Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve

Christmas eve at Nan's is always fun...
Me (Sissy) & Rylee

Rylee & uncle BooBoo

Rylee got some cute fuzzy red slippers...

She loved them!!

Rylee hit a home run with dolls, barbies, clothes, chap stick aka lipstick , purses & jewelry

and the newest addition to our Christmas eve crew..... Callie Brook Merritt.
Christmas eve at Nan's is always fun... We always have a fabulous spread of food including the famous red velvet cake. Everyone has a stocking with their name on it & they always get stuffed plum full of goodies. Michael & I found some fake lotto tickets & decided to play a funny on some family members this year & it worked. It made for a very fun & funny night!!!!

Christmas brunch at the Caubles

Christmas Day at my brothers house
Cody LOVED his rocket launcher

Granny helping Cody reload the rocket launcher

Cody singing a song for us off of his new Rock Band game

Maddie playing with Cody's Rock Band drums

Maddie got a ton of learning toys & some cute Fancy Nancy stuff.....

Christmas at the Caubles was so much fun, Jacob made a real nice breakfast,
we had mimosas & watched the kiddos go nuts opening gifts!!!

Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning at the Haldemans...
Our PJ Christmas picture in front of our tree

Here is a picture of some of the things that my Santa brought me....

a new watch, new ear phones for my Ipod, gift certificates, a new bamboo cutting board, perfume & lots of good stocking stuffer's.

Michael is checking out his stocking stuffer's...

Michael was very happy with his new Ipod.....

Dakota looking in his stocking....

He got a scoccer ball & new doggie treats!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I found this angel right after we made the decision to adopt. It says " however motherhood comes to you it's a miracle". Talk about getting a sign from the big man. I keep it in my kitchen window so I can read it every day. When getting out the decorations for Christmas I came across this HOPE ornament & thought the two belonged together. I know the good Lord will bless us with a beautiful baby, I HOPE sooner then later, but he knows his plans for us, so this Christmas & everyday I just pray that God will protect our baby till he or she comes home to us.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Girls Night Christmas Party

We had our second girls night Christmas party at my house,
( i think it's officially an annual party now).
We had fabulous food (thanks to Allie), wine, champagne punch
& our always fun gift exchange. We did a Christmas theme this year...
We did the traditional exchange where everyone puts their gift in the pile & you pick a number, you can steal up to 3 times & number 1 gets to pick last as well.
I picked # 1..... Whooo Hoooo!!!!

The girls... with the help of the self timer on the camera

Me trying to take a picture through the mirror...

This is the first gift I picked, a real cute bowl with a hand painted snowman inside.

This is the adorable snow flake necklace I stole from Allie....

And this fabulous bracelet came with it. It's always good to be #1!!!!!
Sorry Allie, Love ya!!!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My 30th

Michael had a Surprise party at Iron Cactus for my 30Th Birthday
Here are all my sweet friends that came to help celebrate...

Michael got me some UGGs ...

Thank you to everyone who helped make my Birthday Special!!!!!!