Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It has been almost a year since a group of of my closest friends and I went to Hawaii.  With the rain and cold we had today... I wish I was back there.  I was looking through all our pictures and stumbled across this one.  I can't explain exactly why, but I love it.  Hope you do too.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our Third Anniversary

This past Sunday, Joe and I spent our first night away from Grace for our third anniversary.  We found a great deal at a hotel in Portland and stayed here:
The Hotel Vintage Plaza, in this room:

complete with our own jacuzzi tub.  It was great to get away and spend some much needed time just the two of us.  We went to a movie, out to dinner and slept in as late as we wanted.  It was grand.  My husband was awesome as usually and surprised me with vanilla cream soda and chocolate covered strawberries. 
One night was great, but I was ready to see Grace again.  It's amazing how attached you become to your offspring. :)  She had a great time with her aunt and uncle and cousins though and did great her first night without mom and dad.  Thanks Horton Family. 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thank You LORD for Many Blessings

Seeing the world through my daughter's eyes has given me a new appreciation for the little things... The wonder of bubbles or a leaf, or the simple pleasure of emptying out a shelf she just discovered she could reach.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Three Years

Three years ago today I said, "I do" to the most wonderful man in the world. 

Happy Anniversary Joe.  I love more today than I did then.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Heart Faces - "Bundled Up"

I recently discovered a great photography website. Each week they have a contest with a different theme and anyone can enter. This weeks theme is "Bundled Up". I decided to contribute with a picture of my six-month-old daughter Grace and her first taste of snow. 

Check out more "Bundled Up" pictures or submit your own picture at iheartfaces.com or click the button below.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

9 months

Our little girl is nine months old, and it is so fun to see her personality start to emerge.

She is crawling all over the place and pulling herself up onto all the furniture and whatever is in within reach.  The other day she completely emptied the bottom shelf of our console table and climbed right in, then looked back, proud as can be as if to say, "Hey, look at what I just did."

Her laugh is one of my favorite things to listen to.  It's amazing what weird things she can get me to do just to hear her laugh. Watching her and Daddy play and laugh together makes my heart and my face smile.

She absolutely loves her dog Violet and actually squeals with delight every time we turn it on (Violet happens to be a talking dog that sings and says Grace's name.  Thanks Leapfrog... Oh, and Grandma).

Lately, she has been entertaining herself in the car by making different noises and then laughing at herself.  So cute!

She is such a people person.  I think she inherited her mother's extroverted personality.

She has been working on her two front teeth and I can see one almost ready to break through.  I think we are all three more then ready for this to happen.

On a normal, non teething night, she sleeps from around 7:30 pm to 7:00 am with one long nap in the afternoon.  Although, sometimes we still sneak in a nap in the morning if we are at home.  She really doesn't like taking naps when she is at work with me...  wish we could trade places.  She can work and I'll take the nap. :)

Bath Time