Thursday, December 29, 2011


so foR ouR happy holidays we did a bunch of stuff including
having ouR pictuRe me.
i would love to have someone else do it foR us eventually.
this way had a lot of Running back and foRth tRying not to muss my haiR
not to mention just hoping that the pose was good.
but hey if i can do this with a timeR, imagine how good i am when i Really woRk, Right?

my sisteR, GINA, decided that it would be bRilliant if she made holiday chocolate suckeRs
foR gifties this yeaR. by not disagReeing and helping heR out, i got to use the
theftoveRs and make my own.

heRe's Ry, being a good spoRt and playing along.

 who's awesome?? ME!
 we did ouR chRistmas eaRly sice we weRe heading up noRth.

 yes, that is what pRide in owneRship looks like.
i've wanted a kitchen aid mixeR sice my mom got one foReveR ago.
 we weRe supeR happy to get to be up in west point with Ry's whole family foR chRistmas.
we visited with a couple of my sisteRs and theiR families too. a lovely holiday if i do
say so myself.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


decembeR 12th maRked my 24th yeaR. that's Right, i'm an even 2 dozen.
Ry, being the good husband that he is, made it a weekend event.
fRiday night we went to BASILLAS foR dinneR.
it's a tiny inconspicuous mediteRRanean eateRy and we HIGHLY Recommend it to eveRyone.
satuRday night, we went to the waRd chRistmas paRty. it was typical but we'Re
tRying to not be antisocials in this waRd.
when we got home, i opened the door and low and behold, stReameRs and balloons galoRe.
Ry and megan had tRied to thRow me a suRpRise paRty. howeveR, Ry didn't tell anyone until
that day, so we weRe a small but meRRy cRowd.
ps. what's up with Ry in this pictuRe? i dont even know.

on monday, i went to the gym, showeRed, and didnt get Ready. i spent the whole day in jammies
but thats not so unusual. Ry and gave me a caRd with $50 of guilt fRee spending....

and some delightful new Roxys

isnt he just the bestest

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Ryan and i weRe Really lucky to be able to go out and cut down ouR veRy own
and veRy fiRst chRistmas tRee togetheR!
it was supeR sweet of my sisteR, GINA and heR in-laws to let us tag along.
they'Re a pRetty cool cRowd.

 oh kastle, you sweet fat boy.
gina dResses him so cute it's haRdly faiR to the Rest of the babies

 i was feeling Really Really ambitious and decided that i would make
ouR stockings and tRee skiRt all by my self....
not a flawless execution but i'm still pRoud.