Christmas season this year was packed. Between you know giving birth and all, church stuff, and our family coming to town it was busy, busy, busy. Let's recap:
Thanksgiving Day: Kathy and Steve arrive to make sure they are here for Olivia's arrival- turns out we had to wait a week and a day until she came!
November 30th: Olivia arrives
December 15th: Youth Progressive Dinner
December 22nd: my Family came to town
December 23rd: We went to my sister's house in Kingsland
Christmas Eve: church service and dinner
Christmas Day: enjoyed a relaxed day of opening presents, breakfast burritos, and resting with our family of 4 and Nana and Papa Stout
December 30th: Nana and Papa (Kathy and Steve) went back to TN
December 31st: Matt and the youth rang in the New Year at the church and I stayed home with the girls. It was sad to not be with Matt for midnight, but I got a lot done and enjoyed spending time with my sweet babies!
January 1st: We did very little and rested!
Here are some pics in no particular order of our Christmas!
|Ruthie enjoying the Hokewaters tree at the Progressive Dinner|
|Christmas Eve family pic|
|reading on Christmas morning|
|momma loving on Olivia|
|The pups wanted to be in the pic|
|opening stockings- books, crayons, bubbles, and coloring books|
|dinner at Merry Anna and Thomas house on Dec 23rd|
|playing Settlers of Catan- this is what I bought Matt for Christmas and he was very happy!|
|we gave Ruthie a slide and we gave Olivia a Fisher Price Adjustable Gym for tummy time and to play on when she can pull up in a few months! Olivia also got an Olivia the Pig stuffed animal|
|playing with Uncle Thomas|
|Hypster kid wear the hat that Thomas' mom made Olivia|
|sweet Christmas dresses!|
|play kitchen from Nana and Papa Stout|
|Ready for Church in her snowman dress|
|playing on the table from Gigi|
|a pizza lunch before Nana and Papa head back to TN- we really enjoyed and appreciated them being around for the whole month to help with the transition to a family of 4! We are very grateful for both of them and we love them very much!|
|The cook! Thanks for the apron and hat Aunt Sarah|
|Uncle Thomas and Olivia|
|day after Christmas and loving having a table all of her own!|
|Aunt Merry Anna|
|My mom, my sisters, and my girls all at my house! So special!|
I think all is going pretty great here. We are learning how to live with 2 kids and 2 adults. This week: we transition to a new schedule! I start back to work!