Friday, December 24, 2010

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

We hope you spend Christmas surrounded by the ones you love. May you enjoy and savor every magical moment.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Luke 2:8-14 

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa+Julianna+No Tears= WIN

Last week we took Julianna to meet Santa and to my surprise it went better than expected! I was positive she would be absolutely freaked out by jolly old St. Nick because 1.) She isn't too fond of men she doesn't know. 2.) Facial hair=scary!. As we were waiting in line I was getting anxious and preparing myself for the screaming that I was sure would ensue once we sat her on his lap and before I knew it the big moment had arrived, it was time for Jules to meet Santa....

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She wasn't thrilled and she wasn't terrified and best of all there were NO tears!! I think Julianna was more confused than anything. She kept looking at him then looking at me and then back at him completely puzzled and probably wondering "Who the heck is this guy?!". I deem her first meeting with Santa a WIN! I hope next year goes just as well!

Did you take your little one to meet Santa? How did they do?

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Jules Needs YOUR Vote!

 Remember Julianna's adorable ladybug costume? Well, the maker Kirra's Boutique is holding a photo contest with all of the little girls showing off their gorgeous tutus! So here is where YOU come in! Do you have a Facebook? If  the answer is yes, then you can vote! :)

First you have to "Like" Kirra's Boutique and then you are able to vote for Julianna's photo by "Liking" it! The photo with the most likes wins and gets a custom tutu!

Julianna sends a big THANK YOU for voting  and so do I!
Please  VOTE!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Something I Thought I'd Never Say.....

"Please stop chewing on that bone, Julianna!"
Haha! At least it was a squeaky bone and not a rawhide one...ahhh, the little things!! :)
Happy Monday! 

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Viva Las Vegas!!

The Hubby and I are on our way to Vegas! Just the two of us! No Julianna! AHHH! I am excited to get away for a couple of days and have "us" time & at the same time nervous because this will be the first time we will be leaving Julianna for longer than our usual dinner and a movie. I know she will be OK. I know she will have tons of fun and be extra spoiled by her Lita & Lito(my parents)but my goodness, I am going to miss my Jules!!!

Hopefully I will have some fun pictures to share when we get back!!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Getting Crafty:Party Edition

The obsession has taken over...I am "officially" in full party planning mode & probably "officially" driving my husband insane with all of my crazycake bright ideas! I even bought a little notebook to write them down in so they are not forgotten. One of my perfectly sane party must-haves: Ribbon Topiaries! I saw some when I was perusing Etsy and fell in love with the idea as having them as centerpieces but when I saw the price...$38.00 (for 1!!!) I immediately  KNEW the hubby would have a heart attack if I even *thought* about actually buying them.Off to the land of Google I went to find out how to make them myself! 
When I learned how easy it was to make a topiary I got really excited because I'm not really the most savvy DIY person around! 
So after a  tutorial & one trip to Michaels later, this is the result.......

I know it isn't perfect(or finished) but it's a start!! I am still considering changing a few things around,like using a square pot and painting it white with pink and green polka dots instead. What do you think? Leave it the way it is or change it?

Oh, I don't think I ever mentioned what the theme of Julianna's party will be- Bright pink/green, ladybugs & polka dots. Not too original, I know but what can I say? I  heart it!!!  :)

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

9 Months!

Wow! Julianna is 9 months old and I am in shock... as usual. Shocked that another month has flown by, shocked that she will be in double digit months in 2 short weeks and shocked that her 1st birthday is only 78 days away!!!!! 

This is what's new with Jules:
  • 18.2lbs and 27.5 inches long
  • size 3 diapers
  • wearing 6 month clothes with a few random 3/6 thrown in.
  • cruising like a champ
  • can stand on her own.
  • loves waving
  • can high five-daddy taught her that...SO adorable
  • still TOOTHLESS!
  • deathly afraid of the vacuum & blow dyer...she starts screaming the moment they are on :(
  • loves "reading" her books
  • pretty much loves any food she is given. Definitely not picky!

