Thursday, December 31, 2009

RSV, you STINK!!!

So, poor Sutton got RSV while we were in Oklahoma and had to be hospitalized. It was very stressful but it made me appreciate all that my mom and dad went through with me during the million times I was hospitalized in my lifetime. Thank the good Lord that lil Sutty is doing much better!!!

The House on Mill Creek

div>Before I was born, my grandparents bought a house in Edmond on Mill Creek Road. When my grandpa died, my mom, dad and I moved in to this house with my grandma. The house was too big for her to take care of by herself and we didn't want her to be alone. This is where my brother and sister and I grew up and this house is very special to us! When my mom moved to Switzerland, my Uncle Jeff and Aunt Susan bought it, and now my cousins Garrett and Ford are making their memories there! These pics are from Christmas morning at our favorite house...

Grammy Glo, my sis Allie, cousin Garrett and brother Bub

My sister opening her new Speedy Bag. I just love the look on her face here, she had NO idea!

Papa and Sutty

Me helping Ford (aka crankypants) open his gifts


Darn Blizzard!

Every Christmas eve, we have chili, Brandy Alexander's and my whole family gets together to trim the tree. When my parents were still married, my dad's family would come over, too, and there would be lots of celebrating. It's one of my most special memories from my youth. What's even more special is that it's all been happening in the SAME house year after year. But, this year, Oklahoma had a REALLY white Christmas. The Blizzard of 2009 really put a damper on our Christmas Eve festivities.

Where do I even begin?

Christmas was a whirlwind, I don't even know where to start! I guess I'll do a general overview and follow up with more specific posts...

We decided to go to Oklahoma for Christmas at the last minute. My grandmother (Glo) is 82 and I wanted to make sure that she got to see Sutton. There's nothing wrong with her, but I know at 82, her time with my boys will be limited. We arrived on the 22nd (a day early thanks to the blizzard in Denver) and Ford was a TERROR. He stayed awake for 18 hours with no nap. Not cool, kid. Not cool. No matter what we did, we could not get him to sleep. On the 23rd, Ryan and I decided to take him to the doctor. I was positive that he had bronchitis or something, his cough was gross and he was just cranky and miserable and running a fever. All the urgent cares had hour+ waits, so I called my pediatrician and they squeezed us in. Only in Oklahoma, right? Turned out he had a double ear infection...UGH!!! The Oklahoma Blizzard of '09 arrived on the 24th and brought a record 14.1 inches of snow! It was beautiful but really put a damper on our plans. You see, most people prepare for Christmas and Christmas eve all December long, but not my family. Christmas eve is when the magic happen. My mom's family is German/Pennsylvania Dutch and their tradition is to trim to the tree on Christmas eve. We had to miss this event due to the weather. I'll do another post for this one...

Christmas day was busy busy, as usual. We went to my aunt and uncles house, which was the house I grew up in. They bought it when my mom moved to Switzerland when I was in college. Anyway, we went to their house in the morning for our family Christmas and breakfast. When that was over, we went to celebrate Christmas with my dad's side of the family. My Grammy Billye makes a big brunch for us all and it's so yummy! Ryan and Ford had to leave this shindig early because Ford was so miserable. After brunch, we headed back to my moms house for Christmas Dinner.

The 26th was uneventful, we were pretty lazy and laid around the house all day. Not much you can do when all the roads are icy.

The 27th was a rough day. Sutton was hospitalized with RSV. Not fun, at ALL!!!

We came back to Denver on the 29th and we are SO glad to be home. I don't think we'll be going anywhere for a LONG time! hehe:)

All of my mom's family on Christmas morning...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

He shoots, he scores!

Hug it out!

Ford's cousin, Marissa, came to town last week and she had Ford had a blast. They got along really well which is surprising because Ford isn't that social. Ford loved giving her hugs, it was so cute to watch!

Happy Anniversary!

On November 19, 2005, I married the man of my dreams! Thanks for 2 beautiful boys, 4 amazing years, and a wonderful life. I love you! You're my everything!

Baby it's cold outside!

We have had some MAJORLY cold weather here. Today, with the windchill, it was -25! Yes, you read that correctly! I took Ford out and did a really quick photo shoot. Isn't my boy just the cutest?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here's a peek at Sutton's room. We FINALLY got the crib, but the walls are still bare. One of these days we'll get his nursery completed!

Ford and his shows

I walked in to my room and this is how I found Ford. He's such a little man:)

Sutty's First Bottle