Monday, November 12, 2007


You all know how much my sentimental heart loves tradition. One of our family traditions is to open one present on Christmas pajamas for everyone...then on Christmas morning everyone has on pretty new pajamas for pictures. Another tradition Brian and I started when we were first married is to choose one charity each year and instead of buying a gift for each other we give to a charity and put a card on the tree with the name of the person or group we gave to that year.

Some families bake a cake every year at Christmas and sing happy birthday to Jesus. Not just at Christmas but throughout the year many families have traditions, such as gathering in the street for fourth of July to do interpretive dance with sparklers or a family camping trip on a specific week or weekend.

Some families are strict about traditions, passing them to each new generation, and sometimes individuals create their own rituals. What are the family traditions or personal rituals you practice? How have they evolved over the years? Are there any new traditions you've always wanted to introduce?

Friday, November 9, 2007

Nessa Turns Two

Can you believe it has been 2 years already!?
Where did my baby go???!!!

It seems like just yesterday we were waiting for her to be born. Then finally here she was and she turned our world upside down.

She is talking more every day. Some of her most recent "Nessa-isms" have been hillarious! She started calling all drinks Coke. She has never had a Coke, but it represents all liquid beverages to her. Then today, she started to stand up in her chair and I said "Nessa, No!" She looked at me with her look that says "who do you think you are" and mimicked, "Nessa, No!" After making sure she was safe and secure on the "naughty" bench. Brian had to turn away to keep a straight face, and I had to leave the room! Another cute "Nessa-ism" is when she says Excuse You, instead of saying "Excuse me", she says in a very offended tone "cuse you". When she watches Nascar she yells, "Go Go" no matter who is on the screen, or when she sees a Colts Jersey she will say "Go Colts" every time! My favorite though is when she asks Brian for more of something he will say "Please" (as in Say Please) but she tells him "Good Girl" instead.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Welcome to our Blog

Hi! Welcome to our new site. We are discontinuing the Baby Jelly Beans website, so check in here for updates on our family.