Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Recent Fun - Photopolooza

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind but SO much fun. Between flying to Florida, having a fantastic baby shower, visiting my family and friends, flying back home, going right back to work, having another visitor stay in our house (J's friend), getting ready for the holidays and the "record-breaking blizzard of 09" (for Philly in December anyway) blowing through last weekend, it's been nuts!

Instead of hashing it all out, I figure I will do a photo post. Who has time to read anyway? :)

First off to Florida where my mom threw us a wonderful baby shower/party. I say party because it wasn't your typical shower. There were finger foods, gifts and one quick game, but it was co-ed and there was a LOT of alcohol flowing (not for me, sadly). We had some of my local friends from high school there as well as friends who drove up from Miami and stayed in a hotel. A lot of my mom and dad's friends were there too. The party went well into the night (almost 2am) and fun was had by all. The Bean also made out like a bandit. She is all set in the clothing department, especially the fuzzy pj with footies department. :)

Here I am!


The goods!

Our one game - "Guess the baby" from baby photos of some of the guests.

Everyone trying to figure out who's who.

My friend Mark and I comparing bellies (with Jeremy's head getting crushed in between).

Giving the answers.

That's my mom in the pink. The best shower host ever!

My reaction after a friend of mine from middle school brought a HORRIBLE picture of the two of us from 1986 - NOT a good year for me. Notice Jeremy trying not to crack up at seeing it.

Lots of cute clothes :)

The beautiful quilt my mom made for Bean. It looks GREAT in the nursery with the green walls too!

Me rolling my eyes at Jeremy getting Ohio State socks. Look how happy he is. :)

I have no idea why, but this is one of my favorite gifts. A Carter's set of Ducky fuzzy jammies with footies. For some reason, it melts my heart. And it's SO soft. I can't wait for her to wear this so I can snuggle her!

Jeremy trying to figure out what a "Boppy" is.

Two of my very best friends from high school, Wendy and Angie.

Our good friends from Miami (and old running buddies) Kevin and Marissa.

Another one of my best friend's from high school, Mark and his beautiful wife Andria. We are the Godparents to their wonderful son, Hamish.

Another one of my favorite running buddies (and best friend) from Miami, Mercy and her hilarious hubby Sergio.

J and I the next morning at the Sunday brunch my mom had at the house for eveveryone.

There's our boy Hamish! And in his new Batman shirt we bought him! :)

Group shot!

My awesome parents.

Later, on our way to go watch the sunset (one of the things I miss most about Florida).

Pelican and Dolphin.

I miss these sunsets...

And less than a week later...back to reality. A snowy afternoon.

My girls settling down for a long, winter's nap.

Snowed in,

That's a lot of snow for a Floridian.

13" on the table.

Jeremy so proud of his new shovel.

Our snow covered house!

I need Santa to bring me some snow boots.

Winter Wonderland.

So jealous of this guy!

My studly shoveler.

Me pretending to shovel (when really I just walked around and took pictures).

Now, it's one more day of work then I'm off for a week and a half!!! While we will have visitors for some of it, we will have a few days alone over Christmas to just sit back and relax. I can't wait to do NOTHING except maybe put together some of the nursery and catch up on some running blogs. :)



CJ said...

You look so pretty!! Sounds like such a good time. Enjoy your time off!


Anonymous said...

You guys have been really busy!! You look so very cute. I love the quilt your mom made, beautiful. Enjoy the holidays.

MCM Mama said...

What an awesome shower! You look beautiful!

Unknown said...

all the photos are great, but I must say you look RADIANT!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Looks like you had a great shower!

Love all the pictures.

You look great!!

Chic Runner said...

I am so excited for you two! You are going to be great parents and you look absolutely adorable! Have a great Christmas and seriously, I can't wait to see her dressed up in those cute clothes! YAY!

Heather said...

Great pictures! Enjoy your Christmas and your time off.

N.D. said...

love the pictures! looks like you guys made out and had a great time. You look great.

Bert said...

Excellent and very entertaining pics as always - you look very good too!

Rookie on the Run said...

I love the pictures! Your mom rocks to give you such a wonderful shower.

Those Ohio State socks are too darn cute. And I loved my Bobby!

You look gorgeous, by the way!!

Julie D said...

Great photos, looks like you're having fun! Wait, aren't I not supposed to be reading blogs? Hmm, well, it IS Christmas Eve, after all!

Denise said...

You look great! Shower sounds fun and I'm jealous of seeing j wearing shorts!!

I wish it was snowing now instead of all this crappy rain we're getting.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across your blog and love it! Congrats on the little one (you look fantastic!). Here in Baltimore we got hit pretty hard with the blizzard too...pretty crazy. Happy Holidays!

Marlene said...

I love all the photos! It looks like a wonderful time.

WOW, that is some serious snow!

Merry (belated) Christmas!

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a great trip!

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a fantastic shower! I think I have the ducky jammies too, and love 'em! Hope you and the family had a wonderful Christmas/New Years. Can't wait to read more as the big arrival nears!

Jess said...

You look great and the pics are, as always, beautiful! You'll take some great baby pics.

Before I'm 35 said...

You look great! That is all :)

Carolina John said...

that looks like a nice shower. I still don't understand why guys (including me too often!!) are being forced to attend baby and bridal showers now. we ustacould escape such pleasantries.

and that is a ton of snow! wow, you guys really got it hard. we just got a few flurries here in Raleigh.

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chris mcpeake said...

Great pics.
Happy new year

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