Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Aunt Jackie picks out awesome clothes.

maire insisted on immediately putting on one of her new shirts. ALL OF WHICH MAKE HER EYES CRAZY BLUE.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Eating bfast at Macy's

After meeting Santa. GOOD TIMES!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Vieques, PR... something to be thankful for

So, a little late, but here you go. Vieques is an amazing place. Beautiful beaches, great snorkeling, the world's brighest Bioluminescent bay, few people, no fancy resorts, good food and did I mention the amazing beaches. The three of us spent a wonderful Thanksgiving day together as a happy family on the small island and then were joined by family member Dave the next day for the rest of the trip. Here's a quick rundown of the festivities.

Enjoying Thanksgiving broccoli.

Our water baby gets back to the ocean.

Dave plans on the destruction of his Asian nemesi before we hit the Bio bay.


Enjoying the honeymoon. They're so dreamy together.

Um yeah, it's pretty there.

Um yeah, my daughter's a knob! ha.

But, so am I. So it works out.

Love my girls.

Needless to say, the dessert was good.

Maire LOVED the beach... L-O-V-E'd it.

Audios Vieques. Thanks for the memories.

Sadly, no pics of the bio bay, but it was unreal, google Vieques bio bay for some sweet shots. Also, Dave and I pulled a 2+ hour snorkeling swim that was epic, but we of course forgot to get a waterproof cam... DO'H. But, the above sums up the trip pretty well. We already miss you Vieques and can't wait to visit you again. Now, I leave you with theses two final shots. Enjoy!

Sexy Dave... sexy.

And because I can't really leave you on that shot. Smooches to all.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

When did she become such a little girl?!

But, oh, I'm so proud of this child she's becoming. My darling, daring girl.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Four: Fruit, Silk, Flowers


I, Misty Lee Marie, in the name of the spirit of God that resides within us all, by the life that courses within my blood and the love that resides within my heart, take you, Samuel Henry,


Kuala Lumpur

to my hand, my heart and my spirit, to be my chosen one.


To desire you and be desired by you, to possess you and be possessed by you without sin or shame, for naught can exist in the purity of my love for you.



I promise to love you wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond - where we shall meet, remember, and love again.

I shall not seek to change you in any way.


I shall respect you, your beliefs, your people and your ways as I respect myself.

Niagra Falls

Pangor Laut

Costa Rica


I did then, and I do now, my love. You've literally given me the world. Looking through the THOUSANDS of photographs we have over this short time we've had together (this list here is just a summary - I left out so much!), I couldn't be more filled with joy. You and I, we've had more adventure and happiness than any two people could ask for ... and we've only just begun our lives together.

You. Have. Given. Me. The. World.

Thank you for the best four years of my life. I cannot wait for the next 50. Or more! You are my every dream come true, my every hope confirmed, my every fear vanquished. You are my soulmate.

Mo Chuisle.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Elmo LoooOOooves you!

Maire has begun to really play with her stuffed animals now. She loves on them, pretends to give them bottles, dresses (undresses) them, even gives them her medicine and pretends to clean their noses.

It's amazing to watch... how this tornado of a child that runs through our apartment and down the sidewalk can be so absolutely gentle with her little stuffed friends. She puts them on her shoulder (like we carry her) and pats their behinds. She talks to them softly, brushes their hair, sings to them.

I love that she's so gentle, so loving. She BEAMS when we acknowledge how nice she is to her "babies." And, truth be told, I beam too. I feel like with all the small moments as a mom I must mess up, seeing her be so loving means I must be doing something right.

One Elmo is never enough.

No, seriously - are there more Elmos?

Kisses for Elmo.

Sweet dreams with Elmo.

Of course, she does love Elmo. LURVES him. But her favorites include Grover and Curious George (still. but now naked. poor George.) and her absolute favorite... the friend most likely to be carried - without dropping! - up to ten blocks, Bedtime Carebear.

Oh, my little girl. How I love you.