Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

This past week was a whirlwind. You would think since I had 5 days off in a row I would have felt refreshed - not so much. Then yesterday I came back to work and it is crazy busy here this week.

Our Thanksgiving was great - good food, family, good friends, good wine - what more could you ask for. Only problem was I sent home all of the sweet potatoes with our guests and forgot to save some for D -oops!

Grandma and Grandpa's visit was good, although now I feel like my kids are going through detox ... Below is a pic from the last night they were here ... I don't know what happens, but we get so busy when they are here that I forget to take pictures ...

Grandma and Grandpa left on Saturday amidst tears from L ... once she recovered we headed to our good friends the Cottrells to catch the U of A vs ASU football game. Other than the near heart attacks (due to the poor play by U of A at times) we had a fabulous time and we celebrated a victory!! Of course all the kids were decked out in their CATS gear.

Now we are trying to get ready for Christmas. We have lots of activities ... so many things to do, so little time. Hope you all had a great holiday!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Soccer, Haircuts and Celebrations

Since I haven't posted much lately and haven't posted any pictures, I thought I would pile a a few into one post. We have been busy around here ... soccer games every Saturday ... refinishing furniture ... haircuts and visitors. The girls are having so much fun with Grandma and Grandpa!Striking a pose before her last week's game
L posing for a before picture of the dining set D and just refinished ...
No, D didn't take an after picture yet! Maybe the next post.

Playing outside ...

Everyone was enjoying the nice weather

My mom made cupcakes for an early birthday celebration for me.
The girls loved helping blow out the candles.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We're Still Alive

We are still alive - just busy getting ready for Grandma and Grandpa's visit. They arrive on Saturday and there are tons of things we need to get done beforehand. In addition my office is moving down the road (so I have been packing at work) and we just seem to always have so much craziness in our normal busy lives. I feel like we have been going nonstop lately ... we are looking forward a a few days off next week and of course time with Grandma and Grandpa. I promise I will try to take some pictures and post them later this week or early next week ... I have been slacking in the picture taking department! Sorry!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

I wanted to take the time to thank all of our family and friends who have served and continue to serve (thanks Uncle Lee!) in the US military. It is an important day to thank those who have served and remember the sacrifices made by those who have served and are no longer with us. Thank you for you service, we truly appreciate all that you have done for our country and our family.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

So hear are some pictures of Nemo and Little Red Riding Hood. If Nemo looks familiar to you it is because L wore it a couple years ago. S absolutely loved being Nemo. She kept patting his face (her belly) and would say "Neeeemo" to tell everyone who she was dressed as. We borrowed L's costume from our neighbor. This was a very affordable Halloween for the Donatellis - $5 that I spent on tights and a t-shirt for Bia, both of whic she can wear this winter! The girls had a blast trick or treating with our neighbors and have enjoyed eating the candy. Although truth be told I have eaten a lot more than them! Ugh - time to get to the gym! Hope you all had a nice Halloween!

Aunt E - L hasn't mastered the fake smile yet ..

Chatty's Godfather

Chatty's Godfather, Uncle Greg, is in town from Austin. Unfortunately it is because his father passed away last weekend. It's been a difficult week for him but when he heard Chatty had a soccer game, he wanted to come see her play. She was so excited to play for Uncle Greg. He and I cheered her on (D was on the field coaching) - she played tough and ran hard, but alas no goals this week. We did get some cute pics of Uncle Greg and the girls ....