Saturday, November 27, 2010

A really long post

Like the title says, this is going to be long. If you stick with me until the end, there will be really cute pictures. There will also be really cute pictures if you skip all the writing and scroll to the bottom. And now, things on my mind I'd like to blog about:

1. Do you ever read Seriously So Blessed? Well, I do sometimes. And I admit, I'm not a huge fan. But her most recent post had a portion that made me laugh out loud because really, she hit on something that has been boggling my mind for quite some time. She writes,

Dear My Outfits,

Your hotness {lol, is that even a word?} is making me realize that every day should seriously post pics of you, with sassy poses and deets about each darling item bcIbeen thinking TONS about the true meaning of holidays and to be honest, this blog is not enough about ME anymore, ya know?

Oh my goodness. Have you heard of "What I'm Wearing Wednesday"? It's where people take pictures of their outfits every Wednesday and blog about it. Some people don't just do this on Wednesday, they do this EVERY DAY. If I did this, it would go something like this "Hi blog readers! Today I'm wearing pajamas. Again."

2. Christmas music, I need some recommendations. We just spent a few days up at my parents cabin listening to the same twangy country Christmas album we've been listening to for years and I'm ready to move on.

3. I was so excited for that huge blizzard of the century to hit last week. I'm glad I survived, but I hardly think a breeze and a dusting of snow counts as a blizzard.

4. Remember that video I posted of me teasing Norah with juice? Well in just one (ONE!) short month, we will be feeding her real food. Well, real baby food. That I'm making myself. Since it's Christmas she will be eating yams. Festive, eh?

5. Jason starts his new job next week. Yep, new job. He didn't even go hunting for it, they hunted him. We're excited.

6. I have been dying to get family pictures done. We set up a shoot with a really sweet photographer from CA who was in town doing mini sessions for $65. Thanks to the horrible weather forecasts, we were unable to get the pictures done while she was here, so we took our clothes up to the cabin for Thanksgiving where we had my dad take our pictures instead. I'm thrilled with what we got, but none of them scream "please blow me up to a 20 x 30 and hang me above your fireplace!" Which is really what I want. So now I'm on the hunt for a photographer in our price range.

Okay fine, cute picture time :) Thanks Daddy for taking this for us!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


We drove to Arizona for Jason's step-brother's wedding on Nov. 13th. It was a short visit,but we had a lot of fun.

We went to lunch for Jason's birthday

Then on to the wedding festivities!

Our primary purpose in going to Arizona was for the yearly picture with Grandpa and Grandma Vance and their cute grandchildren. What do you get when you mix 12 children in one picture? Well, a whole lot of this:

Luckily we did get some of this too:

You'll have to forgive Norah, after 12 hours of driving and not sleeping in her own room, dressing her up and taking her out without a nap all day isn't exactly smile-inducing ...

You have to get her back in comfy clothes, feed her and let her sleep to get some of this smile action:

A cute cousin movie watching party

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nakey Norah

I spent all day yesterday trying to upload the cutest video of Norah talking. It didn't work. So we're all just going to have to settle for cute pictures instead.

Norah loves to be nakey. Here she is just chillin' in her room with her stuffed elephant.

She can also feed herself a bottle. It's pretty cute.

In other news, we road tripped to Arizona this weekend. Norah had a blast with her cousins and I have a ton of cute pictures that I'll be posting soon.