Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Five

1- Caroline was one of the few Beckstrom's ever to win "Don't eat Pete" at the Christmas party!

2- We had the most beautiful white Christmas ever! It just kept snowing and snowing, making it a winter wonderland!
3- It was wonderful being with all our family for the holidays! There truly is nothing better. We really hope that we will get to be all together next year if we do move away. It was also so fun to have relatives in town from Michigan, glad you guys could come! Caroline was also such a treat, everything she opened got a "WOW!" or "Ooooh". Being a parent at Christmas is the BEST!

4- We were able to go sledding a couple of times with family, which was hilarious! Everyone had a great time, despite countless crashes.
5- Caroline has now asked three times for "sleep". One time she was sitting on Adam's lap and said "sleep, binky", so he took her to her crib and she dove for it, pulled her blanket up and went to sleep. Another time she was in her room saying "up". I went in and she was attempting to climb up her crib, which luckily she can't do! I thought she just wanted her blanket, which she usually just grabs out. I put her in the crib, she grabbed her binky and went to sleep.
What 18 month old does that?! We just love that she knows what she wants and can tell us!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A perfect festive day!

Caroline's cousins adore her! Here they are all dancing and wanting a turn with Caroline. They are so cute with her.

Today I only had to work until noon, and then I drove home in the beautiful snow. Then Caroline and I headed up to my parents home and met up with her cousins to go sledding with Uncle Clark, Grandma, and Aunt Corinne. It was the cutest thing to see Caroline all bundled up and LOVING the snow! She loved eating it, walking in it, and wanted to go down the hill without a sled. When I took her down the hill it was quite an event! I was trying to hold her on the sled, protect her face from getting snow blown, and try to keep us going slow. Everyone was laughing so hard, Corinne has a great pic of it that I'll post.

Anyway, after, we went back to a cozy fire and beautifully lit Christmas tree and we listened to Christmas music, made some gifts, and our favorite...decorated cookies for Santa. (I hope Adam likes them!)
After that festive fun, we had to run an errand and so Caroline and I went to Gateway. I was nervous about finding a parking spot and having to walk far in the cold with Caroline. We got there and found a free metered parking spot right by the store we needed to go to! Also, Santa was right outside our car so Caroline finally got to meet him. She was scared, which for some reason I was surprised by because she is a social butterfly. I just loved that she saw him and said, "Santa!" We'll try a picture next year.
Anyway, I could go on even more about how wonderful Caroline was in the store, I just melted at her dancing around.
It was a perfect day, except that Daddy wasn't there...we missed you fiercely hubby!
Oh yes...and to top it off, my favorite Christmas movie was on when I got home...White Christmas!
What a way to ring in Christmas Eve tomorrow!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Five!

1- That we have so many family members and friends who give constant support when it's needed. Who jump in to watch Caroline..thanks Gae and Jamilyn, take me for a pedicure...thanks mom!, and are just there. We feel so, so blessed. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE spending so much time with our families during the holidays!
2- Speaking of pedicures...that it was the best one ever! That my legs are clear and I can shave them and that the girl doing the pedicure wasn't scared to touch them! The massage was fabulous. For those of you who are wondering what in the world was wrong with my legs...I have psoriasis, or should I say, it's in remission...hooray! All you ladies, be grateful you can shave, it has been literally hit and miss for me for years. I LOVE smooth legs and shaving! And I love Caroline for kissing my "owees".
3- That I have been able to wrap all of the presents for the Sub for Santa that my friends and I are doing. It is for a refugee family who was homeless last year. There are 5 children and they are asking for virtually nothing. They are so humble. What a great example to me. I can't wait to meet the mother tomorrow and deliver the gifts!
4- I am excited for our sleepover by the Christmas tree tonight!
5- I got my wish from last Friday and it just keeps snowing. It is gorgeous and festive...perfect for Christmas! Keep the hot cocoa coming!

Just like mommy!


The other day Adam was feeding Caroline and he left the room for a minute, came back, and she had fallen asleep. See, I am known to fall asleep EVERYWHERE and ANYTIME! Always during movies, even in the theaters many times. I even fell asleep when I was young playing hide and seek with my family. I hid between the wall and my bed and fell asleep. Narcolepsy? You'd think, but I just get comfortable and snooze away!
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This picture is from Thanksgiving when we went to watch Adam play in the annual Turkey Bowl. Caroline cheered for him the entire time and seemed to know when daddy made a good play because she would clap and say "Yay"! Also, I love this picture because I used to wear the hat and coat that Caroline has on. My mom saved some of her favorite things that we girls wore and I have been lucky to put Caroline in all of them.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Five

1. It snowed this past week! It is so beautiful and cozy, I hope it just keeps coming and coming!
2. Our nephew Andrew got baptized. We can't believe that he is already 8 years old! It was so fun to see him so happy and dapper in his new suit.
3. The LSAT is over...hooray for Adam! Now let the applications begin.
4. We had our annual Christmas Party with "the girls". It was a night of laughs, crazy pictures, and we read old predictions that we found..they were hilarious. It was fun because we also did predictions for 2009. Thanks ladies for a fabulous night!
5. It was Caroline's Aunt Jamilyn's birthday! Happy Birthday Jami, we are so glad that you are home from Michigan to visit for the holidays. She is so talented and such a great example to Caroline!

oh...and p.s. our car is fixed. Adam found an amazing deal so all is well! I hope those poor kids find some Christmas spirit and don't attack any other innocent cars. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Festival or Felony?

To say the least, we haven’t had good luck with cars lately. Let me start with last week. I went to run a quick errand at Fashion Place Mall and I was waiting to park. As I sat there waiting, a car began pulling out pretty quickly right in front of me. I tried honking, but they continued to pull out and bashed into my passenger side. That crunching sound is never a good one. I got out to assess the damage, and the entire side of the front bumper was bashed in. The girl wanted to settle it outside of her insurance company, so we did that and got the money to fix it.
Well, today I was at work and things were quite slow. My nephew Andrew S. called and asked if I could go to the Festival of Trees with them. I was so excited! I decided to take an early lunch and meet them there. I called Adam and he was going to bring Caroline as well. My mom was also coming who just arrived home this morning from the cruise. So, as I was about to leave, Adam called me and told me that EVERY window in our BMW had been shot out. Oh, well they left one of those tiny ones by the back window, how gracious of them. I was sick about it. Yes, that car is very old, but it has been running like a champ. We planned on driving it ‘till it’s death…well I think it just died. The cost to fix everything would be more than the car is worth. At least our other car keeps on tickin'!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

2 by 2 tag

Two names you go by:

1. mama (Caroline)
2. winegar (my girlfriends)

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. a longsleeve white T
2. my favorite Big Star jeans

Two things you want right now:
1. snow!
2. a soymilk steamer from Starbucks with vanilla flavoring..mmm

Two things you did last night:
1. decorated our tree that Adam surprised us with!
2. asked Caroline to say vegetables pronounced "vegebles" over and over again

Two things you ate today:
1. an apple with peanut butter
2. honey bunches of oats

Two favorite drinks:
1. milk
2. raspberry lemonade crystal light

Five people I'm tagging:
Sarah, Abby, Jess, Britt, and Amanda