Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 highlights

 twin sis Hailey visits us in Cali
 and the sneech starts to show
 Maui yumminess and no more throw ups
 Maui with Jon and Cathy
 lil sis Lizzie graduates from the 8th grade
 Me & Banks get bigger and bigger
 provo rooftop concerts
 Banks arrives!
 and the fun begins

 Dad buys his dream home
 Banks sleeps through the night at 6 weeks...BIG DEAL.
 baby shower bash for cousin Brittany
holy cow
McCaye and Chis wed
Banks' cousin is cookin in the oven

lil sis Rosie comes home from her mission
original painting by chas kelly for christmas

 ended 2011 with a fabo 10 days at the cabin in woodland ut with the fam.

2011 was good to us.
Something tells me 2012 will be just as good, if not better.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

this makes us happy

Banks can't wait to meet his new cousin this summer! And either can we.
Hooray for Sam & Chas.

Monday, December 12, 2011

drool man sock hand

Banks is quite the drool man as the pictures above will prove. Also, he likes to pull his long little hairs out with his right hand so Mommy had to improvise...hence the sock hand.

Banks: 1 
Mommy: 1

Sunday, December 11, 2011

starting early

With any luck, he'll be mega smart like his Daddy.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

5 months

We love you.
I've said it once and I'll say it again, being a Mommy is my favorite thing.

a birthday post

Mom...aka...Big Deal Liesa Card turns 49 today! 

Happy Birthday Mom! Me, Michael, and Banks think you are pretty much the greatest thing in the world. Thank you for being willing to drop everything you've got goin on to help us in any way. You have a gift for taking care of people and we are so grateful for that. You run a legit Interior Design business but you are a Mom and a wife first. Thank you for buying all us girls bikes all those years ago with the money you made on a job. Thank you for driving us around in your VW Rabbit with the top down listening to Alanis Morissette cranked up. Thank you for being the Mom who always made the best Halloween costumes, Easter dresses, & Christmas outfits on a dime. Thank you for always trying to exemplify the Savior in your life by serving others as much as you can. You've blessed all of our lives in more ways than one, and for that we are eternally grateful.

We love you. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

my new obsession

 I've got that travel bug in me once again.
 It never really goes away to be honest. Lately I've been dropping obvious hints/not subtle at all to Michael that I have a strong desire...nay...NEED to go back to Europe. I dream and plot often. Lately I cannot help myself by playing on my new favorite site called Let me just say that I will never spend money on a hotel again! It's like the movie The Holiday come to life. You can search by country and find super cute lofts and apartments all over the world to rent for a day/week/month for AWESOME prices. For example, I love Budapest and must go back. I found this adorable loft right in the city (Pest side) for $55 a night!!!!!! You couldn't even dream of finding a decent hotel for that price. Plus it's fully furnished, has free wifi and is just adorable. Check it out, but beware of the consequences...wishing, hoping, and dreaming. 

Good times.