Archive | December, 2010

Mattyx Anthony Nicely

12 Dec

He’s finally here! My friend, Andrea had her baby yesterday! Mattyx Anthony Nicely was born at 1:54 pm, 8 lbs. 20z., 20 inches long and a full head of blonde hair!! He’s one of the most adorable babies I’ve ever seen & It’s impossible to not fall in love with him the moment you have him in your arms. I’m so proud of Andrea and dad, Matt. They’re going to be great parents! : )

In the hospital on the 9th... waiting for Mattyx to come!

so adorable : )

Andrea & Aunty Neily!

12/11/10

YAY MATTYX!!

Father & son : )

Snuggling up to mama : )

lil munchkin : )

Aunt Neily & the little guy!!

I'm a proud aunty!! I love him so much!

Aunt Kelly loves him too!

One day old... Don't I have an adorable nephew?!!

Congratulations, Andrea & Matt. I’m so proud & beyond happy for the both of you!

My Christmas Bests

6 Dec

Between Marquette’s insane snowfall the past few days & the holiday cards that have started to trickle in, it’s safe to say I’ve slipped past my usual excitement around this time of year & into full-on Christmas fever. I love it! Today I received a card from my cousin, Dana, in New York. I would love to be there visiting right now!

What I would give to see Central Park in the winter!

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Christmas movies and songs to share. They may not be the same as what you like… but then again, they might. : )

Movies

6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas The old cartoon, that is, because Dr. Seuss is absolutely amazing!

5. The Polar Express It’s such a charming story & the author of the book, Chris Van Allsburg, is from Grand Rapids!

4. The Family Stone If you love your mom, watch this movie.

3. The Holiday This movie is just perfect. It’s a huge favorite of mine to watch with my dear friend, Robbie. Berry kiss!!

2. Elf I don’t think I’ve ever quoted another Christmas movie more than this one : )

1. White Christmas This is the B-E-S-T Christmas movie ever! I watch it on Christmas Eve every year & finds its way deeper into my heart every time I watch it. If you like old movies (it was made in 1954), musicals, comedies, dancing… It’s all of those things!

Music

6. Christmas Time Is Here Oh Charlie Brown : )

5. I’ll Be Home for Christmas I love this song so much more now that I live so far away from home. And good luck finding someone better to sing it than Frank!

4. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm sung by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong. Billie Holiday does a great job singing this song too. I can’t decide which one I like more.

3. A Marshmallow World It’s just plain cute : )

2. Baby It’s Cold Outside This is such a close second to my favorite! Zooey Deschanel sings such a beautiful version of it as well!

1. White Christmas There is only one person I want to hear sing this song & it’s the same person who stars in the movie: Bing Crosby. His voice is amazing & the timelessness of it makes it my number one!!

Nothing better!