I am happy to report that Julianna and I are feeling much better! We were both happy that daddy took such great care of us on his days off!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Sick Mommy +Sick Baby=No Fun

Julianna and I are both sick! Booo! The only thing I hate more than being sick is Jules being sick...her first cold. :( This would be part of the reason for my lack of blogging this week. So sorry.... I am hoping to get to her 9 month update this weekend. 9 months?!?! Oy vey!! 

P.S. The nasal aspirator a.k.a. the dreaded boogie sucker, did NOT make a friend in Julianna this week. Poor baby!

Hope everyone has a great healthy weekend!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


 Julianna wants to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!!

Happy trick or treating!!


The Pooches didn't want to miss out on the fun of  Halloween either! 
My 3 favorite little pumpkins!!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Patch o' Pumpkin

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cool Tricks!

My baby is growing up! Julianna can stand up without any help!! So it may only be for 35-45 seconds (a long time in babyland) at a time but STANDING nonetheless! Now that she can stand on her own , I guess that means the taking steps part isn't too far away and I hear when that comes I am in a whole lot of trouble!!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

First Step:Admitting You Have a Problem

Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a shoeaholic. My shoes of choice? Baby shoes. I can't get enough of them. My love for tiny shoes is a bit ridiculous but I just can't help myself! They call my name and when I start to picture Julianna's adorable little chubby feet in them, you can consider it mine hers.& Etsy? I can't even tell you my obsession with Etsy. That place is handmade baby shoe heaven! I am waiting for a pair of  leopard print booties as we speak....delaying/not helping my recovery, i know! 

My top 2 addictions for baby: (so far)

What about you? What's your addiction?

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Am I the Only One

Who is having trouble uploading photos? 
The majority of pictures have been uploading like this:

Why??? It is soooo frustrating!

P.S. These are the shoes that Julianna will be wearing for Halloween!! Does anyone want to guess what she will be?  :)
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A First: Disneyland!!!!

Two weeks ago Julianna had her first Disneyland experience! We have been waiting to take her because it has been sooo hot & who wants to go to Disneyland when it's a 100 degrees? Not me! So we picked a day when it was a little cooler, dressed in our Disney attire and headed off for some fun! I know Jules doesn't understand the concept of Disneyland at this age but I had fun watching her experience something new. I know she will get more & more excited with every visit and the older she gets.

I was a little worried she would get scared or nervous going on the rides but to my surprise and relief she did great!
The rides she has been on so far:
  • Dumbo
  • Snow White
  • Pinoccio
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • It's a Small World
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Mickey's Ferris Wheel
  • Jungle Cruise
If Julianna could talk, I think she would say Dumbo, Nemo and the Jungle Cruise were her favorite!
Since her first trip two weeks ago Jules has been to Disneyland and California Adventure two more times... Sooo glad we renewed our season passes!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Friday, October 1, 2010

8 Months!!

Julianna is 8 months old!! Wow, this time thing is seriously out of control! I can't believe it is October already! Jules is definitely keeping me on my toes. This little girl is a ridiculously fast crawler and a is a little Houdini on top of that! She HATES being confined, so keeping her occupied in her exersaucer or jumper is not an easy task. If someone isn't right there watching her, she WILL climb out! The only places I can put her in without her escaping  ( for now) is her crib or pack n play, and I'm sure it is only a matter of time before she figures out how to climb out of those as well! Eeek!

This is what's new with Jules:
  • in size 2/3 diapers
  • still wears 6 month clothing
  • she is loving learning how to feed herself
  • waves & will say "buh-buh" if she is in the mood.
  • just started to learn how to make the kissing face and noise, when I say kisses. Sooo cute!
  • NO teeth yet!!
  • loves to "dance" 
  • she gets SUPER excited when I sing the Wonder Pets theme song.

Here are her 8 month pictures. Jules went from  really happy to really mad to slightly mad to happy to really happy again. Full circle of emotions in a matter of 12 minutes!!

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