Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Andrew, Isabelle & I are so blessed to have such an amazing life, family and home. We enjoyed a full house of 10 on our Thanksgiving this year and it could not have been more wonderful (unless we had more people join us, of course). Nana Jane, Uncle Nick, GG Patty & GG Charlie all made the trip from Kansas City to enjoy the lovely Thanksgiving weather we have here in Arizona as well as a lovely Thanksgiving meal. My Grandparents old friends Deanie & Gordon joined us as well as Nick's old friend Joe Mulac and his girlfriend Christina. It was so fun having a full house and no empty seats (good thing we made the dining room table purchase).
I played Chief in the kitchen (yes, I mean Chief...I normally play Indian), but I had plenty of helpers (Indians). Mama Jane was in charge of salad, sweet potatoes & progressive clean up, Nick was in charge of the potatoes & helped with the stuffing and Andrew was in charge of the Turkey. Everything was awesome! We had Turkey, Ham, 2 kinds of stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, roles, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, apple crisp, salad and real whipped cream! Fun Fun Fun! I had a ton of a helpers, but I really have to say...it wasn't all that difficult. Lots of fun and fun to eat! My favorite ended up being the ham and dessert (but whose really surprised?).
Anyways, fun day, fun times and fun memories! WE are so thankful to have such amazing family & friends! We love you all!
Thank you everyone for joining us! It was a very special day to have you all here for our very first Thanksgiving Feast! Love you all and missed everyone else! Come next year!!!
Love, Kat, Andrew & Isabelle

Nana Jane, Uncle Nick, Mama, Daddy & Baby Bella

Hanging Out with Daddy

Fun with Nana Jane

Four Generations

Christmas Card Shot

Mama, GG Patty & Bella

Our Little Family

Playing in Her Cowboy Boots

Nana, Mama & Isabelle

Our Friends

Sweet Miss Isabelle Jane

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Love to My Nana Janette & Papa Eric

We (especially Isabelle) had a fabulous week spending time with Nana Janette & Papa Eric! Mommy went shopping...and Isabelle rarely touched the ground. It was a blast! We had so much fun visiting, catching up and sharing our wonderful baby girl with her Nana & Papa! Love you so much! Come anytime!!!

We actually got to EAT OUT!!!!

WATCHED Isabelle Play at the Park!!

Love, Andrew, Kathryn & PRINCESS ISABELLE

Busy Bee...

Isabelle has been busy this past month with lots of fun things to do.

Here is what our Princess has been up to...

Got her first Bloody Lip falling off her Car...

Eating Well....

A Little Light Reading....

Eating Out at Gordon Biersh...


Playing at the Park....

Taking Risks.....

Feeding Ducks at the Park....

Playing on my New Car....

And Hanging with my best buddy, MOMMY!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy First Birthday ISABELLE JANE!

Our beautiful, wonderful, determined, strong willed and lovable little baby girl has turned ONE!!! Isabelle Jane is everything and more. We feel so blessed to have her as a part of our lives. She is so smart and so much fun! We love you to pieces Miss Isabelle! Words could never describe what you mean to us and i am so looking forward to growing with you over the next years of your life! Thank you for being you! Love you Miss Bella Babe!!!

Thank you to all of our friends for joining us on your birthday and to our family and friends for all of the amazing gifts!!! I have decided it is so not our fault if our little girl is spoiled!

With Mommy

Niko building up the courage to give Isabelle her gift


Zayd and Madison

Mayham of fun

The Reading Nook

Blowing Out Her Candle


Wondering why we've been holding out on these cupcakes for so long...

Isabelle's new play matt

SOME of the Gifts!! Thank you to all!!!

Until Next Year!

We love you forever,
we like you for always,
as long as we're living,
you'll always be our baby!

The Celebration....

...of making it through the first year!

On Saturday Night, Andrew and I decided to have a number of our friends over to celebrate getting through Isabelle's First Year together. Although there were a number of children having a lovely time....this was an adult party and it was successful! Thank you all for celebrating this amazing adventure with us! You all mean so much to us!!
Love, A,K&I

The Carnahan Family

Our Little Princess (yes, that is a tiara)

Having Fun...

Loving being the center of attention as always...

Surprisingly the most successful picture of all of Isabelle and "her subjects"...I mean friends...

However, as you can tell, although it was an adult party, there is no evidence to prove it. We relaxed instead. You had to be there. :o)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Isabelle's First Halloween

After lots of drama and a really hard weekend, Isabelle pulled it together on Halloween evening to be PEBBLES!!! The ever so fitting costume came to me quickly after Isabelle had a meltdown in her tutu Ballerina Costume at about 5:30pm on Halloween Night. I happened to have about 3 yards of the Cheetah Print fabric complements of my Grandmother Hennessy and a rawhide from our neighbors Ryan and Angela. Presto, the cutest costume ever! Thank you Isabelle for your meltdown. This one was a keeper and made it oh-so-fun to take pictures of our baby girl!

Great Aunt Anne!!

Thank you so much to Annie for visiting this past weekend! Isabelle enjoyed your company even if she was a crab all weekend!!! Thank you again! I love getting to see you!

Love, Andrew, Kat & Isabelle

ASU Alumni Meet

On Saturday, Our little Family ventured to my Swimming Alumni Meet to enjoy a day of fun in the sun, tailgating and a little competition. The day started out with a fun relay, a fifty butterfly, an attempt at putting Isabelle in cold water and concluded with Andrew competing in two swimming events.
It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed themselves! We love getting to see old friends and hearing about their lives! Isabelle was a trouper, but decided swimming is strictly meant to be during the summer. We'll have to get her to an indoor pool to prove her wrong.
Here are a few photos from the day and a little video for your entertainment!
Love, Andrew, Kat & Isabelle

Isabelle & Mommy

Mel, Niko, Isabelle & Mommy

Andrew's Amazing Finish
My Amazing Husband!