Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Anna!!

Today my little girl turned two, and she couldn't have been more excited that it was her birthday. We sang Happy Birthday at least three times this morning, by request of Annalise, and this was before we even got to church. Needless to say, she loves birthdays. But it turns out that I also love birthdays, so I made here a princess cake, (that we are actually saving for tomorrow), it turned out pretty cute.
Annalise has been talking about a birthday cake for weeks now, so I hope she is not dissapointed tomorrow when she eats it, since all it really cake.

Well enough about cake.

Annalise has grown up so fast over the last couple of years, and her independence never ceases to amaze me!
Here she is......

2 Weeks old~

6 Months~

1 Year~

18 Months~

2 Years~

Happy Birthday Annalise!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our new house!!

So I have been meaning to put up pictures of our new place, but every time I think about I also think.....well I will wait until I am all the way unpacked, or the house is really clean. But we all know that won't happen any time soon. So here are some pictures of our new place for those of you who have been asking, sorry they are not very good pictures, but they are pictures. And there is also a little video tour if you have nothing else better to do!Enjoy!

Front Room:

Back Patio:


Here is the video. It is a little long, and Annalise is screaming in the background,.....welcome to my life!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

No seven year itch....

As of yesterday Kevin and I have been married for seven years, and it has gone so fast!
(I tried to find a wedding picture but I couldn't find one....and some of you know the story behind that, so I had to settle for this pic)

We met almost 11 years ago and spent a few years as friends and the last seven as husband and wife, and I wouldn't change a thing! Annalise came a long two years ago to make our family more complete and I can't wait for more kids to fill our home with excitement (as long as they are not born as independent two year olds.)
Since we just recently moved we didn't have much time to celebrate, but we were able to spend the evening in German Village, a cute little area on the south side of columbus, where we looked through a maze of books and ate some delicious cheesecake. It is nice to just spend time with one another while Kevin has free time until school starts. Yay for anniversaries!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas!

Well, the time has come.....we officially live in Columbus, Ohio. We moved in two weeks ago and our house is still full of boxes and disorganization, but I do have a good excuse........
Two days after we moved into our new house we went on vacation to Las Vegas with all of my family, which included my siblings and their families and my parents. It was so great to see them and I already miss them again......I can't wait until next year. We got to stay in an awesome house, it had seven bedrooms, a pool and a volleyball court and a fun game room. We have so many pictures I don't even know where to begin, so here is a link to all of them since I can't decide. Honestly all the good pictures that were taken of us were taken by everyone else's camera, so they will come some time in the future. We did get to take some family pics so here is the whole fam: (And for those of you that are wondering, there are five siblings, five spouses, two grandparents and six and half grandkids)

A few fun things our family did while we were there .......
  • a scavenger hunt on the strip
  • late night poker games
  • made 20 baby blankets (in one day) for St. Christophers (the hospital where Annalise had her surgery)
  • 18 holes of golf under the blazing hot sun
  • took family pictures the same day
  • a lot of swimming at 5 am since Annalise never really adjusted to the time change
  • ate a lot of good food in really good company
It is always refreshing to see my family.......and even more relaxing to go back home, but that was really the strange part. I kept on thinking I was going back home to Philly, but I wasn't. I was tempted to hop on the plane to philly in the airport, but I decided it would make more sense to fly back to where all of my stuff was just moved to, back to Columbus. I am really having a hard time adjusting to being in a new place, and I miss all of my friends sooooo much! I know that in time I will get used to it. However, today I did enjoy myself shopping. I went to a garage sale and got tons of stuff for twenty bucks, and then I went to the farmers market down the street from there and got some amazing tomatoes, peaches and corn, so there are many positive things. As soon as I get my house organized I am going to take pictures of our new place for everyone to see it, but if you want to see it in person all you have to do is come to Columbus.....I know it sounds tempting!

PS~ Here are some cute pics of Annalise and her girl cousins in the cute tutu's that Ellie cute!