Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Colyn!

I cannot believe you are already one, where has this year gone.  As I sat here last night and wrote this I remembered exactly what I was doing this time last year.  I could not have imagined how beautiful you would be and how much your brother adored you from the time he laid eyes on you.  Your Daddy and I are so blessed to have you and your brother in our lives.  God gave us such beautiful, sweet boys. 


I remember labor and all the pain, but it all went away as soon as I saw that precious face.  You sure were stubborn and were not ready to come into this world, but once you did you made your mark.  I love you more than words could express and you are my little monkey. 


I love that little tongue you stick out all the time.


I love those big blue eyes.


I love that contagious smile!


I love that crazy hair!


I love your little laugh!


I love that you love to eat!


I love you little monster, more than you will ever know!

Happy 1st Birthday sweet little boy!




Monday, December 27, 2010

It Wasn’t a Dream!

So we had a wonderful WHITE Christmas!  It is the first time since I have been alive that it was actually snowing (and sticking) on Christmas in Birmingham.  It was beautiful and half of our yard is still covered in snow (after 2 days, must be a record, HA). 

Christmas started out kind of lousy for Jacob, he got pink eye last  Tuesday, but by Thursday his eyes were starting to look much better.  Miraculously no one else has gotten it.  The boys were blessed with WAY too many toys and Jarred and I were blessed with our gifts as well.  Most of all we were blessed to have two happy, healthy boys and a wonderful family and friends to share it with.  It was such a joy watching them open all of  their presents, even if it does look like Toys R Us threw up all over my living room. 

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I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!


From our family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Making Cookies

Every year we make cookies at Christmas time with Jarred’s mother, grandmother and sisters.  This is an all day event full of baking galore.  This past Saturday was the big, baking day.  We struggled getting up and over to the DeGrado’s house, but finally made it there.  We (meaning I watched and licked the batter most of the time, LOL) made all kinds of different cookies.  The boys had fun decorating gingerbread men.  Colyn had a field day with the icing.


We had so much fun and the cookies are yummy!