Dec 31, 2009


This is Sarah (and Hallie, of course).

Sarah is my dearest friend from college. We were roommates at 502 W. Dodson, Apt. 5 (or 3???). We bonded over an impromptu trip to Georgia. Remember dad????

Anyway, we have been through lots and lots together. I won't tell any stories, because the world wide web is quite large and what if one of us runs for office someday? But I will tell you that I love her dearly, and I am thrilled that my daughter also loves her dearly.

Hey Sarah, remember that time we hung a shower curtain on our wall and it was awesome?

Love you.

Dec 30, 2009

Alright Already!

I'm back. Been busy and whatnot. Christmas pictures coming soon, but here's one of the Crying Sock.

It's her new comfort while she cries.

PS - she didn't start using the crying sock until late in the day. So it smells like corn curls. (inside joke).

Dec 17, 2009

I Love These Girls.

But they love Dave more. Because he does this:

Dec 16, 2009

This Is How We Decorate.

We don't worry about the fact that our roof kept sliding off, or that we have three undecorated walls, or that our decorator kept eating all of the wall decor.

This is how we roll.

Dec 15, 2009

Best Waste Of Money.

Who cares if I need to buy more wrapping paper? This was 10 minutes of FUN.

Dec 13, 2009

One Year Ago Today.

Mackenzie and Eli came over to play.

The playroom was upstairs.

Maggie was barely conceived.

No decorating in the living room.


Dec 12, 2009


Not all fruit snacks are created equal.

To the Left: gross.
To the Right: awesome.

The packaging is deceiving.

Dora + Boots = Awesome.

Dora Saves the Snow Princess = Not Awesome.

Dec 11, 2009

Hal's Back.

She's been a bit sickly, the poor dear. I blame the time change. Or Jeremy Santa.

These pictures were taken last Saturday, pre-fever time. Friends threw a wonderful Santa Breakfast that included puppies. Which automatically makes it a huge success. I thought Santa did an awesome job, but apparently the under 3 crowd didn't agree...

Psst, Ella. This is actually your father! Don't cry!

Dec 10, 2009

Dave's Back.

And thank goodness! How else would we get priceless photos like this one???

Dec 9, 2009

I'm Back.

And I'm not placing blame or anything, but it's hard to post pictures without a memory card (ahem - BARB!). Just kidding.

This first post is dedicated to my dad's birthday, and my new cake stand. So pretty. Thank you Target!

Happy Birthday, dad! Sorry you didn't get to blow out your own candles. And some day we will get Hallie's hair under control. And yes, I realize the cake looks terrible. It's hard to make german chocolate look pretty. Hence, the pretty cake stand.

Dec 7, 2009

Favorite Picture of Hallie, EVER.

The blonde. The curls. The cheeks.

The white icing in the corners of her mouth.


Dec 3, 2009


I don't feel like blogging.

My computer has a major virus.

They have to rebuild my computer.

I have to move all of my pictures.

I am not excited.

Dec 2, 2009

Shopping List.

Good morning, from Hallie!

No, that is not a sucker in her mouth. It's a baby spoon.

Just because.

Dec 1, 2009

Look Who Got a New Camera!

It's really nothing fancy, but I did take a few sweet shots last night.