Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Part One

Merry Christmas! 

Liam is having quite a few Christmases this year, and I will be posting my thank you's and so on here in the blog. Along with pictures!

We will not be able to get to all the gifts in one day. Liam gets overwhelmed easily and can not handle it all at once. Plus this way it means more days of fun for him!

Thank you to everyone!!!!!  Also a thank you to Grandma Wanda and Aunt Saskia and Uncle Bob who sent some money for us to spend. Liam's share will go into his savings until he knows what money is and can decide what to use it on.

We love you all so much!

Thank you Grandpa Dave and Grandma Kathy, for the finger paints and paper!

And for the books!

These tags were awful cool!

And then Breakfast with some of the coolest people out there!

And two of my favorite photographers!

Using Great Aunt Judy as a way to stare out the window

Opening some gifts from the Mess family and Perry and Suzy!

Little wooden pots and pegs....

...Have rapidly become a favorite thing already!

Checking out his felt board

and all the pieces to go with it!

Now I can't wait to go to the store and get more felt to make him more shapes! This was a great idea!

And from Perry and Suzi...

Some popcicle molds!

Which Liam thought were really nifty and fun to play with. In the summer we will make popcicles for him!

Christmas Morning Wagon!

Serious baby and mama, checking out some wheels!

Very Serious about his toys!

Opening the gifts from Aunt Mel and Uncle Kurt

Pretty wooden cars and trucks and planes!

He really loves his wheels

And from Grandma Julie, a new book!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Here comes Santa Claus!

The stockings are hung...
Home made stockings by me, so far only Liam's is stuffed full!

The tree is up and looking lovely...

Nym was enjoying a nice evening nap in front of the tree.
Gifts are wrapped and I am just making a few extra trinkets for those I love...

Little Star Ornament, crocheted. I was totally thrilled when I figured out how to make these!

Gifts to distant family have been shipped, cards are mailed out...

Liam is loving the tree!

 Christmas baking shall begin soon, I want to give away some yummy food treats to my neighbors and family and friends.

I love this time of year! SO MUCH TO DO!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Two Years

Two years ago today I married the man I love.

A few things stand out about that day... I cried when saying our vows because I loved him so much that I couldn't even get the words out. I freaked out about a Christmas tree because I didn't want it in my wedding pictures. And I remember all the love from the family and friends who came to watch us make that promise to each other.

We have been tested and tried this year, as the year before and as I am sure will happen in the years to come. Choices to make, disagreements to have, worries and troubles to face down and some of the saddest moments anyone could have in their life. It just proves to me that we made the right choice in each other, I know that we are going to do it all together whatever life may bring.

In good time he is there for me to laugh with me. In bad times we are there for each other to be the hand to hold and the shoulder to cry on. We made a promise to be the best person we could be for each other, and we may not always get it right, but we keep trying.

To me, having to work at it makes it all the more worth it when things go right.

I love you Dan. I never knew life would put us where we are now, but I wouldn't change a single moment of it. I'm glad I met you, I'm glad I love you, I'm glad I married you and I am beyond glad that I have this baby with you.

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