On the last Friday in January, Jake and Abigail went to the Girl Scouts Father Daughter Dance (see same event last year). And this year, Bryony was invited to a birthday party the same night so I had a rare evening to myself. Lost in the forest of first trimester fatigue and sickness, this was wonderful!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Introducing my third nephew - Parker Jack, born on his due date of Jan 21st to my youngest sister, Alexandra, and her fiancé Chris. Gorgeous isn't he?
Alex & Chris were convinced he would be a boy and were right! He has helped to solidify the family theory that the grandsons are made in England, granddaughters here in the States, ha ha. All of us are more confident in our prediction that mini-Madonna #3 will be a girl now.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
We hosted Christmas for Milly, Lance, Morgan, Vann and Grandma. It was wonderful!
|Vann's 1st Christmas Dinner|
|Santa filled stockings for all four of them|
|Christmas morning discovering them|
|Monster High, of course|
|for Abigail too|
|I am teaching them to toast with 'champagne'|
|stylish new jacket|
|Sedona for the day|
|milk & cookies in bed at nanna and grandads|
|JW Marriott gingerbread house display|
|I donated the dishes from my wedding - they were looking beaten up|
|nanna bought me a new set for Christmas|
|nanna bought them tickets to this fabulous performance|
It's probably not a surprise that Bryony chose Disney's 'Frozen' as the theme for her 4th birthday party. In fact, I'm sure every 4yr old in America chose it last year. She invited tons of friends (too many as it turned out, it was a little hectic). but had a blast. Can't believe my 'baby' is FOUR!
|I used flaked coconut for the snow|
|both grandmothers helping with the cupcakes|
|opening presents and cards|
|she even made a Frozen Build-a-Bear|
As mentioned before, we found out in October 2014 that we were expecting a mini-Madonna #3. Again. I suppose that made it mini-Madonna #4 (see Feb 2014 loss). We were thrilled. As per usual protocol, I quickly succumbed to ugly morning sickness, but it was all worth it when we got to the confirmation ultrasound and our bean had a healthy thumping heartbeat.
Still, we waited until 14wks to announce and used our Christmas card to do so:
|our Christmas card 2014|