Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cookies and Tea

Avery and I made Christmas sugar cookies together this week. She was such a big helper as usual! We had a lot of fun baking them together, but the end product was quite funny. Sweet Gabe faithfully reminded me over and over, " honey, it's the thought that matters" Ha! Well, we sure had fun and Avery was so cute decorating her cookies.

Our little baker!

Ooops! She dumped half the jar of sprinkles on her cookies!

Gabe and Sophie had fun watching us decorate

My Mom started a Christmas tradition a few years back of going to afternoon tea at Hotel Boulderado every year. For the last couple of years it has been just me and my mom, so it was fun this year to have my Grandma and sister Jenny join us! And, it was Sophie's first tea. I brought her with me because we are basically connected. She has no interest in a bottle! She was very happy to be at her very first tea. Gabe and Avery enjoyed a fun day together while we were gone.

Hotel Boulderado is so beautiful and they have such a lovely afternoon tea!

Thank you Mom!

Sophie adoring her Yaya!

Happy to see Auntie JJ!

Meeting her Gigi for the first time!

Jenny had to leave early which is why we isn't in these photos remaining...

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Thanks to my step-mom Eileen, Gabe and I actually got dressed up and went out on a date to the New Life Christmas dinner. It was held at the Antlers Hilton downtown which is where we had our wedding reception, so it was fun to be there and remember our beautiful wedding day. Eileen drove down from Denver to hang out with Avery. We put Sophie to bed before going out. Thank you SO much Eileen! Avery had a blast and it was so nice to go out!

It was a lovely dinner, fun to be with friends, and wonderful to hang out with my husband!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend (little behind)

I'm a little behind on posting about Thanksgiving, but I still wanted to share and document the weekend. We spent Thanksgiving day at my Dad's house in Denver. It was a low key day, but beautiful! We were able to spend some time outside because the weather was so nice! Eileen cooked a delicious Thanksgiving meal and my Aunt and Uncle joined us too!

Lovely photo, I know, but Avery had fun helping Grandpa!

Fun finger painting with Grandma!

After staying over at Grandma and Grandpa's house, we went up to Breckenridge to spend the weekend with Gabe's parents. We stayed in a beautiful condo just feet away from the slopes and main street. Gabe and I went on our first real date since Sophie was born. We have had many "gym dates", but we actually got to go out to dinner thanks to his parents! I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked, but we sure enjoyed ourselves in Breckenridge. It was nice to get away, laugh, and ski. Thanks for a fun weekend Muttie and Pop Pop!

We helped Gabe's parents celebrate 35 years of marriage!
Happy Anniversary! You have such a sweet marriage.

Talking to each other on the phone while packing up to head home!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snow Fun!

Avery and I had some fun today shoveling and playing in the snow together! It was cold, but the sun was out, so it was the perfect time to get outside while Sophie was napping. Avery loves the snow and loved helping me shovel.

Attempting a snow angel, but wanted help up pretty quickly!

We came inside, got cozy by the Christmas tree and fire and enjoyed hot cocoa together!

Such a happy time together!