Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Update

I have not been a very good blogger lately. I also didn't take a lot of pictures this Christmas. Bah Humbug!

Jami, Vicky, Rachel and I got together this past weekend. Rachel and I babysat Drew and Grant for about an hour, then we all ate and laugh for a few hours. It was soooo needed!

Drew and Grant - brotherly love!

Rachel and Drew
Vicky and Grant
Little Grant - looking like a glowworm!

Here're some pics from Christmas Eve at my parents' house:

Please notice Thea's outfit! Nana Sue gave her these awesome black and pink cowboy boots and Auntie Becky gave her the sweater. Thea had to take off all her clothes and wear her new clothes. Someone should have given her some pants or a skirt!

Today, I took a walk at Fall River. I'm leading a hike there later this week, so I had to check it out. It was nice. I found some cat tracks in the concrete walkway - so cute!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Craziness Part Duex

So on the last post I gave an example of how crazy my parents are. But let's not forget that the insanity is either inherited or learned so Jess, Becky, and I have a little bit of it too. Here's an example of Jess's craziness.

I was at my parents house and got the mail for them yesterday. My mom was going through the stack of Christmas cards and saw one addressed to 'Nana Sue & Grampie Jim' so she knew it was from Thea. Mom got so excited and exclaimed that she was FINALLY going to get a Christmas picture of Thea! She opened the card and found this:

It was the smallest picture I have ever seen. Not eve wallet size! Mom and I cracked up and laughed so hard for a few minutes. What Nana would be satisfied with that tiny photo to share with friends, family, and strangers? Jess is insane. She also let Thea sign the card with her scribbles - very cute:

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ghetto Christmas Tree

So, if you know my parents...you know they're a bit crazy. This year they've outdone themselves. I stopped by their house to put some presents under the tree and I was greeted by this:I thought the tree looked a little strange so I took a closer look:

That tree bark looks a little strange - and why are all the branches trimmed back?

And what the hell is this?

Um, yea. I'd like to introduce you to the Ghetto Christmas Tree. You see, my parents refused to pay $60 for a Christmas tree, so my dad had a brilliant idea. He drilled holes into a wooden post, trimmed the trees around the yard and stuck the trimmings into the holes of the post. Seriously. Really, I'm not kidding here. My parents really are insane.

Mr. Baby Grant!

Jay and I visited Jami, Andy, Drew and new baby Grant on Sunday morning. He is so cute and just so much fun to snuggle with. I went over again tonight and got to hold him and....he opened his eyes and looked at me! How lucky am I to have these two little boys in my life!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

First Snowfall of the Season

Last night we got a ton of snow. At about 10PM - Jay, Hank, and I went for a winter night walk. It was so light out even though it was dark. The snow was coming down heavily, it was so peaceful and beautiful. These pictures don't do it justice:

This morning, Jay was plowing the driveway and shoveling us out so I took Hank for a walk in the snow. As much as I hate the cold and don't enjoy driving in this type of weather - I love the way the woods look after snow.

I love, love, love, love, love this picture!

It's Been A While

I haven't posted in a while, but a lot has been happening.

I celebrated my 32nd birthday on December 6th. Jay and I went out to dinner at our favorite Thai restaruant. He gave me a framed picture of the two of us that was taken this fall.
My momma gave me the cutest little Christmas mouse. It's the only Christmas decoration in our house right now!
On December 13th, Jay and I went out with friends to celebrate BJ's 32nd birthday. We had a yummy dinner at Quan's and then headed out for Rock-n-Bowl!

Kathy and I had a Bowl-Off!

Jay and BJ.

Jay and Amy

My work at a Christmas party in Fall River. I took some pictures of the battleships decked out with Christmas lights.

The carousel house was decorated beautifully!

And we got to play with Scout the Seach Dog, one of the Ranger's dogs.

The most wonderful news of all is that Jami was induced on Wednesday and had a handsome boy that afternoon. His name is Grant James and I visited on Thursday evening and mom, dad, and baby are doing great. He is so cute - hard to believe he could be so little! I have to admit that I forgot my camera, so I don't have any picutes (what a bad Auntie Amy!) - but I will be visiting soon and will be sure to take pictures of the best Christmas gift of all!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cozy After the Bath

Here's Miss Thea May after her bath. So, so, so freakin' cute!