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Merry Christmas!!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called... 
Wonderful Counselor,  Mighty God,  Everlasting Father,  Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6
So thankful for this fact...He is truly all of these things!  Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Sugar-y.

Found myself a little sucked into Sugar Paper's site tonight.  How is everything so adorable?  And how is it that they use the exact, delightful, most perfect shade of pink?






Happy 11-month birthday, baby girl!!

Dear Eloise,

I absolutely can't believe we're just one month away from your first birthday.  How did this happen so fast?  Just this time last year, I was uncomfortably waiting your arrival, thinking you would be here in just a few days (so wrong).  But you, sweet little babe, were waiting for the perfect moment to arrive.  These past two months (again, doing a two-month post :) have been full of fun new things.  Here we go...

* Biggest news:  You started crawling!!!  Just about week ago you officially started.  How exciting!!  We're so proud of you.  You've been trying for awhile and weren't able to quite coordinate it all, but you didn't seem too bothered by the fact.  But now, you are able to crawl where you want when you want.  At this point in time, you aren't too terribly quick.  It's so fun to see you explore.  Today I set you down and you came to visit me in the kitchen.  So sweet.  Oh, and today I also set you down, only to find you had made yo…

Pride and Prejudice fans...

...I found this sweet book for Eloise's stocking yesterday.  It's an adorable Pride and Prejudice counting book...love the idea and the design!

My sweet pea...

...I heart her.  Love getting to spend as much time with she and Zach as I want to right now.  Today Megan and I (heart Megan time so much) were able to start off the Christmas week seeing The Grinch musical, then headed downtown to meet Zach and Ellie for dinner at Bailey's Range (yum!!).  Relaxed this evening to watch a movie.  It feels INcredible.
Plans other than the typical Christmas plans (gift shopping, etc.):  Spend some major time with Jesus, read my Bible more (set up some better habits for school time), read some fun books (Shauna Nequist and Tina Fey in the queue), enjoy every minute with family and friends.  And keep my house somewhat clean.  Yep, that's about it. 

Ad. Or. Able.

Just discovered these adorable stuffed animals from Walnut Animal Society via Rifle Paper on Twitter today.  Oh, wow.  Are they not some of the cutest things you've ever seen?!  Love them.


Christmas is coming.

Sorry I've been so MIA recently.  Just finished exams today and hoping I am truly done (still a chance of remediation next week if I didn't do well).  I am exhausted.  Mind and body-wise.  These past few weeks have been just a lot in general.  And I shoved so much into my brain these last week that I truly thought it was going to burst.  But, I didn't cry during finals week for the first unit.  Such an accomplishment!  haha.  And I learned a lot this unit, plus it went by SO fast this time.  I feel like it's only been a few weeks, but lo and behold, it's been way more.  And I'm now 3/5 done with the first year!!  Wowza. 

So, now it's time to get excited about Christmas!!  Yes, please!  
Here are some pics of Christmas tree shopping the day after Thanksgiving and Eloise loving the Christmas tree.  It's the sweetest.  The poor baby is not feeling too hot right now and screamed a lot tonight, but tomorrow we go Christmas shopping.  If she's really my dau…

Easy playpen.

Next baby, getting this.  Considering the amount of fights I've had with our playpen and one in a hotel room (which involved a bout of me yelling at it at the top of my lungs), this would be a worthwhile investment.  Hallelujah.  It's called the Breeze, made by 4 moms, and it folds and unfolds with one hand in one motion (watch here).  Doesn't come out until next summer.  That's a shame.