Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Morning

The trike- or as E calls it her "motorcycle"

Hard at work in her new kitchen.

Christmas was definitely extra fun this year- I'm not sure who had more fun, Ella or us? She was quite serious about the whole thing, and enjoyed opening gifts- hers and anyone else who would let her open theirs. The big deals of the day were her new tricycle (or motorcycle as she calls it), and her play kitchen. The kitchen was given to her by her great-grandmother, who also bought me my first play kitchen. Very special. And J and I spent 2.5 hrs. putting it together- also special. We really feel like parents now, and certainly appreciate ours a little more.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

"Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."– Luke 2:10-12

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Where Have We Been?

We decided to take the crazy route and move in December! To me it was more important to be settled in the new place before Christmas rather than stress about keeping the other house perfect for potential showings. We hope to be mostly settled in by the end of the week! So far so good...but still mountains of boxes to conquer. No easy feat whilst working part-time, along with the toddler tornado living in our midst.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Quite A Pair

It was a little too quiet this morning, so I went to check on E and this is what I found...

Time for hugs and kisses

Saturday, December 13, 2008

De Leon Springs

For those who don't know, J and I share a birthday- same age and all. We took Friday off to celebrate (a few days early), and we enjoyed a lovely day. First stop was De Leon Springs- a gorgeous state park not far from our new home. They have an awesome restaurant where you cook pancakes at your table- delicious! This was a welcome break from our daily busyness.

E admiring the beautiful springs

J enjoying his pancakes.

Delicious Pancakes

Happy Mama

E really wanted to go swimming and kept asking
for her bathing suit!

Christmas Card Photo Shoot

With our recent move, we are quite behind (in my book anyway) on all things Christmas. A little glimpse into our Christmas card photo shoot yesterday- didn't get off to the best start, but ended well...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Book

Pappy reading E his latest book in which she is
the title character. Pretty Cool.