Christmas 2010

Tim was lucky enough to have Christmas eve and day off this year, so we spent Christmas eve with his family at our house and day with my family. We worked on prepping Adella for Santa all month so she was thrilled to come down Christmas morning to see all the presents, and snow, that Santa left. It has been a busy week with all of our family in town , we are all exhausted but it was so fun. And what would a holiday be without a cold making its rounds in the house!? Tim was so sick that he ended up spending most of Christmas day away from the madness and in bed… hmmm….



She even thought it was cold...




We plan to get Olivia a drum set next year.


already fighting… over an Escalade.
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4 Months

I am behind on the blogging lately, as it’s been crazy with visitors and the holiday. But here is Nolan’s 4 month photo, a little over due, but still so cute! He can now roll over and is probably the happiest baby I have ever seen. He is always smiling and giggling, his laugh is similar to Adella’s deep belly laughs. The only thing we’re struggling with is sleeping… the boy doesn’t sleep. But he is happy… all the time! We plan to start him on solids sooner than Adella did, to hopefully help with sleeping at night. uhg. Also, for those of you that we’re familiar with my struggle with a nasty staph infection, I am happy to announce that after 4 long months I am cured! And still nursing! Look at that bebe.

"uh oh where’d my woo go?"

Is all I have been hearing since woo left :(. Lauren (aka “Woo”) and I have been friends since 3rd grade, I won’t mention the number of years that is because it kind of freaks me out that we are getting so old. Anyway, she came out for a last minute surprise visit for a few days this past week and we had so much fun running around and playing with the kids. Woo is attending grad school at Harvard, my girl is wicked smaht, and she brought the kids some cute Harvard gear and books, pics to follow… It was SO great to see her as we are both so busy now, these special visit are hard to come by. Now if only the rainy weather we’ve been having and my adorable babes can convince her to move out…


The hunt for the perfect tree

We are VERY particular about picking out the perfect Christmas tree every year. We would never go with a fake, and still don’t understand why anyone would, even if it is “eco-friendly”. It’s just not the same with a fake one. But I would like to have 2 tree’s, a kid tree and a fancy one that I can go crazy with. So maybe at the end of the season we’ll pick up an obnoxious fake one for the front living room next year. Speaking of “eco-friendly”, there is a new service that I heard about recently, where you can rent a living tree that’s potted. They will deliver it for you and you can even get the same tree each year! I think it’s only for people in the LA area, but maybe next year someone in OC will pick up on the trend. That would be pretty cool to have the same tree each year. There are a few places that you can cut your own, but we end up going to the same lot every year, where the tree’s are brought down from Oregon and the workers are shipped in from the midwest….. not sure about other area’s but they are like carnies around here. Anyway, here are a few pictures from the hunt. I still haven’t had a chance to finish decorating, so those pictures will come later.


Adella wanted the “baby” one…