Here are some pictures from our Christmas! They are actually from Christmas Eve through the next few days. It was a wonderful week full of family, food and memory making. Looking forward to all that 2013 will bring!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
We took the littles to see Santa this past weekend. I should have known that it was not going to go well when I forgot that the mall opens at 1 on Sundays. We got there at 11. We were going to just go home and come back since they were getting fussy.
As we were leaving the mall, Savannah was melting down because I had been talking up Santa all morning and she didn't understand why we were leaving. I got the bright idea to drive to Tupelo (an hour away) to see Santa. I thought they would sleep on the drive and the mall would be opening just as we arrived.
Bahaha. They did NOT sleep. They whined the whole hour. As we loaded them in the stroller I noticed that Donovan had spilled milk all over his shirt and Josh had put the wrong shoes on him. I bought a sweater for him at the mall and we waited in line to see Santa.
By the time it was their turn, they were over it. Savannah's hair was a mess and they were exhausted. This is what we got...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I spent much of Friday in prayer for the sweet children and teachers killed in Newtown, CT. I can not fathom what those families must be going through. Praying for God's comfort and love to cover all involved.
Like many parents, it gave me a renewed perspective. I want to enjoy all these little moments with my family because we are not promised tomorrow. Each and every day is a gift. I need to be reminded of this when the days get long.
Also, Hayley got her ears pierced last weekend! This is a big deal, because she has always been terrified of getting this done. I am so proud of her, my big 9 year old is growing up. :-) Savannah has her preschool Christmas program on Monday and Donovan just turned 13 months old! So blessed and in love with my 3 sweet blessings.