Monday, November 28, 2011

A Wonderful Weekend & a Thankful Tree

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We were very blessed to be able to spend the entire day enjoying our family, great food, the outdoors, and lots and lots of pie. :) I'd call that a day well spent! 

Thanksgiving family photo

"Sisters, sisters...there were never such devoted sisters"

The girls and our Momma :)

Trimming the tree on Saturday night

Me and my little Santa Baby



I made this "thankful tree" about a month and a half ago and meant to post pics of it right away, but life got really busy all of a sudden and that, along with some sloooow computer issues, and here I am and Thanksgiving's already come and gone. :( Oh well....I still want to write about it cause I just LOVED enjoying it all season. So here it is...late or not! :)

Dining room buffet

The branches I snagged from a neighbor's trash pile
and the moss (which is from Hobby Lobby) I already had
on hand. The pot I already had too so this project was free

A little bird ornament

Other things listed were: all of our families names, our sweet little
baby angels in heaven, good books, rain, "thumbs", etc!

Now onto the rest of our Christmas decorating!!! Yay!!!

Happy beginning of the Christmas Holidays!!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cole Walking & 1 Year Old

Today is Cole's 1st Birthday (*sniff sniff*). We started the day with several rounds of the "Happy Birthday" song, ate special applesauce birthday pancakes for breakfast (where he attempted to blow out his first candle), and watched him open a couple of gifts. So far it's been a great day! I don't think he really knows what's going on, but for us, it's a time to reflect on this past year with our sweet boy..and celebrate the most precious gift that God has blessed us with...

Cole Bryan. :)

It's hard to believe it's already been one year. It seems like just yesterday we were at the birthing center, anticipating his birth , then bringing him home where the realization finally started to settle in: we were parents. This was permanent. No going back. He was ours. 

It's been such a wonderful year, and though it's been hard at times figuring out this parenting stuff and how to balance our marriage, outside commitments and our sweet baby, it's been a whole lotta fun along the way. He brings more joy to our days than we ever thought possible...and looking back, it's hard to believe there was ever a time when he wasn't in our lives.

We love you sweet Cole! Happy Birthday Darling!


P.S. In other news, Cole is now starting to walk! Here's a little video I shot the other day for your viewing pleasure!