Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas 2014

As I look at these pictures, I'm thinking to myself- this doesn't really look like Christmas. It was a great day, but it didn't feel much like Christmas! (Although, miraculously, we did have snow fall out our gorgeous new windows that afternoon)... We had moved into our new home the day before, and baby Lila was due the day after... So it was kinda a jumbled, exciting mess. We unloaded the storage unit Christmas Eve morning with the help of some awesome hired cousins and neighbors, and one new neighbor, Don, that just served his little heart out for us for about 4 hours. This is such a great neighborhood, btw. We are genuinely excited for the years to come, raising our family here.

 Anyway, as Josh put it, it was kinda too bad: Christmas is like one of the best days of the whole year that you look forward to; and then getting to move into your dream home is kinda a once in a life-time thing; and then there is just nothing that can compare to how amazing the experience of a birth of a child is... And we had it all squished into one week! We are so blessed! But it woulda been nice if we could spread it out a little...

 
Here's out little tree on Chiristmas Eve. We have since planted this tree in our front yard. We got some clothes and a couple little toys for the girls under the tree...
... and some green ballerina tutus and treats in the stockings...
(which I was glad I could find among all our stuff that'd been in storage! we didn't have one for kate, so I used a little painters tape to fix that and make a joint one for mommy and daddy) 



Luckily Santa found a few last minute little cereal boxes and candies at Walgreens to help fill the stockings.
Then we saw the big present from santa...
A trampoline! He left a card telling us that daddy would have to put it together...
 They had fun out there for a while. Too cold for mom and dad, but not these girls!
 Just runnin' in circles

...And playing with the golf club set.
That night we sang some Christmas hymns and ate eggs and leftovers at Grandma and Grandpa                                                Woodbury's. I had a few contractions, but not much!

We were so anxious to get in before the baby came, and although life was pretty disorganized still at the house, we were grateful to get in! There was still several things to finish on the house (cabinets, no mirrors, etc etc) but it passed inspection! We were doing ok for unpacking... until my dad came down a few days after Christmas and seriously accomplished more that day than we would've been able to get to in months. (he rounded up uncle dave, aaron, and trevor to help) Krissy helped too and it was such a wonderful Saturday! I felt way more ready for the baby to come. I really was hoping she could wait in there til I got to go to church once and she thought that was a good idea, so she waited patiently! (til we induced her on the 30h).

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Lights in Salt Lake



We rode Trax to see the lights at temple square with grammy and grampa Debenham.
 The girls were so excited to ride on a "train"!
city creek water show


trying on papa's shoes

Not sure if this was the same visit... but here's a photo dump of picking out my parents' tree:











our little christmas tree back hone!