Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas in California!

Merry Christmas!
Despite the lack of snow, which resulted in a not-so-white Christmas, we enjoyed every bit of our sunny southern California Christmas day. On Christmas Eve we headed over to Great Grandmother and Great Grandpa's house where we dined in fancy dresses that GGMA gave us. Thomas and I were glad that Christmas morning didn't come too early. The girls are still too young to really know why one should wake up at the crack of dawn...for that, we are thankful. In fact, we had been telling Katin for the last couple weeks that the lights and trees and decorations were all for Jesus's birthday and, naturally, that called for baking some cupcakes. She couldn't wait. Every day she would "ask" if it was time to make Jesus cupcakes. When they were finally coming out of the oven she literally sat and watched them cool...helped frost them...and quickly grabbed a candle letting us know she was ready to sing.
"Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday dear Jesus..."
So after a 10am Jesus cupcake the day could have been over. She was so content. Presents...who needed presents. She loved that cupcake so much she ate every little crumb and bit of frosting.
But, onto the gifts. She was, of course, very excited for her new items. Thanks Grandmas, Grandpas and Aunt Beppy! Legos, crayons, coloring books, puzzles, doctor kit, a cloud, (yes, a cloud) dolls, warm boots for Colorado! We love it all! And the best part was that during nap time I made room for all the new toys. (wink wink) She'll never know what's missing :)
Aubrey's first Christmas was fabulous too! She loved all the paper and bows and ribbons and she even ate a gift tag. That little Aubrey...
From our hearts to yours...we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that this year you would experience the joy of a Jesus Cupcake.
Love, The Milburns

Sunny Christmas Day...the CU shirts (along with a giant CU BUFFS flag) were just a subtle hint for Harrison (who recently got accepted to be a mighty buffalo)

Katin, what is this? Why did they stick us in a stocking? Oh Aubrey, get used to it...happens every year.

I think this one's mine!

I know...she even put tights on us.

Merry Christmas to All! Anyone wanna chime in on how long their tree stays up?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday (Night)

Maybe it's kinda cheating, but I did get out of sweats on Wednesday....night! I think I may have thrown on a pair of jeans to go to our friends house for a playdate, but I know that when Thomas got home I was definitely in sweats again. He REALLY loves me :)

I did put together this cute outfit for my night out with my mom, aunt and pseudo aunt. It was recently my mom's birthday.

I'm kinda obsessed with the boots, I know.- Payless
Green Sweater- Target
Floral Dress- Target

Now back to my mom...she's so beautiful, isn't she!? And only those of you who know her or have met her for even a few minutes know that she's beautiful on the inside as well.

And now we get to celebrate another birthday this weekend. Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy each jolly smile that comes your way.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mommy's Major Mishap Monday

I know...it's Tuesday again. I think I'm becoming more and more aware that I have "mom brain".

Two mishaps...here's the proof:

1. My blueberry buttermilk cake is to die for...IF you don't sprinkle it with salt on the top instead of sugar. Somehow my mom brain kicked in while I was letting Katin "help" me bake. Had to cut off the tops of every piece I served so it was edible.

2. I know my daughter is special, but she really doesn't have 6 fingers. Just 5. Mom brain again. I thought I was doing such a good job making her stay still during the impression. Ha! I knew this make your -own- hand- print- ornament would be a good memory.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Siyonara Facebook!

That's right...no more facebook for us. We've said our goodbyes and have made peace with our not so "friendly" internet anymore.


If you want to know or just want to say hello, shoot us an email! Or call! Or write! We'd love to hear from you!

Not out of touch, just out of face,


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Go Broncos!

What else would I be doing on a Thursday night while my hubby is out with my dad watching football at some bar?! Duh...I was getting teary-eyed looking through old pictures on the computer. Like really old...pre-kids old. Heck! Pre-marriage old! And boy were we lookin' good y'all!

I stumbled upon some really fun photos of our time at a Bronco game. I surprised Thomas with tickets one year and he was super excited! And since this is such a random post with random pictures, I will add to the randomness by telling you that we parked in a random guys driveway for the game and paid him 10 bucks. It was a great parking spot, but if you know anything about the homes around Invesco Field you know it's a tad shady.

Anyway...Thomas and I had a great time at the game!

Oh my gosh, we were so cute.

We even made a sign! (Didn't make it on TV though..boo!)

We cheered our butts off!

OK, maybe we cheered our faces off!
We were really into the game...

I'll have you all know that we will be cheering just as hard this weekend right from our couch as we watch our Broncos take on the Patriots...GO TIM TEBOW!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

Well, I got dressed today. It was a BSF day. But I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of this outfit. It looked cute all laid out on the bed in the dark... But after I saw myself in it this morning I thought...Duggars....but moved on because if I didn't get out the door we would have missed Bible Study altogether!

