Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Beautiful day

Today was such a beautiful day outside we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit the park. It seems like ages since we've been able to have a park day, and Jack and Claire were bouncing in their car seats the whole way there! I hope we have a few more nice days sprinkled in throughout this Winter. It certainly was a treat to be sliding, climbing, and running around outside at the end of December. The kids were tuckered out and so was I. Such a beautiful day............

Here is a picture of Jeff and I from July 2008. It is such a lovely memory. It was my Birthday and I wanted to run my first ever 5K for myself and my Mom. My wonderful hubby decided to join me on the run, and my parents and Jack were along the route cheering us on. I love my family!! This was one of my best Birthday's ever, time spent with family and my wonderful neighbors who have become some of my greatest friends! We didn't do to bad on our first race. Jeff won first place in his age division, and I won second place in my age division! Our trophy's were bottles of wine. SWEET!

This is Jeff and I soon after we crossed the finish line!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Enjoying our day

Today we are just hanging around the house enjoying all the new goodies that the past few days have given us! Jack and Claire are enjoying all the new trains, puzzles and games.......and I am reading new cook books and wearing my newest apron like it's the latest fashion accessory. I LOVE IT. It makes me feel blissful! Stop snickering, it's darling! We are having a glorious day here, and it is equally glorious outside. I have some steaks to grill and potatoes to bake for a tasty supper for my hubby after his bout of sickness this weekend. I bet his belly is hungry for a yummy supper tonight, and you know I aim to please!

Off to finish cleaning up while the children are napping. Here is another picture I adore from 2008! Jack played T-Ball with his cousin Jakob this past Summer and Jack was the youngest kiddo out there. He did well and was especially proud when he received his medal after the session was over. I love how the proudness (what, that's not a word LOL) shines through in this picture. He is such a joy!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Count down continues

We celebrated Christmas with my Dad's family this afternoon and had such a fun day. We hadn't been to my Grandma's in quite some time so it was nice for us all to be together there. We left with some fun goodies and full bellies. Hard to believe that Christmas is over. Time just keeps marching on.... 3 days till nEw YeArS EvE! Here's another favorite photo from 2008.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope you were all surrounded by family and good friends today. We had such a lovely day. I have no words to capture the joy of the past couple of days, so I am off to bed, though it is earlier than last night and I am one tired girl.

Here is a picture taken June in of this year after we had been riding bikes. He is drinking my water.......or at least sticking his hand in my water to get my ice cubes!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!

I hope the children are all snuggled up in bed, dreaming the sweetest dreams. I am headed that way, and I know sleep won't be hard to come by tonight. I have been a busy bee these past few days, and enjoying every minute of it.

I hope you have the Merriest of Holiday's, we certainly plan too!

Sorry no picture today..........to all a good night.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I just want to gobble him up

What is it about Motherhood that makes you want to nibble on your children??? I adore this sweet face. Those delicious little cheeks, perfect button nose, pouty little lips and don't even get me started on his slate blue eyes and nibble worthy chin. I could drizzle him with chocolate sauce and just gobble him up. Oh well I do refrain from actually nibbling on him, but I do tend to smother him with kisses. I bet you want to gobble up your kiddos too. Isn't it the greatest! HAHA!

This picture was taken February 9th, 2008.

Just 2 days till Christmas. Merry Merry!

Monday, December 22, 2008

A look back

There are only 10 more days left in 2008! I thought as we count down to the new year I would take a look back at some of our favorite pictures of 2008. So starting with today's post, and the remaining 9 days leading up to the end of this wonderful year, hopefully you will see some lovely shots that you haven't seen before. Away we go............

This was taken January 4th 2008 in Destin, Florida
I love looking at this picture, I can even feel the sand in between my toes as I think about the week we spent on the beach with just the 3 of us.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Reindeer games

Down the road from us this evening there was an opportunity to visit with a live reindeer. While I didn't have my camera with me we couldn't pass this by. It was only 7 degrees outside, so we were bundled up. Jack gave the lovely reindeer a pat on he back and said "Merry Christmas". Tomorrow I will have to get the couple of pictures I took with my camera phone put on here. They are not the greatest, but a nice memory non the less.

Well we had a wonderful weekend, and I hope you all did as well. I am of to snuggle up with my hubby. Tomorrow starts an exciting week for all...........

Friday, December 19, 2008

Speaking of cousins.......

Here is Jack and one of his cousin's Claire (Jack is just 4 months older than Claire). They are the best of friends, and fight like siblings! Two crazy kids that keep me on my toes, and keep me laughing all day long. Trying to capture a moment with them both looking at the camera is nearly impossible. My Mom wanted a picture of the two of them to send in some of her Christmas cards and this is about as good as it gets..........at least for today anyway.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cousins night out

Last Friday evening I met up with some of Jeff's cousins for a girls night out. We went shopping along Main Street which was all a twinkle with Christmas lights. It is like an old fashion Christmas on Main Street, the street is filled with Victorian characters and Santa's from around the world. We had such a fun night giggling, shopping, eating and shopping some more! Here are the only 2 pictures I have of the evening together. We missed those of you who couldn't join us!!

We started this new tradition of getting together (without children) earlier this year, and we look forward to many more nights out next year! We are so blessed to have so many family members that live so close, that it seems silly to only get together at the Holiday's. I had a great time, thanks girls!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Seven years of wedded bliss!

Today is our wedding Anniversary! We went out to celebrate on Saturday evening, so we will just celebrate at home tonight. I am so proud of our marriage and it seems when you are mindful of caring for it, love does get better with age and time. Turns out the millionth kiss is even better than the first..............Happy Anniversary my love! I want you by my side for the rest of my life. Here is one of our favorite wedding pictures.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa visits

Last weekend it was just Jack and I on Saturday because Jeff was taking a class for work. It is rare that Jack and I just have a day together so it was a nice treat! We decided to head down to Main Street to visit with Santa and to check out the trains. It was a chilly day, but we bundled up and had a lovely time. Here are a few pictures of the morning.

Jack visited with the Mall Santa this week as well. We made a quick stop in there before we headed to Jack's dentist visit. He loved this Santa and I think the pictures capture his joy! We are counting down the days till the jolly man makes a visit to our home. Stay on the nice list Mr. Jack. (you can click on any picture to make them larger)

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Goodness me I love this jacket! Why oh why does it cost $425.00? Oh well, I will just have to dream about how cute I would look wearing it, unless Santa hits the jackpot!

Friday, December 5, 2008


We have very few Legos for Jack. He really never showed too much interest in them until now. The past few days he has been building with his few Legos like crazy.......Wall-E, robots, walls, towers, and this great achievement, a letter!
He said "look Mom, the letter T" and so it is! Maybe Jack needs a few more Legos around this house of ours. Christmas time is comin'..........

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Playing with trains

It's Jack's favorite thing to do, playing with trains. He especially loves it when his Daddy helps him build a new track.
We can sit in there with him for hours and play, he never gets tired of it. Autumn wants to be where ever we are so she tried to join us.
Not much room for her since the track was on the ground this evening, and thankfully she stepped carefully and didn't knock that track over.