Monday, November 28, 2011


For Erin's Birthday I wanted to give her something that she would like and that she might have given up since having Allisyn. I gave her a couple of ideas and asked if she had other ideas, she picked to have her hair done by Brea. My job (along with Darrell) was to distract babies and take pictures. Somehow most of my pictures ended up being of baby cuteness instead of Erin and her hair but there are a few mixed here and there :)

(Erin wrote about her hair along with before and after pictures here)

The first strand that we pulled out of the foils and boy did it look blonde!


I don't know about others but every year in elementary school we were sent home with a turkey paper and got to color/decorate it any way that we wanted to. We would bring them back to school and all of the classrooms would put them up on the wall outside their classrooms in the hallway. I never could just color it (especially not with my parents who love to put lots of time, thought, and detail into projects). This was done when I was in room 9 which would mean that I was in either 1st or 2nd grade.


As I've mentioned before I've had the chance lately to practice my photography skills...

...and as it seems to be something that I am going to be doing more I broke down and made a separate blog just for my photography, I'm not claiming to be amazing but it something that I love to do so I thought it would be nice to have a way to document it.

So now introducing my newest blog... Girl With a Curl Photography!

Day of Thanks 2011

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, as most people I have much to be thankful for this year. We had a fun dinner with Libbey, Erick and their, my Grandma, a second cousin (?--I never remember the technical name of our relationship...our Mom's are cousins), Erick's sister, my Mom and I.

Camilla knitting while waiting for the dinner to start.

Erick carving the turkey, the Chuy's were awesome and cooked it for us.

My lovely Mommy

Ah aint she a beautiful sight.

My Grandma...92 and going strong!

Little Lexie Lou


Look at all that yummy turkey

Camilla always makes the best rolls (it's kind of become a family dinner tradition)

Stuffing and rice

Mashed Potatoes!! It makes the dinner complete (my favorite--I kind of feel that turkey is the side-dish and mashed potatoes are the main course)

My Mom's famous salad--broccoli, grapes, nuts, onions, and a yummy dressing

Spinach salad

Because I know where Mom is it almost looks like she is going to throw the butter away.

What you get when I am taking all of the family pictures.



Can-can, can you do the can-can?

Half of the food and table setting

Jacob..what can you say? ;)

Lexie had her first Thanksgiving...she ate too much and was just a little tuckered out.

Lexie knows where the good are at :)

Thanksgiving was a delicious gathering and as usual we ate too much :)
The evening ended with us gals going shopping at 9:30 and not coming home again until 3:30AM! I used to love all the black Friday shopping but it's definitely not my favorite as much anymore. It was still fun being with the girls (we even introduced Katrina to the event and she loved it).
Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving and Beginning of the Christmas Season! Love You All!!!