Wednesday, December 31, 2008

spoiled rotten!

when we are in houston chloe gets spoiled rotten, and we wouldn't have it any other way! 

chloe...what are you hiding?
what mommy?! grandma gave it to me!

Monday, December 29, 2008

in the club

Hmmm...on Saturday night in houston we went to dinner with a bunch of friends from college and then hit up a new bar...well, more like a club.  I don't know when the last time was that I went to a club! But, one of the single guys wanted to try this new one out so that is where we ended up! We had such an AWESOME time, but once we were home I think we were both thankful to not have to be in that "scene" any longer!! :0 

our dinner friend!

me, tom kelley & melissa (nates sister), yes, I know-I look very "giggly"!

nate, tom and jon

some of the guys...
trying to keep away from jon! i'm glad melissa thought it was so funny! :)
charlie-yes he is in a band, me, jon & melissa

nate after closing out our tab, which took forever!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Trying out my new toy!

Nate and i got some new toys too! I wish I had taken pictures of us with our goodies!!! Nate got me a new LV wallet and a LV keychain and a Lensbaby lens! I had a great time spending money out of my new wallet over Christmas :0 and trying out my new "dreamy" lens!!!
so this is a tricky lens-it is selective focus and it blurs out a lot which is fun! here are a few shots!  i still need a lot of practice with it!!!

chloe and grandma
me-trying to take a picture of me! :)

no explanation needed here!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas in Houston!

Chloe took a great nap on the way to Houston and so she was ready to open presents when we got to Grandma & Grandpas! She got some fun new toys that she loves! 
coloring at her new desk

opening her new baby bed/bath/high chair...which Chloe calls her "doll house"!

jammin out to her new music player

playing with her new dance cam!
dancing in her new "Hokey Pokey" tutu!

Christmas Morning

On Christmas morning we opening presents from Santa and from us! Then we headed to Mimi and Papa's house for brunch and stockings before we left for Houston!  Chloe got some great gifts and wanted to take them all with her to Houston! here are a few of her new goodies!

her new american girl doll "Kit"!

a NEW Pinkalicious book (our other one is quite worn!) and Pinkalicious "nommers!!

a new pretty pink dress

trying to take all of her stuff with her!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Presents

When we got home from church on Christmas Eve we celebrated Christmas with my side of the family.  The best present was that we found out that I am going to be an aunt!! My sister is pregnant! Yea!!!! :0 I can't wait for Chloe to have a little cousin to play with! Here are a few pics of Chloe opening some of her gifts!
so excited!!!!

reading her new books!
opening her new yoga set!

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we always have Jesus' Birthday with our family.  It is a tradition that my dad did growing up where different people have different parts and the Christmas story is read.  We sing silent night and blow out the candle! Afterwards we went to our church's Christmas Eve service which was beautiful! Chloe even got to go onstage with the other kids and hear Pastor Clayton tell the Christmas story! I was so nervous that she was going to start talking, or running around but she just sat there on Emily's lap! It was great to spend Christmas Eve with so many of our friends and  family!
nate reading the Christmas story

blowing out the candle with Mimi's help

all dressed up...

and ready to go!

grabbing one last hug from "brooksie"

on stage at church

our pitiful attempt at a family picture at church!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Lights

We took Chloe to Farmers Branch on the night before Christmas Eve to drive through Candy Cane Lane and see Santa! She loved seeing all the lights, but was a little nervous when Santa tried sticking his head in the car to give her a candy cane! :0
all bundled up! 

fun with old friends

last night I hung out with some old friends from high school! some of them I still keep in touch with, but some have moved as far as Florida! It was great seeing everyone! Angie you rock for having us all over before we headed to Anamias!! :0


christmas cookies

On Sunday night we baked cookies and listened to christmas music! my all time favorite christmas cd is John Denver and the we jammed out to that while baking the night away!
using her cookie cutters all by herself!
time to clean up!
ready to go!
what to do while you wait for them to bake?! you dance of course!
time to decorate!

making a clove orange with daddy