Saturday, December 31, 2011

Louis's First Christmas

Louis had a great first Christmas! Santa was very good to him, and he had the chance to see ALL of his family members. On Christmas Eve, we went to church and then to Rob's parents for dinner. My parents and Andy and Ellen were there as well. After dinner, we went home and Louis opened his Christmas Eve pajamas. You know how when you were a little kid and you couldn't sleep on Christmas Eve because you were so excited? That was me this year. I was so excited for Louis's first Christmas and to see how he would react to everything that I couldn't sleep for the longest time. The next morning all the grandparents came to see what Santa had brought. At lunchtime both sides of my family came over to eat and exchange gifts. It was so much fun to have everyone together! After lunch we went to Rob's parents to eat and exchange gifts. Casey, Sam, and Gracie were there, too. Louis and Gracie had a great time playing together. It was a great day!
Opening Christmas PJs

Louis's gifts from Santa

I love having a reason to use my Christmas china!

And my other Christmas china...

Guess who loves to be pushed around on his train for HOURS? Legs, please grow so he can push himself!

Louis and Gracie playing together

Chrsitmas cards- one of my favorite parts of the holiday!

More cards on the garland!

Sunday, December 11, 2011


It's hard to believe that we are already in mid-December. Christmas is right around the corner. I have mailed Christmas cards, almost finished my shopping, and my house is decorated. Garden Club is at my house Thursday, so I have been working hard to make sure it looks nice. This weekend was my mom's birthday. Today, our family ate lunch at Anchuca. It was delicious as always. After lunch, we went to look at their beautiful Christmas tree. They have a great collection of ornaments, and literally every branch on the tree has an ornament on it. We tried to get a family photo. Louis didn't cooperate. After lunch, Louis and I went to the St. Joseph's Orchestra Christmas Concert with my friend Christin and her precious daughter Jane. Louis really enjoyed the music. I highly recommend this to all of you for next year! Only 7 more days of school before Christmas break!
Take 1

Take 2

Take 3- this will have to do

Perfect, except Rob's missing :(
*P.S.- Say a little prayer for sweet Louis. He will be having tubes put in his ears on the 21st. I know this isn't major surgery, but it is a big deal for us. Thanks!