Sunday, November 28, 2010


We left Virginia at 2pm and here it is almost 10pm and we are still on the road. Ava and Paxx are sleeping in the backseat, Noah is driving and listening to his metal/rap music and I'm getting in the season listening to my christmas song collection on my ipod. Why do Christmas carols never get old? I love adding to my collection each year to see how someone came out with a new rendition of my favorite songs.

These songs always make me feel in the mood for the season:
1. The Christmas Song
2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. O Holy Night
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. Happy Christmas (War is Over)
6. Silent Night
7. Last Christmas
8. The Little Drummer Boy
9. All I Want for Christmas

I just bought Lady A's Christmas cd and I want to get Glee's Christmas album.

This week I plan to decorate the house and put up our Christmas tree!

I can't wait to see Ava's reaction to the bright lights on the tree. I'll have her help me put her first Christmas ornament :)

That is if WE EVER MAKE IT HOME!!! We've been in the car entirely too long!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for so much this year. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and good eating!

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Favorite Things

So in the spirit of Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things I decided to share with you a few of my favorite things...

In no particular order,

1. Pomegranate season-- this delicious fruit is only available a short while so when it's in season I indulge. Its juicy and messy and kind of complicated to eat, but oh so yummy and good for you!
2. These two cuties, my nephew Alex-- the sweetest little guy in the whole wide world and his sister, Camille. She is constantly making me laugh!
3. This Day. The day our lives changed. The day my precious daughter was born. Best.Day.Ever.

4. Felcity-- I was totally obsessed with this show for all four seasons of its existence. I got everyone around me hooked. It brings me back to my college days when my roomates and I would watch like 5 episodes in a row. And I had a huge crush on Ben (Scott Speedman) :)
5. Christmas season - I love everything about Christmas. It's definitely my favorite holiday.
6. My video baby monitor- For all those worry-wart moms (-->me<--) this is the perfect. No more worrying about how the baby is sleeping. Highly recommended.
7. Anything cupcakes. I kind of have a thing.

8. my iPad- Noah got this for me for our anniversary and I'm in love with it. Instant endless entertainment.

9. Leggings - This has been the trend for the last couple of years and one of my favorites.
10. Facebook- I love that it can keep me connected to my closest friends even when I can't talk to them or see them. I still feel like I know what's going on in their lives.

So I could go on and on.... So what made your list of favorite things???

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


This season I am excited about sending Christmas cards. I did this a couple of years back after Noah and I got engaged and I loved them.

I've been telling my family we need to have an updated family photo since we don't have one with Noah in the picture. And what a better year to do this because Ava was also born this year. Kill two birds with one stone.
My sister and I decided we didn't want to be cooped up in a studio so we've made an appointment with her co-worker/photographer for an outdoor shoot. I'm so excited to see how they will turn out. We are taking the pictures at Wormsloe, it's so pretty out there. I plan on using photos from that shoot to put in our Christmas cards this year and I'm super excited to share them with our family and friends.
I've always had a great experience with Shutterfly. I love thier fun lay-outs because they are so unique and modern. I like that you can personalize your cards. It means so much more to me when I receive photocards because I feel its like catching up with close friends and family. I especially love love love the cards that tell a story (part of the 2010 collection from Shutterfly). I've heard of people sending family newsletters but this way I can do it in all one swoop. Alot of great things have happened to us this year and I can't think of a better way to share it with everyone.
And I'm not going to stop of photocards. Earlier this year I sent my mom-in-law a photobook for mother's day. She absolutely adored it and I'm planning to make photobooks for the grandparents and for Noah and me as a keepsake. It's so simple to put together online and I had a very pleasant experience with Shutterfly. I would recommend everyone use them this year for their christmas cards, personalized gifts, etc.
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Right now, Shutterfly is offering a great promotion-- 50 free cards for bloggers that write-up a post about thier holiday collection! Such a great offer!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Tunes

I am ashamed to play my ipod these days. I can't remember when I bought a new song or album last. But that is about to change!

I'm always thinking of songs to add and I never actually do it. But this is what's been digging lately.

1. Katy Perry's new album- I loved her first single, Teenage Dream, and I'm digging her new single, Firework. Hopefully the rest of her album will no disappoint.

2. Glee-Christmas album - I love Christmas carols and I need a fresh mix to get me into the season!

3. Cee Lo Green's, Forget You- So catchy. but not sure I like the deluxe version or not. I'm not too fond of the F word.

4. Will.i. am and Nicki Minaj, Check it out- they sample an 80's tune and it gets me hooked every time it plays on the radio.

5. Sara Bareilles' album, Kaleidoscope Heart- I absolutely love her single, King of Anything. It makes me happy. And I really like her voice.

6. Plain White Ts, Rhythm of Love- This song makes me happy too. Kind of Jason Mrazish.

Any other suggestions??

And right now (until 12/4) Michael's is offering $25 iTunes gift cards for $20! I plan to pick up a few this weekend. It's the perfect gift!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ava and Her Bunny Bloopers

I have been taking pictures of Ava and her bunny since she was 2 days old. I meant to take them every month to show how much she's grown but its been more like every week. Not sure how long that will last, but for right now I've been on a roll. I have been posting the best takes on my facebook album but I have saved the ones that didn't make the cut here. They are pretty funny. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This has been me all week. I've been battling a crucial cough and it's not been fun. Before babies, being sick wasn't too bad. But when you are sick and a mommy, life goes on, you are still expected to do all that mommies do. It's been tough. For example, coughing does not help to get baby to go to sleep. Every time her little eyes close a cough comes out and she's staring at me. :(

I hope I get over this quickly. ugh.

But check out what sick mommy found this morning!

Such a big girl!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

She doesn't remember her first Halloween but she later she'll see how adorable she was. We had two days of Halloween festivities. We hung out with her cousins, Camille and Alex, before they went out trick-or-treating on Saturday.

She was scared of Alex's Shadow Trooper mask so this picture was failed from the start.

Sunday was Camille's party to celebrate her 6th birthday. We had a great time celebrating and we were completely pooped when we got home.
A successful first Halloween :)

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