Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa Baby

Well, last night we took our sweet baby to see Santa! I had a feeling it would go this way, and little Grace Taylor didn't disappoint. She was terrified... I felt terrible for laughing, but I am sure she will get a kick out of it later. In Santa's words, "You can't win them all." Merry Christmas!



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Grace Taylor at 15 Months


Today, our peanut had her 15 month check-up. There are a couple of things our Doctor is worried about so we will see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist for the second time next week. We will also have a follow-up with our pediatrician in two weeks. Prayers are welcomed for a clean bill of health. On a positive note, little Grace is finally walking everywhere. She is so stinking cute toddling around. She is 29 1/2 inches long, and 19.7 lbs. She is in the 50th percentile for length, 10 % for weight, and a whopping 90% for head. She is a huge talker, the only thing is, she speaks her own language. It is hysterical because she really thinks she is communicating. It honestly sounds Japanese. Well, we are off to see the guy in red tonight. Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas season so far!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Decor

I love decorating, and I especially love decorating for Christmas. This year I unfortunately had to go the less is more route due to my curious one year old, and the possibility of a move in January... Yes, we are still in negotiations on the house I spoke of a couple of weeks ago. It has been an odd experience pursuing a short sale. We certainly have to keep our emotions in check. In the back of my mind I know there is a possibility of moving next month, but I am cautious to get ahead of myself. Anyways, on to the decorations I did do. I pretty much did what I have done the past four years. I guess I am a sucker for garnet and gold!!!

Miss Priss got her very own wreath
Fresh wreaths for my reindeer
Our Glendale Springs tree smells soooo good!
Love reindeer ornments
and ballerinas
My copycat pottery barn wreath
Now I need to make another, our new house has 2 front doors!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blowing Rock Christmas

Well, this past weekend we went up to Blowing Rock for our Fourth Annual trip to cut down our tree! This weekend has probably become our favorite family tradition, and we really look forward to it all year. This year was especially great because for the second year in a row, it poured snow all weekend! Being a Florida girl, I am especially excited to see snow any chance I get. The weekend was absolutely wonderful, we cooked homemade soup, gingerbread cookies, and wrapped presents. Saturday we met family in Glendale Springs in the pouring snow and cut down our Christmas tree. We got a 10 1/2 footer that we almost lost on the drive home. Literally, it started coming off the car!! Luckily we made it home safely, and it is up and ready to be decorated. I love this time of year so much, and it is even more special sharing the season with our little peanut! She loved the snow by the way, and was so adorable in her little hat which kept coming down over her eyes. Just precious!!! Hopefully by tomorrow we will have trimmed the tree and decked the halls. It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Cutest mountain town ever!
Christmas card?
I could eat this face!
Fun in the snow with Lolly
Can she be any cuter??
I have to dress us alike, I am a dork.
BEAUTIFUL!
Straight out of a magazine.
Love Christmas Jammies

Gorgeous Chetola

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Santa Came Early :)

I wish I could say it was to visit little Grace, but it was me! I must have been extra nice this year! Well long story short, T.J. surprised me with a trip to New York City!! Not only was I going to my favorite city in the world, but to see my favorite Michael Buble and as if that wasn't enough, the city would be decorated for Christmas!! So, so, so fun! It was an amazing 24 hours and I have been smiling ever since!




Oh, and to top it off Michael walked out and sang practically right in front of me!
I could smell him, he was so close!

A magical night