Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Babe!

Happy birthday my gorgeous man! Thank you for all you do for me and for the girls. You are the love of my life and I am so lucky to be your wife! You are so amazing at everything you do and everything you are.

We have been through a lot this year and you have come out stronger and better through it all. Nothing has changed our love or commitment to each other. What a wonderful marriage we have and I know that will never change. You are my everything day in and day out.

Happy birthday my darling husband - you are truly the greatest man and husband a girl could ask for!


Today is my wonderful hubby's birthday, but last night we threw him a great surprise party!! We held it at the Latin King Restaurant because it is our favorite place to eat and I knew Drew would never suspect that anything was going on!

It was so much fun all our our family and friends were there and he was totally surprised and absolutely love it! Jules and Mary had a great time too and made the night even more special for him. The night couldn't have been more perfect!

My mom got the girls matching outfits for the party. They looked too adorable in them!

Mary was so proud that she was able to keep it a secret. I think she was more excited than I was all week!

Check out Julianna's face. I think all she ate for dinner was ketchup and creamy parmesan dressing!

Drew's mom passed down his Grandmother Stinson's pot holder and cake stand. It brought tears to Drew's eyes and mine. It was the most special gift.

Jules on the way home, she was tired, but had so much fun with the balloons! It was such a perfect night and we are so thankful to everyone that shared it with us!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving Day!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was nice to reflect on this year and the past couple of years. 2 years ago at Thanksgiving we told everyone that I was pregnant with miss Jules, so it was neat to see how much our lives have changed since then. Last year Drew and I took Jules to Phoenix to see my mom over Thanksgiving, so this was her first Thanksgiving with our family here. She was pretty tired most of the day, but did pretty well.

We had lunch at my grandparents and she had fun playing with Grandpa Howard and being her usual cute self. We had Mary this holiday too, so it was nice to have the whole family together. After my grandparents, we went to Drew's mom's for a bit and then headed off to the Festival of Trees and Lights. The girls really enjoyed themselves and it was fun to get in the Christmas spirit (well I was already in the mood as we had already put up our Christmas Tree and decorated the night before).

My dad was taking a quick nap, but Jules had other ideas. :o)

I love this picture of her looking up to Great-Grandpa!

So silly!

Jules is pretty tired at this point, but she held in there until pretty late in the day.

I took this picture for my mom's benefit. She has her house decorated in all black and white for Christmas. It is SO beautiful. I thought she would appreciate this display!

Jules LOVED the train and I was thankful that Mary wanted to go with her so she could "experience it"!

And here we are 5:00 p.m. - with no nap the entire day. Needless to say it was a LONG night, but we had 3 days to recover and just enjoy being together as a family! It was a great holiday!!