snuggling with momma.
27 December 2008
opening my BIG present from my nonna and poppa d - it's a TRICYCLE!!!
waiting on daddy to put together my slide!
concentrating on climbing up my new slide!
eating yummy cinnamon rolls for breakfast :)
cooking up something yummy!
26 December 2008
and here she is when she realized it was her BABY! she is hilarious. she is all girl, but don't underestimate her! she can hold her own with the boys! my cousin has 3 boys and she was all up in the middle of their little football game in the hallway!
21 December 2008
13 December 2008
12 December 2008
stella was so tired after our shopping day that we had to wait until sunday to finish decorating. she was SO excited to "help".
on 12/11 stella got a package in the mail from our friend amber in SC. she sent her a cupcake ornament. stella was SO excited to unwrap it and put it on the tree. as you can see from the look on her face!
10 December 2008
here we are with our tree! stella was fascinated with it and wanted to feel the needles!
03 December 2008
* i have the best husband EVER.
* i have the best, best friend EVER.
* i have the daughter i have always wanted and the exact one i was meant to have. it is amazing that she came from a place so far away, yet was made just for us.
* i have the best parents EVER.
* i am surrounded by people who genuinely care for me and love me for who i am. (which is a good thing, because trying to be someone/something i am not is just not in my dna.)
* i have a roof over my head and food on my table every single night.
* i have a job that pays our bills.
i could go on and on, but you get the idea. so mid-day yesterday i decided that turning 30 suits me. i figure my 20's i was a mess - well, because you're SUPPOSED to be a mess in your 20's. my 30's are when i will get my s*it together. so, by the time i hit 40 i should be good to go. not that i'm wanting to rush through it all, because this is my LIFE. i only get one. so, i've decided to enjoy the ride, whatever it may be. and since the ride entails turning 30, here i am!
01 December 2008
we always go to indiana to michael's parents for thanksgiving. this was our first thanksgiving as a family and it was crazy - i know SHOCKER. we waited until 3pm for lunch so that the little kids could have their nap. that was good for their moods, but stella wanted nothing to do with food, so we spent all of lunch-time chasing her around to make sure she wasn't getting into trouble!
this is stella and noah coloring after lunch.
we took stella to the park to play the day after thanksgiving. it was a little chilly, but the sun was shining and it felt good to get some fresh air!
stella and her god-sister again. stella was getting sleepy in this one.
stella and kaiden. they are going to have crushes on each other when they get older!