Sunday, November 29, 2009

My apple friend

I was tempted to draw on a nose and mouth with a Sharpie, but I didn't think that would be wise if I wanted to eat it. : )

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

While I totally forgot to take pics of our delicious meals on both Thursday and Friday, I did get some cute pics of Zoey and the family. Thursday my mom hosted Thanksgiving out in Manteca with her side of the family, and then Friday I cooked a crockpot turkey breast recipe with gravy and bacon for David's parents yum! Overall it was a lovely holiday, despite the fact that I came down with a nasty infection called Mastitis on early Friday morning and we had to miss Thanksgiving #3 with my dad's side of the family in Hollister on Saturday. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am SO EXCITED that the holiday season is here because that means more time with my beloved family! And it will feel extra special this year because it's Zoey's first holiday season. We have 3 different Thanksgivings to attend this year - one with my Mom's side of the family tomorrow in Manteca, with David's parents on Friday, and with my Dad's side of the family on Saturday in Hollister (not pictured here - our family on that side is getting so big and I don't have a recent group photo!). I hope everyone has a wonderful Turkey Day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pics from the weekend

Zoey and I went back home to visit my family in Manteca this past weekend and to attend a 1st birthday party for my friend Melissa's daughter, Olivia. We had a nice visit with grandma, grandpa, Auntie Leah and cousin Hayden. And Liv's 1st birthday was so much fun - I got to catch up with my girlfriends from high school (Andy, Leanne & Melissa) and they got to meet Zoey for the first time. Fun! ; )

Friday, November 20, 2009

Off to visit Grandma & Grandpa Backes!

This weekend Zoey and I are going back to Manteca to stay with my parents....and we can't wait! I know Zoey loves her Grandma & Grandpa Backes very much, and I know my parents can't wait to see their new granddaughter again soon!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Zoey is growing up so fast!

It is amazing how much Zoey grows and changes everyday! This week she has become much more aware of her environment, and is starting to focus on toys and objects in her range of vision. She is also making new coos and babbling noises - so cute! She is gaining more control of her neck and made great progress lifting up her head during tummy time. And yesterday I think she even smiled at me! But is is hard to tell yet if that smile was related to my silly voices or gas... : )

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I love my cats!

Now that Zoey is here, our cats are definitely feeling neglected. I do my best to spend quality time with them and show them love when I can, but unfortunately they are no longer the center of our universe. : ) So in honor of my feline brood, here are some recent pictures of my fur babies.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My new haircut!

For years I've straightened my hair despite it's natural wave. I'd occasionally style it curly to get a unique look, but normally I opted for a straight style. However, now that I'm a new mom I need a hairstyle that is quick and easy - so I opted to get a new cut that works with the natural wave in my hair. And I LOVE it! It feels so light and natural, and I can't wait to experiment with it on my own. What do you think?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My lunch today....YUM!

A homemade chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwich....and the bread is even homemade too from my bread maker. Needless to say it was delicious! : )

Zoey and her friends!

Hanging out with Greta

and Michael

and Reyna

and Jennifer

and Cindy

and Haydee!