Saturday, December 31, 2011

Farewell 2011

I cant believe this year is already over! It has been quite a year for our family. Seems like just yesterday we rang in 2011 and then received exciting news that Remy was on the way. I cannot wait for 2012! I have a lot of expectations that it will be a great year. Here's a little recap of our 2011 with 12 pictures highlighting each month. Happy New Year!


Baby on the way! Rylie's gonna be a big sister!
I also turned 25 this month. Oh to be that skinny again lol.


Announced the news!


Rylie got an updated big-girl room!


Celebrated a great Easter with my Mom


A big month for us! Rylie had her 1st dance recital, we hosted a gender reveal party, David and I celebrated 4 years of marriage, and I had a great Mother's Day.


David and I spent a wonderful weekend in Orlando! 
David also turned 31, we celebrated Mimi's birthday, I had a great baby shower in Waco, Rylie started a new school summer camp, and we saw Remy in a 4D ultrasound!


Celebrated the 4th in Maine with Mimi and Gaga! Rylie's dream came true seeing her lighthouse.
We had great maternity portraits taken and my wonderful friends hosted a baby sprinkle for Remy.


Remy's room is ready!
Rylie started a new preschool, dance class, drama class, and attended a big sister class! We also had lots of fun library, indoor playground, and playdates with friends.


Our little Remy finally arrived!


Rylie celebrated her 4th birthday with a "Madeline" party!
She also had a great Halloween as Rapunzel.
Sadly, this month we lost David's Granny followed a week later by the death of my friend Nick.


Hosted Thanksgiving, and really missed Granny being with us. 
Our good friends Susan and family also moved to Ft Worth and Remy had RSV. This wasnt the best month for us.

Rylie performed a cute Christmas dance recital, Remy met Santa, and we had a great low-key Christmas with all our family!

My resolution last NYE was to eat better and I've done great switching to organic and just all-around healthier foods (thanks to Susan, a big help!). This year I'd like to get back into church more and have the girls more active there. I'd also like to get back into working out and lose the baby weight, but I'm not putting too much pressure on that or else I wont do it.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

This Year's Family Pictures

We had these taken November 5 for our Christmas cards with Tiffany Heath at Mulberry Dreams. She also did our family photos last year. I will say these arent as great as last year's but not because of the photographer. I'm just not loving how I looked just having a baby 8 weeks prior and Remy wasnt too cooperative. So this was our only family shot that turned out and we only had ONE photo of both girls together. Rylie thankfully was GREAT and got a ton of great photos of her! So these will have to get us by til next year! 

The grandparents havent seen these yet, so here they are! Let me know what prints you want =)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

Santa visited!

Excited to see what Santa left!

Checking out Santa loot-the 2 things she asked for-Strawberry Shortcake cafe and costume

Vera Bradley purse that matches Mommy's had a little surprise inside!

Ready to open presents!

Remy just smiled the whole time watching sister open gifts!

Her favorite-a $5 black frying pan "like Rapunzels" Seriously made her week!

Remy's goodies!

New shoes!

Santa sisters!

So glad this year Rylie had time to play with her new things before visiting family!

Remy's stocking at Mimi's

Rylie's stocking loot at Mimi's

I think this was her favorite! A "Madeline" tea set from Mimi! Cutest thing!

Remy having fun with Gaga

So excited with this  baby food maker! I'll be using it soon!

Sweet girls had a wonderful Christmas!

First Christmas family of 4 was great! Hope yours was too!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Night Before Christmas


Rylie was excited 24 was the last number on her calendar! She loves keeping up with this-never have to remind her! She woke up excited as all ever! I made her special Christmas-shaped pancakes for breakfast.

Then we got ready to go. Can you FEEL the excitement in Rylie's face?! haha!

David, Remy, and I played the holy family at his church downtown again. We did this 4 years ago with Rylie too. A perk to having an Autumn baby.

Nativity scene during service. I rode in on a donkey and all. Totally legit.

Rylie did great sitting with Mimi and Gaga and was pretty into the fact that Mommy and Daddy and baby sister were on stage. During rehearsal last week she kept asking where she was going on stage. I told her she'd wear a pretty dress and sit with Mimi and Gaga. She gave herself title of angel. =)

Our family after the show!

Rylie checking out "baby Jesus" in the manger. She kept asking "Is Jesus a boy? Is Remy a boy now?" lol Thanks Mimi and Gaga for helping us with Rylie and Remy for the service!

I brought the girls home while David had to work at the church late. Oh boy what a night. Rylie had a million questions with so much excitement leading up to Christmas. She didnt want dinner because she wanted to see the reindeer come after she put food out for them (above). She made "reindeer food" at her school party awhile back.

Explained reindeer come after bed with Santa.

Finally got both girls bathed and dinners fed and Remy refused sleep. Rylie was eager to do traditional things and I want to remember this was the first year she carried the plate of goodies herself and picked out what to put on there for Santa.

Santa's goodies ready!

I love her face and the fact that her shirt says "I'm on the nice list." hehe

Then, stalling for bed, she insisted on drawing Dina (her elf) a picture to take back to the north pole with her to show her elf friends. So she did that and showed it to Dina (sitting in our tree). Then said goodbye to her (she goes back to north pole with Santa Christmas Eve)

And put her picture with his goodies-also a list of what she asked for....ya know in case he forgets which are for Rylie.

Then I read both girls "The Night Before Christmas" (again Remy refusing to sleep) and put them both to bed (Remy for the 3rd time). Then I made corn pudding for Christmas day dinner, fed Remy AGAIN and put her back to bed, put Rylie back to bed after she woke up asking if Santa was here yet, made monkey bread for Christmas breakfast, put Remy in her swing hoping it'll finally put her to sleep, and finally there was peace in the house =)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!