Sunday, December 4, 2011

The "Reveal!"

  ~We feel so blessed to announce that we are expecting again....March 21st~

We decided to "find out" this time but thought we would still make it fun~After our doctor visit, we were given a sealed envelope with the sex of the baby in it...very tempting to open I might add!!! ;) I quickly dropped it off at a bakery and asked them to make some cake balls...strawberry (for a girl) or vanilla (for a boy).  I picked them up later that day and Thomas, Holly and I met my mom, Allan, David, Robyn, Audra (Thomas's sister) and her little one, Jack and Grandma for dinner...we were so excited Audra, Jack and Grandma came in from Glen Rose and that my mom and Allan happened to be in town the day I was going to the doctor to find out!  

We didn't take a lot of pictures but I think this t-shirt, PINK hat and Holly's big smile says it all!

We are all so thrilled to be having another little girl and for Holly to experience having a little sister! 

She was ALL smiles this night!  (It might have something to do with her entertaining everyone with biting into these lemons and limes while we cracked up at her reactions to the tartness!)

Holly has been an amazing gift of life and to think we are about to experience life through not only the eyes of one sweet angel, but soon two, is heart filling!  

See you soon sweet girl!....

Happy Halloween.....

from our sweet little strawberry!

Helping mommy pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch!  
So many to choose from.....
My sweet lil' pumpkin'!

We had a great time in Glen Rose for Halloween this year!  We enjoyed trick or treating around the Glen Rose Square and visiting the pie shop with all of her cousins.  And then a fun evening out for dinner!  

So happy....she's really enjoying walking these days!  

 Of course we had a hard time getting a good shot of her and her adorable cousin, Jack...
but this is as good as it got....
 He's a much better poser than Holly!  :) All smiles!  

Poor Holly got sick Halloween day and wasn't up for getting all dressed up but she WAS up for sitting out on the front porch with mommy and daddy while we enjoyed hot chocolate and handing out treats to all the precious kiddos!  Holly LOVED putting candy in their bags!  It was pretty dang cute!  
I wish I snapped a pic of her in action!  

Such a sweet Halloween!  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Holly's One Year Pictures

We met one of our favorite photographers (Toni Elmer-who did our engagement pictures) at a field with her fun little props to snap some pics of Holly at one year!  

Toni is nothing but fun and all about color so here is little Miss Holly...shining bright!  

Captured almost all of her expressions....such a fun photo shoot!  

Happy 1st Birthday Holly!!

Where do I begin?!?!  Our lives and hearts grew 100x over a year ago last September!  I never imagined the joy that Holly would bring to our lives would be this big!  She is such a bright light in our lives that we get to wake up to every day when we just start to count our blessings and continue to throughout each and every day!  I am constantly in awe as I watch her grow and as she starts to take steps, I look forward to watching the path she follows as Thomas and I do the best we can to lead her through Him.  

Here is the celebration of the 1st year of life of our bundle of joy!  

Thank you, God, for this year and to many many more!!

Milk and Cookies 1st Birthday!
 Thank you Grandma Cheryl and Mimi for baking the delicious cookies! 

 Cookies to Go! :) 
 Thank you Rhonda and Jean for allowing us to celebrate at the darling Pie Shop! 
It was just perfect! 
 Thank you Mimi and Poppi for the fun play house!  
the ball pit! such a hit! :) 
 One of Holly's favorites....balls!!
 Holly loves opening and closing anything....doors, cabinets, drawers, etc!  

 Holly's other favorite....walking....with help that is! :) 
 ....and climbing around!

 Holly with her nanny, Miros!  We are so glad she could make it to Glen Rose!! 
 About to receive the cake! She's not too sure about this....
 Our little family of three
Hurry up! :) 
to many, many more!
 digging in....

Birthday Girl! 

 Thomas and his good friends, Matt, Aaron and their little ones!...SO fun to have them together! 
 The Baker crew!  
We were so happy my Aunt, Uncle and cousin could come and with Holly's cousins! 
What a treat! 
 Poor baby is pooped!  
 Thomas' sweet friends, Jaki and Steve with their kiddos!
 Aaron, Peggy and their newborn! 
 Matt, Mauri and sweet Micah! 
Aunt Tara...who came all the way from Dallas and helped SO much with the party!  
We LOVE Aunt Tara so much! 
Grandma Cheryl
Grandpa Bob
Aunt Robyn and Uncle David
Jean and Rhonda (owners of the pie shop) 
Mimi and Poppi

We love you bunches and bunches sweet Holly!  

Happy Birthday to you!