Monday, December 29, 2008

peek of family portrait previews

Saturday, December 27, 2008

christmas rundown---in numbers

15 bodies around the christmas tree
luli and wulf's house on christmas eve

4 gingerbread houses
 kalob, kavi, and beau

2 reptiles
me with wulf's boa and dad with the chameleon

3 old friends
amanda is a best friend from high school who was visiting her momma in 
san antonio for christmas. noel and i were lucky enough to spend a couple days with her.
just like old times; shopping, watching movies and eating candy!

9 pairs of ice skates
the family the day after christmas

4 thugs
uncle david, cristian, carlos, and mason


  1 gorgeous mother-in-law                  2 adorable sisters in PJs

8 nursing chihuahua nipples
"princess" who just gave birth to 4 pups

5 crazy cousins
lena, cora, kavi, mason, & ian

3 sassy sisters-in-law
jackie, brittny, & prego sheila

                                    2 loving uncles                    1 supermodel

many, many baths

and a delicious mrs. santa!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

ALL i want for christmas is...

a gorgeous pair of classic tall chestnut uggs,
(size 8 please)

this sleek camera to enhance my blog 
and my photo skills,

another pair of my favorite jeans in the world:
sevens for all mankind,
(size 29 please)

and and iphone just because i want to be cool.

oh, and world peace.

will i get any of these things?

Thursday, December 18, 2008


brandon and annette recently went to 
arlington national cemetery
to lay wreaths on our fallen soldiers' headstones

they were joined by many other volunteers who care for our heroes as well

my brother is loved here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

heading out,
we're packing up,
and heading to austin.

we've got our luggage,
and our gifts.

but before we leave at the crack of dawn tomorrow, 
we made sure to have some fun in the snow.

the boy made his first snowman 
(for uncle markie)

and his first snow angel.

and nana couldn't let us leave without reading 
her babies one more goodnight story.

next time i post, we'll be in TEXAS!

(for 3 weeks might i add)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

i won't go into detail

the time has come (for many reasons) for me to wean (cold turkey) the girl from breastfeeding.
have you ever slammed your finger in a car door?
the blood rushes to your fingertip and turns it
purple-ish black.
the pain is so intense because of the pressure of blood build up under your finger nail.
this is the best analogy i can think of for my poor breasts.
they are hard as rocks and i am in OH SO MUCH PAIN!
please feel sorry for me.
very sorry.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

i need YOUR opinion

look what i got attached to this price tag:

this metallic shrug
and for how much you ask?

15 dolla-make-you-holla!

for your opinion:

what do you think about these houndstooth socks with my favorite mustard shoes?

are they too much or just the right amount of sassy?

yea or nay?
yes or no?
yummy or gross?
uh huh or no way?
for sure or nada?
love it or hate it?

i need YOUR honest opinion.
and don't worry, i don't get offended easily.

yes, that means YOU

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


so long, farewell
auf wiedersehen, goodnight
i hate to go and leave this pretty sight

so long, farewell
auf wiedersehen, adieu
adieu, adieu
to you and you and you.

our dear noelie
 has left us to go back to texas.
we miss you already!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

getting ready for church

get the girl ready?

toys for the boy?

tithing ready?

cute outfit for the mom?

(if i may humbly say so myself)

Friday, December 5, 2008

my guitar hero

this is my husband.
he plays the guitar.
he plays the guitar and sings.
he does both these things well.

my husband also writes songs.
he wrote me one when we were engaged.
he's written me a couple other love songs too.
my husband can be romantic.
he also has written lullabys for each child of ours.
my husband is a good father.
this is how my husband writes his lyrics.
my husband is hot when he plays the guitar.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

highlights of my day


putting together
some holiday gifts
with this yummy fabric.

this is my kind of day!