Monday, February 4, 2008

Visiting Aunt Shai in Portland, OR

Mike had to go to Panama, South America for the opening Nationwide tournament so Harrison and I packed up and went to visit Aunt Shai (Harrison's godmother) in Portland.  It was Braden's 2nd birthday - and I had forgotten my camera when we went to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate - but he had a blast!  It was a short trip... here are a few pics.

Harrison and Sienna playing so nicely!

Trying to escape!

Dahm Week 08

Our dear friends Beret, Eric, Mia and Catcher Dahm recently moved back to their home in Portland, OR... they came back to PHX for a visit during which our "old" group was so happy to be all together again that we had something planned every day they were here - Mike and I dubbed it Dahm Week 08  (maybe next time it will be Spencer Splash 09...??)

Here Harrison's ol' friend Catcher came over to play- they haven't seen each other in many months!

And now Baylor Arnold is joining in! (and soon we will have Baby Boy Guetz in the mix!!)

We have enjoyed teas together ever since we first met - Kelley Guetz is our tea queen since she has lived in England and brought this wonderful tradition to our group along with her awesome homemade scone recipe - have you ever had homemade scones hot out of the oven with freshly whipped cream...??  SO GOOD!  Kel has been put on a modified bed rest as she isn't due until May and has been having lots of contractions... so I offered to do our tea at my house... not as fabulous as Kelley's but none-the-less fun to get together! 

The girls (and Baylor - Coley is nursing him under the cover!)

Mia had her own special tea table - just her size.

Christmas 2007

Christmas this year was amazing - to be able to celebrate this blessed time of year with our precious son was truly a gift!  

Mike's parents brought their RV out from Atlanta in December and are staying through Feb.!!  It has been wonderful to have family "living" out here with us - and great for Harrison to have grandparents around!

And my parents came out the morning after Christmas - it was so nice to celebrate with both sides of the family!

Here we are in line for Harrison to meet Santa for the first time - he actually did really well!!  When we get our scanner working I'll scan in the pic...

We got tickets to the Desert Botanical Gardens' annual Las Noches de Las Luminaries, where the Botanical Garden lines the paths of the desert garden with THOUSANDS of luminaries.  We have tried to go every year, and every year they are sold out before we can get tickets - so it was a treat to be able to go... finally!

It was COLD that night -so we all had to get bundled up and drink Hot Chocolate!

Tried to capture the magic of it all - but it just doesn't come out in photo!

It was a late night for the lil bug - but he was a trooper!

Our first Christmas as a family!!

Getting ready to go to church on Christmas Eve

Christmas Morning with Mommy

Sitting pretty with Gamma Spencer

Playing with a new toy Cousin Katy sent

Reading on my big boy chair!

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