Friday, December 31, 2010

My crazies!

Wheee! It's the last day of 2010 and it's 62 degrees outside! Tonight, we have extra special plans, we get to ring in the new year with some of our best friends! I can't wait...I've been in the kitchen most of the day preping! My crazy sister above, has so kindly offered to watch Z baby while we go out...yes, I know, I owe her one!
Happy New Year Everyone!
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Where is my baby???

I can't find my baby these days in her mass amount of new toys! She loves them...every single one of them!

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Christmas 2010

Our Christmas weekend started Thursday at 3 and ended Monday night at 10. It has been a crazy 5 days but so much fun! However, my goal for next year is to make it a little less stressful. It's not fun when you have a cranky baby and stressed family members.

Here are some pictures of our festivities.
We started Thursday with Jarrod's mom taking us to see Tangled. It was such a cute movie and Zeda did pretty good, but was a bit loud. I thought it was cute, I'm sure everyone else did too, right? ;) Then we went to Macaroni Grill with the whole family, came home and decorated cookies, then played Mexican train until midnight! (after Zeda went to bed of course)

Christmas Eve morning is the time we open presents with Jarrod's family...can you see how excited Zeda is?

Next, we end up at my parents before Christmas Eve service. This year we went to my sister's church, Matt sang and did an amazing job. After service, we went back to mom and dad's for a fiesta dinner with the grandmas. After, taco's and tres leches cake, we opened most of the adults gifts and a few of the baby's gifts.

Christmas morning we woke Z up to open presents at home and do our family thing

and then rush back to my parents by 9 to finish the baby's gifts and "Santa" presents. After presents the grandmas come back over and we ate breakfast before the Murray's rush off to their next place.

Christmas afternoon we head to Jarrod's "extended" family Christmas at the Bade's house.
Zeda got a doll house and loves it...
Then they gave her this to eat...I took it away after a few licks. :)

The next day we went back to the Murdaugh's and got to spend time with Scott and Lindsey. This is the only picture I have from the night because my battery died after 1 shot. Oops! We got Chinese take out, drank beer and played Mexican train! I miss those two, they are just so fun.

The next morning (Monday) my friend from Cali, Brooke came over to have breakfast, coffee and some girl time. It was so good getting caught up. I wanted her to hang out with Z but that girl slept until 10am just as Brooke was walking out the door.

About 10:30 my mom pulls in the drive to pick us up as we head to KC for miss Alex's birthday party. It was a long day with no naps...but we survived and were able to get a few cute shots. At 10:15pm when I walk in my house I crashed!

Now, it's Wednesday and I'm back at work! Fun Fun!

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Ike Skelton look a like

For a while now, my sister has said that Ava looks like Ike...what do you think?

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Alex

Yesterday, was my little cousin's 15 birthday. It's so crazy to see her so grown. She has turned into such a beautiful girl...Love you Alex! So glad I could be there for your big day!
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

I can't stop!

I got a new lens for Christmas, it's a 50mm. I love really love it! It, combined with my new lightroom could keep me busy for hours and hours!
Merry Christmas! Hope everyone has had an amazing holiday with family and friends!
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I absolutely love this time of year. I hope everyone finds joy and happiness with their family.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Welcome to the family

The other night, my cute little brother-in-law popped the question to his girlfriend Karly. You might remember me talking about them here. Yes, the are quite the team and I love them dearly.
He asked her on December 21 during the lunar eclipse. He said, all the stars were aligned. I haven't seen it yet, but the ring is a wooden band and just what she wanted.
They are completely opposite of Jarrod and I but that's what keeps things so fun around the family. We love them and she is so good for Shaun. The best part is that she loves Zeda and Zeda loves her which makes my stars align (did I even use that right? Ha. I know nothing about the astrology world).
Here are some pics of this cute little couple! I'll keep you all updated with wedding details. :)

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Cake Heaven

I ordered these cakes for our volunteer appreciation party from the famous Belinda Wingo...her cakes are just plain amazing. She did Zeda's 1st birthday cake. They not only taste excellent, they look beautiful as well. Aren't you jealous? Yeah, me too...the church folks DEVOURED them. :( I was really hoping to take some home and freeze it. I love me some frozen cake!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Jey Bug is 4

My Jey Man just had his fourth birthday on Friday. We went to his favorite restaurant, Hinode. It was super fun. The best part was sitting with all the grandmas. They all wanted "just a little" so the cook was like, "okay, who wants extras!" Jarrod and I were the first to raise our hands...we've eaten from this dinner for multiple meals. Score.

Here is the sweet little boy at his 4th birthday party...
His 3rd birthday party
His 2nd birthday party
My tiny Jey's 1st birthday party

I love you so much Jeremiah...can't wait for many more birthdays!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yes, we took them...

Here is a lovely picture to document our "baby" journey. I was about 7 months pregnant.

Now, I'm embarrassed that we took them...why, you ask...check out these photos.

Ha. Thanks Rachel for sharing.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baby it's cold outside

I haven't blogged in's not for a lack of things to blog about I just haven't sit down at the computer to do so. I received lightroom for my birthday and I did a little photo shoot with baby Z. I have so much to learn and many more hours reading up on things but it's been fun. I'll blog more later.
Until then...
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