Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lake Tahoe Ski Trip

Chad and I and our friends, Tamara and John Paul, ventured out to BEAUTIFUL Lake Tahoe for a ski trip. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing Lake Tahoe was! It seemed like we were not even in America. Stunning!!!! We stay in a great condo in Incline Village, which is about 20 minutes from the California/Nevada border. So, we traveled into California a couple times to snowmobile and tube. We did all that Lake Tahoe had to offer...skied, snowmobiled, cross-country skied and tubed. We even had a little good luck at casino! It was such a wonderful trip and I am so happy we were able to go. A HUGE HUGE HUGE shout out to my parents and Sue & Johnny for taking care of Annemarie while we were gone. It was a "grandparents" vacation for her and she had a ball!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Santa 2010

Well, it was time again to go visit Santa! This year we went with 2 of Annemarie's good friends so I thought for sure she would put on a GREAT smile and ham it up for the camera because her 2 friends did just that. I was sadly mistaken. She sure liked Santa from afar, but once she got on his lap, it was game over. As soon as she got off his lap, she was more than happy to tell him that she wanted "two puppies and a Dora doll". I wish I had a video camera to record her immediate change of heart once she was off his lap. I guess I forced in her mind "stranger danger" a little too much. Maybe next year I will get a classic Annemarie smile. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving (as usual!) this year! Chad and I ran the annual Run Thru the Woods on Thanksgiving morning so we burned off lots of calories before we enjoyed our feast! My younger brother, Brad, who lives in Ohio, graced us with his presence this year so that was a very nice treat. He was our professional photographer the entire week. Thanks Brad! My older brother, Matt, and his family drove in from Dallas as well. Annemarie and Zach had a lot of fun playing together and riding their bikes. Sue hosted a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner at her house and the Haley and Angelo families celebrated together. I am very greatful I have a great family. It was just awesome!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Halloween and My Trip to Austin

I know this is a little late for a Halloween post, but I guess better late than never. Annemarie had SO much fun this year trick or treating. She loved putting on that cheerleader costume b/c she knew that people would give her candy! I wish I would have gotten some "action" shots, but I forgot my camera. Arg.

I went to Austin last weekend to celebrate my friend, Steffani's, upcoming arrival of her 2nd baby. We had a wonderful lunch at Cheesecake Factory and then just shopped around for the rest of the afternoon. It was a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lockhart Trip

We celebrated Chad's 35th (yes...he is THIRTHY FIVE!) birthday in Lockhart last weekend. It was a super fun trip with lots of family there. Matt, Candace and Zach drove in from Dallas to celebrate with us. Annemarie and Zach had a BALL playing outside all day. They rode of every piece of equipment that Papa had and loved it all! They feed the horses and cows hay every morning and every night. It was very cute. It truly was a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Bike!

Annemarie got a new bike yesterday. Do you think she likes it??? Lets just say that she took a 3 hour nap today. I am fairly certain it was due to the long bike ride she took before lunch!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun

We took Annemarie to the pumpkin patch today where she met up with one of her favorite friends, Brooklynn. Those two little girls had a BALL!!! They just played and followed each other around everywhere. It was a beautiful day and we had a good time.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Birthday Party

My 29th (Okay...32nd) birthday was on Friday. My parents were nice enough to have Annemarie spend the night at their house while Chad and I went out with a HUGE group of our friends. We went to Goose's Acre for drinks and dinner and then went next door to America's where the "real" fun began. I have a super fun time, but lets just say Saturday was miserable, if you get my drift. Thank you to everyone who went out for the October Birthday Bash. Maybe we can make this an annual thing.