Oh what a week it has been...
Without getting too heavy, lets just say the usual hustle and bustle and mile-long to-do's
of the week before Christmas were compounded with some early contractions
(put me on meds to relax my uterus... going in every two weeks now for the Fetal Fibronectin
test to be sure I'm not going into Pre-Term Labor) Hang tight little Miles.
We are EXCITED for a February baby. See you THEN.
... and my Grandpa is in his last days of life. He's going to meet Jesus very soon.
We are praying for peace in his soul, comfort for his earthly body, and strength for the ones
he'll leave behind. He's going to a MUCH better place,
but it's a tough time of year to lose someone you love so much.
I've gotten WAY behind the documentation part of our Advent & Book traditions.
But that's not what it's really all about anyway, right?
So here's a few snapshots from a week ago. I'll update with the latest here in a few days.
As you can see... Slade loves to pose for pictures.
He just begs me to set him in front of a picturesque scene so he can sit for a while, smile and pose.
It's really a delightful experience for all.
I have managed to wrap all of the gifts we are giving this week. With everything else
that's been going on, only TWO lucky packages got bows. I used According to Nina's tutorial.
Cookie the Elf has had a little bit more fun. Although, he does forget to fly to the North Pole
from time to time and ends up making a late morning run... whoops!
I saw this cute idea on Jamie's blog and knew Carson would LOVE it.
Bad lighting, but Cookie's on the firetruck lighter hanging a firetruck ornament on the tree.
My sweet little guy ran a BUNCH of Christmas errands with me last weekend. He was such a trooper.
Cookie set out cookie cutters for us to make salt dough ornaments! We made BUNCHES
including cinnamon salt dough gingerbread men that smell amazing and are the perfect shade
of gingerbread brown BUT those pictures haven't been downloaded... AND we got sidetracked finishing them this week! But there's some definite keepers. More on that...
Cookie packed a suitcase to take to Dallas... that post is coming soon too. So many IOU's!
... and last but not least, Cookie dressed up like Santa! So silly. CT loved this.
Hope your Christmas is a VERY Merry one.