Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Still can't believe it...

I have to share another favorite of mine from Christmas. I still can not believe that Big Papa MADE this! He is one amazingly talented man!!! Thank you Big Papa for all the time and love you put into Aubrey Rose's adorable kitchen. This kitchen could possible be heaven on earth for our little girl. She is LOVING it!

This is Big Papa's sweet note on the back of the kitchen. ADORABLE!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Our Christmas Tree

Christmas 2010 was absolutely wonderful. Busy, but wonderful. Here is one picture of us from the festivities. This picture was from yesterday morning when we celebrated with my immediate family. It was casual, relaxing and low-key. Blake kept telling me together the three of us make a Christmas tree because of what we were wearing. So here we are creating our best Christmas tree....

More to come later of our Christmas 2010 memories. We have family coming into town today from Canada! We are looking forward to some more family memories the next couple of days. Then, New Years fun and I am sure we will just sleep the following days away. Or at least I will. :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas continues...

Christmas Day 2010 might have come and gone, but we are still celebrating around here! Today we are celebrating Christmas with my side of the family. Here are my parents, my sister, my brother and our families...
My parents with their grandbabies...Aubrey Rose and Jedidiah
Three generations...my dad, brother and Jed
Oma with her special girl

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. May this season be filled with the joy and love that only Christ can bring!
Our 2010 Christmas card..."May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last day in paradise...

We had to live it up on the last day. First thing on the agenda...go back to the Sugar Cane Train (since it was closed the day before)! This made our little girl a VERY thankful and happy girl!

We decided to forego the nap on the last day. Obviously she was happy about that decision! :)

Being silly on the BIG kid slide...

Of course we had to take advantage of the pirate ship one more time on the last day!

This was Aubrey's routine every time she went down the slide. She LOVED to go head first, then swim to the rope wall and check out everybody and everything. And then go right back for another round. :)

Having fun with Auntie Blair

For our last evening we walked to Whaler's Village and ate at Hula Grill and then we couldn't pass up a little more shopping before heading home the next day.

Aubrey Rose and Mimi
Auntie Blair and Aubrey Rose
Jordan and Blair

Thank you Big Papa and Mimi, for loving our little girl so sweetly like you do and for blessing all of us with such a WONDERFUL trip with so many special family memories. We LOVE you guys!!
We can't wait for more fun in the sun next time! Next time Uncle Bradley HAS to come! We missed him too much! Forget work and school! :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Maui memories...

We enjoyed the beach and sun again the following day. Aubrey Rose was in heaven once again. Even though she was a HUGE fan of the pool and the sand, we still have to work on the whole ocean thing. She was definitely NOT a fan of crashing waves. Hey, we have come a LONG way since those days she was not a fan of the sand or the grass. Baby steps. :)
She did however, make friends everywhere she went. She called this friend Pink. This little girl was 5 and she had a pink swimsuit and a pink lifevest. Hence, the creativity of the name. :)
Relaxing on the hammock is kind of a decieving picture since there was very little of sitting still. This girl was a busy bee all week calling everything her own. "My pool. My beach. Aubrey's boat. Aubrey's toys." You get the picture. She was in heaven, loving life.
That evening we went to dinner in Lahaina.
The girls...
Blair and Jordan
This brings us to Thanksgiving Day. All week we had been prepping Aubrey Rose we were going to go on the SugarCane Train. Linda was so sweet to call in advance and make sure of the details. We showed up Thanksgiving Day to ride the train. CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY. Aubrey Rose was BEYOND sad. (We went the next day though, to make up for it.)
We made the best of the day and went into Lahaina for some shopping.

and eating at Cheeseburger in Paradise

and of course some more shopping!
That night we ate at the Pineapple Grill.