Thursday, January 30, 2014

Girls weekend!

Geoff and his buddies planned a weekend in Vegas so I figured it would be a perfect time for a girls weekend!  Sitti flew in and the cousins all came together for a fun filled weekend!  We did lots of playing at the house, enjoyed the beautiful weather outside and fit in a trip to Happy Hollow!

Helping Sitti prepare lunch

Waiting patiently for their next meal!

Fun on the swing at Happy Hollow

And of course Sitti pulled through with matching jammies for the win!

New Years Eve


We got together with some friends for NYE and decided for all of our sanity to celebrate with New York, so at 9pm we rang it in!  Definitely different than last years NYE, but still lots of fun!

We roasted marshmallows... Eliana was mesmerized by the fire!

             Celebrating with her buddies, Quinn and Kedric!

Christmas Break

We love our teacher schedule! We had a wonderful two weeks off with just the right balance of adult time together (yay for daycare being open!), family activities and seeing our friends!

Our friends Robin and Rob invited us to the last game at Candlestick!  Such a fun evening. 

Happy Hour with the Kirtley's... Eliana perfecting the bottle feed.

Stroll around downtown & stopped at the new tea shop

Happy Hollow with Brody!

A beach day in January? Yes please!

We even had time to begin the nursery!  Cleaning out the room was a HUGE project as it became the "junk room" over the year.  Geoff painted it and we moved Eliana's nursery furniture into it.  Getting close!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Day

Geoff and I woke Eliana up around 8:15 because Santa came! (Yes, she sleeps in and yes, I realize my world will be rocked in two months.)

This year, Santa filled all of our stockings!  It was a relaxing morning with the three of us and the absolute sweetest thing to watch Eliana light up with each gift "it's from Santa?".  I can't wait to continue the tradition with all four of us next year!

After a little time with the three of us, we headed over to Geoff's mom's house for breakfast and gifts!  Eliana was spoiled with gifts, but most of all loved the family time with Grandpa, Grammy, Uncle Derek and Auntie Mo.

After nap at home, the excitement continued!  We headed over to Geoff's dad's house for Christmas dinner and believe it or not, MORE PRESENTS!  We had a relaxing and very enjoyable evening with Great Grandma Gloria, Grandpa Gary, Gramma Kathy & Dana.  They had a beautiful tree where Eliana spent lots of time dancing & showing off...

Kathy and Gary hit it out of the park with some great gifts for Eliana!  

 After a yummy dinner and dessert we went home and all crashed out after a very exciting two days!

Christmas is very special with a toddler... I think each year will be just as amazing.

Christmas Eve

We had a lovely Christmas Eve hosting Geoff's family this year.  Geoff fried a turkey and everyone contributed to a yummy meal!  We also did a White Elephant Gift Exchange and of course enjoyed lots of pie! Yum!