It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our little hacienda. We are looking forward to celebrating Thankgiving next week with our family and friends coming to town and wanted to get the house looking festive.
My oh, my … every year I forget just how much work it is getting everything up and beautified … but there are no words for how much joy it brings me when it is done. This year it seemed a bit more taxing on the body, being all fat and sassy with little Bruiser on the way (tee hee) … but it really is the start to most wonderful time of the year. I was so happy for my mom’s help and company to get r’ done :). All the happiness and all the memories of each Christmas treasure we bring out, well it gets me every time, but this year more than ever. I am soaking it all up and appreciating all the moments and every memory.
CHRISTMAS 2010 MEMORIES
CHRISTMAS 2011 MEMORIES
If there we no presents this year, that would be just fine with me. Can you imagine if we lived in a world were just ONE year we didn’t exchange presents, but rather gave to childhood disease only … what an impact that would be on our World. I’m always dreaming big aren’t I? It really is about this spirit of Christmas and the memories with our loved ones that matter most at this magical time of year.
Bruiser is still being Bruiser and I am so grateful for that. He is getting bigger by the second and nearly 13” long already. He is weighing in at less than 2lbs … so all I have to say is one long and lean baby! He is a real mover and a shaker. Steven and I are already convinced he is gifted as he kicks back exactly where you push on my belly … and the same number of times. What a superstar! I am really, really grateful for the gift of pregnancy this Christmas.
This time last year I was running away, running to Nantucket. My place of hope and the beginning of what will be a forever road to healing and not having Wylder at home for Christmas. I miss that island and all it brought my heart last year. As much as I wish I was running back there this year I decided to bring a piece of Nantucket to our home this year.
This year as we prepare for our second Christmas without Wylder at home, we plan to bring a little magic to HopeKids again by bringing Santa Claus to town just like last year. It helped our hearts to give on Wylder’s behalf last year, and we cannot wait to see their sweet faces this year again.
We love and miss you Wylder. We feel you in all the Christmas treasures around the house. Thank you for showing us your light. See you in our dreams. xoxo
It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas
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