Monday, December 30, 2013

Currently

We're currently accepting prayers as we enter....
CRUNCH TIME

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Morning

Christmas stockings!!!
Cute outfit given by Robin
The Aftermath 
The {cozy} ParkerIIs
Ma's taking "Crazy Grandma" to a whole new level 
Family pic on the couch! Moment of silence for Dad... 
MISS YOU, POPS.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Eve

She is like, my heart beating outside of my body
Click here to see our family picture from last year
Somebody has a stocking at the foot of their pack-n-play bed! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Relatives Came

The Relatives Came (By Cynthia Rylant) 
The relatives came from near and far... Columbia, Philadelphia and South Sudan. 8 adults, 1 baby and 2 dogs.
{Thankfully, 3 bathrooms}
Valley Hand Clap for Ma who headed up the Christmas Eve Service Gathering. She also looked totally fab in her Christmas dress.
High-five to Ben who slept on an old air mattress that deflated halfway through the night and for inviting Patch to sleep with him.
The ParkerIIs slept in Caris' room and she bunked with us
Christmas slumber parties rock my Christmas socks off!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Little C

Caris cries 
Caris crawls 
Caris eats
Caris drinks 
Caris sleeps

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Update: December Bucket List

Originally found here
1. Pick up MA FROM THE AIRPORT
2. Send Kent to Florida for 2+ weeks
3. Decorate sugar cookies
4. Watch "While you were sleeping"
5. Buy and decorate a Christmas Tree
6. Decorate my house- one last time
7. Listen to Christmas music everyday
8. Pack up my entire life
9. Spend a weekend at my in-laws lake house
10. Buy and wrap presents
11. Drive around looking at Christmas lights
12. Buy hot chocolate from Bruegger's Bagels
13. Host Christmas- one last time
14. Watch Caris crawl- for the first time
15. Take birthday balloons to my sister-in-law at her office on Christmas Eve
16. Cry
17. Reconnect with old friends
18. Celebrate Anna's 23rd birthday
19. Go Hiking 
20. Go shopping on December 26th

Monday, December 2, 2013

December Bucket List

In No Particular Order...

20 Things To Do This Month 

{So that I don't spend the entire month packing, eating bonbons and getting depressed}

1. Pick up MA FROM THE AIRPORT
2. Send Kent to Florida for 2+ weeks
3. Decorate sugar cookies
4. Watch "While you were sleeping"
5. Buy and decorate a Christmas Tree
6. Decorate my house- one last time
7. Listen to Christmas music everyday
8. Pack up my entire life
9. Spend a weekend at my in-laws lake house
10. Buy and wrap presents
11. Drive around looking at Christmas lights
12. Buy hot chocolate from Bruegger's Bagels
13. Host Christmas- one last time
14. Watch Caris crawl- for the first time
15. Take birthday balloons to my sister-in-law at her office on Christmas Eve
16. Cry
17. Reconnect with old friends
18. Celebrate Anna's 23rd birthday
19. Go Hiking 
20. Go shopping on December 26th

Christmas 2010
Although it's not a maternity shirt, I wore it here last March. 
And if I had known that my daughter would be born just 4 short days later, I would've done a lot less smiling and a lot more FREAKING OUT.