Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Post

It's been a great year! Job promotions, moving, having a healthy pregnancy, Sienna starting Kindergarten, Maggie being Maggie, and so much more! We are so blessed!!! We found out a couple of weeks ago that we are having a BOY! I was in shock. To tell the truth I'm so anxious. The only thing I can compare it to is the nervousness that some second time moms get about loving their second child as much as their first. You can't fathom loving anything as much as your first child, but then that baby is there, and your heart literally grows! I can't imagine loving a boy as much as I love my girls, but I'm sure I'm in for some major growth in the heart area!!!
 Our holiday decor

We decided to stay in Rexburg for the holidays. It was a gut wrenching decision, but we had that nagging feeling that we shouldn't travel to Texas. It broke my heart to admit to it. We had the money set aside and all the plans made. Both of my grandma's, plus my favorite Aunt are there, and my little bro got married. Grant's grandma who we named Maggie after has never met her! His mom was so looking forward to us being there and so were we! Plus ALL of my five siblings are there for the first time since Daniel got home from his mission. Needless to say, we REALLY wanted to ignore promptings and go, but I looked at Grant one night and told him what I'd been feeling, and he instantly said he was relieved because he was scared to tell me he'd been feeling the same way. After some doc appointments we are sure that we made the right decision not to go, and my doctor agreed. So we are making the best of it and continuing traditions that we started last year!
 Our AWESOME PJ'S!!! Thanks Bella!!!

Our Christmas plans are to wake up Saturday and to take the girls sledding. We are doing most of the celebrating like present opening and such on Saturday so we can make Sunday all about Christ. Both Grant and I think it's so special that Christmas is on the Sabbath this year, so we intend on making it even more spiritual. We are still doing the three presents plus one from Santa, representing the three presents Christ received. Grant will read the Christmas story on Saturday night, and then we'll open presents. Sunday we go to church, talk with family, eat great food, and we'll do a couple of spiritual things that we have planned. Of course there will be piano playing of our favorite Christmas hymns, and much singing. It's going to be a great weekend!

On a totally different note, Grant finished this semester, and fingers crossed, we're pretty sure he made straight A's again. He's such a hard worker!!! I'm so proud of him! He deserves a major vacation, honestly we both do, but we'll have to wait until next summer for that. He's such a good daddy, and husband. He devotes every ounce of his being to us, and I'm so grateful for it! I'm so lucky that I found such smart handsome man! I hope our little boy is just like him!!!

And also totally not on the holiday theme, Sienna lost her first tooth yesterday. She was so nervous, and when Grant pulled it out she had a little freak out, but once it was out, she was so proud. Love that girl! Here's a little video of it, and a post interview video. Enjoy! She's one theatrical little girl! I wonder where she gets that from. ;)


Anonymous said...

Sounds like everything is going great for all the family. That is so good. I appreciate your bringing us up to date with all the news. It is always such a joy to see your postings and pictures. Merry Christmas to all, Mimi & Paw

Melinda said...

I am obsessed with that mirror over your piano and that wreath, that is adorable! I love all your stuff. Feel free to come decorate my house any time! Did you ever upholster those cool chairs?