Baby Trey DeEsch

OUR BEAUTIFUL SON, DOUGLAS ROBERT DeESCH III "TREY", WAS BORN MARCH 20, 2009, AT 9:04PM. HE WAS 8 POUNDS, 8 OUNCES AND 22 INCHES LONG! HE IS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

TREY DeESCH

TREY DeESCH
PERFECT LITTLE ANGEL

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH
OUR BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL

Baby Carrington DeEsch

WE ARE EAGERLY AWAITING LITTLE SISTER CARRINGTON'S ARRIVAL, BUT AS SOON AS SHE JOINS OUR FAMILY, WE WILL ADD HER TO THE BLOG!

CARRINGTON ELIZABETH DeESCH WAS BORN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010 AT 8:30PM. SHE WAS 8 POUNDS, 4 OUNCES AND 21 INCHES LONG. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL, PRECIOUS AND PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

































































Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Polar Express- Bryson City, NC

I should start by saying that The Polar Express is one of Doug's most favorite holiday movies.  He loves it- hands down.  So even though his last minute, surprise trip to The Polar Express for the weekend was so sweet, I wasn't exactly shocked by his choice. 


On the car ride, I rented the movie The Polar Express, and Trey and Carrington got to watch it for the first time.  Trey was so excited to be getting to go on "that same train", and Carrington couldn't care less. :) Since we made last-minute arrangements, we were limited in where to stay, and which 'class' to ride on the train.  We ended up staying at the Hemlock Inn, which was perfect for us.  The cabins are rustic (with no televisions), but we had 2 separate bedrooms, and a living/kitchen area, which was great.  Plus, the inn includes a huge, home-cooked, family-style breakfast in the morning, and it was fantastic!


The first class and crown class seats/cars on the train were fully booked, so we had to choose coach class, and we selected the Dillsboro car- this is the last car on the train (the caboose), and it has it's own bathroom (so other people in separate cars had to walk to our car to use the restroom).  Our trip was at 8:15pm, which must be fairly late for some children, so we were fortunate to have the car only about 1/3 of the way full.  Yay!!! For those reading this and planning their own trip- the difference between first class and crown class is that first class is assigned seating, and you get a mug souvenier.  Crown class is open seating (no assigned), and you still receive the mug souvenier.  Both of these cars (the first and crown class) have small tables in each of the booths, which the coach class booths do not.  The coach class is also open seating, and you don't receive a souvenier mug.  Thought I should mention the differences. :)  Back to our trip- we boarded the train, and it was awesome! The kids each had their own "Golden Ticket", and as soon as we took our seats, the music began, and we were on our way! We sang songs, we had hot chocolate and cookies, the train master read us the book of the Polar Express (again, for those that haven't gone- go and buy a copy of the book to bring with you- you can read along as the train master reads aloud), we danced to Christmas carols, we hollared at the antelope to get off the tracks (just like in the movie), the train master came around to each child and punched their ticket (a bunch of times, just like the movie), and we rode all the way to the North Pole.  As we first passed the North Pole, we could see Santa out the window, but when we turned around to head back, Santa was gone- and that was when he walked into our train car!!!! We were all chanting "Santa, Santa, Santa" and he was amazing.  Trey couldn't contain his excitement and when Santa got all the way to us, Trey through his arms around him and gave him a big hug.  It was so precious.  Santa gave Trey and Carrington special bells- like the movie- and Trey made certain that Santa knew he wanted a firetruck for Christmas. 


There is pretty much nothing that I didn't love about this entire experience.  I think my favorite part, besides getting to see Trey's genuine excitement, was that the kids wore their pajamas the entire time.  Our pictures with Santa this year are in their jammies, and I LOVE it!!! Another piece to note- the adults should DEFINITELY wear their jammies on the train too- tons of other families did this and it was adorable.


We brought out all the Christmas traditions that weekend, and I'll write more on those details in another post, but it was truly a wonderful time, and a great way to spend our 6 year wedding anniversary- it was filled with fantastic family memories.






















Jealous of our family picture, aren't you? :)













Not sure why Carrington looks like she just had her wisdom teeth pulled- for that matter, they both have swollen looking cheeks... Oh well- they loved it, and I love them wearing their jammies with Santa!

A Little Christmas Fun with Elves :)

Elf Yourself- DeEsch Style

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Christmas Pictures

We forced Aunt Kristyn into taking some family pictures for us this year, to use on our Christmas Card. I have to admit, it started off a little stressful and rocky (as all family pictures do for us), but it was well worth it- the pictures were beautiful, and that always makes me happy!














Friday, December 7, 2012

Thanksgiving School Concert

Trey's Thanksgiving School Program went better than ANY of our previous concerts.  The first concert he ever had (which would have been last year's Thanksgiving Program), Trey cried the second he saw his Daddy, ran off the stage and never returned.  The second program (Christmas last year), Trey stayed on stage, stood in the back, sang NOTHING, and picked his nose through the entire thing,  and his third program (Spring/Graduation last year) was basically a repeat of the second, with an attempt at singing one of the songs.  So, as you can tell, our expectations for this year were at an all-time low, and I didn't even bring the video camera (which, by the way, I brought to every concert last year).  So, imagine our shock and surprise when Trey walked out with his class, stood in the center front, and sang every song- WITH hand motions!!!! It was most definitely a 'Proud Mommy Moment'.


This was also Allie's first concert, and she was awesome! She was the "perpetual waiver".  She also walked out with her class, stood front and center, and waived to her Mommy and Daddy (and occasionally Doug and I) throughout the entire 10-15 minute concert.  It was SO cute!!! She also did a little bit of singing, but mostly she waived and smiled... I'm thinking Beauty Queen in the making? :)














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