Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Dress

My mom made Ella a Christmas Dress this year!! SO CUTE! Not red and green, but pink and fancy with lots of tulle! Love it!

Daddy's Pretty Princess

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Gpa and Gma Tilson Christmas

I have to break these next couple of posts up, so as not to overload you with pics! I video taped and tooks pics of everything! So fun! Ella has had so much fun, and been so good considering the long days and tons of people! Christmas Eve we spent the day with Gpa and Gma Tilson and Ella's Aunts and cousins. That evening we went to the Christmas Eve service @ church, and then on to the big Great Gpa Veer get together with 30+ people!

Ella, Corbin and Kadin w/ Papa and Grandma Tilson]

we decorate sugar cookies every year!


Happy Birthday Jesus

Papa Tilson

Ella loves to play the piano!

She walked all over with Kadin's shopping cart

toothy grin

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Just a quick post with random pictures from the past couple of weeks! Lots more pics to come from all of our Christmas celebrations! Can't wait!

Every year, Kels and I have gone to Botanica Illuminations. It was freezing this year!

Ella's first picture w/ Santa, totally unimpressed, and FYI he was Indian, who knew

Opening her first present of the season

Ella's favorite thing is to show us "how big" she is!

My Mom, Sister and I hosted/decorated a table @ the Christmas Tea this year

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Good Morning Sunshine

This is the PRECIOUSNESS that I am blessed to wake up to everyday!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Time

This past week we enjoyed 3 Thanksgiving feasts!! Ella did so good with so many people holding her! She sure is a friendly little girl! I cannot figure out how to upload the video, but last Monday Ella started CRAWLING all over the place! It is so fun to watch, and to hear her call out my name as she follows me from room to room! She pulls herself up on everything, even if it just falls right back on top of her! Lots of tears this week. We are just starting to decorate for Christmas! I have been looking forward to this since the day Ella was born! The pics are from Thanksgiving and decorating Grandpa and Grandma Veers tree.

Some of the Clark women

Ella, Momma & Aunt Christy

"helping" decorate

so pretty!

reading with Grandpa

Monday, December 1, 2008


I have been tagged by several people now, so I suppose I better oblige!!

Husbands Name: Kelsey Wayne Veer
How Long Married: 4 yrs and 5 months
How Long Dated: 3 years and 10 months
How Old: just turned 26 this month
Who is Taller: We are exactly the same height 5'9
Better Singer: I would have to say me, even though he has a beautiful voice that I love to hear him sing. I've just had more background in music.
Smarter: Him by a landslide! He has an incredible memory, and is finishing up his masters right now, I am SO proud of him!
Laundry: That would be me... but I love doing laundry! I like the smell of the fabric softener and folding Ella's adorable little clothes!
Who Pays Bills: that's all him
Right Side of Bed: Right now it's me, but I like to sleep on the side away from the door, so it changes.
Mows the Lawn: I used to help with this occasionally until I got pregnant, and I haven't since. He does an awesome job on our yard.
Cooks Dinner: That's something I enjoy doing, but love it when he breaks out the grill for us!
First to admit they're wrong: It's a tie, we have good communication about those things.
Who Kissed First: He did, Christmas Eve 2000! Awesome!
Wears the Pants: Him, I trust him completely in ever decision he makes. We do discuss major decisions.
And here is my wonderful husband:

And now I tag Molly & Alyssa

Friday, November 21, 2008

No Self Control

I did it again... I spent way too much money today on pictures!! It is SO hard not to buy a bunch, because she is so stinkin cute!! Here are some of my favorites!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Places to Play

Ella loves standing up to play now. It is really fun to watch, but I have to be on my toes for when she crashes... I'm trying to avoid too many bruises on her head for family pics this Friday!

This is the look I get from Ella when I tell her "no"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

So Many New Things....

Ella is doing so many new things all at once it seems! She can move clear across a room without crawling. She sits up by herself, which in turn leads to her pulling herself up on everything. This morning she was standing in her crib calling for her mama! Cute you might think, not as cute @
4:00 in the morning! Yesterday she folded her hands to pray all by herself when I said it was time to pray before her lunch! (I almost cried). She raises her arms above her head when you say "so big" and then she claps for herself! She also claps along to any music she hears. She added some words to her vocabulary this week also, and called all of her grandparents by name to their face, they were thrilled! Papa and Nana is what she uses so far. Her favorite thing to do is jump! We got her a Jenny Jump Up, but she likes to jump everywhere but in it, so hopefully she will learn to love it. I wish my baby wasn't growing up so fast!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Future Piano Player

I think we have a future piano player on our hands! Ella loves to play the piano, and listen to others play. Don't try and make her play your way though, she wants to do it herself! I've caught her looking at the music a few times too, she will be better than her momma in no time!


Ella is starting to like her baths more and more!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Crazy Kansas Fall Weather

A couple of weeks ago it was freezing!! Today, Ella and I enjoyed a walk outside, and I wore shorts and a t-shirt! Crazy, but we are loving this warm weather and playing in the leaves!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

First Halloween

Ella was a sweet cuddly pink bear this Halloween! She didn't mind her costume @ all, and I even heard her growl a little bit=) Mommy & Daddy were @ Judgement House working this year, so Grandpa and Grandma Veer took her around their neighborhood to show her off!

Inside her costume she was a giraffe!!