Friday, December 25, 2009

Most wonderful time of the year!

It's no surprise that December is my always favorite month of the year, but this December had a couple extra exciting events thrown in the mix. As I've mentioned in numerous posts, Brad finished up his final class in his MBA program but it become 100% official when his grade posted last week: he got a B! That puts his overall GPA at a 3.5 and this girl is the proudest wife on the block. Way to go, honey!

Last Thursday, my DZ little sister Stacy gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Emerson Jane Edwards, at 1:03pm! She weighed 8lbs. and was 19 3/4 inches long. We're excited to hopefully see Stacy, Paul and Emmie this week - what a wonderful Christmas gift for them!

I celebrated my 27th birthday on Monday, which thanks to my incredible husband and amazing friends, is always so special. Two of my best friends Amanda (accompanied by her wonderful husband Lenny) and Twyla came up to have dinner with Brad and I, which made for a wonderful evening. Great food, great people, great birthday!

Christmas is TODAY - woohoo! - and it gives us the opportunity to visit with family. We were hoping for a white Christmas this year but we settled for sleet and rain... ahhh, the joys of living in the south. Our family/friends in Maryland & Virginia got lots of snow last week so hopefully they're enjoying it for us. :)

We're still working on New Years plans but whatever we do, we are thrilled to see what 2010 has in store for the Stoehrs!
Hope you all have a merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I forgot what senioritis felt like... until today. Thursday is my final day of work for 2009 (and even a little into 2010!) and I've hit "are we there yet?" mode, which doesn't bode well for productivity. Luckily, instead of finals, I have a fundatory staff holiday party and small checklist to complete before I'm free. Hooray for seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!

In other news, Brad is DONE (officially) with his MBA program! We had his party on Saturday at Towne Tavern and it went beautifully... we are so blessed with amazing friends and family!

Congrats, Brad!

Molly, Aunt Mary-ellen (best surprise EVER) & Brad

Showing the love: Robbie, Josh, Brad, Ben, Kevin

Thanks so much to everyone who has been a cheerleader for him over the past 2 1/2 years and celebrated this weekend!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A little holiday humor...

(Because if we can't laugh during this time
of year, we may all go insane.)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy birthday!

My baby sister, Lauren, is officially 19 years old today!
I used to change her diapers and play barbies with her and now we text each other on our blackberries... ::sigh:: where'd the time go? I'm so NOT okay with this. :)
Happy birthday to the best sister ever... love you!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's official...

Happy December!
For those of us *cough*me*cough* who have been listening to holiday music waaaaaaaay before now, we can officially celebrate - it's December! The smell of cinnamon, the lights, the celebrations... there's really no hiding this is my favorite time of the year. That and I'll be toasting my birthday on the 21st (along with my favorite Anna!). I mean, really, why wouldn't you be excited??? :)

I hope this last month of 2009 is wonderful for all of you!