Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Double Anniversary

These are 2 very special couples who share an anniversary today. I knew them as Jackie and Nancy Harrington but today they are Mrs. Baca and Mrs. Baird and I couldn't be more happy for them. I have known Jackie and Nancy since they were born, our parents were friends and once they moved from La Junta to Pueblo we together all of the time. Sometimes whether we wanted to or not. I wish them health and happiness for decades to come. Jake always tells me how lucky I am that I have friends that I have known forever, he was always moving and has only a few friends left from high school. As I look at these pictures now I realize that he's right, new friends are great but these two women are as close to my heart as my own family and I know as we go on to raise our own families we will remain friends and hopefully our kids will get along too!!
Fred and Jackie Baca
August 31, 2002

Patrick and Nancy Baird

August 31, 2005

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Evolution of Dance

I loved this!

Monday, August 28, 2006


I Caved

Eventually we all fall into the trap.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

First Foods

Tonight Giuliana tried baby food for the first time. We went with the family favorite, bananas. It wasn't a big hit. I don't think she got more than a spoon full in her mouth total. It was fun and made for some very funny pictures. She had a great time playing with the spoon though. :)

Visit to Pueblo

This weekend we went to Pueblo to see my Mom and go to the State Fair Parade and the State Fair. We had a really nice time, the weather was nice and the company was great. We went with Jackie and her family so to save space on my blog you can check hers out here.


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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Congratulations to My Expecting Friends

Tis the season for babies!! Now that everyone has spread their exciting news I wanted to put a post on here for all of them. I wish you all the best of luck with healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. You are all going to make wonderful parents.

Greg and Jeni due in January

Adam and Melanie due in February

John and Lisa due in March

Rest In Peace

Peanut Butter Cup
3/30/91 - 8/24/06

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Chompers and the Dancing Queen

Isabella got so many birthday presents that have been taking our time opening the boxes. This weekend we got out her dancing mat that she got from the Konecny Family and she loves it!! It also looks at though Giuliana is teething, though we have been fooled before. My lovely Isabella didn't get teeth until she was 10 months old, I know all kids are different but we are not holding out much hope that Giuliana will be much earlier. :)

Nonna's Vacation Pictures

My Mom let me load her pictures on my computer as well, she has a great camera and a great eye, some of her pictures could be postcards. :)

Big smile from Giuliana

This is Carolina, Isabella and Jake on the top deck of the ferry that took us to San Francisco

Carolina, Nonna, Zia Carmen (with Giuliana,) Grammy, Me, Jake and Zia Jeanne and of course Isabella in Giuliana's stroller

Postcard worthy picture of the Golden Gate Bridge

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Random Vacation Pictures

I am so happy that I can post pictures again that I thought I would post some of my favorites from our vacation, like I had planned before. There really is no order here, just pics that I love.

I think this will be my Mom's Christmas card!!!!

This is my cousin Tony and his really great girlfriend Monina (forgive me if I spelled your name wrong sweetie!)

Tony and Isabella walking along Fisherman's Wharf

My cousin Gian (who looks amazingly like my Father in his younger years) and his lovely girlfriend Kaylin (again I am sorry about the spelling if it's wrong)

Gianna and Zia with the girls on top of the safari truck during our visit to Safari West

I Don't Feel Good.....

Today I woke up feeling very lousy, my head hurt, my neck hurt, and I thought I would be sick a million times so my very sweet husband decided to work from home to help me out. I am not sure what's wrong with me but it was nice to have him home during the week, it rarely happens. One good thing happened today, Isabella's Aunt Val sent her a gift certificate for LL Bean and she picked out some really nice snow boots, and they arrived today. Actually they arrived first thing this morning so she was wearing them while she ate her breakfast! Giuliana spent most of the day learning how to be a Civil Engineer.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Thank You McAfee Virus Scan

As my debut picture, here are some wooden letters that Bella and I painted yesterday, even mixed the paints ourselves. Jake is going to hang these in her room soon, now I have to find some letters for Giuliana's room. Times like these, when people charge by the letter, that I wish our kids had shorter names!! Yippie! See Melanie, I told you I could paint!! ;)

Friday, August 18, 2006

I Got One Picture to Post on My Computer

This is really driving me nuts, I am going to run some virus programs and do some updates and hopefully I can post more than one picture.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Big Sisters are Good Teachers

Isabella has been really clinging to Giuliana lately, I think it has something to do with Giuliana starting to grab things and play a little. She always wants to bring her things (then sometimes take them away) and watch her try to play with them. They are getting so big. By the way, I am using Jake's computer because I can't load pictures on either of the other 2 computers. This stinks. I will try to post as much as he'll let me!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Still Very Angry

I don't know what the heck is going on. I see other people posting pictures but I have tried on 3 different computers and I can't add pictures. Grrr!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Snapfish Photos

Just email me if you want pictures, I am getting angry at this and may create a new site not on blogspot.

Blogger Problems

Ok-for some reason I am not able to load my pictures on this site right now so I am going to load them onto a snapfish album and you can view them that way until this gets resolved. Sorry.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Hot Air Balloons

On Wednesday Isabella and I got up super early to take a shower and get ready for our trip to San Francisco. My Zio David always runs a few miles in the morning but came back early on this day to take Isabella to see the hot air balloons. I have been travelling to Napa for almost 28 years and have never seen them and I guess it's a really popular thing to do there when the weather permits. It was a lot of fun, even though I went in PJs and sandals.

View from the park's parking lot

Close up

Isabella and Zio David

A view of part of Napa from the top of the hill


Look out!

I thought this was sweet, it was the walk down but it just shows how much these 2 bonded on our trip. She won't just be carried by anyone.

Sterling Vineyards

Isabella and Jake on the tram

Giuliana on the tram

All of us

A castle taken from the tram (we can't remember the name!)

Grammy wine tasting

Isabella and Giuliana hanging out with Nonna and Zia Carmen after wine tasting

Our Napa Vacation

Well we are back! I took about 400 pictures so for the next few days I am going to post nothing but Napa pictures, probably more than once a day. We did so much I want to make sure it all gets in. So to kick it off, here are the girls on the airplane on the way there! Isabella is watching the movie "Over the Hedge." Giuliana is eating the snack that we got on the plane, ginger cookies.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Sisters...I Think???

I was taking these pictures last night when I felt a little deja vu. I knew I had done these poses before but with a hat. Sure wish I could find that hat. I don't think these to are really related, since everyone thinks that Isabella is the spitting image of her father I think that Giuliana must have been switched at birth. I think we'll keep her though!