Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! We had a wonderful Christmas spent with family and friends.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

My first bird!

This was my first Thanksgiving to host all festivities and cook the glorious 2o lb bird. It was a wonderful time with family and new friends in Huntsville. I must admit the turkey turned out better than I thought. Here's a pic with me and my bird. Can you tell that I'm incredibly proud of that turkey!!!!! :)

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Monday, November 16, 2009

No words to describe...

We just had pictures taken of Addison with her cousin Emma for Christmas. Here are the proofs. Heather Swanner the photographer is a GENIUS!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Caught In The Act!

The past few weeks I've noticed that Addison has been going back to her room to play alone! This is a very new development since we have always lived in a two story house and she's never really had a separate place to go and play. I'm encouraged how she plays well by herself and it gives me a few breaks in the day of entertaining her! So yesterday I noticed that she had be back in her room for a while and I wasn't hearing her babbling. (Always a bad sign) So when I went to check on her this is what I found....

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Huntsville Update

Life has been a bit hectic since my last entry. We went down to Seaside to celebrate my MIL's birthday, moved out of my mom's house and into our new house, suffered through a double ear infection on Addison's part and a lingering cold/sinus infection on my part. Each one of these things were definitely blog post worthy but to be honest I didn't have the energy. We are just now starting to feel settled in the new house eventhough, I still have numerous boxes to unpack. :) We are so thankful to have our own space again. Here are some fun pics of Addison because well she's just so cute when she's not throwing tantrums. More on that later.....

playing in my shoes

crazy bed head

playing in my car which is a daily ritual

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

My 1st out of town visitor...since moving to Huntsville!

I was so thrilled to have my 1st out of town visitor last week! My dear friend Kari who lives in Nashville brought her youngest to come and play for the day. It was so wonderful to have someone in the flesh to talk to. I know that sounds kind of tragic but I seriously don't know anyone here. I am working on changing that but that's another post. I will be planning a day trip up to Nashville as soon as we get all moved into our new place. It's great that we live close enough now where I can make day trips up there to visit. Here are a few pics of the fun day.
Kari and Addison

Sweet Caroline pushing Addison!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Portland, OR

My cousin Mandy who is only 4 days older than me was married on August 8th (my 30th birthday) in Portland. I definitely won't ever forget her anniversary. Michael and I were lucky enough to be able to fly out to Portland and attend. I was glad that Michael was able to meet some of my cousins and extended family. It was a very short trip but well worth it.

Me, my mom, and my 3 Aunt's after they surprised me with a birthday cake at the wedding. So thoughtful!

My cousin Mandy and her groom! She was beautiful!

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Favorite Things at 18 months old!

On my 30th birthday Addison was 18 months old, Crazy! So I thought I would share some of her favorite things:

Favorite Foods: fruit of any kind, hummus (she eats it in spoonfuls) ; steamed broccoli, any kind of cheese, scrambled eggs and turkey sausage.
Favorite Things & Hobbies: her paci; screaming at my mom's cat (poor tater) ; playing in the sandbox; pretending to drive the car (while the car is parked); trying on any shoes; coloring on anything (not my favorite); talking in her own language that I cannot understand; and the last and most favorite driving mommy and daddy crazy while looking too cute for her own good.

She is definitely coming into her own personality!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We have a place to live!

Well...after much thought and deliberation we have found a place to live. We will be moving into my dad's house. My dad and gale moved back to Texas and still have not sold their house here in Huntsville. It's much bigger and a little further out than what we're used to but it's approximately 1mile from my mom's house and we can rent! We knew we didn't want to buy because we want all of our options to be open. Overall, this is the best thing for us right now. We are so excited to have made a decision! We will be moving in the very end of Sept/beginning of October. Here it is:

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Weddings

We just got back from a wonderful trip to Santa Monica/Malibu, California. Michael's cousin got married and it was beautiful. We were so thankful that we were able to go. It was a great time with family eventhough, we left Addison at home with her Mimi. Next month we will be heading to Portland, OR for my cousin Mandy's wedding. Addison will be spending that weekend with her other Mimi. Two trips to the west coast for weddings in one summer is a little crazy but we are trying to take advantage of these trips for some adult time. Here are few pics of the California wedding. I have so many but I won't bore you with all of them.
hanging out at the Santa Monica pier (the weather was fabulous, it was never above 78degrees)
at the rehearsal dinner with the happy couple
at the reception with Alyson my sister-in-law

at the rehearsal dinner having a grand time

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Monkey See Monkey Do!

A few weeks ago when we were moving out of our old house in Birmingham I found Addison in the kitchen with the "infamous" dust buster. Addison has had a love/hate relationship with the dust buster. I use this thing numerous times a day and love it.

She was pushing it around the kitchen making a vroom vroom sound. She was loving it that day. It was so cute!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

We're Moving!!!

So much has been going since my last post. The most blog worthy would be that we are moving to Huntsville .... next week! The Lord has provided us with a buyer for our home (we close on Tuesday) and we are incredible thankful for His provision. The reason for the move is ..... Michael's job/territory changed at the beginning of this year. For those of you who don't know what Michael does, he's in medical device sales and has a large territory of northwest Alalabama. He used to have Birmingham but the territories changed in January due to the economy. He now has all of north Alabama but no longer Birmingham which posed an interesting predicament for us. His company hasn't required us to move but it would definitely be better for Michael if we lived in his territory. It would cut down on his driving considerably and we would see him a lot more, which is what we want! :) So we decided it would best to live in Huntsville right smack dab in the middle of the territory. So, we are going to stay with my mom (she's lived in Huntsville for a few years) for awhile until we find a house and get to know the area better. I am incredibly sad to leave Birmingham but know it's the best for our family.

So with all of that being said. Here are a few pics of the last few weeks....

Addison hanging out with daddy

falling asleep during one of our daily walks (she hasn't done this since she was 5 mos old)

wearing her sunhat...indoors

enjoying honeydew

chillin watching mommy pack up the house

michael and i at the beach for our anniversary

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter! (a day late)

I have so enjoyed looking at all the easter pics of all you bloggers out there. What beautiful families on such a beautiful day! We had a great Easter as well. After church at Briarwood we headed down to Montgomery for the day to spend with family. It was loads of fun and Addison had a great time too. Addison's first egg hunt. :)

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