Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Look Alike

Ever since Evie was born we've all thought that she looks like a Warr. I still get told quite often how much she looks like Adam. It's true...she does. Every now and then, however, I catch little glimpses of my Dad (poor thing looks like all the men in the family)! I thought I was the only one until we went to my parents house last weekend. When I walked in, the first thing my dad showed me was some pictures of him when he was a baby. Holy smokes...they look just alike! Below are some comparison shots. I don't have any pictures of Evie doing the exact poses, but for those of you who have seen her enough, you'll see the resemblance.





Here are the original pictures. I love them. This is my dad and my grandma, Genevieve...the one Evie is named after. Sure do love all these people!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Try Number Two

A few weeks ago I tried to take some cute little pictures of Evie...and they didn't really turn out. While Alona was here visiting we tried again. We kept her in a onesie and she did much better. Here are a few of the pictures!

I love this one with her smiling!
Thanks again to Kristal for editing them for me!

I thought I'd try my hand at this sweet little picture from her blessing! I just love this picture!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Gone Fishin'

Hello everyone. My name is Adam Warr. You probably know me better as "Susannah's husband" and if you follow this blog, you may have even seen a few pictures of me. Today I'm honored to be writing my first unassisted, unadulterated, and undulating (?) blog post. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did creating it.

For my birthday this year, my family gave me the means ($) to go on a guided Steelhead fishing trip. I've gone Steelhead fishing a few times, but never with a guide. I've only gone with people who said they knew what they were doing, but didn't. So even though I've always wanted to catch a Steelhead, I vowed to never to go Steelhead fishing again unless it was with someone who really knew what they were doing and had the track record to prove it.

For those of you who don't know what a Steelhead is, it's basically a rainbow trout that goes out to sea for a few years, hits puberty, and comes back home to make babies.

Here's a snippet on the Steelhead life cycle. Unfortunately, there were a few of the steelhead that weren't able to make it back to their spawning grounds yesterday because I decided to skip school and do a little fishin' yesterday.

I went up on the Clearwater river with my friend, Brandon Ritchie. He'd gone out on a guided trip last year and had a blast doing it. We ended up booking the same guide that he went with last year. Here's a picture of Brandon and our guide, Bryan, who looks just like my brother, Jared. Bryan was a fantastic guide who worked hard paddling up and down the river all day long to get us to the fish.

I knew it was going to be a good day when I landed this little gal on the first cast!

Three hrs later, with no bites to speak of, I was starting to wonder whether I'd caught the only fish in the river. So started snapping some pics of the Clearwater's scenery. It was a beautiful day, but there were some early morning showers that left us chilled to the bone pretty much all day.

Fish number 2 came in the early afternoon. I think she was right around 34 inches. A little shorter now that she's in my freezer.

I think Brandon was starting to get worried that he might not catch one, so he got a picture with her, too.

We discovered that Brandon's fears were ill founded when he landed this big bull. At 36 inches, it was the biggest catch of the day.

This was catch #3 for me. I had the option of keeping it, but doing so would have put me at my limit and I wouldn't be able to fish the rest of the day. This was a tough call, but after doing a little WWJD analysis, I thought to myself, "Certainly He would have kept fishing." And so did I my friends. So did I!

I though that perhaps I had made a mistake as both night and our pullout spot were speedily approaching, but such doubts were unwarranted. I landed this 33 inch, 11th hour miracle just shy of our pullout destination.

All in all, we ended up with 4 beautiful keepers. A great big thanks to Susannah and the rest of the family for a great day of fishing on the Clearwater.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Birthdays and Blessings

Happy Birthday to Me!!
Sunday was my birthday. As Erika and Whitney put it... I am now Twenty Ten! (We won't say the "th" word! ) It was one of my most special birthdays yet.

My whole family and part of Adam's family were able to be here. Alona made this delightful cake. It tasted as good as it looks! Thanks Alona...

I can't actually take credit for having so many visitors on my birthday. We decided that since my birthday was on a Sunday this year, we would bless Evie that day. We were hoping that it would work out that she would be born on Adam's birthday and blessed on mine. We almost got it!

Here are the Lovely Warr ladies!

I was a little stressed just thinking about getting me AND Evie ready at to church by 8:45 in the morning...but we did it! She looked beautiful. I even cried a little when we put that precious dress on her. Grandma Warr made it! Grandma Bushman made the little blanket!

It's hard to believe she is already 6 weeks old.

I really can't get enough pictures of these two together. I love them!

The blessing went really well. She didn't cry and my brother said that she was staring up at him for a lot of the blessing. It is really cute to see my brother and Evie together. She was given some very special promises in that blessing.

A few of Adam's business school friends were able to join us. It was fun to have them around!

Here is the Warr family. I am not sure where Adam is!

She really did look so beautiful all in white. It was truly an eternal moment. I am so glad that she is ours for eternity.

Here is the Bushman clan back at our house.

We all came back and ate lunch and cake. It was a wonderful day. I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate. I feel so loved. Last year for my birthday I wished for a baby! I got it! I've started taking these wishes seriously! Hope I get my wish this year!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One Month Old...And Lovin' Life!

On Saturday (January 29th), our little Genevieve turned 1 month old. I can't believe how fast the time is going. I love watching her change and become more alert and active everyday! Here are a few pictures of late that I know everyone wants to see!

Evie sleeps in this little vibrating chair. We can't cover her hands when she sleeps because she is a very active sleeper...especially her arms. She would always end up with the blanket over her head. We like to call this the "Thriller" picture!

I don't really need to say anything about this picture! So cute!

She learned to smile and I LOVE it! The day she turned 4 weeks old is when she started really smiling!

I know this isn't a smile, but I love it!

She really likes it when we whistle at her. That gets the best smiles!

I tried to use her bouncy chair for it's intended purpose and this is the reaction I got. Those little animals are pretty scary.

Adam discovered that she really likes to swing. He uses his trusty fleece to swing away.

She really does love it. It calms her down if she cries and puts her right to sleep. (She is also mesmerized by Adam's hat!)

We went on a walk the other day and I bundled her all up. Walks knock her out...big time. She goes into a super deep sleep. It's really nice. When I got home I put her down and she slept like this for 2 hours!

Aunt Whitney made us this adorable hat. We put it on for a photo shoot and I love how they turned out. This could be my favorite picture of all time!

This one isn't far behind! I love it and I love Evie!