new ones that will grace the sidebar, and hopefully I can try to update them once a year instead of in another two! Although, I can't imagine Travis and mine will change much from here.

LaurieI met Travis in Institute at Oregon State University in 2001 and we were married Aug 2002. We have 3 boys, Avery, Carson and Emmett. After four years in Milwaukee, WI for Travis to attend Marquette University Dental School, we now are back home in Salem, OR. I love photography and run a business, Laurie Marie Photography. I love nature and feel like I can't get enough of its beauty. Going to the dunes is one of my favorite things to do, as I get nature and driving fast on a quad or in a sandrail! I also love book club.

TravisTravis is a dentist here in Salem at Hunsaker Dental.
Travis' other accomplishments to date: a general handyman extraordinaire, general construction, pro concrete finisher, woodworking, fly tying, good general vehicle knowledge for fixing our cars, etc. etc. He's very useful to have around!
Travis loves going shooting, riding his motorcycle, woodworking, working on/fixing things, going to the Oregon dunes with his quad and homebuilt sandrail, hunting, fishing, crabbing, snowboarding, and water sports.

AveryAvery was born in Dec 2004 and is now 6 and a Kindergartner. He loves being a big brother to Carson and Emmett.
When he grows up Avery still wants to be a dentist and all the other "jobs" he was going to do as well have taken a back seat. Occasionally he thinks he'd like to be a dentist as well as whatever type of science related job strikes his fancy. Avery continues to be off the chart tall, and while he's not as skinny as he used to be, he's still skinny.
Avery tells me what he loves: riding the quad, karate (which he "practices" at home), playing with his toys, SpongeBob, everything science, dinosaurs, bones, animals, reading science books, watching science shows, flying kites, the snow, playing with his brothers, riding his bike, playing on the Wii, going on dates with Mom.

CarsonCarson was born in March of 2007 and is now almost 4 years old.
He loves his brothers and doing whatever his brothers are doing. Carson has amazing patience when it comes to puzzles. He is an incredible puzzler. He loves fruits, vegetables, chicken nuggets, nachos or any type of "nacho" soup, pb&j and that's about it. At least he loves fruits and vegetables! Carson is our sweet sensitive boy and struggled a little saying goodbye to Mom for a while when going to his preschool, but he's doing better now. His fixation with Lightning McQueen and the movie Cars continues, but he also loves Toy Story, Tom & Jerry and a few others. Carson is still tall, but not off the chart like his brothers.

EmmettEmmett was born in September of 2008 and is now 2 years old.
Emmett is our Mr. Mischief. He's not just curiously getting into things the way Avery always did, he actually looks to make mischief. He looks for things he can do to get a rise out of someone. He loves to be loud and run, but still loves to be cuddled. Emmett loves taking Carson to preschool so he can have some time to play with play-doh and other fun things not available at home. Emmett loves to go go go, running, playing, everything, he's on the go. Emmett continues to be off the chart tall, but he has more breadth than Avery. Maybe he'll be our football player.

1 comment:

Heather said...

This was fun to read, to get to know your family a bit. Sounds like you've got your hands full! :) Oh, and my Julia was also born in September 2008. :)