Monday, November 22, 2010

Shutterfly’s 2010 Holiday Card promotion

Well my friends, I've come across the deal of the century. Shutterfly is giving away 50 free holiday cards to ANY blogger that writes about their new holiday collection. My friends and family should know by now that I'm a HUGE fan of photo gifts of every variety and Shutterfly has a HUGE selection. In the past I've created photo mugs, calendars, ornaments, holiday cards, aprons and much much more. We can point to one life-changing event that brought on this love of photo gifts - Alexis. I think her grandparents (all 12 of them) appreciate the opportunity to show her off. Needless to say, I'm taking part in this little promotion and you maybe the recipient of a brand new Shutterfly Holiday Card.

Here are a few of my faves, but not THE favorite... That will remain a surprise for now:

Happy Holidays!

Baby boy!

Well, I'm sure all of you know by now, but here is my formal blog announcement that we are having another baby... of the boy variety this time. This is big news to us, since we were totally expecting another girl (for no really good reason.) We had a blast last week at the ultrasound and more so after the ultrasound as we let Lexi announce to us that she was getting a baby brother. We waited until after the appointment, had someone tell Lexi the gender news and she told us. (I highly recommend this as a fun gender reveal). Anyways.. here is baby Vanilla (Lexi has had this nickname for her baby sibling since we told her about his pending arrival some 15 weeks ago). He is due around April 6!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Eating pumpkins

We jammed packed this past weekend with lots of fun activities while the weather is still nice. On Saturday we spent several hours at the wonderful Grant's Farm. I really hope that this great little attraction never goes away; it really is a lot of fun for Lexi and for us. Nini, Pop and Bobby joined in on the fun and we got quite a deal thanks to Groupon.

We ate pumpkins...?...We rode the train...We fed goats...
We rode the carousel...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Epic Fail

I've been a horrible blog mommy and neglected updating for quite some time now. We've had a bit of life happening all around us, so not much time for hanging on the computer, but hopefully I can catch up a bit and start posting more regularly. We were so blessed with a fabulous summer and great beginning of fall. Here a a few highlights...

Lexi and Brooke go to the pool...

Lexi and Brooke go to the zoo...

Lexi and Brooke play a lot...

Lexi visits the Mississippi River...

Lexi visits City Garden...

Lexi and Kennedi visit the Cabin...

Lexi goes to the park...

Lexi plays beautician...

Lexi visits Suson...
Now that you've the childrens' book titles, aka Lexi's life 'o' fun, check back soon for a Fall update ;)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The MAGIC House

Tim and Alexis spent an awesome (from what I heard) morning at the Magic House today. Tim was great and kept me updated with photos since I had to be at work.. So I thought I'd share them with you as well...

Dr. Timmerman...

President Timmerman...

Some tile work...

In the lab (taking after her daddy)...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Where have we been?!

Whoops.. I've been soo soo busy at work that I've neglected Lexi's blog. I sincerely apologize for my lack of motivation and time. But, that is not to say that we haven't been busy as a family. Let's see, Lexi turned two and boy is two FUN! (catch the sarcasm). I'm totally understanding the meaning of terrible twos. She is still a sweetheart and hilarious a lot of the time, though. Some of the things she can think of and say are amazing. I wish I had a video camera attached to my hand at all times to catch some of her awesome-ness.

In other news...
We had a St. Louis Man of the Year competition at the end of July and Lexi was the trophy girl.. I've added some photos, with the promise of more to come.. (I just need to get them off our our camera!) Here is Alexis presented the trophy to Uncle Joel.. the STL Man of the Year 2010!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Birthday Girl

Alexis had a fabulous birthday weekend to say the least. Not only did she get to see Mati and Brooke, but nearly ALL of her friends and family spoiled her rotten. We went to Happy Joe's on Friday night to celebrate Lexi's birthday as well as my cousin's 24th birthday. (Lexi missed her birthday by about 1.5 hours). She got to open her first gift from Nini and Papa (the adorable Snow White costume). Saturday, 17th (her actual birthday) we spent the day with Jaimie, Brooke, Amy, Mati and Amy's sis-in-law Lori. Lexi got to do her first Build-a-Bear/Bunny and we went to lunch. Sunday was party-time. We had about 50 of our closest friends and family over for a Disney princess party. Lex LOVED the attention, the cake, the gifts, and most of her her family being around. Thanks to everyone for EVERYTHING this weekend! We love you!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vacation #2

We spent a week in the beginning of July at our cabin in Ellington, Mo. (really it's my grandma's cabin, but we all get to use to it) Most of the days were spent shuffling our family from boat to boat on Clearwater Lake. We saw almost every member of my extended family at some point during the week, the most being 15 or so people under one roof (a fairly small roof at that). It was an absolute blast, lots of laughing, lots of sleep and tons of water.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Brootie

We had a nice visit from Jaimie and Brootie last week for a few days. Jaimie watched Alexis during the day and we got Brooke for an evening, (let that fabulous baby swapping begin.. love it). It's so so nice when the girls get to spend some time together. I wish with all my heart that we all lived in the same city, but we are doing our best to keep them close. Love you girls!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ozarkland

Here a few photos to accompany the visit to Lake of the Ozarks last weekend..


Grandpa Denbow and Lex


Grandma Lynn, Lexi and Maxine

Yes,, first ride on a jetski

Monday, June 28, 2010

New friends

video

We spent the weekend at the Lake with my grandpa. We got to spend some time with my (are you ready for this..) Grandpa's wife's son's family. Michael and Cassandra have a daughter, Maxine, who is 6 months younger than Alexis. Here is a video that Mike took of the girls dancing to some disco. Love this!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lil Visitor

Last week Mati and Amy came to visit for the day. They got to spend the night with us so the girls could spend some quality time together. Mati is getting so big and so fun. Tim and I can already tell what great friends Lexi will have with all of her baby girl cousins. Love this photo from that night...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Almost two

Wow, It's really hard to believe but Alexis will be two in a matter of weeks. While we really enjoy watching her grow and learn more every day, I miss my little baby sometimes. This morning when we were walking downstairs to start our day she, out of nowhere, said "Mommy's so pretty." I almost died. I love that little girl.


Our first clue that the big T-W-O is almost here was Ishaan's second birthday party last weekend. Ishaan's mom and I were pregnant together almost the entire time. She had Ishaan six weeks before Alexis was born. Happy 2nd Birthday Ishaan!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A few comparisons

We've been to Ft. Myers Beach twice in the last two years, both times in June. I thought it be fun to see how much Alexis has changed in the last year.

Yes. That is the exact same ice cream shop and bench, both years.