Sunday, December 20, 2009


The first visit with Santa of the season. She's giving him her big list and fibbing a little about how perfect she has been.

Cheesing it up in front of the tree in her Christmas dress with Bitty.

A fun day of ice skating with Daddy. Mommy stayed on the dry ground to take pictures. Mommy is not the most graceful person on ice skates, so it was the logical choice that I be the photographer.

We had a lovely family outing in downtown. We followed up the ice skating with a trip to the art museum. Our cultured preschooler kept asking when we would see a Degas or Jackson Pollock painting. She has learned about their work in her book "Olivia".
Glass work from the museum. It was so amazingly beautiful.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Our month of November was busy with our trip to Texas for Baby Jameson's birth and daddy's first deployment in a couple years. Madeleine was so sweet with the baby. Its like she was born to be a big sister.

Words of wisdom from Maddie:
"I'm so mad we put those wings on daddy. We gave them to him and now he won't come back". Needless to say, its going to take her awhile to adjust to daddy's job as a naval aviator.

I have been elected the president of our naval officer spouses club and that is a full time position. I'm excited to take an active role in supporting my husband and his mission. As busy as the squadron wives duties keep me we'll see if I can keep up with the holidays.


Madeleine was a cat this year. I was happy to make her costume and I think she was the cutest cat on the block! This was Madd's first year to go trick-or-treating. She had a great time in our neighborhood and also at the "Haunt the Zoo" event.

September Recap

It truly is the best ice cream in the country!

Disney on Ice with Aunt Mickey, Granny, Great Grandmother Peggy, Mommy and Madeleine.

We had a baby shower for Aunt Mickey and Baby Christian, who is now Baby Jameson.

A day out with Thomas the Train

Daddy got his wings!

Fun with family and friends.