Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Yesterday we got together with our mommy group. Karen Y. was very gracious and opened her house to us. This was the first time in a while that the original moms and kids from our Lucky Mom group were able to get together. All of us have busy crazy schedules, so it's been difficult to find time but when we get together, it is a blast! The kids decorated cookies to bring to the retirement home and Karen made the moms and the kids a yummy lunch. I really enjoy my group of mommys and Gracie loves her group of friends. I feel so blessed to have them in my life.

The kids were trying to open the ornament gifts that were for the moms!

Paloma was so good with the kids and played with them while we were getting the cookies ready.

Gracie, Ryan and Becky anxious to decorate the cookies

Becky got overzealous with the sprinkles! I love it! :)

L to R~ Gracie, Ryan, Paloma, Becky, and Kailee

Not sure what was going on here, but it sure was funny!

The finished product!

Patiently waiting to open their gifts

I love this photo of Kailee and Gracie reading together

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Pictures

I took Gracie to Target last week for her Christmas pictures. She loves getting her picture taken by the professionals. This is only her second time going to a "real" studio instead of me taking her picture for the millionth time and she did really well! The photographer loved her and said I should put her into modeling, ha ha! I'm sure they tell everyone that! :) The quality isn't the best as these pictures are scanned ones because I forgot to buy a disk but Target did a really good job, much better than I expected. Gracie is such a joyful child and is always happy and smiling. She has such a beautiful soul, not only inside but out too.

Oh, if you are wondering whose those Santa hands belong to, why me of course! They put me in this contraption where it's just the Santa sleeves with the gloves and they wrap around your neck. It felt a little weird but look very real in the picture. ;)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Say Thanks!

Support our troops and send them a card via the Internet. Go here to learn how

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fun Day at Disney

Tuesday, it was a cold day, in the 50s which is pretty cold for here in SoCal but it was a beautiful day and the Lucky Moms decided to take the girls to Disneyland. Disneyland during the Christmas season is absolutely beautiful and if you have never gone, it's definitely a site to see. The whole place is decked out and there are Poinsetta plants everywhere. Disneyland has a wonderful jazz band which was playing Christmas carols and the ride It's a Small World was all decked out inside the ride. At night, there are thousands of lights which are stunning and undescribable. Going to Disneyland during this time, will definitely put the best of grouches in a good mood. I hauled my good camera and got some pretty cute pictures. The girls were so happy to be there and the mommy's were too! :) It also wasn't too crowded which was fantastic as usually around this time, it gets so packed that it's ridiculous. I think the rain the day before and the cold weather, scared away a lot of people, which was good for us! Some of the Lucky Mom's were missing, Michelle and Ryan, Christy and Mia and we missed them dearly. Hopefully all of us will be able to get together soon.

BFF Becky and Gracie were really excited and we hadn't even entered the park yet!

Gracie, Kailee, and Becky decided to dance a little

The first time we all met last year, we got a Christmas tree shot but all the kids were in strollers. It's amazing what difference a year makes.

Gracie and I in front of It's a Small World

Small World decked out for Christmas

More Small World. This was one of my favorite parts.

Gracie rocking out to Disney Playhouse!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

World Aids Day

Here is an article on how HIV is affecting orphaned children in China. Very sad and please pray for everyone, effected by this disease.