Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snow day(s)

Christmas night it began to snow. And it snowed and snowed and snowed! We received over a foot of snow here in Virginia Beach! The kids were thrilled!! Here are some pics of us out in the snow!

Let the snowman building begin!

Cute Ashton resting on the snowman's first layer.

Nice snowman with leaves, dirt and all! ;)

Jake and Lily couldn't resist eating the snow!

Snow ball Fights!

Ashton got his dad good!

But Darren got him back!

Fun day out in the snow!


We had a great Christmas. Uncle Derek was going to come, but got snowed in Maryland. So we enjoyed a family Christmas with just us and the kiddos.
Here is Darren reading the kids "The Night Before Christmas".

Boys crashed early. They thought they could stay up and wait for Santa. Nope

This little girl, on the other hand had a hard time falling to sleep. But finally did.

Christmas Morning. Ashton got the Wii game he wanted and a scooter from Santa.

Ethan got the electric scooter he wanted, and that's about it! ;) ( he did get some presents under the tree)

Jake got a tractor from Santa and a few other things from us.

Santa brought Lily the "La La Loopsy" Doll she wanted. She was thrilled!

I look sooo tired! I almost didn't put this picture up, but owell! ;)

Darren got me a Fossil watch! I love it! Thank you!

Darren opening his presents.

I wrapped his Ipod super duper GOOD! It included 4 wrapping paper layers with tape, then two wal-mart bags with duct tape layers!

Merry Christmas ya'll. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas with your family! ♥

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Darren!

Today the hubster is 32!!! Crazy to think we met when he was 18! We're getting old! ;) I tried to keep his dinner a secret but it's kind-of hard when you are trying to boil lobsters and sear steak in the kitchen. I finally gave up trying. It was all I could do not to ruin dinner! But it turned out great!
I made him a Porterhouse T-Bone steak (best steak I've ever made I might add! Super yummy), Lobster (oh so good), Baked Potato, and sauteed mushrooms. Super yummy and delish! I even crushed whole peppercorns for the steak with my skillet and counter! ha! But fresh crushed black pepper is my new best friend. It makes all the difference!
I love you honey. I hope you had a great birthday. You are a wonderful father and husband!
Happy Birthday!

Birthday boy! (Ethan already digging into his lobster claw)

Jacob trying to get into it!

What? No birthday cake? That's right! I made one of Darren's favorites: cream puffs! It was a fun change and he was pleasantly surprised!

He's so funny!

Gift card from Best Buy (One of his favorite places to shop)

He is so cute! Love you! Happy Birthday! ♥