Sunday, December 27, 2009

Izzy's First Christmas

I can’t believe Izzy’s first Christmas has already come and gone! Since she is such a special baby girl, I thought it was perfectly fitting that her first Christmas was a white one…so cool!

We made our way to three family Christmas celebrations in addition to a small one with Griff’s family at our house on Christmas Day, and Isabelle is officially spoiled (as if she wasn’t already). We haven’t been taking her many places, so many of her cousins met her for the first time over the holidays, and she had a blast with all of them.

Izzy is talking to Nanny

And laughing with Paw
Griff and Trent got a special Christmas present from Uncle Johnny this year. ;-) Very funny!
Izzy liked it too!

Here's a present just her size!Izzy with her loot from Papa and Meme's house. She was asleep for presents over there, so Meme wanted a picture of her with all of her goodies.

This holiday season was a little bittersweet for us because as excited as we were to celebrate with Isabelle, we couldn’t help missing Lily and imagining how much fun the girls would be having together now. We visited the cemetery and got a picture of our two little angels, one in Heaven and one on Earth. Papa and Meme had been to visit Lily’s grave a few days before us and left her some presents. So sweet!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I got together with my friend Hillarie for lunch last week. She has a new baby at home too, so we met at her house. It was so nice to put real clothes on (I don't care what Clinton and Stacy would say....if I'm at home, I'm wearing sweatpants, people!) and go somewhere for lunch! We had a great time, and the babies had fun too...I guess, I mean we didn't really ask them... Alex is 3 months old and he is so tiny next to Isabelle. She was being all loud and dramatic, and he was just calmly staring at her, probably hoping she would shut up. You know, typical male-female interaction. ;-) Look how sweet they are!

Becca, a friend I met at the hospital, and her sister Amanda came over on Saturday to make hair bows, and of course they brought the adorable Miss Hadley with them. We keep in touch via facebook and phone, but this was the first time we had seen them since summer. Hadley is just adorable, and it was so fun to see the girls together. Isabelle started out the smallest of her NICU buddies, but the little stinker has a good 2 pounds on Hadley now! We forgot to take pictures of the bows we made, but we got plenty of cute pics of the girls together. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I ran my first half-marathon on November 15 in San Antonio, and aside from two black toenails, I survived. It was a bit harder (okay, a lot harder) than I had imagined, and the first words out of my mouth upon crossing the finish line were, “Never again.” I did really well until mile 10, and then I started getting a little worried. Mile 10 is where the course splits, and the full-marathon runners and half-marathon runners part ways. I remember thinking there was absolutely no way that I would be able to run 16 MORE miles at that point like the marathon runners. I was lucky I only had 3 left because I was running out of steam! I finished what I started, but it wasn't pretty. At one point, my goal for this race was to finish alive, so goal accomplished! It’s funny how quickly you forget pain. Somewhere between San Antonio and home, I talked myself into the possibility of doing another half-marathon in February. This time my goal will be to finish alive and under a certain time (haven’t decided on the time yet). Our friend Janean took some pictures during the race, but she didn’t get any of me. I'm guessing she had a hard time catching me because I’m just too fast. ;-)

Run Griff Run! Griff has always been the easiest person to spot in pictures. His newly bald head makes it even easier. ;-)

Do you see Griff in the pack of runners on the right??? They are about to cross the finish line, and the dude on the left is about to finish his FULL-marathon at the same time - both races started at the same time. That's just craziness!