Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My 200th Post!

I have been thinking long and hard about what I should put on this post. The truth is I still have no idea. I have enjoyed blogging so much and I can't believe how it has helped me become closer to a lot of friends and family that I didn't expect. I love that I get hammered with emails when I don't post for a long time, I love reading all of the comments that people leave. Most of all I LOVE reading the blogs of all of my friends and family. I think I will dedicate this post to everything and everyone I am thankful for.

I am thankful for my understanding husband. He's a kind and gentle soul (who occasionally puts a hole in the wall when the Broncos lose.) He's an amazing father and a wonderful protector and provider.

I am thankful for my girls. They continue to amaze and inspire me everyday, and of course make me laugh my tail off. I can't believe how much I learn from them everyday.

I am thankful for those if my life who have forgiven my mistakes and loved me in spite of my faults.

I am thankful for my Mom and sisters who always manage to keep me on my toes, without them I don't think I would have made it through the past 18 months.

I am thankful for my friends who always put themselves last. I watch how you volunteer your time and dedicate your spare (though rare) time to those who are in need. You inspire me to be a better person and always lend a helping hand.

I am thankful to all of the people I don't know but for their blogs. Sharon, Dorothy, and Vagus, I love reading about your lives and how you write helpful and kind comments.

I hope to continue to write another 200 posts and everyone can see the amazing changes that we as a family go through.

Thank You!

Giuliana's Real Birthday

How Giuliana started her day. (5:45am)


How Giuliana ended her day!! YUM!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Hanging Out with the Neighbors!

We had our neighbors over for pizza in the lawn tonight. We had a nice time and it was really great weather today.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Giuliana's 1st Birthday Party

We had Giuli's party today and even though the weather was rainy we all had a really good time. The girls couldn't wear the dresses that we bought for today but her Zia's bought her a fairy dress and she had a great time showing it off at her party.

Giuliana's fairy dress

Grammy's (great-grandma) birthday gift. It's beautiful!!

Here's Bella helping out

Giuliana loved her bear from Grandpa Jerry

Before the birthday cake, she hates hats.

Here she is going for the gold! I thought she was going to throw it on the floor.

What a mess!!

Clean up time!

Friday, March 23, 2007


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Our Lunch Date with Daddy

Last Friday we had lunch at the park with Jake. The girls had a blast on the swings and slides.

Giuliana's Birthday Present

Isabella and Jake spent an hour tonight building Giuliana's new toy box. I am really excited because it wasn't supposed to be here until April. We think it looks great and Isabella had a blast helping her Daddy.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Beating Cabin Fever

This week has been super busy for us. We went to the Downtown Aquarium, shopping, the Zoo, and then shopping again and finally the park to have lunch with Daddy. I didn't get too many pictures of the other events but we had a great time at the park today and Bella won't stop talking about it. We also ended the evening at the Keg Steakhouse with Nonna and Zia Gianna for dinner. Bella looks pretty cute in Zia Gianna's glasses right?

A Few Hours Alone

Last night Jake had a late Nuggets game so after I put the kids to bed I had nothing to do. I decided to break out the paraffin wax that I have had for 2 years and never used and all of my nail supplies and gave myself a pedicure. Now I hate this kind of thing but my feet have been so dry lately that it sometimes hurts to walk so my friend said this was the way to go. Now before you look at the rest of these pictures keep in mind that I don't have cute feet and I am the worst toe nail painter on the planet. Viewer Discretion is Advised.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bed Head

Giuliana has been waking up with some fun hair lately! She must sleep really hard. In the second one she had a little pig tail and took it out while napping. She cracks me up!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Congratulations Lisa and John!

They are the proud parents of Connor Benjamin Oates
6 lbs 15 oz and 19 inches long
born around 9 this morning.
Everyone is doing great and I will post a picture as soon as I get one. I can't wait to see the little guy in 2 weeks!!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Big Girls!