Thursday, December 31, 2009

La Grande Orange Pizzeria

Last night we went to my favorite pizzeria. La Grande

It made me miss my sister, Dad and Wendy :(

{Our 40 minute wait}

Dave took off work for the rest of the week so we have been spending
a lot of time together these past couple days.

I've been able to sleep in till 10:30 the past couple days! I don't even know how I do it.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lock everything up! He's coming!

Owyn is getting soooo close to crawling.

This scares me.

Watch him in action...

From the list.

I made a list of things I want for Dave to follow.

It was a long list. I wanted to give him options. But I ended up receiving all but 2 of the things on my list.

A quilt was on my list. This is what I opened...

So this is what I picked out...

Ha. He makes me laugh.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Owyn's 1st Christmas

Our Christmas was absolutely lovely.

Following tradition, we each got to open one gift the night of Christmas Eve. Dave and Owyn opened The Godfather Collection. I opened a M.A.C. eyeshadow kit. Owyn stayed up extra late in hopes that he would see Santa. Eventually he gave up. We followed him going to bed early anxious to wake up and open our other gifts.

We were woken up by Owyn at 7:00am and began opening our gifts one. by. one. Let me tell you, my loot was huge! I thought I got Dave some really good gifts, but after I stated opening one awesome gift after the other I wanted to take all his back and get him better gifts. He totally spoiled us this year.

It was a perfect day. We danced around to holiday music, napped together, cleaned together, cooked together. The best part of all is having Owyn to spend this special day with. Last year he was making me sick, keeping me away from the delicious food, and his stocking was a tiny little one with "baby" painted with glitter. This year we get to watch his skills develope, make him laugh and list off our favorite things about him. We have come sooo far this year. Nothing makes me happier than this little sweet boy of mine.

(Owyn's gift from Santa)

I made my first Christmas feast this year. I had so much fun. I was cooking and sweating in the kitchen for hours. I wore a dress, tights, heels and an apron to make me feel extra domestic.

I was very surprised by how delicious my meal was. We had a white wine slaw with napa cabbage, raddish and golden raisins, green beans, potato gratin, ribeye roast, and a chocolate pudding pie. It was one of the best roasts either of us had ever had. Of course though, dads prime rib from last year wins first prize.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I've been robbed.

For as long as I can remember, I have held the title "beauty",
and Whitney, "cutie" by Grandma Irene.

When I picked up my lovely older sister Whitney from the airport last week, I didn't recognize her. Sitting and waiting for her in the tiny little terminal three at Sky Harbor I had my eyes peeled on the arriving passangers. I saw a woman walking with a old man and I thought "is that Whitney?". No, no. It couln't be. But then, that woman gave a big dimpled smile and waved. Then I realized that it was in fact my sister.

She has always been beautiful. But over the past 5 months that she has been attending grad school in Nashville, she has completely transformed into a women. She strutted up in he "sexy' tights, high heeled boots, long flowing blond locks and painted nails.

I have officially been robbed of my "beauty" title.

I don't really see myself as a "cutie".
I think the only title left that fits me well is "tootie".

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas with the "B's"

We celebrated Christmas with my mother's side of the family last night.

Unfortunatley, Mom, Scott and Sean couldn't make it... Maahhh!

It was a lot of fun.

Never a quiet moment around here. Ever.

My silly family (most of the men missing)

My aunts & cousin and Sister Whitney & Owyn

Beautiful cousin Victoria and Owyn

the younger cousins opening gifts from Grandma

Everyone thought this picture of me was ssoooo funny.
I keep trying to do the face again but can't seem to do it.

My family is crazy. I love them to death!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Whitney Jo and O-Joe

We have had so much fun with Whitney.

Owyn is absolutely in love with her. It is so cute.

He even got sad when she left and would search around the room for her.

And she brought back these great gifts I've been wanting really really
bad from Dad and Wendy in San Diego.

She leaves early Sunday morning.

We will go back to missing her.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Homemade Holiday

I've been working hard with my paper, glitter and glue pen to add a personal touch to our holiday decor. It's sort of becoming an obsession.

Where would we be without the Martha Stewart craft supplies??

In the Kitchen with Chelsea

There is nothing in whole world that makes me feel more
like a woman than throwing on an apron with ruffles (thanks Grandma I) and baking a pie.

I love feeling feminine.

I love being a woman.

I love being a mom.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Eight Days

That's how long it's been since I've posted. Oh man, what have I been doing??

Well, we've been very busy.

Yesterday I completed my seventh semester. Few! It's been rough. I can't even explain how good it feels to have one more done and be that much closer to the finish line.

{Owyn helped me study by turning the pages for me.}

I've been working really hard with Owyn this past week to get him on a schedule. Thanks to the advise and encouraging words of my friend Brittany (who has a sweet baby 3days older than owyn) , we have been successful!

Having him on a set schedule of sleeping, eating and napping has had a dramatic impact on everything in our home. My sanity, the cleanliness of our home, my Dave time and Owyn's happiness. The fact that I didn't do this sooner makes me want to kick myself.

Thanks Britt!

We have also been trying to introduce Owyn to solid foods. He wasn't taking a liking to cereal so we tried baby food (green beans to be exact) just to see if he would like that more.

Well, no. He didn't. My proof....

{ We've put off the solids for a bit. When he's ready, we'll be ready}

Most excitingly, my big sis is in town! She hasn't been able to see Owyn since he was born so she is loving the Owyn time.

I don't have any pics yet but right now she is in SD visiting our father and then she'll be back for more. Then I will take pics.

Owyn absolutely loves his favorite Aunty! He has the biggest crush on her. His face lights up when he see's her and he puts on a big grin.

He's also learned how to contol his voice so now he never shuts up. But I don't mind because it's hilarious. He just talks and talks and laughs and laughs. I set him infront of the mirror and left him alone and just laughed at the conversation he was having with himself.

He is the happiest baby I've ever seen.

Monday, December 7, 2009

On rainy days like today...

we like to gather all the pillows and blankets and build a giant bed
on the living room floor to cuddle and watch the rain out the windows.

I love rainy days. Especially spent with my little nugget.

We wish daddy could be here :(

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Tonight we were lucky enough to spend a beautiful
night together decorating our first family Christmas tree
It totally got me into the holiday spirit.

It's just a little guy, but it's a lot bigger than last years.

( Plus it's not about the tree, it's what's under it that matters. Ha just kidding)

We love our first family tree.