Monday, December 27, 2010
Our Church (Greenwood Forest Baptist in Cary) has two Christmas Eve services. The first is at 5:00pm and is called the family service. It is for little children and consists mostly of carols and reading from the Christmas Story. This year we went a little early in order to get some pictures. I was amazed at how well Emma did sitting in the pew during most of the service. At one point we went in the foyer and let her walk around. But for the most part she ate cheerios, drank her milk and played with the program and hymn book. It was a great service!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
When I graduated from high school a family friend gave me a wonderful book, Emily Post's Etiquette guide. At the time I was not very interested in the book. But my friend Ann, who was 32 at the time knew how beneficial this book would be to me. She told me that I would soon enter the age of weddings, parties and hosting. She said that this book was very helpful to her and thought every "young lady" should have a copy. Now as a 17 year old, I heard her words go in one ear and out the other. But she was right! I cannot tell you how many times I have flipped through this book when I was planning our wedding, writing thank you notes and hosting dinners. The 17th edition has been released and I am tempted to get the newer edition. I am curious how rules have changed with emails, blogs and facebook. Now that I am close to 32 years old, I see that Ann had great insight as a perfect gift for a graduating senior in high school.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
This is one of Emma's Christmas presents. This was just a plain wooden rocking horse. I started out by painting the horse white and then decorating it with yarn for hair, eyes, pink polka dots and a soft seat. I hope Emma enjoys this horse for years to come!
After I painted the horse white
The finished product!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Yesterday, the senior adults at our Church were hosting a parents day out. From 10:00am-3:00pm we could drop off Emma and they would watch her free of charge. Needless to say, we were one of the first people to sign up for such a great service. We arrived around 10:30 and headed over to Best Buy to wander around before we went to lunch. One of our favorite places is Greek Fiesta, the food is great and
we I can find really healthy items on the menu. We finished our lunch and had great conversation and then got a call. Apparently, Emma was fussing and they couldn't get her to calm down. She wasn't crying, just fussing. Pretty much she was having an attitude problem and just needed some space. We told them to give it 15 more minutes and to call us again if she hadn't gotten better. Our plan after lunch was to go to a movie, but 15 minutes to the second they called us back saying she was still fussing. So we ended our date early and headed to the car. But to our surprise, we had a flat tire. Hooray for flat tires in the cold and rain. So we then called AAA and my Dad. Dad took me over to the Church, while Jason waited in the Best Buy parking lot. And as soon as I walked in the Church Emma was walking around waving and giggling like she always does. The lady at Church said she eventually walked out of the nursery room and Emma calmed down. I guess we got half a date and it sure was nice to eat lunch together.
Friday, December 10, 2010
So today when I got out of the shower I found Emma in Maggie's dog bed. I let her play for a little bit because I was about to give her a bath anyway. I guess it was just comfy cozy.
She was going back and forth to the TV and then the dog bed. So I just moved the bed over by the cartoons and she was content.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Last week I Heart Faces had the photo challenge of Scenic black and white, but I missed the deadline to submit my photograph. Even though I missed the deadline I wanted to put up the photo on my blog for all the world to see. I took this photograph the morning after Emma's first birthday party at the lake. The mist was so pretty and I got a great moment with the boat and ducks flying by. It was such a peaceful morning after a great day!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This week I heart Faces' theme is self portrait. This photograph captures one of the best moments of my life. It was taken shortly after Emma and I were moved to our room and the room was quiet. We were alone for the first time and it was great to snuggle together. I set my camera on the hospital tray table and set the timer, such a sweet moment with my precious little girl.
This year we made two visits to Santa. The first trip started out well, Emma enjoyed playing Peek-A-Boo with Santa. She walked up to him and shook his bells. We both thought, wow, this is going really well.