Thursday, December 30, 2010


Day 67:  December 24

Since we are going to Nana and Mops on Christmas Day, we did our family celebration of the Birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve. 

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You slept through much of it.  But I know that you will like what you were given.  Eventually.


Mental note,  next year we are going to do our three Christmas presents as follows:

  1. gold --  something you really want
  2. frankincense --  something you need
  3. myrrh --  something spiritual, to help your walk with the Lord

Day 68:  December 25

Due to a light dusting of snow, we were a wee bit late arriving at Nana and Mop’s house. 

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That is how it is with being a family of 6. 

Well . . . having 4 young children.

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Day 69:  December 26

Christmas at Mama and Papa’s house! 

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Sweet Gabe always wants to hold you . . . when we are getting ready to go somewhere.  Don’t you love his zebra gloves?

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Girlfriend, never doubt how loved you are. 

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Day 70:  December 27

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Day 71: December 28

Today was your two month physical.  You weighed 12.7 pounds and were 22 inches long.

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You and Ezra shared an appointment with Swathi

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Day 72:  December 29

We went to see some old college friends today, Brett and Abbi. 

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They have a handful of kids too!  Maybe next year you can go sledding!

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P.S. Thanks for letting me sleep 9 hours last night!

Day 73:  December 30

We took Asher and Ezra ice skating today.  I was a bit nervous leaving you behind.  Truth be told – I just didn’t want you to get a bottle!  It is so much easier to nurse you. 

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Day 55:  the evening of December 11

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We got what you might say a lot of snow.  Forgoing all of our evening plans, we got out the sleds and off we went for a snowy walk in the neighborhood.  It was a little cold.

You were fine – until we got home.

Maybe it was the snowsuit.  Winnie the Pooh . . . I don’t blame you.  Don’t worry, Nana got you a funky snow suit that fits better anyhow.

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Day 56:  December 12

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Day 57:  December 13

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Day 58:  December 14

Today your poor brother fell and busted his face.  Oh, what a horrible crash he had!  Your dad had to come home from work and take Gabe to the dentist.  May God protect you from serious injury, my little one. 

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Through all of Gabe’s pain, though . . . he has remained ever so gentle and even more aware of your cries. 

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Day 59:  December 15

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P.S.  This was the very first time I left you for the evening.  Praise the Lord, you slept the entire time that I was gone at Tia’s bachelorette dinner.

Day 60:  December 17

After Tia’s and Michael’s rehearsal dinner, Daddy and I took a small date to Whole Foods for some kombucha. 

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Day 61:  December 18 (The Day of The Wedding)

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Day 62:  December 19

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Day 63:  December 20

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Day 64:  December 21

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Day 65:  December 22

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If you look closely enough in the above picture . . . you can see me in your eyes!

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Your smile is so sweet!  I love it!  (And I love you!)

Day 66:  December 23

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Today was a very hard day . . . we had to say goodbye to our faithful dog.  I’m so sad that you really will never know her.   She was a good dog.  She was at your birth . . . watching over . . . . guarding the house. You have been such a comfort to me during this tough time . . . with all of your sweet smiles.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010


We were supposed to go to Chicago . . . but we didn’t.

So glad.

We “crafted” instead.

And you went on  date with Ezra and I for a bagel and  little shopping at Target . . . where you had a blowout.

I’ve decided that the “twist” doesn’t work.

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Friday, December 10, 2010


Day 48:  Saturday, December 4

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Day 49:  Sunday, December 5

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Umm . . . yes, you have the same outfit on.  It happens.

Day 50:  Monday, December 6

This was a big day.  We registered you.  It’s official – you were born! 

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I wanted you to look so pretty . . .

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And you did. 

But . . . you pooped.  In a major way.

So I changed you right there at the County Health Department. 

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Seriously, though . . . we had to take you to the Health Department along with a bunch of paperwork to prove that you are a legit, God created human being. 

Now you can get your birth certificate and social security number. 

Day 51:  Tuesday, December 7

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Asher came home from the hospital wearing this little number.  

I recently went through your brothers’ baby clothes.  It made me cry.  Lots of memories.

There were a few things I was able to pull out for you.  Don’t worry – nothing too boyish!

Day 52:  Wednesday, December 8

Another late night picture . . .

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Day 53:  Thursday, December 9

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You and Mussie hadn’t yet had a photo shoot . . . and well . . . I figured it needed to happen sooner than later. 

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Mussie isn’t doing too great these days.

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I love your little grin . . . as if to say, “This isn’t so bad.  I like the doggy!”

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Mussie decided that you weren’t so bad yourself!

Day 54:  Friday, December 10

This is a borderline outfit . . . but I wanted you to wear something warm . . . and something that all my babies had worn . . . so . . . at least you are warm.


And right now you are really warm – you are in the Moby.  You are keeping ME warm!

Phew . . . I have your blog caught up.  For anyone reading this . . . I posted a lot of back posts . . . look around and find some more Pleasant Words!