December 31, 2009

2009 - What a GREAT year for us. We are so blessed!!!
I have a feeling 2010 is going to be even better!!! :)
Happy New Year to all my fellow bloggers!

December 30, 2009

Crafty Christmas Gifts

My friend Katrina is a craft goddess. She has inspired me to become more craft-loving and encouraged me to get crafty just in time for some Christmas gift giving.
I made this cute little gem for Ella's room.
It will go perfect with her new pink princess bedroom set.
I also made this scripture block for my sister Kelly Jo and her new hubby Gavin.
I think they loved it?!?!?

I know Katrina has lots of crafty knowledge and I intend to use it! :)
Happy Crafting 2010!!

December 29, 2009

Bye Bye CRIB!

So THANKS to my wonderful sister Tatia Belle
(who likes to spoil Ella to death)
we have NO MORE CRIB!

December 28, 2009

Christmas Morning 2009

Ella was so happy to wake up Christmas morning.
She didn't know where to start.
I insisted she open the sweet sign I made her first.
Ella of course obsessed on the "Harley" that Santa brought her.

She really enjoyed unwrapping all her gifts.
Elliott and I got a few gifts too.

It was a Wonderful Christmas Morning!

December 24, 2009

More Holiday Pictures

I have 283 pictures on my new memory card on my camera. I say it is new because I just got it on Black Friday. Which would mean that I have taken 283 pictures in 4 weeks. WOW!
Here are some of Ella in her pretty Holiday dress.

Now you know why I post so many pictures.

December 21, 2009


Ella is not a fan of Santa.
She did not cry, she screamed!!!
She repeated the words "Ho Ho Mean" over and over again after seeing him.
As you can see, she was not a fan last year either.
Call me crazy but I do have some hope for next year.

Happy Holidays

My Holidays will ALWAYS be Happy cause I spend them with her...

The Stockings Were hung...

Actually we had NO place to hang our stockings so I had to get a little crafty. I had Elliott bring a piece of wood home from work and cut it. Then I wrapped it in Christmas paper and with some ribbon, a few nails, and some glue...

The Stockings Were Hung!

December 19, 2009

Christmas Cutie

December 17, 2009

Elliott, Ella, and I
at our friends annual
Ornament Exchange Party.

December 16, 2009

Rocking Horse

Two years ago at Christmas I received this
adorable rocking horse from one of my good friends.
I was pregnant with Ella and it was a Christmas gift for her.
She has been enjoying it immensely ever since.

December 15, 2009

Gingerbread House Party

My friend Katrina invited us over for a
Gingerbread House making Party!!!

Family Home Evening - Parker Style

Family Home Evening with our friends The Parkers, The Johnsons, and The Daniels.

Ice Cream
AMAZING Brownies
Christmas Story

December 11, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

We decided to make a Christmas Tradition out of Elliott's birthday. We thought that Dec 9th would be a good day every year to bring home and decorate our Christmas Tree, and so that is what we did..
We headed out in the freezing cold to pick out our tree.
Ella had such a great time hanging all of the ornaments.
Thank goodness for shatter proof ornaments!
When Elliott got down to put water in the tree stand, Ella got down with him to see what he was doing. She ALWAYS wants to do whatever Dada does.
It was a fun night and I am excited for OUR first family tradition.

December 8, 2009

Christmas Crafts

I found this really cute ornament making kit at Rite Aid for $1.00. I thought it would be a fun craft for Ella to help me out with. We added cute pictures of Ella to the ornaments and they turned out sooooo cute!

I just LOVE doing all these little holiday crafts with my sweet little Ella. She is growing up so fast and I am just enjoying every second of everyday.
I am so blessed to have such a precious daughter.
I LOVE her to pieces!