Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thirty Sure Is Purty!!!

"When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens. You see yourself acting like your parents." - Blair Sabol

so josh, tell me...which parent are you acting like here?

Snow Place Like Home

roman and i are still up in delaware enjoying our vacation for a few more days. toby had to leave today to go back to work, so we are staying with mommom for a few more days. i hear that bluffton had some snow, but i'm willing to bet it wasn't as much as we got up here! check out my snowbaby!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What Not To Wear

i can say this for sure....this boy has his own style!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Casa De Colella Open House

come on in! take a look around. i wish you could be here in person. i promise it smells good in here too...

the front door wreath with a cute little snowman to hold him up

don't mind the dirty cute is my welcome mat?
my antique sled with the skates my mom painted for me last year...
the wreath my mom and i made together so long ago
do you remember my tree-0?
they took the place of the cute christmas tree that lived here last lives in roman's room now
santa camps out behind the sink...i don't mind doing dishes these days.
look how many people love us! all these cards! i love it!
new skates
100 snowman village, cabinettop, SC 29910
3 of my faves
why would you want to walk OUT the door when the inside looks like this?
the stockings were hung by the chimney with care
my mom made our angel. i think she's beautiful
he's a cutie
star light, star bright
this little trio makes me smile
o' Christmas tree!
thanks for taking the tour...see you next year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


everyday i am grateful for many things, but today i am grateful for...

waking up next to my son in my bed

a productive day at work

playing tic tac toe with roman (he actually "gets" it)

the smell of a clean, freshly pajama'd kid

my husband home safe and sound

only a week left until we head home to see our family for Christmas!

the generosity of others

the chance to try again

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pajama Movie Santa Night

friday night was a special night at roman's school. there were cookies and milk, a visit from buddy the elf and santa, and you could wear your pajamas!

roman listening to the elves read a story

all eyes on the elves

i'm ready for cookies and milk!
i think he could have climbed in that cup...
do you think he's having fun?
santa and buddy the elf are here!
he walked so slowly up to santa and then turned around to see if we were all still there. it was too funny!
telling santa that what he is wishing for...
looking very scared...hee hee
just another reason why we love his school! shout out Amazing Creations!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Santa, I've Been Good

Christmas #4.

the first one was easy. he was 3 months old. we just put him on santa's lap and took the picture. no problem.

the second one was not so easy. he wouldn't go near santa. we got a picture of poppa holding him near santa, but he was still freaked out to be so close.

last year, i think we took him to the mall and might have waved to santa from about 100 feet away.

this year, santa was a hit! he wanted very badly to tell santa what he wants for Christmas and he is very into the holiday season. he was quite nervous on the ride there and even when it was our turn, i thought he might back out, but he pulled it off!

checking out the beard to make sure it was the real thing

not so sure of this guy

okay, guess i better tell him what i want...
hey, santa ain't so scary after all
okay, this is getting a little scary
feeling a little more relaxed with old St. Nick...
with our santa visit out of the way, he can relax and have some ice cream. yum.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Why Not?

the bluffton Christmas parade was today. i didn't know until yesterday. i like last minute plans. since it ends in our neighborhood, we figured why not? load up the wagon and walk a little. we were lucky enough to run into roman's best friend mady and her parents. so we camped out together. roman really enjoyed it and sat on the curb attentively most of the time. most of the floats were kind of lame, but i guess it's pretty exciting to a three year old when someone just throws candy at you from a slow moving car decorated with tinsel. we even saw an undecorated car with the driver wearing a showercap. we weren't sure she was supposed to be in the parade, but she was throwing candy. we didn't take that candy.


matching pretzels

taking a break for some "see" food
getting his groove on...
look! it's santa!
look at all the candy they got!