Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Portraits

The boys had their Christmas Portraits taken by my MIL this afternoon. These are just a few of my favorite poses! She did an awesome job! Need a photographer? Visit: Frances Otero Photography

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving! We had such a blessed day! It was filled with food, family, friends, games & most of all...LOVE! Now we are getting ready to go shopping!


I figured I would post some pictures of the desserts that I made for Thanksgiving. From top to bottom: Caramel apple pecan cheesecake, Flan, Pumpkin cheesecake, and Cherry Cheesecake. They were all soooooo good!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Preparations

Well, for the past 2 days I have been baking and cooking like crazy in preparation for Thanksgiving. I'll have to take some pictures and post some of my desserts before they get eaten! My contributions this year include: stuffing (my Nanny's recipe...and it's the BEST stuffing that I've ever had), cornbread, flan, cherry cheesecake, pumpkin cheesecake & caramel apple pecan cheesecake. I'm also going to be making the gravy tomorrow.

In case I don't get back here to say it, I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving. Think about all of the blessing in your life and remember to thank God for them! Happy Thanksgiving all!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

11th tooth!

Brennan is just pooping all of his teeth in now! He cut his 11th tooth today. It's a molar on the bottom right. His mouth full of teeth makes him look so grown up! His smile gets cuter and cuter with the addition of each tooth!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


For the past few days now, Brennan has been really attempting to crawl on his hands and knees. He's still pretty slow, but I think he's finally getting the hang of it. He's actually doing it more now than the army crawl! He looks too adorable!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Computer Monitor Tried To Kill Me...

Well, not really...but it did try to break my left foot. While cleaning out Colin's closet this afternoon, an old computer monitor (you know the kind...the really bulky heavy ones) tipped over and fell on top of my left foot. I immediately screamed out in pain and began to cry. It takes quite a bit to make me cry since I have a pretty high threshold for pain, so I knew that this had to be bad. When I was finally able to calm down enough to look at my foot, it had swollen up like a balloon and I couldn't walk on it. My mom came over to watch the boys so I could run to the urgent care place to get an x-ray. According to the doctors reading of the x-ray, it's not broken, just badly bruised. I'm so glad that it's not broken, but it still hurts soooo much!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

2 more teeth!

I noticed today when Brennan woke up from his nap that he has 2 more teeth! Both are upper, 1 on each side. His tooth count now totals 10! It's crazy to me that Brennan has so many teeth by this point...Colin got his first one at 13 months, and Brennan has 10!!! I'm sure that this explains all the crankiness this week!!!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Brenna has been doing it for a little bit now, but I never got around to posting about it...but he's cruising on furniture. He's really getting around now walking from couch to couch to get to where he wants to go. I can't wait for him to stand on his own!

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Shindig was a little different this year. New location, same general idea.
Miguel played electric guitar. Boy was it fun listening to him practice country music for 3 weeks. Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice? Frances & Felix came up again this year, and Frances got some really good pictures! We had a good time. After Shindig was over, Miguel and I met the rest of the crew at IHOP...which is tradition after Shindig. We left there after 1:00 am!