Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas '09

Well, Christmas was super fun to say the least, Noah was pretty into his presents (the ones he could immediately play with). He was definitely into the car that "Santa" brought him, loves his wagon (pics to come) and his Mickey toys. He has really hopped all around to a different toy each day, but is definitely keeping busy with all of them. Here are some of the highlights of this week...
Christmas Eve

the best one after like 20

so, I didn't have time to bake Santa cookies so he got Chips Ahoy!

in his new car! (with one of Santa's cookies in his mouth! Mommy forgot to hide them.)

all cozy...

silly boy...

new shades...

playing the day after Christmas...that smile!!

my handsome boy!


Such a fun time! Having a child to celebrate with is such a joy. I look forward to many more with him!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mommy Buzz

Check out the blog Mommy Buzz run by one my highschool friends, Krysten, who is a mom of 2 herself. It is a blog about all sorts of mommy related things! She is doing a giveaway this week of some awesome jewelry from Bella Bling. Check it out!

my true love gave to me...

Two great surprises! First...

this handsome guy...

I seriously love Nutcrackers.  Not only do I think they are so hilarious, but they remind me of my childhood. My mother liked them, and I still have a pack of nutcracker ornaments she gave me when I was little. So, my sweet husband surprised me our first Christmas together with a nutcracker, and he has kept the tradition going on every year. This weekend he told me to get dressed and took me to go pick one out. So now this stately fellow graces my mantel. I haven't even pulled out the others from previous years, we haven't decorated much at all in anticipation of the big move.

He needs a name right?!

ALSO, Adam also ordered me a new camera last night!! I guess this is more of a joint gift but I am so excited! I really wanted an SLR camera to take good quick pics of Noah. So thanks to my pookie, he is so good to me. (he hates it when I call him that!)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

blood sweat and tears

Here are a few current renovations pictures. Still several things to be done, but it won't be much longer! We are finally ALMOST done painting! That has been one of the longest projects. We still have to complete an entirely gutted bathroom, re-do the stairs (thanks to a sweet friend who is helping us out bigtime!), and then the new up and downstairs floors can be installed and we are on our way to moving things in!

painted and new windows!

new kitchen and downstairs bath flooring

a glimpse of my tropicana cabana cabinets!

the living room, freshly painted.

we are smiling under those masks!

My crazy sweet husband and I, for some reason, decided to move the new tub upstairs on our own. It was seriously a sight to see! At one point, he actually lowered me over the tub so I could slide down it to get to the bottom. That is one NARROW staircase!

So it has been fun, crazy and way too many decisions to make to renovate a house, but I just love this house so much! I can't wait to move in!
I have officially put blood, sweat, and tears into this place!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

greedy hands...

Noah loves to get into anything and everything he is not supposed to have. Often, it is something food related that is definitely not his and is almost always MINE! I ususally know when he has found something, because he has started to run and hide, lately into his "igloo" tent. I guess he thinks Mom can't get him in there!

Dove Chocolate from the candy bowl, in which he somehow, unbeknownst to me, got to. I'm guessing he climbed a chair though.

my Chicken biscuit...

pumpkin bread...

hiding with my cell under his belly...

He is a naughty, naughty boy but I love him so...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Vote for my Wreath!

I CANNOT believe it, but my crazy colorful wreath made it to the top 8 of Eddie Ross' Wreath Challange! Please go to his website and vote for mine! Number SIX!! Yay! I was so impressed that he actually commented on Taylor's blog about our wreath-making, and as soon as I sent my entry in, his partner wrote me right back! Very nice guys and such a FUN craft!

Monday, December 7, 2009

wreath making...

I had a blast last week with some of my favorite girls, making our Eddie Ross inspired wreaths, directions here. It was a much needed night after spending the previous night at the hospital with my grandfather and that entire day, I needed to laugh with friends. We had SO much fun, ate way too much pumpkin bread and got too many burns.

Eva getting mauled by Darby!
So thanks girls,
Eva, Tay, and my sis Erika (who needs to ge a blog! haha), for a great night!