Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Some Pictures

Here are just a few shots from the past few weeks. We had lots of fun. Wish we could have seen everyone but hopefully we will soon!!!
Elyse sitting very lady like in her Christmas dress.


Out of about 40 shots Dennis took of this group, this is the one I choose as the best. No, there are no baby smiles (despite some very funny daddies) but the three mamas look great and that's what really matters, right?!



And of course the familiy shot. What a good lookin' bunch!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Book Clubs

We're finally back in town. Totally exhausted from the trip. We had a great few weeks (hopefully I'll post pictures of Christmas soon). I'm excited to get back into a routine again...it's been awhile.

One thing I've loved lately is reading. I've really taken off in my reading because I've joined two book clubs. The first is one for my mom's club. We've read Twilight and we are in the middle of Barefoot. The second book club is the "Dennis and Andrea book club." It really started mostly because Dennis wanted me to read Watchmen, which is a graphic novel, a fancy way of saying "really long comic book." In my agreement, I told him that I got to pick a book for us to read together. I choose American Shaolin. I'm almost done with that one and I'm loving it!

Sharing books with friends has been great. Not only does it keep me motivated, but I love having someone to discuss the reading with. I have always needed interaction and this gives me a way to interact with my friends over a book.

Over at Simple Mom, she is starting a book club for 2009. I am really interested to read all of her selections. Click on the icon in the right column to see more.

What books are you reading?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Itty Bitty Art

I know I haven't blogged in awhile. We're traveling for the holidays. But when I saw this video, I had to share.

Needle Sized Art
Very incredible story! Not only is this mans art cool but he got a ton of cash for it!


Pretty crazy. I feel bad for poor Alice.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thankful Friday

1. Dennis comes home for the weekend today from his Kung-Fu (Marine Corps Martial Arts) School! Yipee!!!!

2. I love this. Elyse loves watching the fish swim. She has been going to sleep so much better. And, she can turn it on and off herself so sometimes in the morning, I hear her music and she just lays in bed and watches the fish.

3. My daughter is a neat person. Her favorite thing lately is to ask me to put something "back." It can be annoying at times but it has resulted in a much neater living room (and fewer milk cups forgotten on the kitchen table). I just want to know: 1. Is this my daughter? and 2. Who can I thank for this!?

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Two Sweet Girls


Here's a picture of my friend Lindsey's baby Ellie sleeping. Isn't she sweet. I don't think Elyse would sleep through a shot anymore so I had to take advantage of seeing Ellie.




And here's a picture of Elyse in her jammies. She learned how to turn the TV on and off in the hotel room and it was very exciting!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Two funny things Elyse does that I don't want to forget.

1. When we say "I love you" to Elyse, instead of saying "I love you" back she just says "Too." As in "I love you, too." Ditto, mom.

2. In the car the other day, Elyse hid her milk cup under her leg. She started looking around the back seat saying "Milllkk.....miiiillllkk...." (Knowing full well exactly where her milk was). Then, she pulled the milk out from under her leg, held it up high and yelled, "MILK!!" Today she did the same thing, hiding her hand under the pillow and saying, "Haannnnddd...hannndd".

I love this girl.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Welcome Baby Cale!!


Another beautiful baby boy to welcome!!! Our friends Brandi and Jeff welcomed there beautiful baby boy. I don't know any of the details yet but, I've been able to get the news and steal a picture. Congratulations!!! We can't wait to meet him.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Cards

I'm trying to make my own Christmas card design this year so I can just order them as prints. Here are some of my options so far. What do you think? Let me know which is your favorite! The pictures are just to play with and most likely I'll use a different one for the actual card so don't factor that in.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Bad Bad Blogger (And Flickr)

So I've been a bad blogger lately. I guess I just haven't had much to say. I'll try and be better. I promise.

Since Elyse was born I have been trying my best to post pictures of her here. I'll admit, I've been bad lately and was asked by my dad to add some new pictures. So last night I finally uploaded some shots. But I'm going to try putting them here instead. I've heard that Flickr is AMAZING. I'm not sure why yet but I'm going to give it a try. I think you can leave comments on the pictures so please do. I think you can also drag the picture from the website to your computer so you can have the actual file. Pictures can also be ordered and mailed or picked up at Target. I've heard there is a lot more but I'm still learning.

So anyway, check out our pictures from November (mostly Elyse with a few of Dennis and I thrown in!) and have a great week.