Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 was mighty fine!! :)

The past 10 years have been very exciting for Michael and I. May marked 10 years since we started dating. It is so hard for me to believe that it has been that long. It seems like yesterday that I was in high school and going to prom with Michael. :) Through all of the years and memories we have made, I have to say 2009 has been one of the best. Here are some of my favorite pitures from our amazing year.

We hope your 2009 was just as magical as ours was, and that 2010 is a blessed year!

The Anderson Family

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

This was the best Christmas yet. We could not have asked for more. This year was a whirlwind, as it is every year, but it's just how we like it. We get to see everyone and spend this wonderful time of year with those we love. We started our Christmas off with Christmas Eve lunch with Michael's family. It is a tradition in his family for his Uncle Walter and Aunt Ann to take everyone (20+ people) out to lunch. It is great, crazy, but great. Here are some pics from our wonderful Christmas Eve lunch....

Caleb and Uncle Grant

Jennifer and Michael

From lunch we hurried home to make it to the 4:00 service at church with my parents, Craig, Kim, Sara and Davis. Funny story of the night: Michael and Davis too Caleb downstairs to the nursery. Michael said Caleb was all happy walking himself and talking and playing. He turned the corner for the nursery, saw Mrs. Janet (the nursery lady) and fell to the ground crying. I guess you could say he doesn't love the nursery. :) After church we drove to my cousin Kathleen's house for the Camuso Christmas. It was great...everyone was there. We draw names, eat dinner and enjoy everyone's company. Here are a few pics from our Camuso Christmas....

Caleb in his Christmas outfit...so special because this was Davis' Christmas outfit when he was Caleb's age..

Davis...with Caleb being Caleb in the background...

Mom and Savannah at the gift exchange

Caleb at the gift exchange, in his Christmas pajamas. He got Thomas the Train bath toys!

On Christmas morning we woke up and Santa had come to our house and spoiled Caleb rotten!!! His favorite gift was the 89 cent package of Rasinets. Seriously though, now know what parents are talking about when they talk about their child's eyes on Christmas morning. The look on his face and the excitement he showed was priceless. It was just amazing. We can't wait for Christmas 2010 because we know it is going to be that much better!!!! Here are some pics from our Christmas morning with Caleb.

Caleb must have been a very good boy this year...

Caleb's first look....

YES!!!! A Yo Gabba Gabba DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a train....

...and more toys?!?!?! WOW!!!

I look just like Daddy --- in my chair with a drink and the remote....

For Christmas lunch we headed over to my parents house. It was great because everyone was there...mom, dad, Craig, Kim, Sara, Davis, Lisi, Russ, Savannah and of course, the 3 of us. It was a wonderful afternoon with good food, great presents, and better company. From there we headed over to the Anderson's house where we again had good food, great presents and better company. I took tons of pictures of the presents Caleb got from his grandparents, but this was his favorite of the day...go figure...

After that, well, we went home and went to bed. If that doesn't make you tired, I don't know what will!!!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and have a blessed 2010!!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

our European Family

How many people can say they have cousins, cousins they are close with and have a relationship with, that live in PARIS, FRANCE?!??!?! We can!!!! My cousin, Heather, lives in Paris with her husband David (pronounced Da-veed), and they precious son, Tiago. Tiago is 8 months older than Caleb, so we were so so so so excited for the cousins to meet and play. I grew up with Heather -- going on vacations, going to her house and her coming to mine (her parents still live in TN), so I so want our boys to have a relationship, even though they live across the pond from each other. :)

Heather and her family flew into Atlanta on Saturday night, and they spend the night with my parents. Caleb and I (Michael was in KY for an early Christmas present from me and Caleb) headed over to my mom's to see them, and Caleb and Tiago hit it off!!!

Saturday night Caleb's cousin, Savannah, came to spend the night. Caleb wasn't too sure about her being here, but they had a great time. Savannah is getting so big -- we can't believe she is almost 4 months old!!

He got in her Pack-N-Play...

Savannah was sad, so Caleb gave her some love...

The Sunday morning we went to Vecoma to see Heather, Tiago, and David, as well as most of the rest of my Atlanta family...

Grandmommy and Grandpa with their granddaughters, Sarah and Savannah

All of the Camuso family

All of the little kids at brunch...we literally had to take 10 pics and this is best one we got...

By the time it was all over, Caleb was pooped and laided down on the floor...I guess that was his way of telling us he was tired....

I will post again soon on our Christmas festivities...Merry Christmas to all!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Who is that man?

This past weekend we took Caleb to see Santa Claus. My brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Kim, and their kids, Sara and Davis, went too. We were expecting a scene with Caleb, but that wasn't the case AT ALL. We let Caleb watch Sara and Davis first, and then it was Caleb's turn. Keep in mind that we had been standing in live for 2 HOURS!!!! Needless to say, we were ALL over it!!!! When we sat Caleb down, he stared at Santa for a few minutes, trying to figure out who this strange man was and what the white thing on his face was. Then he turned and smiled and we got a great 2nd Santa pic. All in all a great visit to see Santa. We'll see what he brings Caleb next week...we're pretty sure he is on the good list!!!

Sara (10) and Davis (7) sit with Santa. They are old pros. :)

Who are YOU?!?!

Sunday, December 13, 2009