Sunday, November 30, 2008
She gives amazing, thoughtful gifts. (Carefully prepared vintage photo albums come to mind).
She enjoys her boys and is great mom and teacher to them. (She decided early on to let her kids have fun outside--even getting muddy!)
She makes great cookies! (Her famous chocolate chip cookie recipe survived the fire.) :)
She is happy to hear from me, even when she is probably too busy to talk.
She is an exemplary big sister.
Liz is a graceful presence.
Fun family trivia facts: Noelle was born on Liz's 8th birthday and they share a name in common. Also Liz was born one day before Brian.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! We love you!
Friday, November 28, 2008
happy happy birthday. you're the bomb diggity and you always make me laugh and you are so nice and you are the smartest of us all (even though we won't admit it). i love you and hope you have a super fun day.
Youie? its me, Austie, I just wanted to say happy birthday, cause yous the bestest sister. Im sad that we are not together right now but I hope that you have a great day and have fun and be safe and wink at some cute guys and just be super. Thanks for being the best!
Monday, November 24, 2008
so I've been thinking a lot about Isaiah. Mostly because I love him and because he loves to give me long hugs, but also because he is so funny. Sometimes when I need to laugh I think about his hot pocket routine. "And then there's the vegetarian hot pocket for those of us who don't eat meat but would still like diarrhea." He has a blog called "pudgeland" with one post called "kenyon." I love this boy.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
and it's not food related which means that I can't host a giveaway. But it's so dang cute. It's an advent calendar. I might have to get this for myself as an early Christmas present.
What are your plans for Christmas shopping and what is your favorite place to shop? Also...on a helpful note what are somethings that maybe you want or your family members wants? I would love to know what I should get the people we drew names for Christmas.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I wanted to show you what we've done so far. Let me know what you think :)
Wedding dress: http://www.beautifullymodest.com/store/wedding-dresses/princess-cut/38102m/
**If you need to log in: username is firstname.lastname@example.org and the password is: hawaii127
Maid of Honor: http://www.davidsbridal.com/bridesmaids_detail.jsp?stid=3688&
**in canary yellow
**in clover green
I am SO happy and I can't wait until this day comes!!
Gio is now 38" and 30 lbs, growing 1 inch and 1 pound since his birthday.
Zeke is now 33" and 23 lbs, growing 3 inches and 3 pounds since his birthday.
YAY! They are growing steadily and there is nothing to worry about. Now, if I could just get Gio to request more than gum at mealtime...
Sunday, November 16, 2008
thanks for the e-mails and comments. I was feeling better yesterday and today and then at church I completely fell apart and felt crappy all over again. I think my hormones are wacky and that I am going to feel sad for a while. Right now I'm trying to function the best I can which to be honest is pretty pathetic. I had this whole secret santa thing organized but I've been so NOT on top of things that sending out individual e-mails right now telling you who your secret santa is sounds like an impossible task so I'm going to make it public
I hope this makes sense. I am SO looking forward to Christmas break.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Three of my most favorite people! Karen, Dave and Jake! Our family adores you Karen and we feel so blessed to be loved by you!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We went on a Bing study trip to León, about 4 hours north of Madrid, this past weekend. It's called a "Bing" trip because the Bings are an incredibly rich family that funds all of the Stanford study abroad programs (along with half of the library "the Bing Wing," a nursery school, hospital, etc, etc) and pay for all of our study trips within Spain. We stayed in a 5 star hotel that used to be a castle (oh how much I am over hostals), ate dinner in a restaurante located in a cave somewhere in the mountains, saw a beautiful cathedral and monestarios. (P.S. If you're wondering how the devil the Bings have sooooo much money, I was too, so I asked and apparently Mr. Bing worked in real estate in New York...hmmm...) Anyway, León was a wee bit chilly, but fun because we went on a really beautiful 10 kilometer hike into the mountains and got to play in snow. My first snow ball fight (albeit a lame and embarrassing one). I for sure need more practice. I would be three feet away from someone and still miss when I tried to hit them. We actually played snow dodgeball and split into two groups on opposite sides of the road. There were some game fouls, blood split, some people cried, but we all got out okay.