Tuesday, January 26, 2010

our first family vacation

sailing. sunshine. turquoise water. toes in the sand.  
pink sunsets. dear friends. family.
All of those add up to the perfect family vacation!

Last Thursday we returned home from the most fabulous week in Key West, Fl!  We met up with Captain Maury and his wife/First Mate Ginger, and spent the week on their sailboat, Gypsysails, in the blue waters of Key West.  Those two had a great influence on Josh's love of sailing.  Together they sailed down the east coast a few Christmases ago. What a joy it was to finally meet them and spend a whole week on one of Josh's favorite sailboats.  We shared some great laughs and made memories to last a lifetime!

It was the perfect first vacation for our family of 3.  Cade was a great traveler...even though he started some serious teething the day we arrived!  He loved the rocking of the boat & getting to spend uninterrupted time with his mom and dad, but he was NOT a fan of the water. O dear!  Hopefully he'll get over this soon, as we plan on spending many more vacations at the beach/ sailing on the water.  :)

                    ready for a day at sea!

               Captain Josh - ready to brave the storm!

                      mommy's favorite little chunker

                    Maury sure can make Cade giggle

                                               little sailor man
                      Cade and Da-Da taking a stroll on the beach

                            those eyes make mommy melt

                           one night it got a little chilly,
                         but there was a beautiful sunset


                           not so much a fan of the wa-wa

                             he looooves blowing those bubbles

                          my sweet family

                              the crew of "Gypsysails"

                                 sweet Ginger and baby Cade

                          Maury thinks Cade looks good in shades

Monday, January 4, 2010

christmas memories 2009

This Christmas has been full of memories, family time, laughter, and love! There is simply nothing like a baby's first Christmas, when a childlike excitement fills the room on Christmas morning. We are so looking forward to Cade understanding that the real reason for Christmas is to celebrate Jesus' birthday! We hope you all shared special times with your families and friends, too. The pictures below capture our Christmas festivities...

our little candy cane


no denying they're related

our precious gift

 waiting in line to meet santa!

who is that big fat red man?

 love how neither one is smiling.
santa must have just woken up from his nap, too. 

playing with his cousin grayson

 cade loves sweet amelia

 he can sure woo the crowd with his good looks

serious face

i love my anna kat!
who is now 1/2 way across the world in singapore
can't wait to have her home again next christmas
 lyndsey came all the way from NYC to meet cade

ready for christmas eve church service
 playing with champ

christmas morning with mimi

 the best gift we got this year
the perfect way to wrap up a christmas day

cade and i got to meet sweet abigail!
the last time  katherine and i saw each other
we were very, very pregnant

their first kiss
cute little babies