Sunday, December 26, 2010


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from our family to yours!!

We had a great time this year with our family and friends. As is our family tradition we got together with Liz's immediate family on Christmas Eve. This year we hosted the gathering at our house, which was lots and lots of fun! Madi loved having everyone over to visit & play. We ate some yummy food & delicious dessert (cuz dessert is THE best part of all family gatherings, right?! haha...especially when you are 9mths pregnant!!) Then we all sat down together & opened presents (Madi's favorite part!)
It's amazing how small our house gets once 20 people start ripping open packages!! Lol
A glimpse of how full the living room was!

Here's Madi with one of her favorite gifts (from Grandma) Minnie Mouse!!
It was love at first sight! Once she had opened up Minnie she HAD to sit her right next to her & show Minnie each and every gift she opened up! It was the cutest thing!

We were very excited to have some of our extended family in town to join us for Christmas Eve. Liz's Aunt Joyce & Uncle Carl and her Cousins Alex, Craig & his awesome other half, Rachel!! It was SO great to see them all & be able to celebrate the holiday together! ( We wish we could see them more often!)

We thought we may have an extra person arrive for Christmas this year as well... however Baby Halen decided to hold off for a little bit longer & didn't quite make it to the party this time around!

We hope you all had a fabulous Christmas & a very Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Halen's Baby Shower!!!

December 5th, 2010 was a pretty exciting day for Liz.... it was finally time for a BABY SHOWER!

Liz's best friend Peggy was the fabulous host-ess with the most-ess once again!

Of course the theme for Halen's celebration was....
ROCK STAR!! (Makes sense right?!)

Here's Liz all set to go on in and Party!!

Some of the fabulous decorations made by Peggy

The Super Yummy Food!

The awesome Rock Star Cake made by Liz's Mom
(thanks Mom! It looked & tasted FABULOUS!)

A guitar all of the guests signed for Halen... it will go up on the wall in his room!

Here are some of the ladies decorating a bib or onesie for Halen

Here are some of the finished products! They turned out SO CUTE!!

Paige & Payton checking out the "Candy Bar"

Liz & Peggy

Madi & Mommy

Brendan made an appearance towards the end... So glad he got a chance to come check everything out!

Yay for Zebra Print! (Liz w/ her sis Jen & niece Paige)

It was so great to have our friends and family come together to help us welcome Halen into the world! It was such a fun day for us all!!
(next baby update? Should be his big arrival! Stay tuned!) :0)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby Belly!

As the last few months have gone by, Liz's tummy has been growing and growing... Baby Halen has been pretty content in there! He's growing more and more each day and has been practicing his Kung Fu moves practically non-stop (which makes attempting to sleep pretty interesting...) We're pretty sure he's going to be a Kung Fu Master by the time he makes his official entrance into the world!
Here are some recent pictures of the growing belly....

As the weeks keep going by we are getting more and more excited to meet our little guy! Each day we talk to Madi about the new baby. She will point to Mommy's tummy & tell us that there is a baby in there.... We're not too sure if she's really getting what that means though. Just a few more weeks to go until she can meet him and find out what all this "baby talk" has been about!