Holidays• Me• My Life• Pregnancy We’re Expecting… …happy holidays for everyone! On December 21, 2008 53 You Might Also Like... IKEA Excursion March 8, 2008 If Only I Could Play December 10, 2007 Murray October 12, 2017 Previous Post Shapely Ceramic Lamps Next Post Well Said 53 Comments Reply Taylor December 22, 2008 at 12:25 am And I expect the same to you and your family! Great picture! Baby’s First Christmas! Reply TWB December 22, 2008 at 12:30 am You two look so cute! Reply Mary December 22, 2008 at 12:57 am Congratulations! And Merry Christmas. I love the photo of you and dad. I have photos like this for all five of my pregnancies. These make great memories for the kids. My Mr was pregnant right along with me – sympathy pains and appetite. Love the tree! Its so retro and brings back great memories from my childhood Christmases. We had one just like it when I was five. :-) Reply Silvia December 22, 2008 at 1:32 am Happy xmas and a wonderful new year to you both! what a lovely couple you are :-d silvia Reply Paula December 22, 2008 at 2:16 am Love it – so cute. And that Ponte dress is adorable :) Congratulations! Paula Reply Andj December 22, 2008 at 2:48 am So cute – I love the look on the dogs face. he is all like – What are you two up to! Andjxx Reply Danielle Melnyczenko December 22, 2008 at 5:21 am Gorgeous and again, congratulations to you both. Merry Xmas Reply Mim December 22, 2008 at 7:04 am Too funny! HaPpY HoLiDaYs! Reply txscrapaddict December 22, 2008 at 7:12 am Congrats and Merry Christmas!! Reply lori December 22, 2008 at 9:02 am very cute! love it! Reply molly December 22, 2008 at 9:31 am You and Brandon are too cute! Merry Christmas! Reply Erin December 22, 2008 at 9:53 am I love the look on Brandon’s face! Happy Holidays! Reply Valerie from Studio Rose Flash December 22, 2008 at 10:53 am hehe, you guys are so cute! Just hope Brandon won’t be doing that face at the birth of mini-Nicole ^_^ Reply Mandy December 22, 2008 at 10:54 am happy holidaysto you too!your picture made me smile from ear to ear ;-) Reply jannypie December 22, 2008 at 10:57 am this is the best card ever- definitely would be fitting with my husband’s “baby bump” too- thanks for the giggle! Reply Desiree Fawn December 22, 2008 at 11:12 am Hehehe, I should do a photo like this haha. Though I think I just about quadruple the size of my boy these days :D Lovely! Happy holidays ^_^ Reply jill December 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm yay! congrats! what a lucky baby!! and i love how the good is looking at you guys like, “what are we doing? – someone tell me what’s going on?” merry christmas! Reply jill December 22, 2008 at 12:09 pm when i say “good” i mean “dog”. weird how that got switched around in my finger typing? Reply L.J.T. December 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm This should so be your Christmas e-card! Reply xin December 22, 2008 at 1:01 pm Haha! You guys are hilarious! Love your tree and your window treatment! And really like your dog! ;) Merry Xmas to you! And congrats again! Reply erin December 22, 2008 at 1:01 pm this is an adorable picture! hope you guys have a wonderful christmas! oh, and can you share where you got those white sheers? they look sparkly! are they sparkly, or are they embroidered? Reply teerish December 22, 2008 at 1:34 pm this is so cute! congrats, and enjoy your christmas! Reply amy purple December 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm I love this photo! I also love murray is sitting here just looking at you both! Happy holidays! Reply luuve December 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm HA! SUPER CUTE! Reply Sabine December 22, 2008 at 2:23 pm What a lovely and funny picture! Love it! Merry Christmas! Sabine Reply alivicwil December 22, 2008 at 4:42 pm Merry Christmas :) That’s a fabulous photo! Reply laura December 22, 2008 at 7:09 pm So cute! :) Reply laura @shore chic December 22, 2008 at 7:26 pm Hillarious! I think the best part is the dog looking at you like you’re nuts. :-) Reply Marina December 22, 2008 at 8:29 pm So cute and lovely! beijos do Rio de Janeiro! Reply ERika December 22, 2008 at 10:04 pm OMG! That is the best photo evah! You should totally frame that and hang it in your new bebe’s room. Reply Maria December 22, 2008 at 10:05 pm Congrats!!! I loooove