Tuesday, January 6, 2009


16 hours to get there: traffic through Truckee/Reno, black ice from Winnemucca to Wendover, snow storm from Wendover to Toole. Stella was a champ, of course. We got to see so many people, and still didn't have time to see everyone we wanted to (I'm talking about you, Poon!). Here are some pics from our visit:
Stella checking out snow

Stella posing with her first snowman

Capturing a single moment without the little Babe

Stella LOVES her Ya-Ya

Rekindling a friendship with her little friend Hattie
These two were such a kick to watch - they had so much fun that Stella still asks if we can go to Hattie's house. I love Hattie's face in this one!

Snuggle Bunnies in the princess sleeping bag

Just hanging out

Glenn is the only one whose face would tell you that we stayed up until 2am to ring in the new year - I think the rest of us look pretty alert (although I seem to look sort of peeved in this one).

Stella has discovered her love for Cousin Brad and Cousin Allison - she just loved hanging out with these two (as did we)!

We also got to meet up with our friends Rachel and Jonas and finally meet baby Ramsey - what a cutie!

What a fun trip!

Aaahhh... Holidays.

Time to catch up... So the last six weeks have been just crazy; auditors at work, closing out the month, Glenn's finals, getting ready for company, getting ready to leave town, and actually leaving town.
We had so much fun partaking in some fun Christmas traditions with the little one, this year. Stella got SO into everything. We got a kick out of watching her get excited about the Christmas tree, watching Santa from a safe distance, but the moment we left the mall, she would talk about how much she loves Santa and wants to hug him. I was perfectly fine not having to deal with pictures on Santa's lap. I'll take that for as long as I can get it.
I must confess, right now, I just want to get a bunch of pics up, so the grandparents can see them, so here goes:
Dad bringing home the Stella-sized Christmas tree (notice Stella sporting the now infamous 'Purple Dress')
Stella decorating the tree all by herself
Christmas Eve Stella begged to open ONE present
Secret Santa sure knew what Stella would like

Making cookies with mom and Grammie

Checking out the presents that Santa left

This one was a favorite - thanks Jen!