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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our First Give-Away to Start the New Year

We just wanted to let everyone know we are going to have our first ever blog giveaway to kick off the New Year. Check back tomorrow to find out what it is and what you have to do to win. I will try to put up the post during Lillie's nap time, but if not, I will once she goes down for the night!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Another HUGE win!!!!!!!

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/34637646/ns/sports-college_basketball/
Last night Lillabel, Dana and I drove up to the game against Maryland. Our seats were on the floor directly behind our bench which made me quite nervous that Lillie was going to try to get off of our laps and run up and poke Jon or one of the players. I thought it was going to be quite the battle of wills keeping her in my lap, however she was quite well-behaved and LOVED being so close to the action (we sit about 4 or 5 rows back at the home games so we are normally close, but not this close). It was an amazing game and we won - AGAIN! That's nine in a row now and the first time in school history that we have beaten two ACC teams in one season! So exciting! GO TRIBE! Here are a couple of pictures from the game.

Lillian and her best friend Kyla - she is such a doll and so sweet to let Lillie chase her around after every game. Lillie absolutely adores her!

Daddy!!!!!! What a handsome coach! We are so proud of him and everyone else!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Moosie!!!!!

Today is my mother's birthday! (We call her Moose/Moosie). She is the most wonderful mother anyone could ask for and the most amazing grandmother Lillabel could ever have! She is also one of the designers here at Dear Lillie. She creates all of the darling tutus we sell. Happy Birthday Moosie! We love you!!!!!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!

We had our first Christmas on our own this year. I thought it was going to be weird, but it wasn't. It was absolutely wonderful! It was so much fun watching Lillabel open all of her gifts and run around in excitement. We are so blessed to have such a precious daughter. It was so much fun teaching her about Jesus' birthday and the reason we celebrate Christmas. Here are some pictures from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I hope that you all had a most wonderful Christmas as well!

The much anticipated boots from Mia Joie! (They are the cutest things ever!)


Some pictures from our walks in Colonial Williamsburg on Christmas Eve and again Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

EIGHT IN A ROW!!!!

We won a tough road game Tuesday night against Radford 70-68! Another exciting one.
http://www.tribeathletics.com/story.php/9691/


Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!


Here is the photo we ended up going with for the front of our Christmas card this year. It was quite an adventure. We have been soooooo busy that I hadn't had time to take some pictures of Miss Lillabel for our Christmas card until the end of the first week in December! We took Lillie down to Colonial Williamsburg in hopes of finding a great spot to take pictures. It was the day of the Grand Illumination down in CW and although we knew it was going to be busy we were completely unprepared for the thousands and thousands of people that were there! Needless to say, Jon was MORTIFIED that we were carrying around a sled with garland trying to find the perfect spot to take a picture. Instead we just plopped her on one of the first doorsteps we came to and snapped away. Although she was in a wonderful mood, waving and smiling at the throngs of people that were smiling at her and taking their own pictures of her, I somehow did not manage to get a single good shot! Ahhh! I had hoped to get a family shot too - that definitely did not happen. Haha! Oh well, maybe next year.

PS - That is chipped paint on an old doorstep in Colonial Williamsburg behind Lillabel not snow! I think a few people were worried when they saw our card about why she wasn't wearing a coat out in the snow! Haha!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

SEVEN IN A ROW!!!!!

We won today 94 to 48! That's seven wins in a row now! How exciting. We play Radford on Tuesday and then Maryland next Wednesday. http://www.tribeathletics.com/story.php/9681/
Here is Lillie in her William and Mary tutu about ready to head out to the game. It was a COLD day - we got snow last night, some rain this morning and more snow this afternoon! Poor Lillabel is quite sick with an awful cold but despite that has been in wonderful spirits.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Munchkin

Just a picture of my cutie pie, Lillabel, about to give her doggy rocker a big smooch!

Monday, December 7, 2009

HUGE WIN OVER VCU!!!!

Oh my goodness! This season has been so exciting! We won again Saturday against a really tough VCU team. We ended up winning by one and it literally came down to the buzzer. I hate those kinds of games. The stress is just too much for me! Six in a row now! YAY!!!!
http://www.tribeathletics.com/story.php/9638/

We also are ranked 13th in the national RPI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.fullysports.com/basketball/2010/rpi

Friday, December 4, 2009

Five In A Row!!!!!

We won again on Wednesday by 19! That's five wins in a row now. It is soooooooooooo nice having our house filled with happiness during basketball season! Yay! We have our first conference game tomorrow against our rival VCU! Should be exciting. GO TRIBE! http://www.tribeathletics.com/story.php/9633/

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Baby is ONE!!!!!!!!

Oh my goodness! Where has time gone? Our precious little Lillian Annabel turned one today. I can't believe how quickly she is growing up! She is the most amazing little girl and we just love her so very much and feel so blessed to be her parents! Here are some more pictures from her birthday party.

Monday, November 30, 2009

William and Mary Basketball Getting Some Attention

From William and Mary's Website:
Tribe Men's Hoops Garnering National Attention
Williamsburg - Fresh off a victory over ACC foe Wake Forest, the William and Mary men’s basketball team garnered some national attention from ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday. ESPN.com’s Andy Katz listed the Green and Gold among the programs under consideration for Team of the Week in his Weekly Watch, while FoxSports.com's Jeff Goodman had an entry in his daily blog about the Tribe's recent success.

