Thursday, December 31, 2009

Merry Christmas

Zeda's first Christmas was everything I expected it to be. It was wonderful but overwhelming. I love that both our families live close, however it makes for some crazy holidays. We spend about three days going back and forth back and forth. Jarrod and I have always done our best to make it to "everything" even if it's only for a little while. Now that we have Zeda we try even harder so everyone gets to see her. Zeda is one spoiled girl. She didn't need much before Christmas and now she really doesn't need much. With that said, she is loving her new learning toys and totally rockin' her new clothes. Above are some of my favorite pictures from this Christmas.
You can see all the gifts that surrounded her so Jarrod and I decided to make it pretty low key at home. You can tell her Christmas at home because we only got her a few things (she still love us though). We are so thankful and feel so blessed to have our families. They love Zeda and are just so good to us. I can't wait to see her open gifts next year! She pretty much just ate bows and paper this year but it was still fun. The only bad thing is that she all of a sudden turned into quite the mommy's girl over the holiday. I have loved the fact that she will go to anyone at anytime and be perfectly content. Now she wants me...all the time. Maybe when work starts back up next week things will be back to normal. Oh we go. Happy New Years everyone!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sweet Little Girls

My sister just found out that she is having a GIRL!!!! I am beyond excited. Definitely more excited than she is. She has one little boy named Jeremiah who is three. She thought number two was a boy and wanted number two to be a boy but I knew it was a little girl! I knew it! A couple weeks ago she was talking about not wanting a girl because they are full of drama and are mean to their moms. I say to that...boys are crazy and destroy everything plus they are just gross. If anyone has seen Jeremiah throw a fit you know he is just as dramatic as a little girl but you also know that he's still super cute!
What's wrong with having a little girl? All my friends who are pregnant want a boy-am I missing something? Jarrod and I both wanted a girl and I want another one someday.
Well sister the damage is done and it's a girl! Her and Zeda will almost be exactly one year apart. She's due May 30th and Z's birthday is June 8. At least she will be a cheep baby...well at first. She can have all of Zeda's clothes since the seasons match perfectly! Yay for girls!!! Just to prove how sweet little girls is a picture of Z baby being her sweet little self.
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pink Christmas Tree

Here is Zeda baby with her pink Christmas tree. My parents had it up in her room when we returned from St. Louis. Ha. There's lots of pictures to come so I will post more later. Here is just a little taste of Zeda's First Christmas.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jey's Birthday Party

Jey with his Dinosaur cake

Zeda sittin' pretty in the firetruck

All the kids at the party

I can't believe that Jeremiah is 3. He is one of the sweetest little boy you could ever meet. He's crazy, loud, and lovable all at the same time. He's going through the phase where he wants nothing to do with me (hence the lack of pictures of him) or Zeda for that matter but he sure loves his uncle Jarrod. Jarrod can get him laughing and screaming in a matter of seconds. We just love our little Jeremiah.

My sister had his 3rd Birthday party at the fire station. Everyone got a tour of the station and got to climb on the trucks. Zeda was somewhat impressed, however, she loved the balloons more than anything.
Happy Birthday Jey!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Scott and Lindsey

Zeda with Scott and Lindsey

I know it's blury but it's still really cute of Scott and Andy with Zeda

She loves Andy

This past weekend we spent time in St. Louis. We had a blast. Zeda was super worn out but she did pretty good. Not too fussy. We originally were going to StL for my birthday because I wanted to go to Trader Joe's but Scott and Lindsey were having a housewarming party the same weekend so we decided to spend our time with them as well. I absolutely LOVE spending time with those two. Scott is one of Jarrod's best friends from grade school. They were room-mates in college and have just stayed close ever since. Scott met Lindsey at MU and these two are perfect for each other. I can't explain it but they just take being in love to a whole new level. They aren't the traditional couple. They decided to get married on a whim at the court house one day so they could be together in the Peace Corp (you're not guaranteed to be placed together unless you are married) and they left for Africa about 10 months later. We went to Africa in April of 2007 to visit them. We had an amazing time. When they got back they decided to have an actual wedding and called it a celebration of three years. It was this past July and Zeda's first wedding; she had just turned a month. I took the pictures at the wedding and Jarrod was a groomsmen so Jarrod's mom, Sherri came to be with Zeda for us. It was one of the sweetest most genuine wedding ceremonies I've ever been to. Their love is so real...they make it look easy and so rewarding to be in love. I always feel so happy when I'm with them. It's refreshing.

I love Scott, and while he is a cynical stubborn man, with Lindsey he's so giving and really takes care of her like a husband should. Lindsey is one of my favorite girls. She's hilarious and the most fun to be around. She's from Farmington, Mo which is a super cute small town south of St. Louis. Her Farmington friends (that's what Jarrod calls them) are the best. It's funny because you can totally tell who's from Farmington, there is just something about them. They've all stayed so close and have more fun together than any group of people I've ever seen. It's so fun to watch.

We started Saturday off by going to this super cool cafe for breakfast and then off to the Soulard Market, Trader Joe's, and The World Market. Then we headed back to their place to get ready for the party. Their house is so cool. It's over a hundred years old and has been newly remodeled. It totally fits Scott and Lindsey.

Andy, another one of Jarrod's best friends road up there with us. We all had such a good weekend. It's so fun for me to watch them with Zeda they love her and just dote all over her. She loves it...above are some pictures of them with her.

There are so many reason why I'm thankful for Jarrod and one of them is because I get to have Scott and Lindsey in my world.
I just love those two!

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