Tuesday, December 28, 2010


We let the girls open one present on Christmas Eve (of course Anna opened Caroline's):

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A christmas nightgown for Anna and "The Night Before Christmas" for Caroline!


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We attempted to read the story before going to bed:


Before falling asleep Anna said "when Santa come he wake Anna up?" She was dying to see him. Once I explained that he wouldn't wake her up but while she was asleep Santa would sneak in thru the chimney and bring her some presents her eyes got huge and she said "shhhh" and rolled over. We didn't hear one peep from her for the rest of the night!!! She was SOO excited to see that Santa DID come during the night!


She loved everything.. but loved JUMPING the most!!


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She wanted Caroline to jump too... but ...Caroline was just taking it all in:


It was a good happy Christmas Day..

..and Santa brought SNOW..


Anna opened LOTS of presents and ate LOTS of candy:



Then she jumped some more (with her babydoll dressed in her new pajamas)!


After presents, candy and Christmas waffles we headed over to spend the rest of the day and night with Casey's family:

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With Anna being up so late I was glad to only have had a couple little meltdowns!

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Caroline did great all day and night!!

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and for some exciting news for all my blog readers....

Casey gave me a little Nikon wireless camera for Christmas. I had to return it and get another one so I don't quite have it yet BUT when I do it will make blogging SO SIMPLE!! I'll be able to upload my pictures straight from my camera so blogs should be made more frequent this year!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too. I'll be back soon!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Family Christmas!


The weekend was full of fun! All of my family including the two future "newbies".. Courtney (Nate's fiance) and Sean (Sarah's fiance) all came here to celebrate Christmas!

Yes... Sarah is engaged!!!


They are cute!

Okay..back to Christmas. We had a blast!
This year instead of all of buying individual presents for everyone we decided to play Dirty Santa. It was a lot of fun.


Courtney opened this William Sonoma chicken cooker.. but I stole it!!!! Get ready for lots of new recipes (IF I can get Casey to help me put it to good use on our outdoor kitchen!)


I think she ended up with a really nice set of Auburn glasses so I didn't feel too bad stealing from her!

Houston and Nate both got camo bags/coolers with bullets and hot-hands
Sarah got Boccee ball
Lacey stole Sean's Ihome and he got a bunch of fun games (I probably would have stolen the games but we already had a couple of them)
and Casey got a digital photo frame (which is already up and running)

I think everyone was super thrilled with their gifts.

Mom and Dad didn't play because they still wanted to get gifts for everyone.. but I think next year they will play too! Mom said it just looked like so much fun (because it was!)


Anna got lots of food for her kitchen: which she LOVED and some clothes. Mom and Dad gave her a LadyBug Ihome (that she uses with Casey's ipod).. she loves this because she can run around the house and dance...

At first she just liked the packaging (naturally)...



I think everyone had a great time.. I know I sure did!! I wish I had more time to share more.. but.. you know how it is... CHAOS!

Next year I'll try to stop and take more pictures!!!

I'll be back soon with some cute pictures of Caroline. Right now I've got to go feed her. She's crying for a bottle and Anna is in my face saying "bottle go beep, beep mommy! it's ready!!!" over and over again! ahhhh.. I love them!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just a glimpse...

into my life of total chaos:


First I had the girls the other way around and Anna was down in all the groceries OPENING everything so I had to move them.
THEN... nothing fit in the cart with Caroline but I couldn't put it up with Anna because she wanted to eat it ALL.. ALL!

So... this is how we rolled. With food all over Caroline and under the buggy..

Poor Caroline. It's a wonder she wasn't throwing a fit.. especially with Anna turning around every 5 seconds "flicking" her head twice and saying "knock,knock"!! (she's also doing this in the picture if you were wondering..)

They are fun but it's so much easier to grocery shop without them!!

I'll be back soon!

Sunday, December 19, 2010



Anna's second birthday was Thursday! She's our precious two-year-old now!!

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It took Casey hours to put together her birthday present!

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But... he did a great job..

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and... she LOVES it!!!


After cooking in her kitchen for a while we moved to the real kitchen to make Christmas Cookies. She had the best time!


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She had a blast and so did I!

Wednesday she had a fun little birthday party with Casey's family!


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She loved all her presents!


The rest of our weekend was spent celebrating Christmas with my family!

It was great fun and we had a blast with everyone. Stay tuned for a weekend re-cap!