Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Time

We hope all of our friends and family had a very Merry Christmas this year.  We spent this Christmas at home and while we really missed our "Maine" family, we enjoyed starting our own traditions.
About a week before Christmas our church had a Christmas party.  Of course Santa was there and Sawyer took a stab at sitting on the old man's lap.  He wasn't quite as happy to do so as last year, but as soon as Santa gave him a candy cane, he warmed up to him. (For about 5 seconds longer)
This winter has been pretty sparce for us here in Colorado Springs as far as snow goes.  The ski resorts have been hit hard, but here in town- nothing.  We got some freezing fog the other day, so I guess I felt I needed to take a picture so it felt like winter. 
Sawyer had a VERY exciting Christmas morning.  We figured he would only be into playing with wrapping paper, but he actually really loved getting his toys.  Maybe next year he will even anticipate it a little.  

After opening presents, we had a delicious french toast breakfast

 ate some cookies
 and spent the day relaxing
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Putting up the Christmas Tree


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my Grandma again this year and even got to see a lot of my cousins that I haven't seen in years.  Of course, I forgot the camera, so I don't have any good pictures to show.  We had over 50 people again like last year.  I love having a big family!  I am so grateful this year for many things but most of all for my beautiful little family.  I am so lucky and blessed!

(If I'm able to find any pics that someone took that day- I'll post them later)
For now- here is something I am very grateful for:

And my wonderful husband.

Fox Run Park

Three meals and a wedding

 The end of October, Tyler's cousin Chris got married.  We were lucky enough to find a few good deals on tickets and make the trip out.  It was quick, but we were glad we went.  We left on a friday from Colorado Springs and went on to Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Princeton, and NYC all in one day!  What better way to document the places you have been then with food?

 Chicago Dog
 Philadelphia Cheesesteak
And of course, New York Pizza (that was the grossest pizza I have ever had!)

We decided to take a quick trip to the city because I had never been, and we had family around that was more than happy to give Tyler and I some one on one time without Sawyer.  We rode the train in from Princeton and stayed 'til 2 am.  We found out we aren't as young as we used to be (especially after traveling to 6 cities in one day), but had a great time!
One of my favorite things was seeing the statue of liberty. It was hard to get a good shot, but here it is.

The city was beautiful, and I know we will definitely have to go back and spend more time when we get the chance.  I'm glad I went even if it was just for a few hours.

The next day we went to the wedding.  It was beautiful and great to see family.  
Our cute little family all ready for the wedding
The wedding party

The happy couple with Nana

Tyler with his Nana

We danced (not sure if we ever have done this in public before)

Ate a DELICIOUS dinner

And when it was all over- they had to do their kissing cousins picture

We are so glad we got to go and see Tyler's family.  We don't see them often enough.  Congrats to Abby and Chris on their lives together!  Another girl from Colorado Springs added to the family.  She MUST be awesome!

Friday, December 3, 2010

We're having a baby...


We are very excited to be having a little girl!  I am trying to wrap my mind around it because I am so used to thinking "boy".  The baby is healthy and doing well.  Her measurements are right on to my original due date of April 15, 2011.  So I guess this makes me officially 21 weeks today.  Time to go shopping!  (and start thinking of girl names- any suggestions are welcome-we are stumped.)

We love her so much already!