Wednesday, December 28, 2011

First Full Day in New Mexico

We made it and the weather is beautiful! You can't beat fresh powder and sunny weather for skiing (high of 37 and a low of 9). Taylor participated in a full day of ski school today and seemed to enjoy every minute of it. This of course will be my first time NOT skiing on vacation since I'm 5 months pregnant now. Walking pregnant up hills in high altitude has not been the most fun, however watching Taylor's pure innocent excitement for all things white, cold, and ski-able has been the most fun. Now we just have to remember all the ski school lingo (duck-walk, front pizza wedge, back pizza wedge, and french fry) so that Taylor can try to ski with Daddy and cousin Megan on the green slopes tomorrow.
Wish us luck on our snow-plows!

Where's Taylor? Green suit next to the 3 orange instructors
-no parents allowed so this was the closest we could get.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

From Our House to Yours!

Thank you so much Heather for taking beautiful family pictures again this year! I can't wait for spring maternity and newborn photos in 2012.

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas...

A new holiday lights tradition this year.
(Shhh, don't tell anyone that we've only lived here for 6.5 years and this was our first time visiting the beautiful Zilker Park Holiday Tree). Why is it that when you grow older your sense of equilibrium changes and you're unable to spin around and around as much as you were able to when you were a child? Spinning around while staring up at the lights is definitely dizzying and blurring, but it's all worth the smiles on your child's face when the huge lit up tree comes into full view for the first time!

Now the lights on 37th Street downtown definitely give you a little more of the "Keep Austin Weird" vibe. Taylor loved seeing the the aluminium foil Tyrannosaurs Rex and Pterodactyl. All a little strange (like the new years baby holding a bottle of bubbly on someones front lawn or the sock monkey nativity scene). All fun nonetheless!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Traditions

I don't think it would feel like Christmas if we didn't go and check out some local Christmas Light Decorations. For the second year in a row we hopped into the car for a short trip up to Cedar Park to enjoy the lights and splendor of an entire cul-de-sac's idea of Christmas. This year we were served hot cocoa for our walk around the houses. There is literally so much to look at, but just as last year, Taylor's favorite was the house with the two trains running on the front lawn. The dedication of some of these neighborhoods is quite impressive!  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sugar, Butter, Sugar, Butter

Let the consumption and production of holiday baked goods begin!
Hand mixers are a great kitchen tool to get your little ones (boys) involved.
Anything motorized is a pure magnet for our little guy.

Saturday, December 10, 2011



This past week we celebrated Andrew's 40th birthday.
 It's really going to be a month long celebration this year and we can't wait!

Why I Love This Picture...

My husband and my son,
whom I both love more than anything.
I know how good the feeling is when a child nestles their little head on your shoulder.
What I love even more is the picture of a man...