Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

With Love Blue Christmas 5x7 folded card
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Here are our 2010 Christmas cards from shutterfly.com! I got 50 of these cards for free after participating in Shutterfly's Christmas card offer for bloggers! All I had to pay for was shipping & handling! Pretty awesome, huh? Thanks to shutterfly & Katie Parrish Photography, our Christmas cards are just perfect!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Griffin is 3 Months Old



Griffin is now 3 months old! My how the months just keep flying by! We decided to have a little photo shoot today in honor of him turning 3 months old, I took some in color & some in black & white. They all turned out so cute, I had to post a little of both! If you catch him at just the right time, you can get smiles galore out of this boy! But you have to seize the opportunity when it presents itself, because at a moments notice his evil twin may make an appearance! LOL!
Seriously, I am beginning to wonder if this kid has split personalities! He can literally go from smiles like you see above, to screaming at the top of his lungs in less than 20 seconds with no warning! Ask anyone in our family....
I.AM.NOT.KIDDING!
Despite the evil twin, I am still madly in love with this little boy! He is a total doll baby! When he has a full belly and has had a good nap, he smiles & coos like crazy! And as you can see from the videos I have posted, he laughs A LOT! I am not quite sure as to how big he is at the present time, as he has not had a doctor's appt in over a month, but if I had to guess, I would think he would be topping the scales somewhere around 13 pounds. He is eating 4-5 ounces every 3 hours and sleeping all night now! Yay!
Momma is LOVING her some good solid sleep! :)

My Sick Little Turkey



This is how Parker spent his Thanksgiving! :( My poor baby has been sick! He started running a fever Tuesday night & after 2 days and a couple episodes of vomiting Thanksgiving morning, we ended up in the ER!
We left the house at 7:00am, hoping that we could get in & out before things got to busy at the hospital. When we arrived we were the only ones there.....Praise God! We sat for less than 5 minutes before getting called back to the exam room.
After a negative strep test, flu test, & chest x-ray, the doctor decided that Parker probably just had a virus, but since he did complain of right ear pain while we were there & because he had been running 103-104 degree fever consistently for 2 days, we did leave with an antibiotic!
He seems to be feeling a little better today, and after a 5 hour nap this afternoon, I think he is on the road to recovery! Now I just pray that Griffin doesn't get it!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Katie Parrish Photography Part II

Here are the rest of our pictures by Katie Parrish Photography! I can't tell you how pleased I am with all of them! We will definitely be using Katie again in the future! If you missed my previous post, check it out for the preview photos that were posted!












Sunday, November 21, 2010

Family Pictures by Katie Parrish Photography

So.....Saturday we had our family pictures done with Katie Parrish Photography. Katie is new to the photography business, but her pictures have been hitting Facebook like crazy and word has gotten around quick that she does EXCELLENT work!
What once started out as just a hobby, has turned into a pretty good little side job for Katie, and you can see why....her pictures are AMAZING! After seeing pictures she had done for some of our friends, I KNEW that I wanted her to do our family pictures this year!

Here is a small preview of the pictures that she took for us....




I LOVE THEM ALL!!!


If you are still needing family pictures done this holiday season or pictures for any other occasion, check out Katie Parrish Photography! You can view her work via facebook or on her blog @ http://jacksondallas.blogspot.com/

Thank You Katie!

Stay tuned to the Diehl Family blog to see the rest of our family pictures.....I should have them posted within the next couple days!

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Baby is Getting Big!


Doesn't seem possible that Griffin should be this big ALREADY! He isn't looking like a newborn anymore, instead he is looking more like a toddler! Mommy is sad......REALLY sad! :(



These pics were taken just a few days ago when we were getting ready for his bath, he is always so happy during bath time! I think its because he likes being naked :)
That smile just makes me melt!

These pictures were taken today as I was putting up our Christmas tree (yes, I know we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet, but I am all about getting it up early & enjoying it!) He was just watching every move I made while putting the tree up....like he was really interested in what I was doing! And every time I stopped what I was doing & looked at him, this is what I would get in return................a BIG CUTE SMILE!





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And I got yet another video of him laughing...this one with better lighting! :) I got him giggling this time by playing with his feet....they are quite tickilish (not sure how you spell that!) And if you can't see what his shirt says, it reads "Big Deal, just like my dad." His Aunt Cortney got it for him, and it is quite appropriate with our last name :) Thanks Aunt Cee-Cee!

Yet Another Blog to Check Out...


My mom and I have decided to devote a blog to all of our decorating and home improvement projects. I just made our first post tonight and its definitely a work in progress, but I promise, soon it will be up & running! If you have a minute, check it out.....

http://loveoffamilyandhome.blogspot.com

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Nate Show & Thrifty Decor Chick

There are numerous reasons I love Nate Berkus...

#1 He's ADORABLE....
#2 His design styles are GORGEOUS....
#3 He is like BFF's with Oprah....
#4 He introduced me to my new love...Thrify Decor Chick!

For those of you who don't know, Nate has a new show now (The Nate Berkus Show) on ABC @ 3:00 CST. The show is great! Nate gives you insight on some really good design ideas & low cost ways to decorate your home.

The other day I was watching and Nate introduced me to a blog which also has some great decorating ideas.........www.thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com
OMG......I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!
For all you decorating junkies out there who love to find new ways to spruce up your homes and are looking for some low cost ideas...you HAVE to check out this site! It won't disappoint!



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Laughing Baby Boy!

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So for the last 4 weeks or so, I have been able to get an occasional giggle out of Griffin, but tonight...I found something that cracks that boy up....his blue puppy...& his silly mom! I had to get a video of this to share...it really is too cute!! Sorry it is so dark, my videographer didn't have the proper lighting....love ya babe! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shutterfly Special Offer!

Its hard to believe, but its that time of year AGAIN!

Its time to start putting up your Christmas decorations, shopping for those perfect gifts, and time to pick out those Christmas cards & get them sent out! Our friends from shutterfly are helping us Bloggers with that last holiday task with an offer that is just too good to pass up!
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Halloween 2010

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My little Spiderman!Trick or TreatingHanding out candy to the trick or treaters!
Parker handing out candy at home....this by far was the highlight of my evening! I don't think he had ever had so much fun in his life! For those of you who don't know...our neighborhood is serious about Halloween! The neighbors go all out decorating their yards! I swear between the 3 houses that do all the decorating...they must own every inflatable Halloween decoration ever made! It is seriously CRAZY!!! And because it is one of the nicer neighborhood's in Murphysboro, we get SLAMMEd with trick or treaters! So this year, after we did some trick or treating of our own, we decided to go home and let Parker pass out candy at our house! He had an absolute blast! He was luring them in from the streets! It was HILARIOUS! I had to take a video......


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He was yelling at the kids "Mere....I got treats!".....LOL! This will definitely be a new tradition at our house for Halloween! I swear the child had more fun passing out candy then he did going door to door getting candy for himself! In fact, at one point we ran out of candy and he decided to give the candy away he had in his own treat bag just so he could hand out candy to the kids!


Parker & Elayna (Spiderman & Tinkerbell)


This was kinda an uneventful Halloween for Griffin, but we decided to get him in the Halloween spirit, with a little "Baby MD" costume onsie that his Aunt Chrissy got him in Texas! I think he looked quite handsome! Mommy's very own "McDreamy" :)