Wrapping up December-from my phone

Monday, December 30, 2013


For the baby book

Margaret’s been smiling a little bit, but today was her first real, reactionary smile!  For me!  I was talking to you in a high, baby voice, and you gave me a precious, open mouth grin!  Yay!  Your little eyes lit up, too!  Can’t wait to see that more and more and more!!  6 weeks, 3 days

Meeting some new friends

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Her first time on the play mat.  She checked them all out for a few minutes,image barely keeping her eyes open,imageand then fell asleep!imageimage

Margaret girl

This sweet little snuggle bug,imageshe is SO loved!imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageSo, so in love with this angel baby, miracle girl!image

Ice Skating!

Friday, December 27, 2013

What a fun afternoon on the ice!  Boyd Plaza, in front of the Art Museum, sets up an ice rink each winter.  This was the first time we’ve been!  Jack struggled a little to stay up, but he had fun-we all did!  LOVE me some Weavers!imageimage

My little loves

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

SO thankful for these gifts this Christmas!image

Christmas with the Thomases

The Thomases came for Christmas lunch, and we had a great time being together and celebrating Jesus’ birth!imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage

Christmas morning

Jesus’ birthday!  Glory to the new born KING! 

The boys ran down the hall, Mark had Margaret in his arms, and then they saw the presents! They were both so happy, and loved opening their gifts! Jack started playing his guitar and Sam put his fireman gloves on-then started eating his candy!imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageWe played and played, trash everywhere, but that was part of the fun!imageimageimageAfter a little while, we had our traditional cinnamon rolls with birthday candles for Jesus.  We sang the birthday song, and they blew out the candles!  Oh, and then they ‘cheers’ed with their cups!imageWhen Jack blessed the food, he said, “Thank you, God, for Jesus and his birthday. And thank you that my family is so important to me. Thank you for daddy and that he works hard for us and thank you for my mommy and that she helps me do hard things. Thank you for Sam and for our baby and that you gave us a baby girl. And thank you that you let Santa give us presents.” Brought tears to my eyes! imageimageWhen Jack opened his goblet, he was soooo happy and gave me the biggest hug and said, “Thank you SO much mommy! You’re the best mommy ever!” And then later he asked to drink from his ‘green goblin’.  It was such a sweet morning!  Happy birthday, baby Jesus!  Glory to the new born KING!image

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours!imageAnd our Christmas card!image