Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ella Grace & Olivia

Last night after babysitting a co-worker and friend's 2 boys I stopped over at Tori and Rush's house to see the girls.  I also had a little present for Miss Ella Grace from me and her Uncle Joey.  It is a crib-sized chenille and silk white blanket with her name monogrammed on it.  I thought it was something she could keep and think of us.  While I was there chatting with Tori about the Olympics and everything else I got some precious pictures of Olivia and her new little sister.  Enjoy!
And then there is a great one of Tori and Ella Grace from Valentine's Day (below).  Beautiful mom and beautiful baby :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Honeymoon Figured Out!

So I finally decided on a honeymoon for me and Joey and now I never have to worry about it again...woohoo!!  This is the biggest relief EVER!  We are going to Costa Rica and staying in an all-inclusive private villa.  It has a chef, bartender, and house keeper that come everyday at 7 am and stay until after dinner.  Our wedding planner had suggested it to me in December, and of course I started looking at a million other places.  Soooo true to my track record I decided on the first thing I looked at :) haha. I am so excited, and now have something concrete to set on my sights!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

a little Valentine's Day and a little honeymoon...frustration :)

So it is the Valentine weekend and I am without my valentine.  I would say this thought makes me extra sad, but really I do not "believe" in this holiday anyway.  I pretty much think you should let the people you love know it all the time. AND ever since I learned the reasons for this day have nothing to do with the heroic efforts of St. Valentine and his plight and more about the commericial world needing money because the Christmas holidays are over; I can not support it.  (haha that sounded a little bitter...)

However, I have used this time to get one more step closer to booking our honeymoon for this summer.  If you know me (which I am guessing if you read this blog you do) then you know how this trip has really frustrated me.  I want it to be incredible due to the fact it will be the only time I see Joey for a year.  I believe I have narrowed it down to the following and now I am just weighing the pros and cons:

Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas
Capella Ixtapa in Mexico
MataChica Resort in Belize
Kamalame Cay off the coast of Andros Island (Bahamas)
Little Dix Bay Resort in Virgin Gorda
Caneel Bay in St. John
Casa Colonial in the Dominican Republic
The Peninsula in the Dominican Republic

So this task is keeping all of my time occupied when I am not a work.  If you have any input or know anything about any of these places please let me know! 

AND...for everyone that is with their loved one on this weekend: enjoy every minute, feel blessed, and make them know how much you love and appreciate them.  I know I would be if I could.  I love you Joey and appreciate everything you do!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The big day!

Ella Grace was born at 11:52 am on Wednesday, February 4th 2010.  She is 6 lbs 13 ounces and 20 inches long.  She is beautiful! Another bonus for Rush is his newest little girl was born on National Signing Day for college football.  Her birthday is a favorite among all men :)  Here are some pictures of the newest family member!

Olivia's big moment: meeting her little sister!