Sunday, December 27, 2009

Meeting Baby!

How could you resist visiting this little cutie?  Isn't she precious?!?  When I got a phone call from my sister-in-law, Christine, asking me to join her in San Francisco and then drive down to Monterey to visit my other sister-in-law, Cat, I couldn't say no.  In fact, I invited myself to stay almost a week longer so that I could hang out with Cat and her kids.  (Thanks, Cat for putting up with me!)

My favorite thing of all was just to hold Baby (she doesn't have a name yet) and chat with Cat.

Unfortunately, I got really sick on one of my first days and spent a large amount of the week doing this . . .

But, despite being sick, I still got to see Matt's school Christmas play

and witness Matt losing two teeth!

Thanks for an awesome week, Cat!  Can I come again sometime?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What a Snoog!

I am trying to get caught up on my blogging, so some of the upcoming posts may be pictures from quite awhile ago.  That being said, they are still cute and I want a record of them, so forgive the tardiness. 

At the beginning of November, Sary called me pretty stressed out.  You know the best thing about being unemployed?  I could do something about it!  She needed a fairy godmother, but instead she got . . .


We had fun just hanging out, making jewelry, cooking, going out with Auntie Muriel, and, OBVIOUSLY, cooing over Cal.


Cal loves to press his forehead against your face.  Those are "Cal kisses."

 What a big boy!

I miss you guys!  Can't wait to see you for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Too good of a cause to pass up

Many of you may have already heard about this cause from my sisters, but with it being gift buying season and a cause is near and dear to my heart, I thought I would put in my two cents as well.  

Remember the orphanage in El Sal that Sam and I volunteered at last summer?  Well the most recent pair of volunteers just so happened to include an amazing photographer who spent all summer trying to capture the spirits of the residents.  See for yourself . . .

Aren't they adorable?  Well, they created a calendar from the pictures and are selling them to raise money for the Hogar.  They are only $15 and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the orphanage.  So if you want to help these cuties and see them everyday as a reminder, you should contact me.  Or you could pull a George Costanza and give your friends and family's gifts to someone else . . . Only a real someone in this instance.  :)