Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More Christmas!

We were so blessed this Christmas to have my Uncle Bob, Aunt Vickie, and cousins Kristen and Adam join us from Pittsburgh for 5 days! We had a wonderful time! Lots of fun, food, and of course, Rock Band! It has been years since we have all been together on Christmas. We miss you guys, can't wait to see you again!

My Aunt Megan was here from Chicago too!

Hanging with Uncle Greg!

Morgan and her Great-Uncle Bob

Rock Band

Adam and Great-Aunt Vickie

A picture of the whole family! (Morgan was trying to escape.)

All the cousins!

This child is always the center of attention!

Morgan with Kristen

Aunt Vickie rocking her to sleep!


We had a wonderful Christmas! It was so fun to watch Morgan open her gifts...she was a pro at it...like she's done it a million times before! :) And it's true, who needs Santa when you have Grandparents??

Video is dark but it's Morgan squealing from sheer delight at opening a gift!

2 Handsome Boys and 1 Darling Little Lady!!

A couple of days before Christmas, Morgan and I got a chance to get together with some very dear friends of mine....Jenny, Jessie, and Ashley! Jenny has a 3 month old little boy named Zach that we got to meet for the very first time! He is SO PRECIOUS! They live in Birmingham, so we were very excited to see them! Jessie has an ADORABLE little boy named Ben, who was born 48 hours before Morgan! So they are very close in age. Jessie lives in Pearland, so we don't get to see them as often as we'd like! We have all been friends for a long time (about 17 years!), and we have all been in each other's weddings and now are enjoying sharing our children! They were all so cute together!

Jenny with her sweet boy Zach.

Jessie with her precious son, Ben.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Last week, we took Morgan to go see Santa! She isn't too keen on facial hair, so we were sure she was going to freak. But she didn't cry! She was fascinated by his beard and was touching it. Meanwhile, JD and I were doing flips trying to get her to smile, but she wouldn't give us one! And what's up with this....they only take 3 pictures! Probably so parents like me don't continue asking for more to be taken!
Morgan's newest feat is standing on her own for about 15 seconds! She doesn't do it all the time, but she will be holding on to something and then let go! And then she's just standing there! I have had a stern discussion with her, she is not allowed to grow ANY MORE! Waaaa, it's going by so fast! She changes everyday! We love asking where stuff is "Where's the Christmas tree?", "Where's Dada?", "Where's Lily", etc. She will turn and stare at the mentioned subject. Really cute stuff!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Morgan's Cousins

Here is a picture of Morgan's cousins from Seattle! Madison, Jake, and the little guy is Luke! Luke was born exactly 2 weeks after Morgan! This is their Christmas picture...how gorgeous are these children? We love and miss them so much and hope to see them soon! Love you guys!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I can't remember the last time it snowed here! I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself!! Sorry for random pics.....I was just trying to get a picture of it sticking!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Baby Sew Sweet.........

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy 8 Months....(sniff)

Oh, I am feeling a little sentimental tonight....just thinking about these past 8 months, and how they have been the greatest 8 months. I know I say it all the time, but we were just so extremely blessed with this sweet little girl! I am so thankful for all the people in our lives who love her just as much as we do! Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends...thank you!
I love the way her smile lights up the room, and I love the sound of her giggles! I love the way she regards everyone with a gentle grace (unless you have facial hair...), and I love to hold her with her head on my shoulder and feel her little chest sigh. Oh..bliss, I tell you! We love you so Morgie!

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Blessed Thanksgiving

Whew! We had a busy Thanksgiving holiday! We are so blessed to have such a wonderful family, and so happy and grateful we could be together!

Morgan had the best time with her Aunt Megan! They got to spend some really special time together. You are a wonderful Aunt, I miss you already! Can't wait to see you soon!

This is how we eat in Chicago....

Playing with Aunt Megan and Uncle Greg

Hama and Papa Tony got to come down from Seattle and spend the holidays with us! We had so much fun with you guys! It went by waaay too fast! Morgan loves you guys so much! We miss you! Thank you for coming to see us!

On Thanksgiving morning, my Mom, Megan, and I participated in the GE Run Thru the Woods with friends Judi, Melissa, and Zach. JD got to go with his Mom and Tony to the Seattle Seahawks game in Dallas! He had a great time even though the Cowboy fans were kind of obnoxious! He has had the tickets for MONTHS and was very happy to have the day finally come! Next year the Seahawks are coming to Houston to play the Texans! He's already counting the days! Boy sure loves his Hawks!

Here are some really cute pictures I couldn't resist posting!

JD put her on this little bike at Target. She obviously couldn't reach the pedals, but grabbed right on to the handlebars and was just so happy to sit on it! This is her smile where she scrunches up her face....priceless.

Hama bought her a dollhouse bookshelf for Christmas! It looks so very cute in her room! Don't worry, she's not pulling it on herself, I propped her up on it! Thank you Hama!