Saturday, December 27, 2008

On Sunday my side of the family came for our Christmas celebration. Grandpa had to work on Christmas so we decided to move the holiday to Sunday. We had such fun eating yummy prime rib and New York steak, chatting, laughing, and opening presents. Grandma and Grandpa got you a princess dress-up gown with wand, crown, and matching shoes. YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!

We had fun taking family pictures.

Aren’t we silly?

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family. Thank you Mom, Dad, Jennie, Dustin, Nolan, Shelby, Jordan, Dustin, Sara, Garrett, and Natalie for such a wonderful Christmas! We love you all!

Friday, December 26, 2008

We have just finished up not one, not two, not even three Christmases…

...but FOUR! On Saturday we had all of Daddy’s side of the family over. Grandma cooked a delicious turkey and brought a honey baked ham. We had a wonderful day talking, laughing, playing games, and eating tons of food. You had a great time playing Barbie’s in your room with Danielle. I hardly saw you at all. You were having such a fun time.

Uncle Scotch was his fun self as always. You were climbing all over him. Look at your happy grin.

You posed for me a bit in front of the fireplace. It took about a hundred shots to get one good one. And I had to bribe you with cookies!! But look how cute you are.

We are so lucky and blessed to have such a fun-loving family. Thank you Sodorff’s, Adnam’s, and Simpson’s for such a lovely, memorable day. We love you all!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas!


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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Weekend Fun

We have just come to an end to one of the best weekends ever. It was filled with the best of friends and so many fun memories.

The Thomson bunch came to visit us for a few days. They arrived very late at night on Thursday. You were already asleep in daddy’s office, so we placed Boo in there….wide awake. She was just dying to wake you up. She sat next to you for a long while just starring, waiting for you to realize you had company. I don’t know how it happened but you eventually woke up. You were so excited and there was squealing and playing until 2 IN THE MORNING! We put you back to bed and I climbed into mine. I fell right to sleep, but it seems as though you and Boo had some trouble. Uncle John finally had to climb in between the two of you to get you to settle down. He ended up sleeping there the entire night!!

The next day we visited Santa at South Coast Plaza. Luckily there was not much of a line. But while we were waiting, you proclaimed that you would not being crying this year. And guess what? You didn’t. Santa asked Boo what she wanted and she told him a fast car. You told him you wanted princesses. This came as no surprise to him (or me).

One of our favorite things to do when the Thomson’s come to visit is go to the beach. On Saturday we all went together, including the Daddy's. They took such good care of all you kids. It is such a wonderful sight to see Daddy's with their daughters. You and Boo are lucky gals.

On Sunday, just us girls went to the beach. We walked on the sand and played together.

You and Boo played so well together. We hardly saw you all weekend since you two entertained each other. You giggled and danced. You dressed up like pretty, pretty princesses.

You loved JM. I guess you snuggled with him and Auntie Ha Ha in the morning, smothering him with kisses. And now that they are gone, your baby doll is named JM and I must be quiet while he sleeps. I have to admit, he is pretty lovable with his scrunchy face smiles. Yum!

The three of you were such angels.

Why, may I ask, do weekends like these go so darn fast? Thank you so much Thomson's for such a wonderful weekend full of the sweetest memories. We are surely blessed to have such amazing friends who have become our family.

Thank you honey for being such an amazing Daddy to Mae. I just love watching the two of you and the bond that you have.

Thank you for being a great sport and heading to the beach with us. I could not ask for a better hubby and best friend! I love you!

Things I don't want to forget about the weekend:

1. Road rage
2. Reindeer carousel and the inefficiency of the workers (and my small confrontation with them....I don't know what got into me)
3. Getting our butts kicked by Garrett EVERY TIME we played Scene It
4. Dinner with friends and family and yummy pasta shells (and whole bottles of wine...bad idea)
5. The evening stroll that turned into an hour long trek along a busy street. (Poor Auntie ha Ha and Sara's feet)
6. The skunk along the wall that Maddie wanted to eat
7. Handsome little boy smiles and cuddles in the middle of the night.

I hope I am not missing anything.