My Little Angel

OK well the Christmas rush is over... I feel like I can take a deep breath now... For some reason Christmas came so fast this year! I have had no free time to even check my blog, stalk other people's blogs or play word twist on my facebook account!! I spent a week or two babysitting down by my parents.....when I returned home I was playing a crazy game of catching up on laundry (scary how much laundry 3 people can go through?!?!) the house needed to be decorated, lights hung, tree put up...
I love the Christmas season... thanks to Brad we hung the xmas lights outside in one night, it was dark and bitterly cold, but he was a good sport and was up on the ladder gettin it done! I also had fun jammin to xmas music and decorating the house with Annabelle on my hip!

Annabelle is five months old today! She has impressed everyone with her new skill of sitting up.. she has been sitting up for a few weeks now :) She loves being read to and can turn the pages all by herself! She sat up the entire time just watching her new baby Einstein DVD. She has fallen in love with Elmo.. and was lucky enough to get elmo live for xmas!!!! Elmo actually had my whole family pretty entertained with all that he could say and do. Here is Annabelle's new talent of sitting up, along with her new discovery of her furry red friend!!! (I love her "shocked" look on her face when she first saw Elmo talking and moving hahaha hilarious) Thanks Chelsea Pratt for
making this adorable little outfit!!! :)


Annabelle's Blessing!!!

Annabelle's blessing was such a beautiful and memorable day for our family. It all started with my mom and Catherine coming over early to help Miss Annabelle get ready. We put her in her dress (made by my ohhhh so talented mother-in-law). On the way to the chapel it was not looking so good when Annabelle had one of her "melt downs". Luckily, Catherine took her out of her car seat and held her for the last five minutes to the chapel. By the time we got there she was asleep. We walked in, and minutes later handed sweet Annabelle to her daddy for her blessing. Brad gave such a beautiful and thoughtful blessing. Annabelle was as perfect as can be :) She was staring up at everyone with her big blue eyes for the entire blessing. Brad and I were both able to bear our testimonies and thank our Heavenly Father for this new blessing in our lives. That sacrament meeting was really touching for me.

Well, that was "Part one" of the day.... "Part two" was just a big 'ole party for our new princess :) We had everyone over to our house for a big dinner and celebration. Annabelle had fifty of her closest family and friends over!!!. My mom, Catherine, and I had fun setting up the tables and making everything look pretty. It meant so much to have so many of our family and friends there. What a beautiful day.... for a beautiful girl.

Annabelle in Catherine's arms on the way to the church

Three generations... This kid is loved!!!

The favorite Aunts

It reminds me of that poem... "my three white dresses"
That is one foxy Grandma

Thank you Catherina and Mom... sooooo cute!
Annabelle after a long day...the end of her party.