Saturday, January 29, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Thanks, Aunt Lori!! Claire was the cutest and most stylish girl in church this morning!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
While the cookies were baking, Claire performed a concert for us on her new Little Tikes Tunes the Tiger piano/xylophone.
And now Claire is in bed and Daddy is studying for 737 school. I love our life! It just doesn’t get any better than this!!
Monday, January 10, 2011
All of this time travel is making me dizzy. It’s the 10th day of the new year, and I’m just now getting around to posting pictures from Christmas.
We headed to Tulsa the Wednesday before Christmas. We took Claire to see the lights at Rhema. It was 29 degrees outside, so we didn’t spend too much time out there. But she loved the lights!
On Christmas Eve, we celebrated at Uncle Adam and Aunt Shannon’s house.
Christmas was very different this year. Grandma and Grandpa were both in the hospital. Nanny and Frances went to see my cousins in Missouri. So that left me, my parents and my brothers, along with each of our families to celebrate in a non-traditional way this year. So we decided to change everything. Mom and Dad had been spending countless hours at the hospital, so Adam and Shannon hosted. Shannon, Steve and I cooked dinner – we decided to go with enchiladas! It was very different but a lot of fun.
Claire received some great gifts for Christmas, including a pearl necklace, a baby doll that can go in the bathtub with her (She really, really LOVES having a baby in the bath.), a tutu, a pack-n-play for her dolls, a Daisy Duck doll, clothes, books, hairbows, savings bonds, money, etc. She is a very blessed little girl. (I know I haven’t listed every gift she received, but please know that we appreciate each and every one of them.)
Steve and I also got some great gifts and are enjoying them all. It was a great holiday!!
A lot of other things have taken place as well since my last regular post. My grandpa went home to Heaven. I’m really missing him. Thank you to those who sent sympathy cards. That means so much. My grandma was sent home and put on hospice due to a resident error. Fortunately we realized the mistake and got her back to the hospital two days later. She is now recovering in rehab and is expected to return to her assisted living apartment soon.
While we were in Tulsa, we celebrated Nanny’s 89th birthday. I got some great pics of her on my iPhone, but I don’t yet know how to download those to my laptop. I’ll post those pictures soon.
Happy New Year!