Saturday, May 29, 2010

England round 1...

We flew to England May 19th, Olivia did so great on both flights. She was a rock star traveler. I thought with the six hour time change and makeshift bed she would be a bit off kilter. But of course little Livi was just as great, fun and content as always. Everyone loved her and she just had the best time all week. We started the trip off in London, visiting my cousin Ashleigh who is studying at Queen Mary's University. We rode the tube, saw Globe Theater, walked along the river, had fish and chips on the roof top at a traditional pub, it was loads of fun. Arriving in Derby and settling in at the Davison's we felt at home right away. Friday was the service for David's mum, Dee. It was beautiful, Pete did a lovely job of planning. We followed that with a small reception and then headed to Granny's with the family. Saturday afternoon we drove to the west coast of Wales to a vacation town called Abersoch to stay with a school friend of David's. James and Hannah Ellis hosted us in their beautiful home by the beach and we had a marvelous time. We met some of the most amazing people, everyone was so nice! We then headed back to be with Steve and Liz for the remainder of the trip. We had sushi, watched Karate Kid and played Yatzee, it was great fun! We are planning an Americano vaca with them in 2011, can't wait!! It was a very good trip. It was so wonderful to see family and spend time with our nephews. We hope to go back again soon! More pics and videos to come soon.

Great Granny and Olivia wearing the dress and tights Granny Dee sent her last December

Me and nine week old Joe

Great Auntie Lel and little Olivia.

Olivia with her cousin Joe.

Olivia was terrified of the big cow, it was our first time seeing her scared. Sad.

We spent the nicest day of the year on the beach in Abersoch, Wales.

We swaddled her and she took both her naps on the beach. It was so sweet!

David heading out to wake board with James.

We were lucky enough to stay with great friends Steve and Liz Davison. They were wonderful hosts, we had so much fun and Olivia sure loved them too!

Monday, May 17, 2010

6 months and it keeps getting better...

This little girl has stolen my heart. I almost can't take this first picture. She is just getting to be so much fun, her personality comes out more and more each day. I could gush all day about this little dolly! We head to England on Wednesday so we are really excited to see family and introduce little Livi to them all. Lets hope she stays her cheery sweet self on our long plane ride over the pond.

We started on veggies this week. This was her first day of green beans. She likes 'em!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day...

David, Olivia, my mom and I had a wonderful Mother's Day. I had been a bit under the weather with an ear infection and a fever Saturday so I was in bed till late Sunday morning but once I got up and dressed we were out the door and headed to Dallas for the afternoon. I was online last week and found this great gourmet brunch, art fair, and home tour on this Historic block called Swiss Avenue in Dallas. The food was wonderful, they had a live jazz band and we spent the rest of the day parading through million dollar homes from the early 1900s to newly renovated ones. It was a beautiful overcast day and a great time with family. We will definitely be doing that again! We hope you all had a incredible weekend and enjoyed time with your families. Cheers to moms!