your blog. Merry Christmas… Maria Reply Nicole E December 23, 2008 at 12:02 am i.love.this. happy holidays! Reply jenna December 23, 2008 at 8:47 am This photo just made my day! :) Merry Christmas to all four of you! Reply Danette December 23, 2008 at 12:07 pm How fun for you!! Having kids is a beautiful thing. Congratulations and Merry Christmas. Reply Barry A. Smith December 23, 2008 at 1:10 pm Congrats!! Reply ADG December 24, 2008 at 12:31 am love it. esp the dog looking up! i still loved last years christmas picture with brandon sitting in front of the tree. omg i have been reading you blog forever!! congrats on the pregnancy! Reply jbhat December 24, 2008 at 5:27 pm That’s classic! Does he know if he’s having a boy or a girl? :) Congrats and Merry Chistmas to both of you. Reply Dewi December 25, 2008 at 8:07 am Congratulations! You look lovely. Have you thought about hiring a doula. You have a beautiful Home to have a homebirth in. Rent the movie “The Business of Being Born” it is hilarious and serious documentary by Ricki Lake, she gives birth at home in her really good looking NYC apartment. Best to you. Reply Terrah December 26, 2008 at 4:48 pm LOL!!!! Love it! Reply ROOM design studio December 27, 2008 at 3:06 am congrats! you both look so cute!! and your hubby is how many months preggo? Reply Colie December 28, 2008 at 6:27 pm Cute! I’m wondering, what kind of doggie is that you have? He looks an awful lot like my Saben who is Beagle and German Shepard. Reply Lesa December 29, 2008 at 8:31 pm COngrats!!!!!!!!!!! Love the picture of the t0o of you. Your dogs looks like mine and I have a picture to share with you the colors are the same.. It is amazing. Good Luck and Best Wishes on being a Mama. Its great I love being a MOM best thing ever. :) Reply Making it Lovely December 30, 2008 at 2:51 pm I hope everyone has been having a nice holiday season! Erin, the curtains are embroidered and they have sequins too so they’re sparkly. They were from west elm. Colie, Murray is a mutt. There’s definitely some German Shepard, but we’re not sure what else. Reply becky December 30, 2008 at 3:50 pm You guys are sooooo cute! And the tree rocks! Reply marlaakajake January 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm You guys are just too too cute! That is going to be one lucky little kid! Just found your blog by accident. We just came back from our grand kids 1st bday, Christmas day and it was just sooooo much fun! Can’t wait to see your kids room. Popcorn ceilings here in Florida are big because builders don’t want to fuss w/making a perfect ceiling. cheater builders i say! But i do like our ceilings, which have a nice texture to them along w/our walls but… NO POPCORN PLEASE! Sticks to the ceilings and your teeth… Their daughter,s room is a mauvey dark pink w/bright white curtains and she is just a smiley nutcake fun baby..i have no clue if this is the color that has done this or not, but our son had a bright yellow/white room as a baby and he was a bouncing off the walls little boy…wonder if there is a book on color moods for babies? just a thought here. Now start posting names…that is fun! We have a Riley Kate and she is calling me Mimi now. I can’t see my young self being called grannie…hahahahahah Have fun and enjoy every moment! Reply Anita Grant January 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm Brilliant pic! Love it striped vest and all.. ;0) Enjoy your pregnancy & Happy 2009! Anita Reply elizabethk January 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm JUST was turned on to you (your LOVELY closet entry.) Blessings and congratulations! Will be tuning in on a regular basis! :D What a fab and delightful picture of the parents! Reply Dylan January 4, 2009 at 12:34 am I’m a bit late, but I just read that your baby is due on my birthday (April 14th) and that made me freakishly happy. XD Congrats! Reply AscenderRisesAbove January 5, 2009 at 10:25 am what an adorable photo – thanks for the chuckle! Reply Abbey Goes Design Scouting January 10, 2009 at 12:35 pm I love this! Reply Kara January 31, 2009 at 3:58 pm This is the cutest picture! I love how the dog is looking up at the two of you. Oh, and congratulations!!!! Reply tami February 7, 2009 at 7:28 pm The cutest picture ever! Congrats! 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