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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday Sierra!

Sweet Sierra has turned 7! My my how time flies... Here are scenes from Sierra's rockin' birthday bash!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Looky Looky!

We interrupt the daily happenings of the life of Hannah to bring you these gems of awesomeness acquired through craigslist. Picture this, it's 9:00pm on a Thursday night and I am tooling around craigslist typing in some keywords that I have been searching for for years. And here is the listing that literally made me jump straight into the air. Behold:

What the what!? An Eames chair, for reals, for $100 dollars? These are US dollars, right? And check out the COLOR? ain't she pretty? Does it have legs? (Yes it does, the first photo does not show them). So I crossed my fingers and emailed the seller as fast as my short fingers could type. Please, please, please... This listing was three days old by the time I found it, so I did not have my hopes up... at least too much.

Although this was not my first craigslist purchase, I found the strategy laid out on the "cutest family ever" blog, younghouselove, extremely helpful. I was direct, asked no questions, offered full price in cash, and offered to meet at the seller's earliest convenience.

And about twenty minutes later, I got an email response back. It seemed like the longest twenty minutes OF MY LIFE. Patience is not this girl's strong suit. YES it was still available and YES the seller could meet tomorrow. And BTW, there is also an orange chair, are you interested in seeing that one too? That last comment just about made me faint. I regained my composure, and calmly responded back to make the meeting arrangements. Then I proceeded to do my best humpty-dance impression.

Less than 24 hours from finding the listing on craigslist these babies were mine. You knew I was going to buy both, right? To paraphrase one of my favorite quotes from the movie "Contact" "...why buy one when you can have two at twice the price?".

So now I am the owner of TWO authentic Eames, fo shizzle chairs. Huzzah! Truth be told, I spent a good amount of time this weekend cleaning, arranging and pillow auditioning on these chairs. I know, I live La Vida Loca.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Intimidators Game

This summer we got to go to our first Intimidators game. It is a great little stadium and thankfully it is not too far from where we live. The event was very kid-friendly.

All of the kids had a great time... even though Sierra doesn't show it.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Colorado Reunion 2012 last part

After the amusement park, we headed into town to a local hat shop. This place is great because they allow you to try on as many hats as you want! As you can see, we all got in on the action and had a blast.

Flamingo Audrey.

My Hotdog of a Husband.

Billy Ray Hannah.

The girls.

Mr. & Mrs. Roboto.

Pretty Kitty Tiffany.

Elton John Serena.

Here are the rest of the shots from our photo shoot. Aren't they great?

This is Elizabeth. She was kind enough to take pictures of our girls - we can't wait to see them!

This was taken right after Hannah tripped and skinned her knee while walking with Daddy. You can still see the tear on her cheek. Good thing she is quick to recover.

All the daddies and the girls.

Here is the view from our penthouse suite. Isn't it amazing? We had a wonderful time and can't wait to see these families again!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Colorado Reunion 2012 part 3

We all wore our reunion tee shirts when we went to the Peak 8 Amusement Park. The girls had a wonderful time riding the rides, panning for gems, bouncing around and riding the ponies.

Here are some sneak peeks from the mini-photo shoot we conducted with the girls.


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Colorado Reunion 2012 part 2

Going through these pictures, I am realizing just how much we packed into this week! Looks like there is going to be at least one more installment of pictures! Hope you guys are ready for it!

Hannah is a big fan of Benjamin. Can you tell?

We were lucky enough to fit in a visit to our adoption agency. It was really neat to see the offices and the employees that helped make our family possible.

Josh is one of the owners of the agency. He was a very gracious tour guide.

We were also lucky enough to take pictures with Lily, the other owner of CCAI and Josh's wife.

CCAI also offers many Asian classes, including dance. One of the instructors took a moment to teach the girls some moves with the scarf fans.

Since all of the girls' birthdays are all around the same time, we like to give them a mini-birthday party while we are together.

We bought the candle at CCAI. It is a lotus flower that opens up, spins, plays music and has a mini-pyrotechnics show. All in one candle!

Fun at the pool!

Our penthouse suite included a spiral staircase, which made the perfect place for the girls to "go camping".