Saturday, December 31, 2011

So Long, 2011.

I set a few goals at the beginning of the year. Let's revisit them, shall we?
Be A LOT better at sending out cards for birthdays and anniversaries.
I was once again really good at this through the first third of the year and then neglected the specials occasions for the latter third. Sorry guys. At least I saved a tree or two?

Get organized in the photo department, start and finish my wedding scrapbook, replace the picture frame models with our pictures.
While I wouldn't say I'm any more organized, I did start my wedding scrapbook! I got a whole one page done.. And, I am proud to say that the gazillions of picture frames we got for our wedding are filled with pictures of people we actually know. (Thanks, Grandma Jackie)

Blog more often.
Check.

Keep the house clean.
Uh.. er.. pass?

Get really good at couponing.
Definitely not going to be on the show "Extreme Couponing".. like ever.  Unfortunately they don't make coupons for a lot of the stuff that goes into our shopping cart. But as soon as they come out with coupons that read buy one organic apple get one free, I'll be all over it!

Breatfeed at least until June (if not longer).
Check. We made it through the biting stage, the time I feared most. I feel very comfortable with our breastfeeding relationship and feel I don't need to set any future goals regarding nursing.

Go on a few dates with my husband.
Well, Tyler and I never went out on a date and I didn't leave Mason alone with anyone this past year, but we were able to spend some good quality time together after he went to bed, watching movies and such. Maybe we'll get to the theater sometime in 2012, but if we don't, no big deal. We love spending time as a family.. that's why we made one!


And, on another note..

Happy 23rd Birthday to my sister, Lindy!

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas With The Brennans.

Here is my first Christmas photo explosion. There are more to come, don't you worry.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday.



Someday SOON I will do a real post again!
Or at least one with multiple pictures :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Spiders I Like.


The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.


Down came the rain,


and washed the spider out.



Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.


And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Three Things Times Two.

1. We bought a house on Friday.


2. We've been working on that house (along with lots of help from family THANK YOU) since we closed pretty much non-stop.


3. My computer battery died, so I have to share with my husband.


So, as a result of these things..


1. I'm tired.


2. I have no pictures to share.


3. You may not hear from me much in the next couple weeks.


Over and out.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

He Wasn't Ready.

He spent so much time preparing.

Getting acclimated to the cold temperature.



Trying on the gear.



Getting hands on.




 Then the day finally came. It snowed!


And all he could do was stand there.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgivings.

Last year our babe looked like this:

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This year he looked like this:

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Last year we had hot dogs, mac 'n cheese, applesauce, carrot sticks, and crescent rolls.

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This year we had a traditional meal, chili and Italian beef, crab legs and lots of pie. Oh and let's not forget about the banana egg bake.*


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Last year we were stuck at home recovering, snuggling a new baby, keeping warm.


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This year we went to three different family Thanksgiving celebrations.


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Last year my sister came over to eat with us.


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This year we saw grandmas and grandpas, aunts and cousins.

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Although this year was a lot more eventful and it was great seeing everyone, it would be hard to declare which year was better. It is pretty difficult to top the year with a new baby.


*Do not make banana egg bake. It is gross.