Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Christmas in Atlanta

We finally made it to Atlanta after our overnight driving experience. We had a great time with Nana and Papa, my cousin Raegan, her husband and her twin boys, and her parents, my dad's brother.

The Twins

As I said in the last post, we stopped by the hospital and met Ellie and Gracelyn. Here are some pics. Gracelyn has the hat on and Ellie has the shades on. She has been under a light to help get rid of the jaundis. Chritmas Eve, we were in Atlanta, David and Julia got to take their first family photo. It's a good one, both girls have their eyes open.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Road Trip

Gas = cheaper than I thought
Dinner = $40 at IHOP, too much for breakfast at dinner
Stupid Truck Stop Tarp = $32, same one at Wal-Mart for $10
Seeing my neices = priceless
Watching Pedro tie down the stupid tarp 50 times = priceless

We left San Angelo at 1:00pm Tuesday. We stopped by the hospital in Ft. Worth to meet Gracelyn and Ellie and see David and Julia. I'll post pictures later. It is now 1:40am and we just crossed over the Mississippi River. We fianlly made it out of Louisiana! We had to stop so much b/c the $32 tarp we had to buy at a truck stop, b/c it started raining, kept flying up. These pictures are of Pedro tying them back down for the fourth time in 10 miles. And guess what, it's not even raining anymore, but dangit, we're not losing a $32 tarp.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Twins are Here!!! I'm an Aunt!

This is Ellie Jenay, about 3 1/2 pounds

This is Gracelyn Joy, 3 pounds 13 ounces

They were born December 19 at 5:54 and 5:55 pm. Daddy David sent this pictures from his phone so they are not that clear. I hope to get more when we go see them this week. I will post them soon. Gracelyn is the bigger of the two and not needing as much help. Ellie has been on and off the ventilator, but they both look really healthy. Mommy Julia will get to go home tomorrow, and the twins in about a month. We are driving to Atlanta tomorrow. We'll spend Christmas with my parents, Nana and Papa. We'll be back next week. Hope you all have a great Christmas Holiday!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Flores Family!

Our family Christmas picture was supposed to take about ten minutes. It turned into about 45 minutes of me running back and forth from the camera to press the button to my position in the picture. It's pretty tough getting two dogs, two kids, and two frustrated parents to take the perfect picture. Here are some of the shots we got.

Here we are all smiling!

We love Emma here, showing how much she loves her Daddy, but no smile from Libby.

We love Libby here, showing her true colors and posing, but not Emma's best shot

This is what we do!

love our dogs

dance with our dogs

help Emma

be cheesy

show our dogs how to be cheesy

try to make our dogs horses

be cute at gymnastics

Princess Christmas Tree

The girls have their own tree in their room this year. Of course it's a princess tree. Here we are decorating.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thanksgiving Trip to Mathis

Emma, Libby, and Ariana (Libby's friend) after gymnastics one night.

Here are some pictures of my Grandma's 75th Birthday party, a day at my Grandma's house, and Emma and her favorite Tia Estella (Pedro's favorite aunt).

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Where did she learn this from?

This is a couple weeks old, but I had this basket of clean clothes in the living room, b/c I was supposed to fold them. This always takes a couple of days. Well I found little miss helper, sometimes, folding them by herself. What a pleasant surprise! Then I found Emma trying to join in on the fun, but she was driving Libby crazy. I have more pics from Thanksgiving, but I haven't downloaded them. I will get to that post eventually. News about the TWINS, Julia has been on bedrest for awhile now. She has been in the hospital for a couple of weeks too. We really want the twins to stay put until Christmas Eve. They will be 32 weeks then, and that is really good for twins. Keep them in your prayers. Hope everyone's Holidays are blessed.