Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!


Ugh. It has been so long since I have updated. We've officially moved into the new house and are desperately trying to get it furnished. It is fun and VERY overwhelming all at once. We are slowly piecing things together. We have a wonderful Christmas and spent time with both families. It is so nice not to have a seven hour drive after the holidays. Our external hard drive wasn't hooked up so I couldn't access our iphoto, but I think it is working now so I will get some new pictures up. Hope you all had a fabulous holiday and we look forward to a great 2010!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!





Hope you all had a fantastic Halloween! Colette went as Madeline. The Kings also have great news to share as of Friday we had our offer accepted on a house in St. Louis Park, the Browndale neighborhood specifically. We are thrilled. Closing December 1st assuming all goes well :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sweet Girl :)

Here is the newest video Tom made for Coley :)


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Colette and Grace :)






These pictures are actually from my trip to MN in July, but I HAD to post them. They are just too cute!! I actually just got back from an overnight trip to MN today. We are narrowing in on a house there and I had fun looking today. I spent the night with Sara, Jon and Gracie and they as always, were fabulous hosts. I can't wait for these two to spend more time together!!! Oh, and Coley stole Gracie's paci, which she hasn't had since she was about four months old and had it the whole time we were there! Luckily she didn't seem to mind when I finally took it away :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Murphy Family Reunion






I organized a family reunion for my Mom's side of the family this past July at Cragun's resort in Brainerd, MN. We were all there except for my cousin JoAan's husband Jason. We grilled, sat around camp fires telling stories, sang karaoke (shout out to Jason the DJ :) and had a great family dinner on Saturday night. It has been more than 15 years since our last family reunion and I hope we will continue to do this every three years or so.

So much to update, so little time!!






It has been awhile since I last updated. We have had TWO trips to MN since then. The first was a fabulous 12 day stay which included the Murphy Family Reunion and the annual Miller Cabin!!! I will upload some Miller cabin photos (and get to the reunion later :). Coley got to play with three other friends almost the exact same age and they all had a great time. Since returning to Chicago we have accepted an offer on our condo and assuming all goes well (knock on wood) we will be moving back to MN late September or early October!! YAY!!! We are excited and spent the past Sunday through Tuesday frantically house hunting. I'd say we have it narrowed down to four now and our Realtor is doing some more investigating for us. Will keep you posted ;)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!




Just a few pictures from our day :) Enjoy your holiday!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Grandparents come to Babysit!!!








Tom and I went on a whirlwind weekend trip to Mexico to celebrate Tom's cousin Cindy's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding, and we enjoyed our 36 hours there :) My parents came on Thursday to babysit and stayed until Monday morning. I think they had a good time :) We are going to MN next week for a long trip. The 11-13th we will be at a resort up north for the Murphy Family Reunion (my Mom's siblings). I will be sure to post pictures when I return.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Brookfield Zoo!!





We went to the Brookfield Zoo today with the McEnirys.  It was a great time, beautiful weather and the first time we met Baby Colin.  He is a doll!!  Clare and Colette had fun seeing all the animals and having a picnic lunch together.  Hope you are all enjoying your wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!




Happy Easter everyone! We had a nice day here. Got up and went to mass this morning at Old St. Pat's and then had a great breakfast buffet at Dine :) I went and got a pedicure while Coley was napping in preparation for Hilton Head!!! YAY!! We leave on Thursday. Not much else new here. We had another showing of our place yesterday and keep looking at the listings in MN. Can't wait for spring to get here for good!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa :)





We went to Las Vegas a couple weeks ago and stayed with Tom's parents and had a wonderful time :) Grandma and Grandpa King even babysat for a night so Tom and I could have a night alone on the strip. We stayed at the Bellagio and it was fantastic. We had dinner at the Eiffel Tower and then saw the Cirque Du Soleil show "Love" (the Beatles show, Tom's parents treat :). We actually felt like grown ups! My parents came last week for four days and we also had a great time!! Coley showed them all her new tricks and even brought them to Bubbles with her. We had dinner with Sean and Hollis tonight to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Hope you all had a lucky day :)



Monday, February 16, 2009

Bubbles Anyone?






Tom had the day off today and we had a fantastic day!  We went to breakfast at Ina's and then to Bubbles for open play in the afternoon.  Coley loved showing her Dad all the great toys there.  She just lights up when we go into the big playroom.  After Bubbles we continued our Chicago tradition of going to the Auto Show.  Last night we had dinner with the McEniry's too!!  Not long till Baby Mac 2.0 is here!!  We leave for Las Vegas on Thursday and are staying until Monday.  We are looking forward to some great weather and a night on the strip.  Coley hasn't seen Grandma and Grandpa King since Christmas :) 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Crayons, Tupperware and Cars!!!






Coley started coloring this week! She also sits in the kitchen and plays with all of her tupperware while I clean up or prepare meals! She is getting such a personality and constantly talks. She has LOTS of words now, but I think my favorites are still hello (imagine a bit of a British accent), apple and onion :)