Wednesday, December 30, 2009


a firstmas: in pictures.

first xmas as a family of Three.

little Isa. and Aunt Amy

Aunt Wynne and G.G.

two sweet cuties.

uncle garner, g'ma and an elf.

isabelle with her sweet rocking horse from g'ma.

baby girl's first christmas came with snow!

present time! i just love her face in this pic.

dyer's mom didn't stand a chance! :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


{So much to blog .. so very, very little time.}
Isabelle's Firstmas was a white one!!

We had so much fun not only sharing the big day with family .. but also letting Isa take in her first snow!!

{so, maybe she didn't like it at first.}

{snow peanut.}

Tuesday, December 22, 2009



{to: aunt mimi. from: Isabelle.}
Huge thanks for all the fun clothes and super-duper cute & soft blanket, I LOVE it!


This weekend was a busy one! Dyer was on call so it was just me and the little peep.

Saturday was filled with parties, first Ethan's SECOND birthday! It was so fun. Ethan's mom, Kristen, had set up the house as a construction zone; there was tons of fun activities and Yummy food! Isabelle had such a fun time at her friend's birthday! She also got to see little Abby (Ethan's baby sister) and make lots of new friends!

Later that night we went to a fun festive department Christmas party at Megan's house! Her home is gorgeous! It was so good to see all of my work friends! We didn't get to stay long since it was getting a little late for Isabelle {& you all know we do not want a grumpy gus!}. I wish I had pictures!

We had such a great time and can't wait to see everyone again.
*I think that the picture got me postblink!

Sunday, December 20, 2009



I don't know what I would do without these two girls. They are pretty special to me & keep me smiling ;)
{Huge thanks to Erin & Chris for stoping by last weekend to see us!! They are such dear friends and we are so thankful for them. Isabelle and I can't wait to see little almost-two-year-old-Grace soon!} *click picture to see it larger.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

too cute.

file these under to cute for words.
{this is how the little stinker is most of the time, hands in mouth or sucking her thumb!}

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


{i just couldn't resist.}
& really, don't you love that little pony tail?!

elf, pt 2.

I only post this b/c my good friend Mikie asked for more pics of that cute little elf. ;)
that little tree is ibelle's own personal tree from her room.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Frosty. (ie) Isabelle's new bff.
she is in love. she can look at frosty {& hang out with her dad!} all day long. these are so sweet!

{i bet she is thinking: wow! what fun is frosty!}

Sunday, December 13, 2009


{this little elf is too cute.}
{ps. don't you just love our huge ol' xmas tree!!}

Thursday, December 10, 2009


umkay, you get it. she is super cute, but even cuter with a headband!!

{huge thanks to Christie for the great basket full of clothes, socks, a headband & all things diapees and wipees and cuddly wuddlees! Ok. I'm blaging: Christie, our good family friend, is the inventor of diapees and the wuddlees, go here for great baby shower gifts!}
{click the picture to see it bigger.}

Monday, December 7, 2009


{so darling. that sweet little hat is c/o Isa.'s great-grandma kuras.}


Bubble baths are Isabelle's favorite thing to do! Any time she is being a grump we can put her in there and get an instant smile!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


i'm trying .. but as of now, no new blog updates.

the day needs to be like 27 hrs long. that would be nice :)
{heres to a great weekend and hopefully some blogging time!}

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


a few things:
1) baby school + work is going good. i'm still convinced that isa. dislikes going.
2) isabelle had her first cold, i think that she is on the mends (mom : not so much).
3) isabelle rolled over this last weekend, in fact she did it 3x in a row. but she hasn't repeated since (again we have video proof). she is also starting to grab for things and put them in her mouth.
4) TX is cold about now.
5) isabelle is a big girl, see #3.
6) i miss the weekend.
7) isabelle already has a some favorites:

{aunt amy.}



{ernie, the elephant.}
{among many many other things!}


we love them.

{this past weekend Dyer's mom, sister and step dad came by. we had so much fun with them! huge thanks to Dyer's mom and sister who watched Isa. while DH & I went to eat and run errands!}

{thanks for coming! we hope to see you again soon.}

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Thanksgiving '09 went a little like this:
Yep. That is right. I kissed & kissed & kissed her. all. day. long. I loved it.

{other TG happenings .. Dyer worked/slept, I worked, Ibelle played, we ate some yummy chilli, took a walk, relaxed.}

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Today was little miss' first day of baby school.
Our day started with letting Isabelle sleep in, she is a fuss-pot if you wake her up .. she had some playtime then it was off to school! (Dyer took our picture, below).

I left her. I cried .. I'm sure she cried.

The day went by; it was full of bunches & bunches of emails/ texts and thoughts of my pumpkin!
and eww: bunches of pumping.
{Must mention that the wonderful girls at work made me a little photo journal of Isabelle that was sweeter-than-sweet. It is a great way to see her beautiful face during my days at work.}

Then I called school, she was "fine."
I worked my fanny off.
Finally I picked her up. She looked a little disgruntled, or a little mad, or a little unstimulated, or maybe a little sleepy. Who wouldn't be if you were in a bouncy seat, likely all day, staring at the leg of a table. My hope is that maybe it was just a fluke ..
But I was so thrilled to see my little one!
{about to leave.}
{don't mind that i have no mascara on and Ibelle has the hair.}

{about to take her in. she slept on the way there.}

Tomorrow and Friday she spends the day with dad!

On another note: Isabelle enjoys some Beyonce (therefore a fan of Glee by default), who can blame her?! When I play the put a ring on it and crazy in love music videos on Youtube, she gets her groove on and stares at the computer. Again, I have video proof.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

givethanks #6.

#6. Sweet sleeping baby.

{all played out.}


that girl & her crazy hair. thank goodness for bows!


There have been many many tears & there will be many more tears {sorry Dyer}.

Isabelle is off to baby school, aka daycare, tomorrow. It makes me so sad.

I wonder, will they ..
hold her when she naps·love her wild hair·call her sweet names, like cutie pie & sweet pea·take a zillion pics of her·love her adorable bubbles·snuggle her all day·take her for walks·make silly faces to get her to smile·talk to her nonstop·kiss her all over?

.. but she will acquire a stellar immune system and some social skills :) We went on a little trip yesterday to check it out (it moved to a brand new location) and meet some of her new friends and the staff.

{thanks to everyone for the very encouraging FB messages, calls and emails; means so much that you are thinking of us on our big day.}

Monday, November 23, 2009


OK. Officially obsessed. bubbles & all!

givethanks #5.

#5. So very thankful for wonderful Rowdy.

The big brother.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


{to reiterate: i♥her. sassy pants and all.}