Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Our Christmas vacation started out with Josh getting the flu the Sunday before Christmas. Josh was going to take some time off from work and I had visions of him doing some daddy day care while I shopped and cleaned and got ready to host Christmas at our house. Unfortunately for us, the flu left Josh quarantined in our room and in bed until Thursday. So even though he did take some time off from work, it was time spent isolated with the flu. No fun for any of us. So that left me sleeping in the guest bedroom and sanitizing the house like a crazy person. The great news is that Josh got better quickly and no one else got sick so Christmas was saved. My family came to our house to celebrate.
Aunt Kathy, Grandma, Mom & Me
Brody had so much fun opening presents he passed right out on his new pillow pet
Brody trying out Jaden's new bike
Our family pjs Christmas eve
And Santa finally delivered bullseye, the very hard to find sought after toy. Jaden only had two things on his list, a bike and bullseye. Santa delivered. I absolutely love spending time with our families and just being together would have been enough of a Christmas present for me, but throw in a few presents and delicious food it's even better.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Videos from School SIngalong

We like to party

Josh and Jaden drove to Dallas to celebrate Raley's 3rd birthday. They had a great time together and we wish they were closer to Austin so we could be together more often.
Cousin Rian, isn't she adorable
Jaden & Raley

The birthday girl

The santa stare down
Brody's class party

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Polar Express

Last Sunday, Jaden, Connor, Jenn and I went on the Polar Express Train. It starts in Cedar Park and goes to Burnet and then back. We were on the train from 7 -9:30. It was a looong ride. The boys had lots of fun, and us mommies did lots of entertaining to make it fun, but that is what mommies do.
Mrs. Claus came by and handed out cookies
Happy boys
Santa came by and handed out train whistles
I love this picture of Jaden because it shows how silly he is

I am glad we went, but at $25 a ticket it will probably be our last time to go. There was only about 20 minutes of entertainment for the kids, and the rest of the time was us trying to keep them busy. Sorta like on a road trip. The kids had fun though, and that is what it is all about!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Parties

Last Thursday I hosted the Canyon Creek Preschool Teachers Party. Every year it so much fun! Everyone brings a yummy dish and a fun ornament. We eat, laugh and do a white elephant ornament exchange. I was having too much fun to take any pictures, but here are the two I got. Every year has a theme. Last year was Tacky Christmas sweaters. This year was Bling! And I won the contest! You can't really tell in this pictures, but my jacket was full sequins, Thanks Grandma for blinging me out!

And the next night, Friday, was Josh's company Christmas Party! We had it downtown at 219 West. The food and drinks were delish. We had a private room in the back so we were able to mingle and enjoy each other. Here are some of us girls.
Some of the boys
And us lovebirds :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Saturday we went to a Christmas Shin Dig at one of our good friends moms house. It is one of the most amazing houses I have ever been in. It is just right down the road from us on a hill overlooking lake Travis. The party was great! Everyone there was so nice and friendly. The food and drinks were fantastic. They even had fireworks. Josh and I enjoyed every minute of being out together. We are going to be really busy these next few weeks with more parties, a ride on the Polar Express and of course Christmas and Brody's birthday, so I will have lots of great posts coming up.