Wednesday, December 21, 2011

the blanks come to town

bethany and stephen
(and her sis meredith and her husband justin)
came to town!
they were on their way to breck
and stopped to stay the night after their 20 hour long car ride

 B gets to meet hazel!!!
 hazel loved her aunt b
 stephen "resting his eyes"

then we had a get together for dinner
so people could come over and see the blankenships
 bethany, liz, shellie
ps: b is wearing an awesome skirt she made
instead of studying for her med school finals :)
 meredith on the left
 tori playing with stephen and hans

 she loved loved loved poking hans in the nose and eye ;)
 a picture montage of tori riding hans

 she seriously loved it so so much!
meredith and bethany
we had so much fun with them
we miss them so much :(

philadelphia, the city of brotherly love

we decided to make our christmas present for the family
be a trip to philly.
cameron got an interview there, so we decided to all go!

 hazel finding out she has a new cousin
she did well on the 3.5 hour flight, thank goodness
we arrived in philly and rented a car
then drove to mt. gretna
where the interview would be
we ate at a local place called blue bird inn
then headed to bed to try and sleep before the interview.
the interview went EXTREMELY well,
and cam drove us to see the site afterwards
it's an in/out patient hospital
 the view across the parking lot
then we headed 14 miles to Hershey,
the chocolate capital of the world :)

 that house is made out of choc!!

 long story short,
i used to be allergic to chocolate
and for easter the 4 cousins were at gram's house
and she got everyone a chocolate bunny
and i got...
a grape one.
also everyone got to have choc. milk
and i got.... strawberry :(
needless to say, i grew out of my allergy!!!
 hazel LOVED the tour!!!!!!

 "i love chocolate mom"
then we drove back to philly
and walked around before dinner

 the hat cailly knitted hazel :)

 i stood here 10.5 years ago
when i was a camp counselor in PA
(same pose...on purpose)

 i made cameron stand in front of the "it"
so it would look like
"You know you love CAMERON"
 cam wouldnt put his face in :(

 hazel busy working before bed :)
then after breakfast,
we headed to the Franklin Institute
the science museum

the giant walk thru heart!!!
the way home was awful...
it took almost 12 hours to get back to denver.
but we made it, and H was so good.
she even slept thru the night 2 nights ago!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

 2 month pic
 fell asleep watching gossip girl with momma
 i made these quilted letters

 3 month pic
 with schnooze
 schnooze got in the basket of the bassinet...
shellie and i went out to dinner
to celebrate (verrrryyyy belated) our 30th bdays
hers was in aug
mine in oct

 shellie, mid-sentence
 upside down baby
but look at those boots :)
 pretty eyelashes
 at a 1st bday party for 3 kiddos from church
it was "very hungry catapillar" themed
 jason, the dad of axel

 the party was for: axel, chase, and evelyn
 so awesome!
 autumn, momma of axel

 hazel watching the cupcake festivities
 eating her hand

 chunky cheeks!
 i like to cuddle with jeffery

 i dont quite understand the bumbo

i like the letter "O"