Saturday, December 31, 2011


DH came up with a clever way to transform the crib into a big girl bed and saved us some $.  I'm a bit sad. The years are going too quickly.  

Here are the last snapshots of 2011.

Happy New Year's Eve!

Friday, December 30, 2011

a two year old's excitement

There aren't many things better than a two year old's joy, excitement, and appreciation for simple things.  Like every time we drive by a display of Christmas lights, cold milk, snuggly blankies, two year old screams with joy.   My brother got this for the girls a few years ago, and we just found the charger again. She would have ridden this for hours if it weren't bedtime. 

  Thank you Uncle Bobby!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

smile for mommy, please?

Okay, enough of that. 

 Merry Christmas to us (my brother got me a remote and dh got me a tripod!)

2011 family picture.  Uncle Bobby was at a Christmas Eve service.

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

stars & prizes

We went to the dentist this morning.  No cavities, yay!  They picked out these jelly dolls as their prize for being good patients.   

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


We went to see my 94 year old grandfather.  He's very ill.  Even though there is a language barrier, I am thankful they know their great grandfather.

Life is a mystery. Glad someone has it all under control. 


Under the tutelage of my awesomely crafty sister in law, munchkin #1 created the following pieces of art


Monday, December 19, 2011