Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dana's First Christmas

We had a wonderful Holiday Season this year. We traveled a lot and saw our friends and family. Here are just a few pictures from our adventures...

We left on the 16th - The next day it snowed in the Seattle area.All in all we got about 8 to 10 inches at our house...
Not at much as some of you got!

But we were warm in Texas with Allen's parents and siblings.

The temperature peaked at 80 degrees!

Dana and her cousins enjoyed playing outside!
Something just not right about 80 degrees at Christmas time.Dana enjoyed a ride from Aunt Katharine.We opened presents...Dana playing with her Cousin Anna.

Traveling to and from Texas was not difficult - luckily our flight was only delayed a little. Dana was a star on the plane.

Then on Christmas Eve we stopped by the Kelly's.
Tasha was so wonderful to Dana - helping her open her presents.Then it was on to Nana Kerry and Grandpa Jerry's house for dinner and MORE presents!

Christmas Morning means Daddy makes pancakes!! Yum!

And presents under the tree.

Later we went to Mor Mor and Grandpa John's house.We celebrated with Uncle Jordan and Aunty Em.
And then - More Presents!!

A great Christmas - so amazing to celebrate with Dana.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cat's Out of the Bag

Yes, we're expecting! The ticker at the top let's you all know how far along I am... still pretty early. The most common question has been, "Did you plan to have another one so soon?" And the answer is honestly, yes... Of course, it happened a little faster than the first time we tried. I'm excited. Excited that Dana will soon have a sibling to grow up with. I'm glad they'll be close in age, and I am hopeful that they'll grow to have a close relationship too.

We have a lot of planning and organizing around here to do... another room to get ready. We'll find out the gender at about 20 weeks -so we'll keep you all posted. Of course, I want another girl, and Allen would love to have a boy. Our due date is officially July 2nd, but Dana came at 38 weeks... so we're hopeful for a late June birth (like we can control that!)

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Tree Motivator

A few of Dana's first steps... she's been doing this all week.

Here she is reaching for Grandma and Grandpa Weiss' Christmas Tree at their house in Texas.

That's her cousin, James, screaming in the background.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bad Blogger

I know, I know... I've been terrible at updating this page.

So here's what happened the past month...

We went to the Christmas Tree farm in Maple Valley...

Dana liked showing off her mittens.

We went with Dave, Joanna and their son, Lucas.

Lucas and Dana are boyfriend and girlfriend... aw, cute!


Dana is SO big! Over 20 lbs! So that means a new car seat!

Now, she gets to face forward - she loves it!

A couple of weeks ago we traveled up North to visit with Dana's Great Grandma.

Dana and her Mor Mor.
(That's Norwegian for Mother's Mother or Grandma.)

Dana, Elder Mor, and Mor Mor.

And, WHO can forget the Apple Cup??

Dana wore her colors proudly that weekend.