Tank- Old Navy
Sweater- Nordstrom Rack
Skirt- CABi Outlet
Boots- Payless
Cute Accessory Standing Next To Me- God

I was going to crop Katin out, but it's just too funny! I really did get her dressed too, but by this point we were at Grandma's house ready to eat lunch and her pants were wet because we were trying to get our money's worth out of that one diaper. Pants, or no pants, she's adorable and I'm so glad she will stand by me no matter what I'm wearing!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mommy’s Major Mishap Monday (on Tuesday)

Cricket (not the game they play in Australia)

This past weekend we spent some time in Palm Springs with great grandmother and great grandpa. We enjoyed cheering for Harrison as he played in a baseball tournament, chatting over take out, and laughing with great grandmother as she tried to pronounce "hummus". But then came the mishap...

Aubrey decided that she was missing our middle of the night hang out times and therefore woke me up to remind me of what it was like...magical, ahem, I mean, awful. But, it had been a while so I loved her and cuddled with her as she fell back to sleep. In the meantime, a few crickets joined our party. I hate creepy crawly jumpy things, so I quickly had to get into mom mode and save the day. I wouldn't want Aubrey sleeping with the crickets.

But she did. Cuz this mom couldn't capture them fast enough. I left her in there with crickets and randomly scattered tissue. I think her cage of a pack n play did well. She woke up without any crickets chirping in her ear.

But who does that?!?! Leaves their kid in the room with crickets?!?!

I'm in a tree....do I like this? I'm not sure. At least I didn't sleep with crickets.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

I've hopped on the train...the WIWW train...along with lots of other bloggers who were inspired by this random girl who encourages people to actually get dressed! I wasn't really inspired by her, per-say, but rather by my friend, Angie. I'm totally guilty of NOT getting dressed. Or at least not putting much effort into what I wear. Some days my loving husband kisses me goodbye in the morning only to find me in the same "clothes" from when he kissed me goodbye earlier. I really do love me some sweatpants! Especially on the days when I know I'm not going anywhere. And on the days that I do actually go somewhere...I still just tend to throw on whatever is lying around and call it good.

Let's be honest. It's way more comfy to breastfeed in sweats. Prepare three meals in sweats. Wipe excess baby food on sweats. Pick up toys in sweats. Do laundry in sweats. Console crying babies in sweats. Have tea parties in sweats. Build block towers in sweats. Even have a play date in sweats. It's really hard for me to get out of them! I've even tried dressing them up with a cute top and jean jacket!

So, after perusing Angie's blog about what she wore Wednesday I decided to give it a go! I think the real rules are to actually get dressed everyday, but I'm taking baby steps. I'm going to actually get dressed on...well, Wednesdays! It's the only day that I know I will be leaving the house and therefore choose my outfit the night before. So, if you see me out and about on a Wednesday, you'll know that I've been to Bible Study...in Orange County...where apparently no one owns sweats!
Tank: Old Navy
Sweater: Target
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Payless
I know I've got some work to do...like who remembers to wear accessories?!?! And who actually stays in these outfits after they get back home?!?!?!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mommy's Major Mishap Monday

I woke up this morning without a mishap to write about.

Then I went to Legoland.

With my mother.

And this mishap just so happens to include ANOTHER CHILD! First of all...Legoland is really neat. I wasn't expecting much and I was extremely pleased with our experience there. They thought of everything! From a little shelf in each bathroom stall to a sink and trash can right next to the baby changing table to healthy food options to stroller friendly walkways. And...the price was right! Three adults and four kids for the price of one which also included a pass to return! I think I'll use it :) So on with the mishap...

The Lego people turned one entire area of the park into Holiday Land...snow and all. REAL snow. Like Colorado snow. At least it felt like it. My mom and I took the two girls into the snow area where they could gather snowballs, chuck them at targets, add silly things onto Frosty the snowman, or go sledding down a rather short hill. We took (I mean dragged them) to the sledding hill right away. We gently placed them in the sled and gave them a little push down the "mountain" only to find an empty sled at the bottom. Katin managed to stay in her sled, minus her left arm, but her friend...not so much. Her sled forgot her.


Strange Legoland worker to help.

Cries for Mommy.

Slipping on slippery snow.

Snowballs as a distraction didn't help.

But then we found a big Santa with sleigh and reindeer (made out of ALL LEGOS) and took a picture. Off to the next ride and we were all happy again.

We had a great day and we hope to return again soon. Without any mishaps this time....well at least not with children that aren't my own.

Happy Mommy-ing!