Thursday, January 20, 2011

An announcement...


We are so thrilled to be welcoming a baby due July 29!!! Yeah, not great timing with my work, but there is only so much we can control in the world, right? Crazy to think I took this picture before Thanksgiving. The first trimester creeps by, but I know the next two will fly by! It was so much fun telling our families at Christmas. We're praying for a healthy baby everyday. We feel blessed beyond all measure!

Picture taken Wednesday night at almost 13 weeks. It's true when everyone says that the second time around you show sooner. I've been wearing bella bands for a couple of weeks and broke out a pair of maternity pants today.

This one is excited to be a BIG sister!!!

Right now she says she wants a baby sister, but I think this will change weekly or daily. It's funny because the other night she said "Mommy's baby is going to POP out! POP! Kinda like a bubble!" We'll see about that!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fun in the snow!

Last week we got a few inches of snow and were able to play in it for a bit.

Addie's favorite thing to do was play with the shovel. Maybe we can put her to work in a few years!

Sadie is now 10 years old, but you wouldn't know it when there is snow on the ground! She gets so frisky!

Addie loved throwing snowballs!

Jeremy trying to get Addie to sled. She didn't want anything to do with it this time. She was getting pretty cold.

Yummy, hot chocolate!

A little later Anthony, Jenny, Abigail and Layton came over. Layton and Addie were playing with a dry-erase marker and board. We weren't watching too close and look how it turned out.

Bath time came soon after! :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year's Day...yeah, I am still behind

We enjoyed a relaxing, long weekend for New Year's. I took off on Thursday because Addie's daycare was closed. We watched "The Princess and the Frog", played and relaxed. We hardly even got out of our pjs! It was awesome after the busy Christmas weekend.

Last picture of the tree before it came down. I was playing with my new camera. I can't wait to really learn how to use it!

Can you tell they love each other? So sweet!

On New Year's Day we went over to Jeremy's aunt's house with his extended family (it's big...well, much bigger than mine). The kids all played well together and the adults watched football and played cards. It was a fun time!

Showing off her bunny backpack. Too cute! Sure wish she was this sweet all the time! :)

Kissing cousins playing dress up!

She was in heaven playing dress up with all of the princess stuff at Vicki's house!

Babies everywhere! Jeremy's cousin, Jen, had a baby, Tyson, a couple of days before Christmas.

Showing Papaw her baby. Such a girl!
Josie (another cousin's daughter) with Abigail

Sweet Abigail! We compared pictures recently and Addison and Abigail have some similar features.

Kylie (yet another cousin's daughter...I told you his family is big) is so proud holding baby Tyson!

More kiddos...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Day

I know I am behind on posts...oh well...

On Christmas evening my entire family got together at David and Carrie's house. They are insane! Their stuff arrived from Florida the week of Thanksgiving and they hosted about 18 people for dinner on Christmas. My aunt and uncle came in from Northern WV along with my cousin and his fiancee. They normally come to Louisville in mid-December. This was the first time that my entire family had been together on Christmas day in years! It was wonderful!

Trying to get a pose with the great grandkids with my grandmother that night. Addie was NOT cooperating. Too much holiday and not enough of a nap=meltdowns!

Bill came in from Pittsburgh with his fiancee, Lauren. They are so much fun and we hate only seeing them once a year.

One of her favorite gifts..."a princess pooter" (computer). She doesn't know how to play, but just pushes buttons.

Dylan trying on his new snow boots...he didn't have any while in Florida. :)

David opening their mirror from Jeremy

Uncle Jer and Dawson

Dawson jamming on his new guitar

Grandpa getting a turn...

Addie's turn. She'll kill me one day for this one!

Our Christmas fairy!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning

I don't have any Christmas Eve pictures (for now). I couldn't find my camera anywhere on Christmas Eve morning. I was really bummed about it. It all ended up being a part of Jeremy's scheme for my Christmas present...see below. I need to get the pics from Jenny's camera from Christmas Eve. We went over to Leigh's mom's house for an open house and then headed to church. Addie sang at the beginning of the service. I absolutely LOVE singing "Silent Night" by candlelight. It makes the amazement and glory of Christmas so real. It is always my favorite moment of the season. Addie's favorite book this month played "Silent Night" so she was really excited to sing along "for baby Jesus!". She kept trying to blow out the candles. It was pretty cute! We left the service with snow falling and it was beautiful! It doesn't get much better than that. We then headed to Jeremy's aunt and uncle's house for dinner and dessert. Addie was singing "Jingle Bells" over and over on the way to their house. I think she sensed the excitement. Santa (aka Anthony) came for a visit and handed out presents to all the kids and naughty gifts for some of the aunts, uncles and cousins. Some were pretty hilarious! My parents arrived late on Christmas Eve night.

Christmas morning was wonderful! Addie was so excited to see what Santa had brought her. Kids make the season even better! We were able to capture some of her excitement on video with our video camera, but I still didn't have my camera so I don't have many pictures from the morning. Soon after Jeremy "found" my camera in Addie's play kitchen. We opened presents and I saved the best for last. There was just a card under the tree for me from Jeremy. I opened it up and it told me to grab the camera and it would lead the way to my present (he had taken the pictures on Christmas Eve and he didn't want me to see them so that is why he hid the camera). He sent me on a scavenger hunt across the house using pictures with the camera. It eventually led to the shelf above his closet that had a Canon DSLR T1i camera!!! I was so spoiled! I did not know I was getting this and was completely floored because we don't usually spend a lot of money on each other for Christmas. I have wanted a nice camera for a long time, but could never justify it (if you know me I HATE to spend money). He bought it at a local camera shop and it comes with a free class. I hope to attend the class soon. I may even take some life-long learning classes at UofL on photography to learn even more about it. I was so excited and it was a Christmas morning I will always remember.

Enjoy the few pictures below. I'll post more from that afternoon. Sorry for the lengthy is more for me to remember/document.

Opening presents Christmas morning

The only thing she asked for was "The Princess and the Frog" and "presents". She was super excited!

Jeremy made my mom & dad and David & Carrie both mirrors out of cherry for Christmas. My mom's checking it out.

Hooray for my new camera! I can't wait to learn how to use it! I love photography!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas #1 and #2

We celebrated Christmas with Jeremy's side of the family the weekend before Christmas. Great times!

Christmas #1 at Papaw John and Mamaw's house

Kameryn holding Abigail

The 5 grandkids before opening presents. Are they excited or what?

Papaw reading "The Night Before Christmas"

Her first you think she liked it?


Layton loved his tractor and gator!

Along with Jenny and Anthony, we got Kameryn the Michael Jackson Wii game. It was a BIG hit for all!

Addie loving on Abigail

Dancing to Michael Jackson

Christmas #2 at Honey and Papaw Randy's House

Honey brought out all of the Barbie stuff now that she knew Addie liked Barbies. Addie's favorite thing to do is play with Barbie's hair.

Addie got a Princess Castle from Honey and Papaw Randy. Our house is getting taken over by Disney Princess stuff and we did NOT introduce her to all of them! The things kids just pick up!

We did a Dirty Santa/White Elephant gift exchange with all of the adults. There were some GREAT gifts! Here is Justin opening up his gift...a certificate for the Jelly of the Month Club along with 12 jars of jelly. "It's the gift that keeps on giving, Clark!" :)

Jeremy got this HOT pair of Superman underwear! :)
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It was a great weekend with family with lots of laughs!