Saturday, December 27, 2008

December 2008 Photos

We have been quite busy the month of December. Please enjoy all of our photos!!

Emily Kaslyn Turns ONE!!!

It's hard to believe that a year ago today - we had a teeny tiny infant in our arms. It's been a good year, an unforgetable year, and we've all grown a lot in our lives. Emily has been an absolute blessing, and we are so happy to have her as our daughter.

She had a great first birthday party. We had lots of friends and family here. Thanks everyone!
Here are some pictures from her special day:
Mom & Dad helping Em open her presents-

A family picture-

Her birthday cakes -

Diving in!!!
Thanks again everyone for all the presents - and for coming!!!

Walker Family Christmas

Emily has been quite busy...this is her 3rd and LAST Christmas for 2008--held the day after Christmas. Mom, Dad, Casey and Mike came over to celebrate with us. Winnie and Otis had a great time playing together. Emme had fun playing with all her new toys.

Here are a few pics:
Here's Em in all the wrapping paper-

Mom, Dad and Emme -

Mike FINALLY got his Griddle!! Yay Mike!
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas at the Hanson's

On Christmas Day, we went to Bonnie and Tom's to celebrate. The food and the company was fabulous as always!!!

Here's Tom's LARGE remote:

Emme eating Grandma's yummy Banana Cream Pie! Yum!!

Em with Grandma Bonnie and Grandpa Tom:

Family pic:

Kacey's teeny belly!

Our princess angel:

Christmas Eve

Surprisingly, Santa came to our house on Christmas Eve. He had a lot of houses to hit on Christmas Day, so he thought he'd get ours out of the way first. Emily's first Christmas was great. It was just Kory, Emily, me, Otis (the dog) and Aunt Bea (the cat). So it was special to be just our little family.

Here's Em sitting by the tree and getting ready to rip them open!

Here's mommy with her new necklace that Em (a.k.a Daddy) got her for Christmas. It's GEORGOUS! It is diamonds and tanzanite (Em's birthstone).

Here's Dad giving Emme kisses

Here's Em with her new basketball game. She loved it. Nice job Santa!!

Otis even got a present. Ya think the bone is big enough??

Merry Christmas Everyone!!
The Marions

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Day!

Well Emme and I are stuck home on this beautiful snow day. It really is pretty outside - especially because we don't have to go anywhere and Daddy is home safe and sound. It's been a rough December already for our truck drivers!!
Thought I'd post some pics from the last week or two.

This is what happens when your skinny baby has a HUGE head! If the shirt fits her shoulders, then I can't get it off her head. Too funny. Thanks Grammy for putting some buttons on it for me!
First taste of sugar cookie frosting..Yummy!

I think Em ate a little TOO much frosting!!!

Madi and Maya came over last night to give Em her birthday present. Thanks girls!!! You are so much fun!

Emily will be 1 in a week from today. I can't believe how fast this first year has gone. In a way, I am sad that she is no longer a baby - she on to her toddler years. I am happy to have had such a wonderful first year with her though. She's just such a special part of our lives. We love you Em! Stop growing so fast.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Visit with Santa

Emily got to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what she wanted for her first Christmas. We all wonder what she told him!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our Trip to Indiana

We went to Indiana for Kory's Grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary. I say "we" loosely because Kory didn't make it down so it was just me and Emme. We left on Friday morning with Bonnie, Kacey, Tony and Kalli. It was a fun trip down! Em did great. Then Friday we went to dinner with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Carol and Uncle Jim. It was lots of fun. Saturday morning - Tom and Kory were supposed to head down, but the roads were too icy and decided they better stay home. So we got up early and went to Grandma Marion's for a visit - it was nice to see her, Randy and Bernita. Then we went to the anniversary party at The Good Table. Yummy! There were lots of family there and everyone had a good time. Then we went back to Grandma and Grandpa's house and relaxed for a few hours. Em got in a great nap, so I was happy about that. Then we all went to church together. After church we went back to Grandma and Grandpa's for another meal of appetizers. It was delicious and we were stuffed!!! We got back to the hotel around 10:30 and crashed. Then Sunday morning we got up, had some breakfast and got back on the road. It was a fun weekend - but exhausting! I was busy taking care of Emily - so I didn't get a chance to take many pics. Here are a few:

Em with Aunt Cheryl & Uncle John:

Em with Aunt Kalli (home from Portland):

Happy 60th Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa!!!

Emme and Mommy all dressed up:

Mommy and Daddy-to-be:

Also wanted to thank Kalli for keeping Em overnight on Sunday night. Gave us some time to relax and enjoy the day. Kory had to work Sunday night - but it was still nice.

Christmas Tree?

I know - it's been 3 years since we put up a Christmas tree. We decided it was time with a little one roaming around. She deserves to have a real Christmas. So we did some decorating - but nothing too over the top. Thanks to Auntie Ali for making Em her stocking. She loves it!!!