28 December 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!

We really did have the best Christmas ever! The weather was great, we got to see almost all of our families, we have 2 beautiful children to share it with...I could go on and on!! We hope that each and every one of you also had the best Christmas ever!

Drake just hung out while Calla opened her presents and his!

These are her new comfy socks that she has wined about wanting...this is how she choose to wear them!

Christmas Eve

Calla and Burlynn in their pretty dresses!

The Ripp cousins!

Christmas morning. Calla was bummed that she did not get a "Magic Oven" but we convinced her the Nintendo ds was a much better deal!

Each girl got their own Go-Go My Walking Pup...they never stopped walking them all weekend!

Drake really likes his new tummy time mat that swivels all the way around!

Drake and Great Grandma Lorene!

Drake and Great Uncle Brad!

Calla's new bed...her Princess tent!

20 December 2010

Christmas is almost here!

We are so excited for the weekend to come so that we can spend some time with our families!

This is what we seem to spend our time doing! :) We love it!!

Calla was SO EXCITED to go 'play' in the snow(flakes) on Saturday morning...our first snow of the year! We ended up with about 1/4 of an inch.

Waiting outside of Santa's cottage!

The children and their first Santa pic together

This handsome man recently had his 2 month check up. He weighed 11lbs 10oz and is 231/2 inches long. At this point, Calla was one ounce and 1 inch less.
We are so excited to spend our first Christmas as a family of four!

05 December 2010

Gingerbread Village

Calla and I bought a gingerbread village kit at Wal-Mart and let me tell you how much fun we had assembling it. I made the frosting and assembled the houses. Next we had to wait an hour for them to dry. Then Calla got to decorate to her hearts desire! What a great cheap activity! Our Wal-Mart had them on sale today...if you want your own you better get going!
This will have to be our new tradition because it was so fun!


03 December 2010

Christmas at our Home!

Downstairs living room

Calla's Room

Drake's room

Living Room Upstairs

28 November 2010

Our weekend in pictures...

Calla sacked out on Grumpy Grandpa's lap Thanksgiving afternoon.

Drake the giraffe!

Burlynn and Calla riding the horse at Chuck E. Cheese's!

Burlynn was the winner, winner chicken dinner and got 125 tickets on this one game!

We got to meet Mrs. Clause at the mall!

Two excited girls waiting for Barney to come on stage!

Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination!

If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops, oh what a rain that would be!
(My absolute favorite Barney song!)
I love you, you love me!
It was a great show to share with Shane, Burlynn, and Calla! Thanks to the Journal Star for picking us to win the tickets! :)

24 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy your family this holiday weekend! We will!

Calla loves to hang out here!

Drake loves to play here!

Calla's outfit she picked out for herself!!

"Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."
Psalm 100