Monday, December 19, 2011

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

I'm sure most of you are enjoying this busy time of year. The holidays this year have been crazy. But I love every minute.....

 We began by celebrating Thanksgiving with the boys in their school and  Church programs and spending time with our families. Price's kindergarten had a Pilgrim and Indian Feast and Price was an Indian. Then the boys sang for the First Family Thanksgiving at our Church and Owen got to be the Indian and Price was a Pilgram. They were too cute and did a great job.

Then, we began moving into our new house on the day after Thanksgiving. We are finally settled (mostly) and ready to celebrate our first Christmas in our new house.

Price and Owen had their Church Choir Musical on November 30th  where they preformed Max Lucados, "The Littlest Lamb" and Price was asked to be Joseph and Owen was a little lamb. The Lamb had a little trouble staying still but apparently everyone thought he was cute.......everyone, but me!

Then the boys participated in our annual Church Christmas Pageant. It was a committment because we practiced the entire week before and there were 5 shows that filled up our church all the way to the 3rd balcony, but the boys enjoyed every minute, and so did I. I am so blessed to be a part of such a special church and have such an awesome Church family. We had so much fun sharing in the pageant fun! They were the cutest little Christmas lights EVER! :)

Even Owen did a great job waving at the crowd and blowing them kisses during the parade! They made me very proud.

We also got invited to the annual Gingerbread party, hosted by my friend, Traci's, MIL. Price was in school but Owen had a great time making his gingerbread house with his best buds.

There is the finished product. He ate way more then he decorated.

This past week was busy with school festivities. Owens school party was first. The kids sang a little jingle for us and then we had fun eatting all the goodies.

On Thursday, Price's class did an Authors Showcase where they put on a little play, did a sing along and each one read a book that they had written and illustrated. It was so cute. Way more then I expected from a class of 5 and 6 year olds. In the little play, Price was the little boy in the "Gingerbread Man" and he did a wonderful job!

Then on Friday, Price had his class Christmas Party. I took Owen with me and it warmed my heart to see how excited Price was to have Owen there. He shared his craft with him, and included him in their sing-a-long and dance party and also got him to sit in his lap during their movie time. It was the sweetest thing.

Then we had the Josh's family Christmas on Saturday night and you'll never guess who showed up........That's right, SANTA, himself!!! Their Aunt Jessica knows him personally and asked him to stop by. The boys loved sitting in his lap and wouldn't leave him alone.

Meme and Grandpa even got in on the Santa action!!

This is our first day out of school and we have enjoyed it by sleeping in (at least I have)  and we went to see the Chipmunk Movie with some of our best friends. We have lots of fun stuff planned for our break but mostly we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I hope that I can make sure that with all the fun things going on, the most imporant reason we celebrate is to remember HIM!!!
I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful time of celebrating with your family and friends as well.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's A GIRL!

I'm sure most of you already know this, but IT'S A GIRL!!!

It took me a little longer to find out the sex this time because I was scared to get too attached, but you can imagine my excitment when I found out I would be adding a little pink to my life!

If you know me well at all, you know I have had pink dreams for a while......but obviously, I wanted a healthy baby first and foremost.

I am overwhelmed with thankfulness for this precious little one. The Lord is sooooo good to me. I feel more blessed then I deserve. I have prayed for this baby for a very long time and still have 16 weeks to go, so now I'm praying that everything continues to be healthy. I feel confident that the Lord is watching over us.

We have decided her name will be Carolyn Ann.
She will be named after my grandmother (Carolyn) and my mother (Ann). Two of the most wonderful women in my life. My grandmother passed away when I was pregnant with Owen and I know she would be so proud to have this sweet little baby named after her. She was the most Godly, kind hearted, giving, loving woman that I have ever known, and I can only pray that my Carolyn will be like her.
So, prayers still appreciated and more updates to come. Thanks for all who have continuously prayed for us on this journey.