Wednesday, January 26, 2011

munchkins & lollipops

the past four {ish} years have been a bit of a roller coaster. i never thought it would be easy for us to start a family, but i couldn't have dreamt how difficult it's been.

{cue sappy full house music}. i can honestly say, though, that i am truly grateful for the time tannon and i have had to grow together. i feel that we have been strengthened as a couple and i have developed a deeper love for him.

there was a time that i was really struggling and it seemed that every time i turned around, clicked on a blog, or checked facebook, someone was announcing their 2nd or 3rd pregnancy. i couldn't help but wonder if i would ever be in that position.

so, if it seems as though i am not excited, i can assure you that i am. but, i am also very cautious. i have been let down too many times to skip right to the excitement.

can't wait for the munchkin to make his* debut.

*i think it's a boy




Monday, January 24, 2011

all you need is love

i think i'm the only person who actually looks forward to valentine's day. yes, it's a sappy holiday where stores make too much money off of stuffed animals, chocolates, and corny cards. but it also happens to be the day that tannon and i enjoyed our first date.

and because i think it's fun to do dorky things for tannon. my favorite was the year i made up little poems and sent him on a scavenger hunt through our 500 square-foot duplex.

and because it gives me something to look forward to during the long and dreary winter.

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the other day i came home from work to a package with my name beautifully written in red marker. inside was a little note from my darling caitlin {sis-in-law}. she had made me a valentine's banner. it meant so much to me, i almost cried.

and now? my house has a darling valentine banner hanging in my front room.



Saturday, January 15, 2011

christmas 2010

i wasn't planning on doing a christmas post, but... here i am. i love spending christmas with just tannon. we missed our families, but christmas really is special with just our little family.

on christmas eve, we went to a movie {how do you know - lame!} and then we followed the movie with a romantic, cozy dinner at Olive Garden. once we stuffed ourselves into a food coma, we came home, snuggled up on our air mattress next to the tree in the family room and fell asleep to Christmas Vacation.



christmas morning, we woke up slowly



opened presents




{hudson got a new toy squirrel}





ate our very healthy breakfast, monkey bread.


and played a lot of rummikub.

we were supposed to end the night by going to our friends house for dinner, but instead my body decided it would be a good time to catch the flu. so, we spent the night on the couch watching LOST season 1.

i love lazy christmas's.