Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Blizzard of 2009

They started out the week claiming Friday would bring 6-12” of snow.  After the last 8” snowfall, we figured this would be more of the same.  WRONG!!!  Compare 10:00 p.m. vs 08:00 a.m in case you’ve never seen 2+ FEET of snow.


So here’s what the house looked like in the afternoon on Saturday.

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And after Kory dug us out a little on Sunday …

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We even made Fox News on Sunday morning for snowfall!


So, not only has Kaitlin experienced her first snowfall, but now she’s seen her first blizzard as well.  What a weekend!!!!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Kaitlin has been hearing about Santa Claus for weeks now.  She has been so excited that she’s practically become the big guy’s #1 fan.

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We finally decided to let her meet Santa.  I think Santa was happier to see Kaitlin than she was to see him.  Below is Santa getting HIS picture made with Kaitlin.


All kidding aside, she did pretty good and maybe she’ll be happier to see him next year.  Hopefully we’ll get more out of her than a Lane Kiffin like smirk.  I’ve included a picture below for comparison …


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rudolph & Red Bows

Kaitlin lovers her some Rudolph!  In fact, she even looks cute wearing reindeer.  Don’t you just love her baby UGGs?

Kaitlin got the biggest kick out of pulling the bow off her head & was so proud of herself.  She felt so accomplished that she didn’t mind Momma putting another bow on her head as long as she had her “trophy” in her hands.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dancing with the Stars (Kaitlin & Rudolph)

We discovered our daughter's newest talent today ... she puts Momma & Daddy to shame on the dance floor. Granny Jo & Poppa Rog sent Kaitlin an adorable Rudolph to play with for Christmas & she's been loving on him for over a week now. Yet, today, the spirit of Christmas must've moved her as she's been getting her groove on every time Rudolph's theme music is played. We're thinking about signing her up for Dancing with the Stars! Check out Kaitlin busting a move before bed time!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snow in VA

Kaitlin experienced snow for the first time on Saturday.  We got about 7-8” at our house & she was more than curious to figure out the white stuff outside the windows.  We decided to let her go outside & see it for herself.


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And as an added bonus, here is a funny picture of Kaitlin figuring out she was caught in the act of doing something she’s not supposed to do … touch the tree.  By the way, the tree is covered with beach ornaments because even while its snowing outside, we’re dreaming of some place MUCH warmer.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kaitlin Takes a Step

You’ll have to excuse the earthquake-like movie & Kory’s Christmas pajamas, but we were so excited we had to film it – Kaitlin took about 7 steps tonight without falling so we had to pickup a camera & start filming! She got a little camera shy & decided while the red light was on that she would rather walk backwards than forwards but we still got her taking a few steps on her own. I guess Kory owes Gigi $10 since Kaitlin started “walking” 22 days before the bet deadline. Do you think she takes cash or check? Anyway, check it out, we’re so proud of our “little” 8 month old!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

This weekend our family came to visit us from Knoxville.  Gigi, G-Daddy, & Cool Aunt Rachel all made the 5+ hour drive up I-81 to see Kaitlin … and us.  It was such a great weekend!  We are so blessed & extremely thankful to have such a wonderful family.  There’s no place like home but its great when home can come to us!  Below are some of the events of the weekend:

Family trip to Barren Ridge.  Kaitlin was distracted by the puppy running around on the floor.


Aunt Rachel brought Kaitlin a new Thanksgiving accessory – and obviously had a good time with it herself.  Kaitlin was very impressed.


Gigi & Kaitlin spend some quality time together.


Kaitlin doesn’t quite have the Carnicus face down yet.  She’s got a few years to go though before she’s an A-O-Cutie-P.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fun Times!!

We got to spend some quality time with some of Kaitlin's cousins a few weekends ago.They were so great with Kaitlin telling funny stories and making her laugh. We got to eat some wonderful food and Uncle Kelly even got to eat his favorite Honey Baked Turkey!! Here are some of the fun memories. We can't wait to see you guys at Christmas!!!