Saturday, December 25, 2010


I cant believe how fast Christmas came and went this year. I had it off from work, so I was able to enjoy the entire day with Sean and family. We woke up opening stockings at home, then headed up to Murrieta to be with Sean's extended family for brunch, then headed south to Fallbrook for the rest of Christmas day with my mom and her side of the family. It was all so fun. We enjoyed great food and fellowship with the ones we love the most. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas too. It was so fun to hear the Christmas story this year. I totally identified with Mary in being pregnant this time of year. I feel overly blessed by all that God has given us. We deserve nothing and yet he has given us soo much to be thankful for. It is so crazy that this is the very last christmas with just me and sean. From here on out, we will be a family of 3 or more. I cannot wait to share christmas with Reid next year!

Early Morning Stocking time (look a little tired, not gonna lie)

My cute husband's tag on my gift

All the girls (Sister, Grandma, Mom, Me)
Diego LOVED Hank the dog.

The Whole Family
The kids performed for us a series of songs..

The red and black team

My sweet Grandpa of 88 years and still so sharp and witty. My hero! and my mom.. my other hero!

Friday, December 24, 2010

the bump: 33 weeks: Christmas Eve

I had to work all day Christmas Eve, but as soon as I got off work we headed to Church with Sean's family and enjoyed Flood's Christmas Eve candlelight service. After church we went to Coronado for dinner at Sean's sister's house. It was so good. We enjoyed dinner and then went over to the hotel Del and walked around to see the lit up hotel and huge christmas tree while eating Moo-time ice cream. It was so much fun. I am so blessed to have such an amazing 2nd family. We all get a long so well. After leaving Coronado, we got home and decided we wanted to sleep under our christmas tree and watch holiday, so we pulled out our guest bed and moved the mattress in front of our christmas tree in family room, started a fire, and fell asleep under the lit tree. It was so fun! I felt like a little kid again!
Candlelight service (Sister-in-law, Ma-in-law, me)

My inlaws

The whole Family

Twas the Night before Christmas (Carrying on a tradion of grandpa reading the story to the grandkids)

Our slumber party under the Christmas Tree (Best Part of Christmas)

Family Christmas

The weekend before Christmas, we decided to celebrate christmas with my family since my brother was not going to be at our real christmas this year. It was really fun to all be together. In the morning, we went to church as a whole family with my mom and then came home and ate a big brunch, opened presents and went over to the RB Inn for hot cocoa and viewing of the giant gingerbread house. I love my family so much. Later in the afternoon we hung out with my dad and my sister made a delicious dinner for all of us. We ate so much. It all was so tasty. Nobody brings me more joy than my family and especially my little niece and nephew.. Enjoy the pics!
The whole fam

The Three sisters

Diego= Always Excited!

Tio and Aunt Marci got Bella the Easel of her dreams!

Love my new sister!

The Lovebirds

Two Peas in a pod!

NO kids I love more!

Baby Reid gets presents too.. Grammy Gretchen is already spoiling the lil guy!

Reid's new doggie

My sister's sweet family

The originals

Love the RB inn

The sibs with dad

The whole fam with dad.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Baking with the kids and mom

It is a tradition in our family that we have a baking day! It is always tons of fun. There is nothing I love more than baking and hanging with family and letting our creativity explode with sugar and icing. We all went over to my sister's house and we made 5 different desserts and cookies and the kids loved it.

the bump: 32 weeks: Early Christmas Present: A NEW CAR!!

A few weeks ago, Sean flew out to Dallas to check out a car we had been looking for. We had been searching for the past month for a Volvo XC90. Everywhere we looked, everything was out of our price range or didnt have everything we had wanted. So one late night- Sean had found the perfect car for us, but the problem was is that it was in DALLAS, TEXAS. But if you know Sean, nothing will hold him back. The very next day he called about it and then had an inspecting company called "Inspect My Ride" go out there and after their inspection, everything came back good, so sean booked his flight for the following day. It was crazy. I was nervous during the entire process. Well all went well and shortly after Sean arrived, he bought the car and drove it back to San Diego. It was all a whirlwind, but oh was I so excited to see it when he got home. He surprised me at work with a big red bow on it and took me out to lunch. He is so romantic and loves to make things special. We love our new car and are so excited we finally have a safe, reliable, FAMILY car!

P.S. Sean hand made the BIG RED bow out of wrapping paper.. he was so cute.. he made it feel like a real life christmas car commercial! Love him!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bakers come to Visit

We had so much fun having our dear friends the Bakers come and stay with us. They recently had their first baby and so it was a blast having all three of them with us. August is the cutest, best behaved 4 mos old I have ever met. Me and Sean quickly fell head over heels for him. He made it feel so real that our lil guy will be here in just a matter of weeks. We enjoyed sushi with the Bakers, and late nights just chatting and catching up. We wish we could have hung out more. Here are just a few pics from their stay and giving August a bath in our kitchen sink!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

the bump: 31 weeks: Christmas Card shoot

We had an idea of what we wanted for our Christmas card this year, but then time went by and we never got around to it, so we resorted to plan B. Sean really wanted to take pictures on Sunset Cliffs amongst the Eucalyptus trees.. It was a great idea until when we went down there and it was socked in from dense fog!
So all in all, it was a bit of a mess.. my hair frowed and it was Freezing.. so we got a few out of the many we took.. All in all it was not the best shoot we've ever taken- but here are a few that we liked!