Tuesday, December 25, 2007

merry christmas

merry christmas everybody. i love christmas. i was so excited last night. i could barely sleep. we woke up early and went to my mom and dad's house. i felt a bit bad about leaving miles' mom on christmas. she had to drive home and visit with grandma charlotte.

it was so fun at mom's. we had champagne with breakfast and opened presents. oh my gosh. there were so many presents. it was overwhelming. mason seemed content to just play with the stuff in his stocking. his cousin zena tore through her presents at lightning speed.

dahlia's first christmas and she slept through most of it. she was so cute. everybody loved her. it was so fun to get to show her off.

my sisters jen, christina and i went to visit our friend rebecca and her family. we go every year. their house is always so beautiful and perfect.

we were back at my mom's house for dinner and then miles, ray and i went to visit my friend carla and mark at her family's house. i love to visit everyone on christmas. it makes the day so festive.

i was disappointed to find my parents had already gone to bed when we got home. it was only 9:30. i can't believe christmas was already over and it was time to go home. i still had lots of energy. i wanted to hang out.

i think next year we might host christmas at our house. i think my mom is getting tired of hosting. we would have to give up our mini tradition of visiting everyone, but it would be nice to stay put and relax a little.

Monday, December 24, 2007

christmas eve

merry christmas. i can't believe it is already christmas eve. today was just crazy busy. we usually go to miles' grandma's house for christmas eve to visit with his mom and grandma. this year miles' mom came to our house. we didn't know she was coming until two days ago. needless to say i was not ready. i was running around like a crazy woman this morning getting the house clean and the groceries bought. miles took the kids with him to visit his aunt, and drop off the christmas gifts. i was sad to miss it. there is no way we would have been ready though. i wish i would have had time to plan something more special. i love to host parties and would have liked to do something really nice for christmas eve. this was just such short notice that i had to keep it simple.

my mother in law showed up around four o'clock. we had a nice easy dinner. we got a store bought pie that i thought tasted terrible. it just killed me to not have a homemade dessert. we opened gifts after dinner. mason loved this silly toy car that has a pig driving it. so funny. miles and i have to finish wrapping some gifts for tomorrow. i miss going to the midnight service at church. the candlelight service was always my favorite. maybe we can find a church near us for next year.

anyway, christmas is here and i am so excited. my baby girl's first christmas. i hope everyone has a loving day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

christmas card

we finally mailed out the christmas cards today. yay. they are so cute. i can't believe we actually got them in the mail on time. we didn't have time to write a personalized message on each one. oh well. next year we will get them done earlier. we went to a photo place in the mall last week and it was a nightmare. mason screamed the whole time. dahlia started crying also. it was a mess. these pictures were taken at home by the christmas tree. how nice. we had our own photo shoot. they turned out so cute. i love the picture of mason. we even saved money!

we are all sick. we have colds. i wrapped tons of gifts today. i love to wrap presents. tomorrow dahlia will be 4 weeks old. wow. i am excited about the holidays now. i am in a good mood. it really feels like christmas.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

three please

i want another baby. my family thinks i am crazy. the whole time i was pregnant i said this was the last one. no more. two is enough. now i changed my mind. i want another one. i always thought i would love a big family. i have 5 brothers and sisters. i loved the chaos. maybe it is just the hormones. giving birth is just the best feeling in the whole world. bringing home a newborn is just magical. you just can't help but smile every time you look at that little face. this just can't be my last baby. one more please.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


we now have four people in our bed. we swore we would not let dahlia in our bed. we learned from our mistake with mason. there is no room for four people we said. we will have her sleep next to the bed in her cradle while i breast feed. then she will be moved to her room in the crib. ha. we are weak. she did sleep in her cradle for a couple of weeks, but then the heater broke. it was way too cold for a newborn to sleep alone. we had to huddle together for warmth. so we let her in our bed. now that the heater is fixed, she has decided she likes to sleep in our bed. hmmm. this is all too familiar. how did we let this happen again?

Saturday, December 1, 2007

sleepy girl

oh how i love to sleep in my swing... if only there was enough room for mom next to me.


mason had fun today showing off his spinning toy to our friends.