Aris pillow pet from Laura - at first she was more interested in the tag on the head
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Since we've never had a professional family picture taken, we decided to do one for our Christmas card. We had been referred to an amazing photographer for Ari's 9 month pictures so we booked an appointment with her and couldn't be happier with the results! Her name is Aleah Clements and her photography business is called "Created by Me Photography" - we highly recommend her!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday the 11th we had one of the biggest blizzards in 20 years - nearly 2 feet of snow! Jordan spent a majority of they weekend plowing, but we saw him for a little bit. We were pretty much snowed in and couldn't go anywhere so when daddy was home for a little while we decided to make the best of it and get out and play!
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A few weeks ago Ari and I got to go hang out with Baby Carter (he is my friend Chelsey's little boy). Chelsey and her husband Mike went to his work Christmas party so Ari and I came over to play. Carter was rockin the Bumbo seat while Ari played with his toys. She had a blast! Carter was infatuated with the Christmas tree the entire night!
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We had a birthday party for our nephews Canon and Ashton the weekend of Thanksgiving. Their real birthdays are in the begining of December, but we decided to have the party since Jodie, Chad and Ashton were home for the holiday. Ashton loves firetrucks, so we had a firetruck themed party!
The Fire Chief!
Canon and Ari! Ari LOVES Canon - he can always make her laugh
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This year we went to my Grandma Marie's in Iowa for Thanksgiving. We hadn't been down there for 4 years so it was fun to get to see everyone again and introduce them to Ariana. My sister Holly drove from Kentucky with her 2 kids. Ari had a great time playing with her cousins! It was a quick trip - just 2 days - but we had fun!
Madison feeding baby Ariana...
Ari and Madison playing in the kitchen...
Me and my babe!
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My cousins Lorraine, Michelle, and Ari and I went out to lunch with my Aunt Lori. We went to Bucca De Bepo in Maple Grove - the food was great! It was nice to get out and hang out with just the girls. Ariana was having issues getting her puffs in her mouth with her hand so she just resorted to licking them off the table...
Me, Lorraine and Michelle
Lorraine and Michelle and our AMAZING dessert!
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Sunday, December 19, 2010
Grandma and Grandpa James babysat while Jordan and I went out to dinner with friends. We met our friends Tim & Lindsay and Alex & Bonnie at Redstone American Grill in Minnetonka and had a great time. The food was very good. We decided to try to go out as a group either every month or every other month and try a new restaurant each time.
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