Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Emma helping Great Grandpa open his present
I'm so glad everyone was able to make it; it was great to see the whole family. We love you all and look forward to the next time we see you!
On night number two of little to no sleep, Emma decided she was not going to sleep in her crib. After trying desperately to get her to sleep for two hours, at 5:00 a.m. mommy caved and made her a bed on the floor in her room. The next day we went out and bought a railing for her bed and now she is in her big girl bed!
Even though she didn't sleep through the night (she only had one dose of her new meds for her ear) she did stay in bed all night. Mommy is proud, but the moment is bittersweet- my little girl is growing up!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Only a few ornaments have broke and I am the only one who has knocked the tree down so far. Nothing like putting half of the ornaments back on at 1:30 in the morning after tipping it over twice while trying to put freshly wrapped presents under the tree!
She loves the new doctor kit she received and went right to work on Aunt Jessica.
Almost two weeks later Emma had the privilege to sit on Santa's lap at one of our favorite stores, Ecobuns. He even gave her a book to take home. She loved it!The upcoming weekend promises more chaos with celebrations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I truly look forward to the time spent with family and friends. Let's be sure we never forget the true reason for the season!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This year I have really been struggling to locate just the right one. I've got the pictures picked out, but finding a card that fits them all properly has proved to be a challenge. I can find ones I like, but typically the selection isn't big enough so I have a hard time finding one that meets my needs. Then I found all of these at Shutterfly. So many choices, I'm not sure which one to pick. Double bonus, they are all on sale right now too! There is something for everyone- whether you like bright vibrant colors or more traditional red and green. You can also order simple photo cards or get one like this that allows you to put a few pics along with a Christmas letter.
(Feel free to click on the pic. to see all the info. at Shutterfly's website)
I also discovered they have folded cards that include your pics on the outside and a letter on the inside. This one fits our needs perfectly:I have order pics from Shutterfly in the past so I already know the excellent quality of their products. I have always been happy with the pics I've ordered, plus it's so easy to simply upload them and then have the pictures delivered to your house when they are done. Now I just have to make a decision on a card!
*You can blog about Shutterfly for the opportunity to receive 50 free holiday cards this year*
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
May I just express how much I detest taping things off to paint. I love the chair rail in the hall, but it made for a ton of extra work! Stay tuned to see how everything turns out.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Today I am thankful for:
1. Our house is finally healthy... I think. As soon as everyone seems better it strikes again. At this point in time I believe it is truly over. Hooray!
2. Washers and dryers. I could have never stayed on top of the laundry in the last week around here without mine. The washing machine may be antique and the dryer often emits an annoying, high squeak while running, but they still get the job done :)
3. The care and concern so many friends and family have extended to us in the past few days while we have been through the ringer. Many called and checked in, some dropped off necessary supplies and others sent thoughts and prayers our way. To each and every one of you, thank you!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
My dad's parents with my Grandma's sister-in-law.
Friday, November 12, 2010
My dad and step-mom with my grandparents, his siblings and their spouses.All of the grandkids on my dad's side: Katie, Carly, Sean. Cassie, Nicolette, Me, Connie, Kari, Courtney, Brittany, and Kayla.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
This is an old pic from a family vacay we took to Arizona before the start of my sophomore year in college.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
My mom and I have always been likethis (she even gloats about how people often confuse her for my older sister). Even my friends called her mom. She has been my best friend, my confidant and I don't know what I would do without her. Her daily life shows what a giving, selfless person she is. I only hope I can be half the mom she is for Emma.
My dad is stupendous. I'm sorry for all the turmoil I caused him as a teenager. It was hard for him to relate to me as I single father I'm sure. Yet we made it through and I am certainly a daddy's girl today. I look back on all the memories I have made with my grandfathers and pray that Emma will be able to make some of those herself someday.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
We love you beautiful girl!