Saturday, December 27, 2008

First Christmas

Every year it seems like Christmas comes and goes so fast!  I can't believe 2008 is almost over. What a wonderful year it has been.  We had so much fun this year celebrating Christmas with Addison.  She is at such a fun age..not to mention exhausting..especially only having one good foot right now!

"smiling" for the camera

She is clapping now, crawling all over, standing on her own for a few short seconds and showing her "excited" face all the time.  I can tell I have a real ham on my hands.  I love it! excited for Christmas!

Christmas Eve at the Lebo's.
My parents always have a little get together with friends and Dad makes his famous Brandy Alexanders. The same people have been coming for 30 years, but it's fun to have new kiddos around now.  Here is Ainsley, my godparents granddaughter.  This picture makes me laugh so hard because she is not sure what to think of this monkey!

Christmas morning...Addison in her new ball pit.
Now has her own keys, so she doesn't have to steal mom's.
Bags and tissue paper were much more exciting though!
loves the house that Nana and Poppy gave her.  She is wearing this cute little outfit my Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Tommy gave's too funny and Addison was adorable in it....loved her hat.

She looks like snaggletooth in this picture!  This is her "excited" face, but she had some food in her mouth when she did it, and it looks a little scary!

Playing with her cousin, Iris.  Remember a few posts back where poor Iris was getting "bitten" by Addison?  I don't think Iris is still too sure about her....
Addison apparently needs to learn what's hers...she likes whatever anyone else has.

 All the cousins!
Hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas too!  

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Date Night

My mom has been an absolute SAINT the last two weeks helping me with Addison, not to mention taking care of me while my foot is mending.  So I felt bad to even ask if she would mind babysitting this weekend so Andy and I could get a date night.  
We realized the other day that we had not been to a movie since before Addison was born!  It was time.
Well, my mom came through again and was glad to take her, and we had such a fabulous night out at Market Street.  
Addison didn't miss us much....always a good time at Nana's.
We went to see one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.  Seriously, GO SEE THIS MOVIE!  The reviews don't was awesome!
And then we had a great time at Uni Sushi followed by a drink at Cru. (Love self portraits...Kidding) But love the fact that it was just the two of us and we had to resort to self portraits.

We will definitely be making more time for date nights soon!  Does anyone have any fun ideas for date nights?  Trying to be creative and resourceful here.....=)

Come on In...

I have been meaning to post these for a while now...we have actually had our decorations up since mid-November.  We like to enjoy them as much as possible!  I'm the girl that starts playing Christmas music in October.
After looking at several of your beautiful decorations via the blogs, I decided to finally share a few of ours.  Enjoy!

Looking at 6 Ivy Garden St.

Come on In! Yes, I'm aware that the top lights of our poor little tree are out.  I think after being knocked over by the wind one too many times, this little tree has had it.
Our dining room that you see when you enter...
Also in the entry way, our stairs...I love these lights!

Art niche in the entryway

Cookie jar that as of tonight is actually holding cookies!
Sofa table
Hall bathroom

Our tree!!
A few of my favorites....
From our trip to Italy last summer
Addison's first ornament, made from her thumbprint
Love this pic!
The mantle
Our cozy living room!
Now...if only the elves could come to take DOWN all of the decorations....

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Man is 30!!!

Today is a big day for wonderful husband just turned old. I can't give him too much of a hard time considering I've been there for 2 months now. I've known and loved him for 6 of those years...hard to believe. I have a little bit of picture overload here, but I thought I'd share some of these great memories with everyone.

Andy, you are such a wonderful husband to me and an AMAZING daddy to Addison. I appreciate you so much for putting up with me, even if I sometimes make it difficult! There are so many things I love about you....watching your face light up when you're with Addison, the way you take care of us, and your willingness to serve both your friends and family in any way you can....even your dorky sense of humor and obsession with sports are endearing. Thank you for being you! We love you so much.

Ok, pics are out of order because I'm on my mom's computer and can quite figure out how to move.

the whole crew next to the wagon....Andy sporting his number 12.
Ok, I'll admit it, he looks a lot like Addison here....

Andy with Mom and Dad...notice the full hairline?

July '04 Cabo San Lucas the night of our engagement

Our first (and only) house!
Rehearsal dinner April '05
San Francisco July '05
Tuscany Summer '07

Becoming a Daddy! April '08
Look how little she was!!

Loves Daddy's kisses
Like Father, like Daughter
Oct. '08
Nov. '08
We love you! Happy Birthday!!!