Sunday, August 22, 2010

First TRUE Family Weekend

As you can tell by my previous blog posts, this weekend has been our FIRST weekend at home since Nick's been back.

It was so nice to finally get to just hang out with our little family.
I swear she's a totally different baby since Nick's been home.
Her personality is REALLY shining through.

Another really neat milestone...
For those of you who know...Dannika has "loose hips".
She's been a late bloomer when it comes to walking, pulling herself up on furniture, etc., because she's so flexible and wobbly...

Since Nick's been home...she started pulling herself up on her feet...
It's her "new thing" now so she wants to pull herself up on EVERYTHING!

She's so in love with her daddy...
I love just watching them "hang out".

Nick and I decided to take her to the beach today...
She had a BLAST in the sand...

Since the water is F-R-E-E-Z-I-N-G in Cali...she isn't a big fan of it...
But she had a blast rolling around in the sand.

Unfortunately for Nick and I...


But it was worth it :-)

Starting her young...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dannika's "NEW" Digs

I began redecorating Dannika's nursery when Nick deployed.
It was a way for me to pass time...
And I hated how her original nursery was.

I hate the typical baby pink nursery with lambs, ballerinas, and flowers, etc...
I wanted to be a little "edgier"...

I took myself to Lowe's and found the brightest hot pink paint I could find and some black paint...
I proceeded to paint her walls...all by my lonesome.
It was EXHAUSTING since I was moving furniture around by myself and painting from ceiling to floors all by myself...
But when it was finally finished, I was COMPLETELY satisfied. 

I've always liked the combination of zebra and hot pink...
I think it's sexy, yet edgy...and if put together right, it can even be classy...

For the Marine Corps ball last year, I wore a hot pink strapless dress and zebra heels...


I never got to finish the room before Nick got home, cause I wanted him to help me...



Close up of the knobs on her new furniture...this is the reason why I chose this style

More Catching Up

I finally got around to going through my camera.

Turns out, I had a lot of great pictures I forgot I had taken from Nick's homecoming and Lydi and Aaron's wedding.

Enjoy <3 !

This one was taken by Erin Dietrich Photography. It's so neat she captured this. Nick was bombarded by the press at his homecoming. I think it's cause of Dannika :-)
I made him get a picture of him with my sign
Nick's BFF/Irish twin...Geoffrey. We were fortunate enough to have him out here in Cali from Hawaii for Nick's homecoming because he was going through a course that the Marine Corps offers to SNCO's. It was a real treat for Nick, and I finally got to meet him!
As soon as we got home, Nick wanted to feed Dannika. The best way to her heart is through her stomach...
Of course, Nick wanted Tak-A-O Sushi the first night he was back.
Nick came to visit me at work and Dannika fell asleep on our couch in the office.
We met the famous wrestler, "The Great Khali" in the hotel lobby in Houston before going to my sister's rehearsal. Nick is 6'1...the Great Khali is 7'3

This is Nick, Dannika, and one of Nick's good friends from the Marine Corps, "Wilson"...oh and his Harley. He drove ALL the way from Houston to College Station on that thing to visit us! It's become a tradition that we see Wilson every time we get a chance to go to Texas. It was a real treat!
Just for laughs. We wanted to see what my little princess would look like with turned out more "emo" than anything.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Busy Busy Busy...but as a Family of 3 :-)

He's finally home!
After expecting him home as early as the 7th, he ended up arriving on the 10th!
I have never anticipated something so much in my entire life.
The morning of the 10th, my nerves were going C-R-A-Z-Y!
I forced myself to go on a quick run to calm my nerves, and got myself together to get my man.
After they arrived on base, the waiting was AWFUL...

You know...

the whole turning in weapons thing took FOREVER.

Thank God Nick's friend Geoffrey was there along with Erin (Dannika's to keep me company.

After waiting for nearly 2 hours...
I finally got to give him the biggest hug and 7 months worth!
We became the Romer's again...

I can't even describe the feeling...the emotions...AHHH!

It took Dannika a little bit to get used to having someone else around, but she is absolutely in love with her daddy...especially since he spoils her...too much sometimes :-)

It's so great to have him home with us again!

and of course...a special thanks to Erin Dietrich Photography for the photos and making my homecoming so special!

My sign that I made for him...he will get crap for this forever
patiently waiting on daddy...

Missed him SO MUCH!
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I've been waiting 7 months for this moment...
Finally just the 3 of us again
Not sure what to think yet..."Hey, we have the same ears!"
Getting her used to daddy again
Daddy's girl
He won her over with the teddy bear he bought for her in Ireland


Two days after he got back, we flew to Texas for my baby sister's wedding.
After a stressful day leading up to the actual wedding...

the wedding turned out absolutely perfect. 

Dannika was such a hit at the wedding!
We weren't sure if people remembered it was Lydia and Aaron's

The wedding was held at Ashton Gardens in Houston.
The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was a BLAST!

The weather was AWFUL....gotta love Texas summers, right?
106 degrees with a ridiculous amount of humidity...
You know it's hot when 1) the professional photographer doesn't want pictures outdoors cause they're afraid our make up would melt and 2) at 9 at night, it's 98 degrees outside...

Aaron's friends and groomsmen from up North were all wonderful, and I was blessed to have gotten to meet all of them.

Lots of tears, laughter, and smiles...

I couldn't ask for a better brother-in-law.

Congrats to Dr. and Mrs. Yang!!!

and Welcome to the Kim family Aaron!! You're in for a real treat ;-)

The matchmaker (Aunt Sharon) and my mom
Son in law and mom
the dress
at the hotel before the wedding
Great grandma and Dannika