Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Flashback!

As Hannah's first birthday approaches (WAY TOO QUICKLY), I have been looking back through her pictures and found this video that Michael and I took our first night with her in the hospital. We couldn't get over how alert she was and we were just taking it all in! The video is fuzzy, but I couldn't help but share it with you!

Also, we get on the road today to head to Oklahoma for Christmas, it is a 24 hour drive with an 11 month old, so any prayers sent our way are appreciated!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sneak Peek...

We went and tried to take some family pictures on the beach today. Hannah didn't cooperate quite as well as I had hoped, but I think we got a few good ones. There was just too much going on distracting her from looking at the camera! I have some editing to do and will eventually post some others...

Thanksgiving in UT!

Well, we hopped in the car on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving around 1 in the afternoon and arrived at the Poret's house at 2:30 am! It was a pretty easy drive with Hannah and we tried to look at it as a trial run for our 24 hour drive home for Christmas! She had a few moments when she made it very clear that she was tired of being in her carseat, but we were always pretty close to a fuel stop anyways, so we didn't have to hold her off long! I know I mentioned this before, but when I am having a good time, I forget to get my camera out, so here is a combination of the few pics that I have and the few that Yolonda sent me! While we were there Yolonda made some homemade bread and the first batch she turned into these awesome monster sized pecan cinnamon rolls with caramel icing! They were AMAZING!! While we were cooking the Thanksgiving feast we made the second batch into rolls. I definitely have a new desire to learn the art of homemade bread now (and Michael is waiting on some more homemade cinnamon rolls)! We got to eat dinner with the Irick's and the Lawson's. It was a great time and there was enough food for about five families!This was on Thanksgiving Day! This pic is of us trying to recover from having WAY TOO much food! On Saturday we went to breakfast with Tonya and her family. We didn't get Bob or Michael in the photo because they were the camera men! This is Tonya, Tessa and Caleb! It was good seeing her and getting caught up, plus I was able to spend a little time with Bob. I can't believe how big her kids have gotten!! After breakfast we headed over to Dave and Cori's house and got to spend a few minutes with them. They had family in town and plans, but at least we got a few minutes with them! Later in the day I had a Mary Kay Party and got to see some of my friends. We were limited on space so I could only invite a few people, but we had a great time and I was able to meet my goal of 30 faces in 3o days! I didn't get a pic of Jody or Janene, but they were there! Here is Christina and Teri...and Me and Elizabeth!Before we left (at 1o PM) on Saturday night, I made them get a few pics of us together. Glenn was being himself and picking on Michael!This one of Michael isn't great, but we are all looking at the camera!Me and Yo (and a pic of the hair that Hannah is finally getting!)...and Glenn and Hannah! :)We drove straight through the night and Hannah slept all but 90 minutes of the drive! It was a great decision, but I hated leaving sooner than we had planned. I truly miss tons of people there and we only got to see a few of the people that we had hoped to, but we were glad that we got to spend quality time with Yo and Glenn! We were truly thankful to God for all of our blessings this year and equally grateful for wonderful memories of Hannah's first Thanksgiving!

Friday, December 5, 2008

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth...

So, last Tuesday (the day we left for UT) Hannah FINALLY got her first tooth through her gums! Michael and I were so excited! She has been teething off and on for about four months and we could see the teeth making progress along her gum line, but FINALLY one of her bottom teeth made it through! She is about to get her other bottom one and her two top ones and we are hoping she has them by Christmas or at least her birthday! There are so many foods that most kids her age are eating that she just can't eat because she has no teeth and I am ready for her to catch up and be able to eat more stuff!

I have been trying to get a picture of her tooth, but it just isn't working out well! Even when you try to put your finger in her mouth to feel, she will stick her tongue out to push your finger out of her mouth! This is the best I could do, and it isn't great! You will just have to use your imagination! I am working on a post about our trip to UT, but I am waiting on pics from the Poret's since as usual, I didn't get my camera out like I should have!

OSU/KSU 2017

On Saturday Michael and I went with some friends (Paul and Claudia McGinness) to the Oklahoma State/Kansas State game in Stillwater, OK. Si...