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.}


My little Isabelle is nearly 3 months old!
.. I thought I'd better update you all now since I start back to work soon and with the holiday you know the blog will be post-free for awhile.

She is doing all things cute. Seriously would I lie? She is so stinkin' adorable.

3 mos:
- doing more interaction with her toys - in fact tonight she was grabbing on for dear life to Ernie .. her super fun elephant with tags all over it (and a cat in its belly .. a little weird I know.)
- 2-3 hrs between feeds @ day/night (although last night she slept from 10:30 - 4:45am!!)
- smiling so so much
- cooing so so much
- melting her mom and dad's hearts so so much
- dancing to Put a ring on it and Apple bottom jeans .. um. we have video proof
- loving every second in her big girl bath tub (I would post pics/video .. but the blog is public.)
- about to embark on the biggest big girl adventure yet, baby school!

givethanks #4.

#4. incredibly thankful for my job & those people i work with {including all the sweet kiddos}!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

givethanks #3.

#3. My entire family is the best. I love them!

Friday, November 20, 2009

givethanks #2.

#2. Thankful for my other half.

very cute.very caring.very loveable.veryvery thoughtful.very good cake maker.very helpful.very good gift giver.very handsome.very best dad ever.

{golly. i love this guy.}
{reminds me of: Better Together, by JJohnson.}

Thursday, November 19, 2009

smiling ♥.givethanks #1.

#1. I am thankful for this sweet baby girl. She makes my heart smile real big.
{i could hold & love on this baby all day long .. and i do.}

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Tonight little miss and I had a photo session before bath time {she absolutely loves her bath!}. I think that I look more excited than I'belle.
& yep she always seems to have a bib on. she spits up. a lot.


Monday, November 16, 2009


Baby girl loves to spend time with her dad! Dyer is the best dad and is so good to her .. he gives her loads of lovin'. Everyone says how much she and her dad look alike!

I'belle reading with dad.

just hanging out!


{if you can't tell - i can't get enough of this cutie pie.}

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Gosh we have been so delighted to have some great visitors!
Maria-Paula and her daughter, Victoria, came by a few days ago to meet baby Isabelle. It was such a treat! Darling Victoria was so sweet when she would say "Isabelle." Seriously Adorable! Victoria will be such a good big sister, she was so helpful when we needed anything for Isabelle and she would give Isabelle her baby to play with!
oh yeah, and Rowdy was very excited to meet some new friends!

{2 little smiling cuties. I'belle + Victoria.}

{Maria-Paula + Isabelle. MP is due with girl #2 in a few short months.}

& then .. Ali dropped by for a girls night, it was so fun to catch up with her!! She is so fun and we can't wait to see her again! Ali & I went to Baylor together and she lived with Erin at one time. (Sadly I don't have any pictures.)

Thanks all for coming!!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Baylor Univ.: our alma mater.

i think ICH is a fan. Not sure if daddy Dyer would back her up .. tee-hee.

thanks erin for the super fun baylor outfit!!

[in the video - that is a Baylor blanket.]

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kristen graciously opened her home for Isabelle's first official play date!
Isabelle & Abby (and Abby's big brother Ethan) had such a fun time!! It was so nice to catch up with Kristen and chat about everything baby girl. Abby is just one week older than Isabelle and I can see them being friends for a long time!!

CO visitor.

Elizabeth came for a visit & boy did we have fun including: some B-winners, S-bucks, I-belle loving and yum S-ghetti.
We had an overthetop fun time! Thanks Dr Elizabeth for coming!!
{more here: Eliz.}
Can't wait to see you again!!

{.. o my tree hair!}

{the gorgeous Elizabeth.}

{i love that tongue. so stinkin' cute.}

{the super cute pig that E made for Isabelle.}

Monday, November 9, 2009


Dear Martha Stewart, I could use your help. Can you come to my home & bring this harvest table arrangement along? djh

Sunday, November 8, 2009


My mom and Garner came to visit us last weekend. As always: a good time had by all. (plus, little I'belle was a gem. we like that.)
A fun weekend celebrating all thing Halloween and Garner's 15th birthday!

Uncle Garner. (notice ICH's wearing a cupcake shirt to celebrate G's birthday!)

Grandma & Isabelle.

Daddy & Isabelle.

.. more of the same.

{I think we have the most precious of pun'kins!}


Dear pumpkin spice latte, I could just drink you up. djh

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Isabelle's dad is not a fan of the bow .. but we snuck some shots with it on. I love that it tamed her crazy hair!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Newborn pics. ICH @ 2 weeks 1 day.

{want to see a few more?: n'born pics.}