Monday, November 28, 2011


Today was my first day back to work and Given's first day of daycare.  It has been tough being seperated all day.  I got this picture from the babysitter.  It makes me feel better that he's laughing and smiling. 

Things that got me through the day - Starbucks new Skinny Peppermint Mocha and this little gift to myself:
pink Kate Spade flats!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Only week and my thanks

I wake up this morning filled with dread.  My last Monday of maternity leave.  I'm so going to miss Given and being home with him.  This has been, without a doubt, the best three months of my life. I try to not let the thought of returning to work consume me.  I still have one more week!  Plus, this week will be full of family and fun, and when I do return to work, I only have two and half weeks until my Christmas vacation!  (I tried to get the additional two and half weeks off, but was denied...I'm trying not to be bitter!)

This year for Thanksgiving I am so very thankful that I have had these three precious months off with my son, that Omar's work is flexible and allows him plenty of Given time, and that Summer, Jake, and Baby Gray are flying in as I write this to spend the whole week with us.

Speaking of flying:

Happy Turkey Day to all my followers!

I am making a ginger coconut pumpkin pie for our Thanksgiving meal this year - I will let you know how that turns out!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Grandparents, Aunts, and Cousins!

Aren't these boys handsome!
Wesley (5), Gray (5 months), Given (2 months), and Carson (8)
(I think I have these ages right!  Sometimes I can't believe Carson and Wesley are so old.  I can't wait to be back in Texas to see my nephews more often.  I miss them very much.)
Last week Given and I made the trip to San Angelo!  Given got to meet his aunts Kelly and Summer and cousins for the first time.  (Although we have Skyped often enough it didn't feel like the first time!)  We also got to see Grandma and Grandpa again!  While I was there I took a lot of pictures, but I think these will be surfacing as Christmas pictures so I'm going to keep them surprise for a bit!
Gray and Given played very nicely together!  Gray is such a good sharer!

And in case you are wondering, Given did great on the plane!  He slept practically the whole to San Angelo; however, on the way home he was just too excited about seeing his Daddy to sleep.  That was challenging keeping him entertained, but I must say he wasn't screaming and disrupting other passengers.  He is an angel!

Next up, Aunt Summer, Uncle Jake, and Gray are coming for Thanksgiving!  We can't wait to see them.

I also have to say that I'm so ready to start decorating for Christmas!!  If I had an artificial Christmas tree, it would be up already!  I admit that I'm even considering buying one so I can get this party started!

While we were in San Angelo, Given turned 10 weeks.  (Yes, he is wearing the same outfit in his 8 weeks picture...time to do some shopping!)

Little Monsters

Now where did I leave off last...Halloween!

Check out my cute little monsters!

We didn't do much for Halloween since it would be Momma eating all that candy!  When Daddy got home we hit up a few stores along Union Street and then had dinner at Delarosa.  Given slept through most of it and Gypsy's costume lasted maybe 10 minutes.  I told myself I would never dress Gypsy up again, but when his costume coordinated with Given's, I just had to!!  He hated it.