Sunday, November 28, 2010


We have so much to be thankful for this year!  A wonderful family, a healthy baby girl, and so much more!

The preparations for our Thanksgiving meal began the night before.  Trent loves to cook and he had been looking forward to trying new recipes this year.  Here he is getting ready with his helpful sous chef.

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Thanksgiving Day was very cold so we spent all of it indoors.  Some sibling bonding during the Macy’s Parade:


Little princess had a few outfit changes that day:


The turkey! We had planned on frying it again this year, but the wind derailed our plans. Hopefully, we will be able to do it for Christmas.


Hudson (who has major cabin fever these days) was not happy that he couldn’t go outside to play…


So, he found other ways to have fun…


Thanksgiving wine…

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Hudson is still in his picky eating phase (going on nine months now)…so he decided to find his own Thanksgiving meal rather than the one we prepared.


A little peek-a-boo with Nana and Pop before dinner:

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The meal! Trent and my mom really outdid themselves this year. All this food for four adults and one (did I mention picky?) child!  We were able to feast on this for a few days.

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Such a wonderful holiday and now we are gearing up for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year!  And one of my favorite things about Christmas is the giving and receiving of Christmas cards – especially photo cards!  I love seeing all of my friends sweet families and how they have changed over the past year!!!  Shutterfly has a huge selection of amazing cards to choose from and the new collection this year is fantastic.  I have my eye on a specific card that I can’t wait to design with pictures of our two kiddos!  I have used Shutterfly in the past to create a photo calendar as a Christmas gift for our parents and it turned out wonderfully. You can check out their selection of calendars here. This will be my first year to use their Christmas cards and I am excited to see how they turn out! Check out their Christmas card collection here. I am so happy the holidays are here again! :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Reading with Hudson

Hudson sat down last night to “read” a book to Harper.  I didn’t catch the best shot of it, but it was so cute.  Then he decided she needed to look at the book herself.  I love how sweet he is with her and that he is so loving towards her. :)


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Besties with Buzz

Hudson still has big love for Toy Story.  I bought Toy Story 3 for us to watch before I went to the hospital to have Harper (we saw it once in the theater this summer). He was as enthralled the second time around as he was the first time.  My parents got him a talking Buzz toy as a big brother gift and it was a major hit!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hudson LOVES his sister…

I cannot tell you how happy we are that Hudson loves his sister as much as he does. Every morning he asks for baby Harper first thing.  He wants to hold her all the time and will sit there holding her for 45 minutes.  I think it is the longest he has ever sat still in his entire life.  He is so sweet with her and introduces her to everyone who comes over - “this is the baby”.  It is precious to watch and we are so grateful.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010