Friday, December 28, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Highlights of 2007: Gracey was born in May, Rob passed the Bar and loves his law firm, Barbados and New York trip with Ryan and Leanne (was that really 2007?) Surfing with Justin, Tues, Thurs workouts with Leanne and too many beach days to count. Play dates with Kaden and Tiffany, Madison is born and Skye is on the way, Gracey and I took a couple fun trips to Utah, Rob surfs El Salvador with the firm. Girls shopping in San Francisco. Families that I adore and love to spend time with. I couldn't ask for more!
Posted by PicasaWe had a wonderful Christmas with Gracey and my family this year. Christmas eve Gracey opened her red flannel jammies and Rob and I spent the evening preparing food for Christmas. Rob woke up early and had candles lit and a fire going. My parents stayed with us and my sisters and their families arrived in the morning. Our gift exchange lasted most of the day...revolving around naps,brunch and a call from Justin in Croatia. For Christmas dinner we have adopted the May's family tradition of choosing what ever you want.
We call it "My favorite thing" Our dinner this year consisted of:
Rob-seared ahi, lettuce wraps
Felicity-Thai Food
Mom- toasted ravioli's
Dad- Ham, twice baked potatoes
Tiffany- pumpkin pie
Bryce-baked brie
Eric-iced sugar cookies
Harmony-garlic bread
We also shared our favorite Christmas memories. When Harmony was in Elementary school she made a teddy bear Christmas ornament. This bear has the biggest belly and every year we would torment poor Harmony by putting the "pregnant bear" in the back of the tree. This was done multiple times in one season. Bryce made sure he carried on the tradition by doing the same while visiting their home this holiday. :)
I have received so many precious gifts over the years. My mom is very creative and thoughtful, one year even making me a board bag for my surf board. Last year Rob's mom made Gracey an ABC book that is about our family and Christ. It is adorable. Of all the many gifts, the greatest of all is our Saviour. I love this time of year and am so grateful for all of my many blessings. Have a safe New Years and we will see what 2008 has in store for the May's!

Gracey's First Chirstmas!




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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

HOLY CAVITIES!


The biggest hit of all is not pictured... for obvious reasons :) It consisted of one crispy Nila wafer, smooth cream cheese and sweet red cherries. I won't reveal who the culprit was, but you might be able to guess ... Gracey.

(Please note, the cookies above are not burnt, but rather pumpkin chocolate chip!)

Today I got together with my sisters and my mom to make Christmas treats. Many recipes we have been making since I was a young girl. (This includes Russian Tea Cakes, which nobody seems to like that much,but it continues to make it on the Christmas menu year after year). It was a wonderful day, my Mom, my sisters, and all the babies together! Overall, I am quite impressed with our efforts, as we delivered 7 different Holiday treats, changed too many diapers to count, kept the babies tummy's full, and monitored Kaden's overzealous kisses with Gracey. (Many which ended in tears.) We are all so blessed to have each other. I am especially grateful to have my sisters so close and a Mom who is willing go anywhere and do anything for her kids.


"Grammy you don't have enough hands anymore"

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the farest of them all?



Maddy is here! Bryce and Tiffany welcomed Madison Joy into their family on Friday, Dec 7th. She weighed 7lbs 1oz and 20 1/2 inches. She is absolutely precious and we are so excited to have a niece. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. I hope Maddy and Gracey will be the best of friends.

Sunday, December 09, 2007


In San Francisco we ran into some nice gentlemen. Gracey begged me to get a picture with them. Rob was disappointed he wasn't there...we could have made this our Christmas card!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm a big girl now!


Gracey has finally outgrown the sink! My mom got her a rubber ducky that lights up in the water to celebrate the occasion.


Trick-or-Treat....good bye daddy

El Salvador Surf Trip





Gracey loved her Halloween costume. I had her look in the mirror and it was as if she knew how cute she was. Our handing candy out was short lived because we had to drop Rob off at the Harris' home to leave for El Salvador. Gracey and I did a trip of our own and went to Utah to go and see Rob's family.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

San Diego is burning

Well, I think it is safe to say that it has been a crazy week. We were in Santa Maria this last weekend for Harmony's baby shower so we were unaware of the fires. I took Gracey for a walk on Sunday evening and noticed that it smelled smoky. It wasn't until I drove down to the beach on Monday morning for a run, did I see our southern ca. coastline turning black! I think at this time we feel very appreciative to the firefighters who worked so hard to preserve our beautiful land and homes, as best they could. Our thoughts go out to the hundreds of people who have lost their homes and worst of all their life time of memories inside.


The Harris girls playing with Gracey

Rob was introducing Gracey and Sadie, my mom's dog. She yelled the whole time she was so excited. What you can't see is the fistful of hair Gacey has in her hands.

My pregnant sisters, both due in December. To his mom's dismay, Kaden has learned how to pick his nose.


Rob's brother Cameron lives in Santa Maria. We enjoyed sushi with him on Sat night.

Rob adores his little girl.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Mexican sun is soooo HOT

We had a weekend getaway in Mexico with our friends from the law firm. We stayed in a 3 bedroom house with an ocean view. It was such a relaxing weekend. We took Gracey swimming in the pool and got some surfing in. On Sat. night the boys all left to bring us back food. We were not quite sure what to expect when they returned. They smelled like a camp fire when they returned, most of the meat was unidentifiable and they saw no signs of refrigeration. Yikes!















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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

It's good to be home!

Rob and I are so happy to have Gracey home and healthy. On Oct. 1st we spent my birthday at Childrens Hospital. Gracey was born with an extra ureter on the left side of her kidney. The surgeon had to do some reorganizing so she wouldn't have any problems when she gets older. She had her post-op appointment yesterday and she is healing just fine. In the process of healing from surgery she learned how to sit up on her own. Wonder Woman... I love it.





Gracey is the happiest of all to be home:)




My mom makes me eat my veggies!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

We are home from the hospital!





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Look at me!

"I can do push ups just like my mommy!"



There's the sweet mullet


Gracey's first crawl!