Saturday, December 13, 2008 last!

So finally here are pics from California! We had a great trip, had a blast with the family, went to Disneyland, ate turkey...a great time all around. One of my favorite memories is from when we got home and asked Caroline what she did in California. Her response was "play with Michelle." How awesome is that? She got to meet Mickey Mouse, but that was small beans compared to getting to spend time with her cousin. We can't wait to go back. Love to all!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Updates are coming!

Here's a short note to say updates about our Thanksgiving trip to CA are coming!! I know I'm behind with uploading those pics...we got back home last week and just hit the ground running. Here's a photo of Brian and me on our way to his company's Christmas party last night. (I know, I know...what you really want to see is Caroline with Mickey Mouse...I'll post those asap.) Until then lots of love.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Night

Yesterday some of us gathered at my parents' house to watch the election results. We planned the party to be a blast whether our candidate won or not. Caroline helped Dad line the walkway with American flags, which greeted the guests. We filled the living room with red, white, and blue balloons, and everyone brought yummy food to share. Aunt Claudia and Dad tied in the Who Wants to be a U.S. Citizen contest...we took a shortened version of the sample test used to become a naturalized citizen. It was fun but difficult enough that we all agreed we're grateful to be natural-born. :o) We also celebrated Brian and John's November birthdays with some chocolate cake and answered presidential trivia questions. Caroline even made patriotic cookies. It was so much fun that's it's a bummer we'll have to wait another 4 years to throw the party again.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sweetie, Brian!!! Caroline dressed up in her royal princess dress to celebrate the occasion. Here's a picture of Brian holding up the video game we got him for his new Wii, and then there is another one of him playing the video game he exchanged it for...the one he really wanted that I didn't find! I was glad he was able to find it.


Is Caroline not the cutest little ladybug you've ever seen? I love that she is going through that stage where when you tell her to smile she shows both rows of teeth! :o)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


For those of you who haven't yet seen our adorable little boy, here is our little bun-in-the-oven.

The Dallas Arboretum

It's that time of year when the Dallas Arboretum hosts its fall pumpkin festival. We went a couple of weekends ago and had a great time. It was cool enough that we actually got to wear jeans and sweaters! Caroline had a blast. She climbed all over the pumpkins...doesn't the sunlight look pretty in her blonde hair? We almost couldn't get her out of the hay maze...she spent forever grabbing handfuls of hay and throwing it up in the air like confetti. Also, thanks to her tumbling class, she felt confident enough to put on an impromptu tumbling show for the other visitors. The crowd loved it.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Welcome to our new blog. My goal is to update this site a couple of times a week (no promises though) with news from our nest. I'll include a couple of photos that pertain to the topic, but please remember that complete photo albums can be found at This site will just give you some of the back-story to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee. With love, us.