Tuesday, December 30, 2008

One of my favorite presents

I have always wanted a pink bike and this year one showed up!! Thank you Santa for my favorite Christmas present!! I was shopping with ...... and saw this in the store and fell in love, what is not to love. Yes, it doesnt matter how old we get their is still a little child in all of us. Now all I need is a basket!

10 little indians sitting on a couch.....

Here's the Diekmann clan, first time we have been able to get a picture of all of them together, but not happy...oh well


Gideon is learning new things everyday and is a fast little stinker. I was playing with him and handed him to my dad while I fixed a bottle, here is what happened to him in less than 2 minutes. He grabbed a chocolate covered pretzel and pretty much had all the chocolate off before we even realized he had it!! This little guy is going to keep me on my toes!

Gideon's Second Family

We stopped on the way home Christmas night at our "second" families home. Tim was able to come home before deploying to Iraq, I get pretty emotional knowing the little boy I use to play hide and seek with is now heading over there for a year. Tim - We are so proud of you !!

Is it bathtime yet ??

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gideon's First Christmas

I am a very sentimental person - I admit it! I keep things that most people would throw away, but I am not a pack rack. I waited a long time to be a mom and so I do somethings that people I am sure roll their eyes at.

I grew up a very blessed person, yes I had bad things happen to me as a child but who didn't - my philospy is that the if you had no control over it - let it go. Ok enough of my soap box- back to the great childhood memories.

One of my favorite memories was spending Christmas Eve with both sets of grandparents at the Diamonds Inn. My grandparents rented it every year for all of us to get together (Smart grandma - no one had to decorate, set up or clean up and we had tons of room to run wild) so this year I wanted to do something special for Gideon to remember so I did....

Look close you might recognize the Santas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My First Christmas!

You have to admit he is adorable...more pictures will be posted after cards have been mailed.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Me Rambling

I love Christmas, I love any holiday. Our tree is up and the house is decorated and I am happy to say that most of our Christmas shopping is done. Tomorrow is my girls night and I am so looking forward to being out in the rush. I love a crowded mall and people rushing to get things done. I have Josh and baby completely bought for, I can't wait for Josh to open all his presents. This year I didn't ask him what he wanted, I just listened to things he mentioned he wanted/needed the past couple of months and made a list of them so I wouldnt forget when it was time to start shopping. I didn't go overboard on Gideon, I bought him just a couple of things since I knew this year he would enjoy the paper more than the present. I am trying to "smart shop" even during the Holidays. One great thing that I have noticed this year is I have recieved a ton of coupons in the mail, Target even sent me several $10 off coupons.

I just finished reading this blog and thought about deleting it because it is just me rambling, but then again isnt that what blogging is really :-) so I am going to post it. Gotta run, I havent had a chance to catch up on everyones blogs in weeks so I blogsurfing here I come!!

Happy 6 Months

Our little guy celebrated his six month birthday over the weekend. We took him Target and let him pick out a toy with his gift card from Uncle John & Stacey and of course he loved the loudest toy we showed him. He is getting more adorable every day. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but this little guy makes me so proud. I tell Josh on an almost daily basis that I am so glad he is ours. I love that he smiles when he wakes up, I love that he gives hugs and kisses and I love that he lights up when Josh or I walk into the room. It has been a really great six months and I am looking forward to his future.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My little Charlie Brown

We kept up with my tradition to watch Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving. Gideon liked it as much as his mommy does.

Thanksgiving 2008

We headed to Texas this year to spend Thanksgiving with Dandy and GranDawn. Gideon did wonderfully on the plane and we had a wonderful visit. Thanksgiving dinner was awesome and it was nice to get to spend time with Dandy & GranDawn.

GranDawn rcvd bad news before we landed that her mother had a stroke, our visit was cut short with her since she headed to Memphis, to be with her mom. Sadly her mother passed away before she made it.

My Birthday!!

We celebrated my birhthday on Sunday once we got back from Texas. Josh took me to brunch at the Chase Park Plaza, thanks to a very good friend of ours discount!! Let me just say brunch at the Plaza is heaven!! I mean total heaven. They serve prime rib, tons of fresh seafood and about 30 different types of dessert!!!! We then went to see CATS at the Fox, which was really good, but not what I expected. I love the theater, but this is one play I am not sure I would recommend, but it is off my "want to see" list.

Thanks Hubby for a great b-day!!

Gideon meets Uncle Brad & Auriel

Gideon finally met his Uncle Brad, as you can see from the pictures they got along rather well :-)