Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day. I PROMISE I will post pictures and get caught up with lots of Christmas pictures in the next couple of days. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

This weekend was a good opportunity to get in the holiday spirit. On Saturday we went to my mom's and had a little get together with my aunt, uncle, and great-aunt (my dad's sister and aunt). It was a really visit, but of course my camera battery ran out, so I have no pictures of that!

That night we went over to Sarah and Ian's for dinner. We were in the basement and everyone ended up going upstairs for some reason or another so that I was just down there with my niece and nephew, Ava and Aidan. All of a sudden I hear Sarah yelling for me to get upstairs with the kids. I ran the stairs with Aidan and Ava and there were a bunch of carolers at the door. The neatest things was that in front of them was a donkey. It was snowing and just perfect with the caroling and the donkey. :) Unfortunately, Cort and Mia missed it because he was changing her, and Aidan wanted to see more of the donkey. So, we all quickly put on coats, hats, scarves, boots, etc. and headed out to go see the carolers and donkey again. We met up with them about a block down. It turns out that they were from a local church and we actually knew one of them. They were so nice and said Mia could even ride the donkey. Between the snow, the singing, all the people, and a donkey, Mia was a little unsure and was happier just to see it and give it a pet. It was really just the coolest thing. Of course-no pictures!!!

Sunday night, we got together with Cort's high school friends for a white elephant party. Sarah had the fun idea of dressing up in really obnoxious holiday wear. Sarah had some bad sweatshirts for us to wear and picked up some reindeer and Santa pants for the guys. We went over to Shannon and Andy's and had a great time! Shannon and Andy shared the exciting news that Sam will be a big sister in June. The white elephant exchange was funny as usual and we ended up with a bar set and an OLD bottle of vodka that apparently had to be dusted off. I have some pictures, but I will add those tomorrow. There is a very funny one of all of the kids sitting on the coach where most of them are not looking too happy!

Pictures to come....


On Sunday I went over to my friend Jen's house to take a couple Christmas pictures of her daughter Lindsey. She is such a cutie! It was a little challenging since she was on the move, but we managed to get a couple Jen liked. :) How cute is she???

Monday, December 3, 2007

What's Mia Been Up To?

So Miss Mia has been a busy lady lately. What has she been up to? See for yourself...

Working on her walking
(don't mind the hat in all these pictures-it is one of her winter hats that she was actually keeping on and it made me laugh)

Helping Mom and Dad put up the Christmas tree (along with Zip)

I should add that between Mia and Zip pulling ornaments off the tree, I am about to go crazy!

Watching the first snow (with Zip)

Celebrating Thanksgiving
(This little blue dress was mine when I was a baby. It fit Mia perfectly!)

Sneaking up on Zip

Starting BAD habits!!!
And looking cute!

Mia has been a busy girl! After about 2 weeks of sickness circulating throughout our house, I think we are finally in the clear. Mia has some congestion when she coughs, but the Dr. thinks it will just go away on its own. We hope everyone is doing well!