Whew. I am tired. These have been a crazy three weeks. Crazy-full. Crazy-good. Crazy-fun. Yet – C.R.A.Z.Y! We are glad to be here in this little life of ours.
We went down to The Woodlands to see Ruthie McKinney get married! The McKinneys have been dear family friends since we moved to The Woodlands in 1990. It was such a joy to see her married!
Christmas brought wonderful time with family.
Made dinner for donald’s parents and us. Major flop. Boo. My chicken was awful. Flavor = delicious. However the absence of fully cooked meat kind of killed the flavor buzz. Oh well. Here’s to next year on that front.
Abi helped with the dessert (thankfully the rest of the meal was quite delicious!)
Abi was such a big girl and sat through the entire service without too many peeps!
Crazy one o’clock elves.
Christmas Morning! We have much to celebrate. It was such a special morning – just the three of us. Abi opened some of her gifts, we had breakfast (a yummy dish that my mom has hade for years!), and just relaxed until after Abi’s nap.
One of Abi’s most favorite things – a page of stickers. Love that face.
Oh, small sidenote – did I mention that it SNOWED on Christmas Day. Truly – a Christmas miracle! It was such a beautiful addition to the day!
The traditional Abi picture under the tree:
Harder this year than last!
Jenny, Brian, and Josh arrived in town Christmas evening! Hooray! Abi wishes that Josh would live here permanently. They love each other so much. Such sweet times.
And to bookend the trip – my parents were in town too! We are so thankful to them for flying down and giving us wonderful memories!
Oslo had a great time too…
My dad and I exchange angels every year (everybody should now say, “awwww” – it’s because of my name!) – it really is a wonderful tradition, we both look forward to it each year! This year I gave him an angel that was made in Haiti (check out the greater good network/hunger site – awesome place to buy gifts!) – he is the mission coordinator-type person at their church, and they are leaving for Haiti at the end of the month!
My parents got me bop-it because: 1)I love it 2) have very fond memories involving it and 3) I think it is hilarious!
We planted bulbs on New Year’s Day! Good ol’ Texas, letting us enjoy time outdoors when it should be the middle of winter!
Met wonderful Hood for Harry’s:
For anyone still reading this ridiculously long post. Thank you. You deserve a gold star. Seriously.