It’s been a while, but I’m still here! This time of year is certainly one that brings a lot of sadness and emotion with it, and to be honest, the past couple months have just been plain hard around here. There are times when I wonder what’s next… life isn’t easy, and sometimes it just purely stinks, but God is always good and forever faithful.
We are blessed beyond measure when it comes to the family and friends department. So many people love us and pray us through the difficult times and I am forever grateful for them.
This year, for Thanksgiving, we had a big lunch at my Granny’s with my parents. My uncle, aunt and cousin were there, too, and it was a sweet time together. Momma outdid herself and made the meal of meals…and my uncle smoked a ham and turkey and wow, was it good! DW had to bring home a bag for some leftover sandwiches! :)
and DW pulled out our Christmas bins. (Okay, so I may have had him do that at the beginning of the week! I’m always anxious to get Christmas up!) :)
My parents went with us to get our tree. We always buy it from the same people, and have since we got married!
I decorated the tree and the house ALL BY MYSELF.
And my dad went and got lunch for all of us, and helped DW outside, because he’s awesome and loves me dearly.
I can’t tell you how good it felt at the end of that day to have all of it up and (almost) finished!
AB ooohed and ahhhed over every thing we pulled out and she loved getting to play with her Nativity playset! Her Granny & Pappy got it for her last year (its the Fisher Price one, and it’s adorable), and she’s loving it this year. She knows baby Jesus, the angel, and Mary, also known as “Momma”… :) We’re still working on Joseph (“Daddy”) and the wisemen. Sometimes she picks one of the wisemen for the Daddy. I think it’s the gold crown and box they’re holding that makes her pick them! ha…
She also knows Santa Clause and that he says, “Ho Ho”. (which for her sounds like , “oh-oh”… Sunday night, we went out to eat, and there was a man sitting behind us in the restaurant that had a white beard, and the entire time AB kept pointing at him and saying, “ho ho”… ha…
She’s been so excited to have the trees up, and loves having her own! I found her showing her baby doll, Abby, the little trees a couple days ago. :) (one has all of Cooper’s ornaments on it and the other has hers…we buy them a new one every year to put on their trees)…
Along with getting Christmas out and up, we’re getting ready for Annabelle’s 2nd birthday party! Last year was the big party with all of the extended family and lots of friends, but this year it’s going to be a lower key affair. :) But a party, still! To say I’m excited about it, is an understatement. I can’t wait for Annabelle to see her party and to see how she likes all of the singing, presents, and cake this year! It will be a blog post for sure! :)