01 February 2014

December 2013 (Part 1)

December was (as usual) was a crazy, busy month for us! We had so much go on that I'm going to write use a few posts to cove it all. 
 
We started the month of with the Grant & Lauren's baby blessing. It was a sweet & special moment for us. Lauren's blessing dress was the same blessing dress that Annalyse wore and Grant is wearing a spiffy bow tie made by our friend Kim.It is was a dress made by Aunt Connie using the fabric from the dress that I was baptized in. Ryan's brothers (Jared & Tom), his Grandpa (Harvey), his Dad (Mike), and our friend Phil.
 
That same week, my brother (Tommy) and his wife (Jessica) came up to visit from Mississippi. It was so much fun having them here!! We visited other family members, ate a lot of food, shopped a little, and celebrated a Christmas a little early too! They hadn't met the babies yet so this was their first time meeting them. Annalyse is usually timid of them at first, but this time she was 100% Uncle Tommy & Aunt Jessica!!! She felt so comfortable with them and really had a great time picking on Tommy and she and Jessica really bonded! They had so much fun together.  My sister (Tonya) and her daughter (Kirsten) also spent a lot of time with us too! It was great to have them all here. The only person we were missing was Trinna, who was still lives in Nevada.  My siblings are so supportive and understanding.  We had a lot of fun together!!
Tommy & Jessica with Grant & Lauren

Aunt Jessica-She was timid of holding both babies at once
but did amaZing!

Meeting my Stepmom (Mamaw) for the first time
Me, Tonya, and Tommy
 
Annalyse, Millie, Tommy, the Twins, and Kirsten

Aunt Jessica with Annalyse and Rainbow Dash (her build a bear creation/Christmas present)

Annalyse, Tonya, the Twins, and Kirsten
 By now, you're wondering...does Annalyse get any attention in our house. I assure you that she does! She had her FIRST Christmas program at preschool this year. The class sang songs, danced, and showed us some of the things they've learned so far this year.  She really enjoys preschool! Her favorite class is GYM and as of late she's been OBSESSED with writing letters and trying to figure out how to make rules. Her best friend, Mia, is sitting next to her in the blue shirt. Ryan's Aunt Denise was visiting from Kansas and joined Grandma and Grandpa to watch the program, but the photo we took wouldn't load.



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