It's a Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Christmas 2011, was pretty much awesome :)

Christmas eve we spent the night at my moms
playing board games and watching Christmas movies.

Love.

Then woke up somewhat early Christmas morning
and had a huge breakfast with the whole family
and watched Bambi :)
I love Bambi.

Perfect.

That night we went to Josh's moms home and
had yummy dinner, played games and watched a movie :)

LOVE Christmas time!

Now enjoy some holiday pictures :) :) :)
(I could kick myself in the bum for getting
NOT ONE picture of Josh and I together)

Tesslyn & I on Chirstmas Eve
sleepy babe


Handsome and the little one


My husband:
Makes me giggle, then gets close ups of me giggling.
Silly boy.

Christmas Pj's!
.love.


Christmas Eve. still.
Stud muffin, again  :)


Mom, sis and baby



Yay! finally on to Christmas morning!!!

Oh.

Wait.

We were too busy opening presents and
stuffing our faces with food,to get any pictures.

Except for these :)




Happy Christmas!!!

oh ya, and enjoy watching
me act a fool, in a my husbands
shirt, (which is about 6 sizes too big for me),
"dancing" to a video game :)

I can'r believe I'm posting this
but it's too funny to not.







Oh ya x2
Have I told you how much I
LOVE my camera.
Every little last bit of it.
It's perfect in every single way
and worth every single little penny.

The end.

A little suprise I found today!

So tonight while I was
just browsing around online
I found this little suprise!

https://www.hotslings.com/cart


Back in August I did a
shoot for a company called
hotslings.com and then today
I found the website and was
shocked when I saw myself!

I remember I hated how they did my
hair and makeup, but it's doesn't
look as bad as I thought it would :)

AND

I was told they were only going
to use my picture for the packaging...

kind of a fun little suprise :)

And how cute is that little baby girl!?

oh goodness gracious....

I never thought being an Aunt
would be so amazing!

I'm so in love with my little niece.
She is just a complete doll! 

Every chance I get, I'm with my
mom, sister and Tess.

She is just so fun and shes only a
few days old! How is this possible?

Josh and I went over there tonight
because my dad flew up here!!!

I'm so happy he's here, I've missed him :)

We all just stayed cooped up, passing
the baby around, but it was so fun...
we all just love her so so much <3 <3 <3


Phone pictures aren't the best, so
I'll remember to bring my camera
next time :)


I LOVE when she looks at me :)
She couldn't take her eyes off Josh
either, it was cute!



My dad and Tess, SO CUTE!
He adores her


Letting my sister get some sleep
while I watch over Tesslyn


It's so fun!

Shawna is over the moon in love :)

It's going to be so sad when
she moves to Kentucky :(

Definately plan on taking lots of
trips to visit though!

And I guess her being away for
the next 3 years just means
Josh and I will have to get pregnant ;)

Okay honestly, you all probably
know how fickle I am about kids...
one day I'm all for it, the next I don't
even want to think about it.

The next week I'm just dying to have one
then the next, I feel I could go my whole
life without.

Well.....
Holding Tess, and just being around her,
changing her diaper, helping her stop crying
is probably the most amazing thing ever!!!

So I'm happy to say I think I have finally
finally, FINALLY decided I want kids :)

For reals.

AND... I think Tess's sweetness is wearing off
on Josh. He actually wants one too now,
BEFORE HE GETS OUT OF SCHOOL.
(never thought I'd hear him say that)

So you know me, I get all sorts of excited
of course, go online look at everything,
price everything, make lists and lists of
EVERYTHING down to very last
pacifier costs.

Map everything out, week by week,
month by month haha... I swear I'm soooo
OCD!

Anyway, while looking online I found a
stroller.

Probably the most amazing, most adorable,
most sweetest stroller in the whole wide world!

I tossed my phone over to Josh and said
"look what were gonna buy"
with a big ol grin on my face :D

And this is what he saw:





Okay, seriously.
I think I just died from a
cuteness overload.

I can't even handle it!
I'm tempted to buy it right now...
just so I can look at it everyday...
and stare at it's cuteness every single day.
ha.ha.
Okay, maybe I'm a tad bit obsessed
with something so materialistic...
BUT I can't help it!!!

It's got a hefty price tag though so
the savings begins :)

Someday though... Summer maybe? :)
Okay, I'm getting ahead of myself.

But I just love being with my sister and
Tess. It's the best and I need to get as
much time in as I can before they leave.

Soo happy baby season!!!

I'm An Aunt & I'm In Love

I would tell the birth story,
but I'll leave that to Shawna :)
To sum everything up though,
me, my mom, Shawna and Josh
have had about 3 hours of sleep in
the past 35 hours!
But all I can say is watching
my sister deliver her baby
was the most AMAZING
thing I have ever seen and
she did amazing!!!

Seriously, incredible :)

And Josh was also a trooper
and was there for the whole
labor and delivery :)

It all began here :)
A phone call to Afghanistan
for Shawna to call Nate!




The labor and delivery was just
lots of smiles, laughs and jokes!

It was so fun!

Shawna did so great and was
so happy!!!


This is Tesslyn about 2 minutes
after birth! Look at her eyes!
She was sooo awake and happy :)




Special moment :)


Means of communication between
Shawna and her husband... SKYPE.
He was able to help through labor and
delivery and was sooo encouraging!


Josh was amazing too!
he stayed for everything
and was soo happy and excited!


My grandma and grandpa :)


Mom in the Nursery!


Shawna and Tess.
bonding time :)


SUCH a HAPPY DAY!
Eeeeee... Josh and I are so
excited to have kids of our own!!!


Family Picture :)

Just a few of the hundreds
of pictures I took today :)
Can't wait to actually take
super cute pictures of her!
It was kinda hard in the hospital setting.

Halloween 2011!

Here are some pcitures from the Halloween Party!

My cute husband drinking a yummy
Italian soda!!! NOM!


Our cute Nephew, Jett :)  

I couldnt get Jake to sit still long enough to get a good picture!

Jaiden aka Minni Mouse :) 

He's adorable! 




Me: "Look at my pigtaillllsssss" 



Part of the Family!  

Love Halloween!!!!

Happy Halloween!

Josh and I went to our sister-in-laws
Annual Halloween Party!

It was so much fun!!!

Everyone dressed up and looked so cute!

Josh and I decided to have a little photo
sesh before the big Halloween party :)

(I'm thinking this is going to be a Halloween tradition)

Anyway here's some of our pictures:

I'll post pics from the party tomorrow :)




It was getting dark so these
didn't turn out too well, still cute though!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Silva + Raul Engagements!

This morning I got to take some
engagement pictures of a friend
I use to work with!

It was FAREEZING!

But we stuck through it and got some



The reason I love PSE :)





Cute Couple!!!