Sunday, December 28, 2008

More Christmas~~~

Our Christmas Tree...
I think next year we are going to get a "REAL TREE"

Kell & Dad!
Nick & Dad!
John & Dad
Stephan & Our Newest Addition....LuLee
We had such a great Christmas Day! It was so nice to be with family and good friends!
Nick as usual cooked an amazing Prime Rib dinner...the best I have ever had and I am not usually one for Prime was scrumptious! We also had my favorite Yorkshire Pudding and Brussels Sprouts with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sauteed Onions...DELISH
Finished off with Pecan Pie and homemade cinnamon nutmeg ice cream!
It was fantabulous!
We hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and Wish you all the very best in 2009!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Even though family can be far away in distance they are very close when you can SKYPE!!!

Ashley on the Fridge!!

Kelly & Ashley Christmas Photo 2008~

Anson & Kelly~
So yesterday we Skyped with The Christians & Mom for about 3 hours! Even though they live across the country it felt like we were all together! Here are some fun shots from Skyping yesterday! I highly recommend SKYPE it is so great!
We hope you all had a very merry christmas!!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

The DoLaTa's 2008

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

I wanted to list the 10 things I am thankful for this year....
and what I hope for 2009

1. I am thankful that I married my best friend and the love of my life
2. I am thankful that I have such a wonderful family
3. I am thankful that my sister and I have become so much closer. I don't know what I would do without her and her family
4. I am thankful that even in hard times and the state of our world I still have so many things to be thankful for
5. I am thankful that so many of our family and friends were able to attend our wedding and spend such a wonderful weekend together
6. I am thankful that I have so many fabulous friends
7. I am thankful that I am in good health
8. I am thankful for my job and the friends I have made through work
9. I am thankful that every day I get to wake up and live in such a wonderful place
10. I am thankful for all the days I get to spend with my husband when we aren't working! I cherish each and every one of them!

This year
I wish....
That our economy can stabilize and that people won't keep losing their homes and jobs
This year
I hope....
That we all may find an inner peace and be thankful for the little things in life and realize that life is more than who can have the most, the biggest or the is about family, friends and the moments and times we share together
This year
I want ....
to give back to my community and do more volunteer work! I want to be more involved in the town I live in and make a difference in others lives!
This year
I will...
Do the very best I can. I will cherish each and every day. I will find ways to make others smile. I will enjoy the little things in life.

I will also wish the very best for each and everyone of you and hope that 2009 brings you lots of love, joy, happiness and continued success!!

Happy Christmas & Merry New Year!

Loves to All......

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So Much Fun!!!!

Just Another Sunday Night in Napa, California
Kelley's No Bad days!!
First Annual Holiday Dinner
With the DoLaTa's

This is so much fun! Check out mom 's blog for more photos and fun from the night!!

The Holiday Family Portrait....Please go to Mom's Blog to see the ........REST of The Story!
Happy Holidays!!
And if you are in Napa, California...You MUST go to Kelley's No Bad Days! The BEST restaurant EVER!!!
Trust me you will be entertained all night...and the food is the BEST!!!!
Happy Holidays!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The lil peanut patch

I wanted to post about my sister's latest endeavor! About 3 1/2 months ago she started this fabulous blog The Lil Peanut Patch and it is truly amazing! She has so many great ideas for moms and kids alike! If you are looking for the latest mom gadget or toy for your child she has it on there! If you are looking for a fun easy recipe to whip up for dinner it is on there! If you are looking to win fabulous things it is on there! She highlights a "marvelous mommy" of the month and she selects a lil peanut too! So if you are a mom and you are looking for something that really caters to you then head on over to The Lil Peanut Patch she has something really special for you!

And....if that isn't enough to entice you she is offering 12 days of giveaways for the holiday season!
and she has Christmas at the Patch where different companies are offering different specials to her readers! We all look for unique fun gifts for the holiday season and she has some great companies highlighted!!!

So run on over!!! The Patch is waiting!!!!