Click HERE to read Goodman's blog.

Click HERE to visit Katz’s Weekly Watch.

After opening the week with a victory over Hampton, the Green and Gold shocked Wake Forest, 78-68, in the Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Saturday night. W&M led for virtually the entire game in becoming the first Demon Deacon opponent ever to win in Joel Coliseum during the month of November. The victory also marked the College's first over an ACC opponent since 1984 and the first at an ACC foe since 1977.

Also we were ranked #1 in the CAA for next years recruiting class:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=4675072

And in the top 20 in the nation for mid-majors:
http://www.tribeathletics.com/story.php/9570/

Our Old Living Room featured on HGTV!!!


Jon's sister told me today that a shot of our old living room from our house in SC came on the screen today while she was watching HGTV today. I just went to HGTV.com a few minutes ago to see if I could find anything out about it (I didn't submit anything so I was really surprised, but I did put pictures up of our old house on Rate My Space a year and a half ago) and sure enough it was featured in their "Favorite Holiday Ideas" as the second room! So exciting!
Update: I started paying attention while watching HGTV and sure enough I have seen our room a bunch of times now - it's so exciting!!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

HUGE UPSET!!!! We beat Wake Forest!!!!

Wow! In quite the shocking upset William and Mary beat Wake Forest AT Wake tonight by 10 points!!!!!! This snapped a 23-game home non-conference winning streak for Wake Forest. W&M joined Utah as the only non-BCS teams to win in Joel Coliseum, but in comparison the Utes were ranked 11th in the country at the time. We are so very excited! Who would have thought??? We are so proud of the Tribe! YAY!!!!!! That's four wins in a row now for us!!!!!!!

http://www.tribeathletics.com/story.php/9610/

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sneak Peek of Lillabel's First Birthday Party!

Here is a sneak peek of Lillabel's first birthday party. We are having it in two parts. We were hoping to have it while everyone was here but due to games, and everyones schedules we had part of it last night once Jon got home and will have the rest on Sunday evening. Last night we had her cake and opened a couple of gifts. We will have her cupcakes and open the rest on Sunday. Seeing how Lillian seems to be turning into quite the tomboy I am thinking this will be the one and ONLY pink party I will ever get to throw for her! Haha!




Happy Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! We all hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Everyone arrived late Tuesday evening and we had a fun-filled day on Wednesday which ended with a big William and Mary basketball game. We beat Hampton by one point! That's three wins in a row! YAY!!!! Then we had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! We had a delicious meal and then went on a walk in Colonial Williamsburg and ended the day with the beginning of Lillian Annabel's birthday celebration. (More about that later). It is so nice having everyone down here. I don't think I have seen my family on Thanksgiving in about five years! And we still have two more days with everyone here! Yay!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Late Night for Miss Lillabel!







Yay - We had so much fun last night at William and Mary's home opening win against Richmond!http://tribeathletics.com/story.php/9573/ Lillabel actually sat through the whole game and enjoyed some funnel cake during the second half. Afterwards, she had a ball running around on the court! She adores Kendrix's Brown's little sister, Kyla, and kept running after her and wrapping her chubby little arms around dainty little Kyla's waist! It was soooo cute! It was the first time she's ever really gone up and hugged someone! It was a great game and so much fun to watch! Their next game is at Manhattan tomorrow. Go Tribe!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gotta Love the Antique Mall!







This Saturday Dana and I were at the antique mall hunting for a mantel for her place (which we did find!) and lo and behold this adorable vintage style toy car was sitting on one of the booths! We practically squealed with delight. I have been wanting to get Lillabel one since the day I found out we were having a girl. They have similar one at Posh Tots but it was soooo expensive. So, needless to say we snatched this right up and are going to give it to her for Christmas! Unfortunately it weighs a ton so it is sitting in our living room until Jon lugs it to the garage so she has been playing with it for the last few days! I am so excited about it and can't wait to use it for some Dear Lillie photo shoots this spring!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Finalist!!!!!!

So about a year ago I was contacted about having two of my rooms featured on Design Dazzle - Lillian Annabel's nursery and our guest bedroom. I gave them the info and sent my very amature photos and forgot all about it. This morning I received an e-mail saying I was one of ten finalists in their baby nursery contest! I won't win, seeing how the basis for winning is how many comments you get and I do not know anyone who blogs, but oh well, it was exciting to be picked! It also made me think to post some pictures of our homes on our blog so people can get a broader feel for who we are as designers beyond just clothing and accessories. For now, I will just post pictures of my place but in time Dana, Jamie and my mom will add their photos - although seeing how they are each in somewhat of a moving process it may be a while! Interior architecture and design is probably my first love as an artist, and I hope to someday include a home line at Dear Lillie.

You can see the nursery here:
http://designdazzle.blogspot.com/2009/10/cream-white-and-pink-nursery.html

Our Bedroom

It was a little nerve-wracking going this dark on the walls, but I LOVE it and am so glad we decided to go with this color. I think Jon had a panic attack, though, when we first started rolling it on! =)


Lillian Annabel's Room











Lillian Annabel's Story Time Nook



Lillian Annabel's Window Seat

Monday, November 9, 2009

Yay! Our blog is up and running!



Okay - so Dear Lillie now has a blog. I still want to play around with the layout and design of it, but at least we have it up and running! As I have time I will work on making changes!

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