Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Full of Thanks (and pie!)

I have more than usual to be thankful for this year, so here goes…

1. God. We faced many uncertainties this year, but the one thing that remained constant was the faith we have in our Heavenly Father, and his son, Jesus Christ.

2. My awesome hubby. Couldn’t ask for a better one!

3. My beautiful baby girl. I get to see her smiling face first thing every morning, and I hope I never take that for granted. She is such a gift!

4. My baby daddy gots a job. Seriously, I am very fortunate that I was able to quit my job and stay home with Izzy. I mean, even the Real Housewives of Orange County are struggling in this economy.

5. Family and friends. We're lucky to have such a supportive and loving group of people in our lives, and we simply would not have made it through this year without them.

6. The Harris NICU staff. Such an amazing and talented group of doctors and nurses. Our baby is proof that they really know what they're doing!

7. I’m thankful to have so many things to be thankful for…does that make sense???

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Baby

Griff recently put together the activity bouncer/jumper thing that Izzy's Auntie got her, and as you can see from the pics below, she is enjoying it.

Real Housewives of Tarrant County???

Okay, so it's not quite as glamorous as the housewives of O.C., but I think it's got a ring to it, right??? My first sewing project is complete...the adorably cute apron I'm sporting in this pic. I had a lot of coaching, but I did everything by myself except for the pockets. Apparently rounded pockets are a bit too advanced for beginners like myself, so Mom was in charge of that task. It's actually not 100% finished. I still need to add some ribbon trim and buttons, but you get the idea. We bought enough fabric to make Izzy a matching cute. I'll post a picture of it when it's done, but don't hold your breath. Another one crossed off the list!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I'm way behind on this, but here are pics of our Halloween costumes from last month. Griff and I were characters in a murder mystery party that my cousin hosted the night before Halloween. My character was Bonnie Sue, a tattoo artist, and Griff played Billy Bob Montana, a sleezy mechanic (I know not all mechanics are sleezy, but this one was). The murder mystery was a bit of a train wreck, but the party was still a success. Thanks Billy and Cass!!!

Halloween was pretty low-key, which is pretty typical for us. We dressed Izzy up as the cutest little Tinkerbelle you ever did see and took her to my parents' house. Considering we only made one stop, she made out like a bandit. Other aunts and cousins had sent over little goodie bags of candy and toys for her, and Meme and Auntie hooked her up with some super cute outfits. If I knew clothes were going to be involved, you better believe I would have been dressed up to trick or treat right along with Izzy. ;-) She had a great first Halloween, and I can't wait for next year! Hopefully Izzy will have a better idea of what the heck is going on. Another plus about next year...maybe she will actually be able to consume a small amount of the candy she gets. Griff and I took that task on ourselves this year, and our jeans did not thank us. ;-)