Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve

Only one year ago we were celebrating New Years
on a little island on the East coast...
We watched the ball drop in Times Square!
What a surreal experience :)
{to see our trip to NYC click
HERE for day 1
HERE for day 3
HERE for day 4
HERE for day 5 & 6}

Tonight we will be a little warmer and
a little more low key...
were having dinner Downtown with
friends at El Gaucho and then
to there house to ring in the New Year!

Be Safe

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Quiz!

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Egg Nog!! Shakes, lattes, I try to get my fix this time of the year :) We also have a family recipe.. it calls for a pint of bourbon and 1/2 pint of rum.. perfect for Christmas morning :)

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Usually Santa's presents are the ones too big to wrap :) but some are wrapped.

Colored lights on tree/house or white? It depends.. I love white lights and on the house tree inside, this year my hubby decorated the tree on the side of our front porch with colored light and it looks GREAT!!

Do you hang mistletoe? Yes!

When do you put your decorations up? Usually in the first week or two of December!

What is your favorite holiday dish? Egg Nog! lol. j/k... lime Jello with Pears :)

Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Opening presents!!!

When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't remember.. I'm an only child, so a friend must have told me :)

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? With SO many families, we open gifts on both days :)

How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Theme.. in the past I have got new ornaments every year at Target.. I have done, Blue and Silver ornaments, or Red and White, or all stars or all different colors of balls.. it depends! this year its all lights, multi colored, green and lots of white, some even flash!

Snow, love it or hate it? LOVE it!!

Can you ice skate? I have tried a few time but I'm not that good :(

Do you remember your favorite gift? My favorite gift was 7 years ago.. it was the first Christmas with Dylan.. I had no idea what he was going to get me, you know, the nervous excitement. As I opened a bottle of Victoria Secret bubble bath, I thought, well.. this is sweet but I think I need to drop more hints in the! Then he pulled a Tiffany's blue box out of his pocket!! I still love the gorgeous necklace!!

What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Probably seeing everyone, and for the most part everyone is in a great mood and happy :)

What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Egg Nog!! lol.. you can only have it once a year!

What is your favorite holiday tradition? Its probably with my moms family... we give each other small gifts from people we don't like, agree with or maybe an ex boyfriend.. lol! It makes for funny conversation!

What tops your tree? A glittery sliver star, We bought it for our first Christmas in our house!

Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I love getting presents but I'm sure in the next few years giving Kallen gifts will be more rewarding!!

What is your favorite Christmas Song? I have always HATED Christmas music but this year, for some reason.. I LOVE it! Maybe its having a baby that makes me more nostalgic.. I'm sure I will have a favorite one next year!

Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? Yummy on Christmas Day!

Favorite Christmas Show? Elf and Christmas Vacation.. its a toss up!

Saddest Christmas Song? Again, maybe next year I will have one!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

christmas 2010

Here is our Christmas card!
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!
Noir Stars Christmas
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Favorite Toys....

Kallen is loving his exersaucer right now :)
Even though he is not tall enough to play
with the other side..

Along with his tummy time mat from Pottery Barn
I did add a mirror to the top of it,
that he LOVES!
Who is that other baby??
He can spend up to an hour on this mat!

Does anyone have any other suggestions
of toys for under 1 year old boys?
Any good books?
How long do you read to your babies?
Kallen seems to have the attention of books
for about 3 1/2 to 4 min... lol!

This weekend I'm going to try to work a full day
at the Gallery WITHOUT Kallen,
Wish us all luck!
I hope I can survive all day without Kal
and I hope Dyl can survive WITH Kal all day :)

Monday, December 13, 2010


Yesterday we enjoyed our first visit with
Jolly Old St Nick!
As we waited in line for about an hour
Kallen was such a good baby looking
around at all the other kids and babies
by the time we got to the front of the line
he was totally PASSES OUT!!
Santa suggested we take a sleeping photo...

And as we started to walk away Kallen woke up
so Santa took one more with him :)

So much fun!!!
Next up..
The Easter Bunny!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fun Filled Weekend!

What a FUN weekend!
especially with this guy smiling and giggling!!
Saturday morning we headed down to the Holiday Ale Fest
with some friends to taste some yummy beer!
Then we headed over to watch the BIG game with some friends!
They are headed to the NATTY!!!

Sunday morning we bundled up this cutie pie in his little bear outfit

and cut down our Christmas Tree!
We haven't had one in 3 years :)
After finding the perfect tree we went wine tasting
with my family, which is ALWAYS fun!!
And a Woo Hoo to me,
as I finally finished addressing my Christmas cards
{all 112 of them!}
all I have to do is get stamps today!

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pretty good gig!!!

Kallen is 11 weeks old...
and there is no way I would be ready to leave my
little man yet to go back to work!
I am thrilled that he can go with me :)
Yesterday at work I heard his first GIGGLE!!
OMG, it was so adorable!!
He is such a happy boy
{98% of the time}
I took this a few min after the first
laugh out loud!!!

Happy mommy and Kallen at work!!!

have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kallen's Birth Announcement

I have finally ordered Kallen's Birth Announcements!
It may have taken a few months but..
Here they are!

Libretto Script Blue Birth Announcement

Customize your own baby announcement at Shutterfly.

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It was so much fun looking at his newborn photos!
I cant believe my little man has changed so much!!
Here he is yesterday when he was all smiles, all day!!!