Monday, January 04, 2010


December was a full month for me.
First we celebrated Annie's 1st birthday,
then my friend Melissa married the love of her life.
Finally we celebrated not only Christmas but Jesus Birthday as Judah loves to tell us!
Happy Birthday Jesus 
It was a month full of Celebrations!
I was one busy girl! 
I love being an Auntie and celebrating Annie turning 1. 
I absolutely adore that girl!
It was also fun being a bridesmaid and helping Melissa with her wedding decor.
Christmas is so amazing being with my family and watching the kids as they experience some of their first Christmas memories.
Hopefully that helps explain why I have been such a bad blogger!
I have loved reading all of your blogs so much!  I especially loved receiving my friends Christmas cards in the mail. I look forward to that every year! Thank you for sending those.

Now let's start by taking a peek at Annie's 1st Birthday Party
She's 1....... 

She had a very Happy Birthday

It was a pink birthday of course! 
Complete with bakerella's cake pops.

With a flower theme

and a flower cake, made with love by her Momma.

Annie wore the cutest birthday outfit and her skirt had flowers on it.  Judah sure does love his baby sister!

She loved her dora tent.

You are the sweetest, cutest and prettiest 1year old.
Happy Birthday Annie,
I love you. 

Next up is Melissa's wedding rehearsal at the barn and a peek at her wedding.

This is actually when all of the San Luis Obispo bridesmaids were treated to a delicious Italian dinner by Melissa's mom a few weekends before the wedding.
Can you believe this is only about half of the bridesmaids?
There were 10 of us all together.

I love the dana powers barn!
It's so charming with so many great vintage touches.

The views are spectacular.

Judah was one of the ring bearers and he loved exploring all around the barn.

The kids did a good job sitting still while the adults practiced.

Do we look alike at all?
Maybe if i was fairer skinned?
Both of my parents were adopted so I don't really look like any of my 30 or so cousins so it's cool to have a niece who somewhat resembles me.

With all of the business of the wedding I didn't have any time to take pictures.
So all of these pics are borrowed from other people but hopefully i will be able to post more once the wedding photographer (and family friend) posts his. His will be amazing!

All of our flowers were stored in these beautiful mason jars designed by the wedding florist.

Katie made their monograms out of moss.

I love how Ryan's leaning in towards his bride.

It's as if he's saying,
How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!
Song of Solomon 4:10

The happy couple!

Judah and Claire (the flower girl) danced it up at the wedding!

It was so fun to be apart of Melissa and Ryan's wedding. I loved that Judah was a ring-bearer and that Katie and I were bridesmaids together. It was one big celebration with all of our friends.

Finally on to Christmas and the most important birth we will ever celebrate.
Jesus is the reason for all that we have and I wish I could always see him in the way my little nephew does. 

It's our tradition to open up our pj's on Christmas Eve. Judah was so excited to open up his new buzz lightyear jammies. After Annie received hers and we were all just hanging out Judah asked where is Jesus' present? It was so heartmelting. He thought if it's Jesus' birthday then of course Jesus should have a present.

Annie started walking on Christmas Eve.  It's so fun to see her taking steps now!

Uncle Jason came home for Christmas and spoiled the kids with gifts.

Judah was pumped to get a new meatal bat, batting gloves and a batting helmut. Now he'll be even more of a pro.

This is completely off the subject but did you guys see the new Pottery Barn January catalog?
I like what they are doing for 2010!
I want the grand bedding, the numbered pillows, and the buchanan sofa.
I think my little guest house wants them too.
Happy New Year!


The Parsons' blog said...

Yay for a new post from Jamie!!! I love it when you post. That wedding looks amazing...I love the idea of a vintage barn wedding. I can't wait to see more of that!!!! Your niece and nephew just keep getting cuter! I can see a resemblance in you and Annie. That's so special. XOXO!!!!!!!!

Sandhya said...

Happy New Year! Looks like you had an amazing Christmas and were plenty busy. The wedding was beautiful with so much personality! And Happy Birthday to your sweet little neice. How great is it that she took her first steps on Christmas'll never forget that day!
Oh, the reason you don't see my blog updates is because my blog is in order for it to show up I have to un-privatize it for a few hours so I only do it every few posts. I was just backlogged with things to post so I caught up with them all in one day :)
Have a great day! (was that Christina's sister Beth that was in the wedding with you?)

rachel said...

i seriously LOOVE you!!!!! what a fun december!!! it really is the best month :) i loved all your pictures and stories. those kids are just too darn cute (and SO ARE YOU!!!) xoxoxo happy new year james (james as in Jamie, not james as in james my husband) lol :)

Jamie said...

Sandhya- Hi! I am so glad you unprivatize your blog for a little bit so I know when you update. Thanks for helping me figure out why I wasn't getting your blog updates! Good job on catching up in one day with all those posts! Oh and I wasn't in the wedding with Beth (she's so cute) but it's funny because Heidi (Arndt) Keller's sister Melanie was in the wedding too. Was Beth in a wedding recently? Where is she living now?

Sandhya said...

The girl three down from you looks surprisingly like Beth! Anyways, she's living in Santa Clarita and hanging out in Somis with Christina's family most weekends. Where are you living?

Jamie said...

Sandhya- They do look alike in that picture. I saw her on Christina's blog today and man that girl looks amazing! I want to be in shape like that. I really have no excuse, ha ha! I live in Arroyo Grande (the cutest town) and it's really close to Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo.

Chris Kim Kinsley Cooper said...

I LOVE THESE PICTURES!! Melissa did an awesome job decorating for the wedding. I am sure you and Katie helped a ton with the decorating though!! And Annie's birthday??? Are you kidding????? She is pure beauty!! I love seeing all your pictures. I loved that we got to chat, I am sorry that it couldn't be longer. I love you so much my friend and we need to see each other SOOOOON!

Joe, Erin, Drew, and Drake said...

JAMERS...ohhh so wish I could hug you right now!! BUT soon....about a month. I love the post, I have a question for is such a beautiful, precious, fun girl like Jamie Marie Hill still without a husband?? Is it that God is just sharpening the heck out of that amazing man...I think so. LOVED the post, hopefully I will be back on the blogging wagon soon. Love you girl.