Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas was Merry

Wow! It has been forever since I have updated and I have been taking some heat for it.... so, here is a small update. Christmas morning and new house pictures will follow after I get a chance to breath for a minute.

Christmas has been wonderful. Patrice and Allen stopped by on their way through for a little visit. It was great to see you guys. My mom came down to visit for the day on Saturday. She checked out our new place, played with Addy and did some shopping. Tyler's parents arrived Christmas Eve afternoon to spend Christmas with us. We ate, played games, ate, and ate some more. We also went of visit Tyler's sister Christmas evening.

Christmas morning was a blast. Of course, I couldn't sleep the night before because I was so excited for Addy to see what Santa left for her. She loved everything and threw an absolute fit when Tyler tried to put her in her high-chair to eat breakfast. Fit #2 came when I tried to make her have a nap later that afternoon. And there is another fit thrown every time we try to make her do anything having to do with leaving her toys for a minute.

Some of our present highlights:

Tyler got a talking Michael Scott bobble-head for his new office, which is already out of batteries and a Dunder Mifflin polo-style shirt, which he wore to work today. He also got a new mitt to play city league softball. Oh, how could I forget that he also got this thing he calls a "stem machine" where he places small pads on his back that "shock" it. Sounds painful, but he loves it.

I got some great accessories for my I-pod, which I am obsessed with. I can now listen to my I-pod with head phones, through a speaker or in the car. I can put it in a skin with a clip, a skin without a clip or in an armband when I run. I also got an itunes gift card which I will use up in about 5 seconds after I finish this post. I also got a juicer, which I have been wanting FOREVER. I have lots of recipes too, because every time I see a magazine with juice diets on the cover, I buy it. This has been going on for months now too, way before Christmas even!?!?!? Good thing I got a juicer so I didn't purchase those magazines for nothing.

I was very surprised that Tyler wanted to get the kitties a present, since he doesn't like them and complains weekly that we have to buy them food and liter. It all made sense to me when their present was a special brush that would nearly shave them bald so they wouldn't shed any fur in our new house.

Our Christmas was great. How was yours?

Friday, November 9, 2007

New Title

I finally figured out a perfect title for our blog. "On The Move", because we literally are on the move. Yes, we are moving again. We have been married for 5 years. This will be Tyler's and my fourth move and Addy's third move. That is almost a move year. Can anyone top that? I am not bragging about this; I actually despise moving, but what do you do?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Festivities

Here's how we celebrated Halloween:

We went with some friends to a pumpkin patch/hey ride/corn maze/carnival place. They have a little girls about 6 months older than Addison. They had fun together.

Addy was a giraffe for her second Halloween. She actually loved wearing her costume and LOVED random people filling her bag with candy.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Our Week

Here's our week. Nothing too spectacular, but just hanging around Addy is always an adventure.

Tyler and his little Tennessee fan. Go Vol's. Tyler takes Addy outside to play just about every evening. He is a hit with all the neighborhood kids. When he pulls up from work, the kids line up at the garage and ask when he and the baby will be out to play. They never ask when if I can come play though?????????

Against her daddy's wishes, Addy loves the kitties. She follows them around everywhere and they all play together.

I love winter clothes, especially fuzzy boots. It didn't really make sense to own fuzzy boots in Vegas. But, now that we live in the frozen tundra, Addy and I went shopping for fuzzy boots. Tyler came too, but couldn't find any in his size =).

I am always relieved to find something that will keep Addy entertained. Last week was coloring (which is hilarious, by the way), this week is bubbles.

Friday, October 12, 2007

A Corner for Addy

I have always wanted a house with the coolest playroom on the planet. But, right now, while we are trying to figure out what to do with our lives, we have a room that must triple as a family room, office and playroom. This is my feeble attempt to have the coolest playcorner on the planet. I hope my poor child is not scarred for life due to the small amount of space she has to play. I promise it won't last forever, Baby. Believe it or not, Tyler, Addy and I can all fit in that tent thing- at the same time!

Baby's First Vacation

We embarked on our first vacation with little Addy. We went to Colorado and found out that a baby sure has a way of turning a 6 hour drive into a 12 day! We also found out that poor Addy gets car sick; we now keep the car stocked with plenty of wipes, a towel, plastic bags and a change of clothes. I felt so bad for her. We had a lot of fun. Addy was such a good girl and it is so much fun to watch her learn and explore. Here are some of the things we did:

We stopped half-way through the drive to give Addy a break. We hung out in a mall for a few hours and let her play in the play place and ride in a helicopter. She was so cute!

We attended the Broncos vs. Raiders game. It was a blast. As you can see, the venue is huge and the atmosphere was great.

We went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. I have never been to the zoo before (at least that I can remember), so I think I may have been more excited than Addy. She was just probably wondering where her crazy parents were dragging her next! The giraffes were everyone's favorite attraction. Addy was so brave; she feed a cracker to one. She only did it once though!

Sidenote: If you are ever traveling to Colorado Springs and need a good hotel, we can recomment one. The hotel we stayed in had a waterslide, people. A WATERSLIDE! Not a lame one; a good one. What a concept.

On the way home, Addy got her first Chuck E Cheese experience. She liked riding in the car with him and playing skeet ball. Tyler and I pooled our ticket together and got a pretty pink braclet for her.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

What I've Been Doing Lately

Addy has been very busy, as usual. She had her first swimming pool experience. She was not super excited about being in the actual swimming pool, but she loved sitting around the pool and watching other kids swim.

The Crowd Gets What the Crowd Wants

Here they are. They are pretty blurry, but it is Lindsay Lohan non-the-less. Tyler said she is pretty short and tiny and was really nice to everyone at the gym.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday

Well, our baby has turned one-year-old. We had a little family party for her on Friday. She absolutely loved everything: attention, pizza, opening presents, playing with new toys and making a mess out of her cake. Her new toys are still keeping her entertained!!

A Dora chair from Grandma and Grandpa.

Every kid needs a Glow Worm (according to Tyler).

At first, she didn't know what to do with the cake because we typically don't let her make a mess with her food.

She eventually got the hang of it.

...and ended up looking like this!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Addy's New Pictures

Here are Addison's 1-year-old pictures. Her poor little eyes were red that day because of her allergies, so I thought about cancelling the picture appointment. I decided against that, because I figured she could have some sort of scratch, bump or bruise at any given time because she is all over the place and into everything..... and I thought they turned out great anyway (I know I am a little bias though).

Thursday, July 19, 2007


My good buddy Patrice gave me the idea to start a blog, which I thought was a good idea since we have moved away from everyone. That way, you can see how incredibly cute Addison is. She is almost 1-year old!!! She is crawling everywhere and doing the cutest things.

Well, we miss everyone and hope you are all doing well.