Monday, December 20, 2010

Carriage Ride on the Plaza

Lee's parents took us to Kansas City Sunday to shop around, see all the pretty lights on the Plaza and to check a carriage ride with grandkids off their bucket list. It was a fun evening.

Posing in front of the Carriage.

Anderson is already tired of mommy taking pictures every time he turns around (see new camera post below!) so he refuses to look at me.

Adri and her baby blues. :)

Grandpa Larry (ee) and Grandma Pam (ham) with the kids

Waiting for dinner

Say Cheese!

We got a dslr camera for Christmas this year and I LOVE IT!!! I haven't hardly put it down. The world of dslr photography is amazingly complex so I am playing around with the camera as much as I can and trying to learn as quickly as possible. I'm not very patient when it comes to a few things. Like, I want awesome pictures NOW! So anyway, here are a few shots I've taken the past few days. (i had over 200 pics and we've only owned the thing since Friday) :)

We had our first ever Ugly Christmas Sweater party to celebrate Christmas with my dad's side of the family. It was lots of fun!!! Here are a few pics from the night.

Matt Kettle (dressed as Mayor of the North Pole) and Mit Winter (dressed as, whoknowswhat) were by far the best dressed there.

Jenni (with the bean) and Me. Don't worrry, we'll knock em dead next year since we'll have all year to plan!
Kurt and Lee sported some of the ugly sweaters that I managed to sneak out of my dad's closet. He bought the one Lee is wearing in 1983! Enough said.

Susan and Mit, the happy hosts!

Boo decorating cookies

A1 and A2 wearing vintage birthday hats that my grandma made for her kids' birthdays! Yes, we are aware that they look like dunce hats. :) Based on their faces, they are too.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

If you can't tell, I'm smitten with this girl!

2 years ago, a little drop of sunshine entered our lives and she's been shining ever since! I had no clue how much impact this baby girl would have on my life- my personal life, my marriage, my motherhood, everything, but looking back on the past 2 years, I am so thankful for the gift of Miss Adrianna Claire. She is truly a gift from God. I thank God for allowing me the pleasure of raising her. I thank God for the way he has used her to change me, change her daddy, change the ways in which I prioritize my marriage and my fmaily, change the way I see my own mom, change the way I experience God. Yes, all of this in one little bundle of pink sunshine!!!

So, here she is, my precious (not so much) baby girl at age 2!

Happy 2nd Birthday Adrianna Claire Leinwetter!

Sweet baby girl, we love you more than you can ever know!

Irresistible dimples! This is the first thing everone notices about her. Even at birth, when the nurse handed her to me, she said, "look! she has dimples!" Proof she's an angel. :)

This is the sh** eating grin (sorry, but there is no other word for it).

The (semi)pigtails

Her "bubby" as she calls him! She loves this kid to death!

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