Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Presents

Growing up Joe's family had a tradition of getting a present in their shoe New Years day , so we decided to do that this year too. Although I think our presents were a little bigger then the ones he got growing up, because these wouldn't fit in our shoes! We opened them a bit early so we could use Joes present tonight with friends coming over to play!

Ella with her table and chairs

My new nativity set

Joe with the new Guitar hero
now we have two guitars so we can play two players!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Few Oregon Pictures

I've been a horrible picture taker lately, luckily my Mom still takes a bunch!
So here are a few of our Oregon pictures...

Ella watching the birds on baystreet
Ella with some of her presents...
She got this cute birthday cake set and she kept trying to blow out the candle
On Bay Street..this is where Joe and I took our engagement pictures
Four Generations
Grandma Ida, Grandma Lyn, Ella, and Me (and Lily!)
Christmas Morning
All the Girl Cousins
All the Girls
All the Boys
(-Terry, and Brent)
Ella and Eme
All the Little Girl Cousins

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Random Stuff

I spent my whole morning on the phone today(if you know me, you know I hate talking on the phone!). I found out last week that the hospital my doctor delivers at doesn't take my insurance (great thing to find out at 35 weeks pregnant!) So after using the online help thing for my insurance I found a hospital that takes my insurance and then spent the rest of the afternoon finding a new doctor that delivered at that hospital. My mom showed me this cool site called where you can see pictures of the doctors before you go, so I looked through a bunch making sure they weren't creepy looking (there were A LOT of creepy looking ones! ha) I really wanted someone who could deliver the baby and also be the family doctor afterwards, and I wanted a lady because Ella was terrified of our last doctor! So that took FOREVER to find and after a few calls to doctors who were full for January deliveries, or not taking new patients, I got a new doctor. My first appointment is January 14th and my due date is the 18th, cutting it a little close eh, so hopefully I don't go into labor on the plane ride back from Oregon or I may not have a doctor! So that was my exciting morning...then Ella and I spent the rest of the day watching Ratatouille and playing ponies!

Ella giving her pony a hug
She loves her ponies!
I was sitting on the couch talking on the phone with my Mom and Ella was standing next to me..when I looked over at her she had fallen over onto the couch fast asleep!
I made these cute burp rags today...they are super easy and way cute!
(The L is for Lily, but i'm not sure if I like it on there)
And lastly (is that even a word?) I found the piggy bank I want to get for Lily. Ella has a way cute princess pig with a tutu and crown so I had to look really hard for a cute one that was as big as Ella's (like 8 inches tall) You wouldn't think it would be that hard! But anyway, I think this one is WAY cute!

Monday, December 15, 2008

She's a Fancy Dresser!

She loves to push her chair up as close as she can to the tree and then sit and touch the ornaments..she's been pretty good about not undecorating it any more though..

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Party

First, these are the pictures we had taken at our ward Christmas party.

Our Little Family
The McShinskys
And these are from our Family Christmas Party

Libby, Stan and Baby Annie
Richard and Bob
Phil and Joe
Ella jumping
(she wouldn't stand still for a picture...)
George, Ella, and James watching the train
The yummy dessert I made
Me, Ella, and Joe
(Next year we need to remember to take photos first and not at the end of the party!!)
Me and Joe
(Ella was done with pictures!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I'm working on a scrapbook page that has a cute quote about laughter, so I needed to get some pictures of Ella laughing.. here are my favorites!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Paper Doll Nativity

On Thanksgiving, Michaels had all their cricut cartridges on sale...I went and got a few and today I finally opened one of them! I got the paper doll one to make dolls for Ella, and it happened to have a nativity scene! I think I'll have them laminated and then put a magnet on the back so she can play with them on the fridge..And this is Ella's new favorite place to the baby seat!
We just bought the blanket/cover thing and she had to try it out too!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A trip to see Santa

Today we took Ella to see Santa. She was fine to just look at him but when we tried to put her down next to him she freaked, so Joe got to be in the picture too!

Santa Ella and Daddy on the cute ornament we got
These are just pictures of the pictures we got so they aren't the best...

I'm glad we went to the free Santa and didn't have to pay for her to be freaked out! ha
They also had Santa at our Ward Christmas party tonight, but he just told a story and then left, which was fine with Ella!

Friday, December 5, 2008


My friend Cassie tagged me on her blog, so here it is!
Put the Fourth Picture from your Fourth Folder on your blog then tag four people.

Of course my picture would be of Ella!
I think she is about 2 months old here..

Okay I tag: Bethany, Mom, Libby, and Jessica

Splish Splash!

Ella loves to take a bath, too bad she's getting too big for hers..
we've never lived in a house that has a bath tub, so she only knows the sink!

I tried to style her hair, ha