Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Camera

From january 2009

We just got a new camera. A digital SLR. Canon Rebel. Well Scott did. I get to use it though :-) Anyways, what a difference it makes. I just snapped a few shots of Josie. I cant wait to play around with it more.

Josies doing great. She's changing everyday. Lauging and cooing. We just went to the doctors last week. She's weighing in at 11 lbs./ 23 inches long.

Tata Nour Jammal 1925 - 2008

From Tata

Josie and I had to take a sudden trip to the east coast for services for my Grandmother, Nour Jammal. It was pretty crazy to get everything together and go, especially with Josie, but I sure am glad that I did. Josie did surprisingly well on the plane. Luckily we had cousin Anthony with us. He did surprisingly well, too ;-). It was really amazing to have all of the family together to celebrate Tata's life. I cant even put into words how much I will miss her and I know that is how each of us feels. The services were beautiful! To see how many people she had in her life and whose lives she had touched was truly amazing. I think about her everyday. I think about what she would do if she were to be holding Josie and how she would be squeezing her so tight with a grin ear to ear and those crazy kisses she would give. I cant believe how much love my grandmother had for everyone that crossed her path. There are so many stories to tell about my grandmother. I will tell all of them to Josie. She will be talking to her children about Tata Nour. I will add more pictures to this album soon.

Josie's First Holiday Season

Ruggles Family Christmas 2008

From Holiday Season

Well it was hectic but very nice. Josie thoroughly enjoyed her first holiday season. She got to spend Thanksgiving at home with her Tata Phine and then we took a little trip to Orange County to see the Roselli's. At Christmas, we went to Mimi and Poppi's and she got to meet her very cool Aunties and Uncles. Grammie Claudia came to stay with us for a week. Her and Josie had a lot to talk about. It was very very nice. It was the best holiday season she's ever had!


From 2009.01.14

Every once in a while, while I was pregant, I would feel so sorry for Scott because our baby was not going to look anything like him. She was going to come out looking just like me, of course. Well, I will admit, she has his coloring. Her eyes are still blue. Because of this, most people say oh she's looks just like Scott. I definitely think she does resemble him in some ways but I'm posting both our baby pics to show ya'all...she looks like me too! :-) You be the judge.