Thursday, January 29, 2009

Christmas with the Reynolds Family(my mom's brothers and sisters)

We were so glad that Jack was able to get the week of Christmas off. This was our last one to spend in Clarksdale now that we have Holden and will be receiving Santa from now on. So, we were VERY busy visiting with our families and still didn't get to see everyone! Holden has a blast!! We always get together with my mom's brothers and sisters. My cousin Kristin and her husband Sean hosted this year. They are newlyweds and had our family and Sean's family over for some Christmas cheer. I didn't get pics of everyone but here is what I got. I was too busy eating!!

Let it snow!!

When it snowed back in December I had to take Holden's picture with it because it was his first snow!! I had him wrapped up like an eskimo and sat him in his bouncy on the front porch. After that, I took him out back and let him feel the snow on the ground. We also sat at our kitchen windows and looked at it falling from the sky. He really liked it! I told him to enjoy it because who knows when we will see it again!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Where did December and half of January go??

Hello!! We are still alive and things are great although the past month and a half seem like a blur!! I have a lot to post so be prepared for several posts in the next few days. I got a new camera for Christmas but I have to get a card reader in order to upload pics so that may take a few days, too. Anyways, Christmas was sooooo much fun with Holden!! Being a mother made me appreciate the Christmas story even more! I found myself choking up a lot when I would hear songs or sermons about Mary, Joseph, and the miracle of Jesus. Faith Hill's "A Baby Changes Everything" really got me! We are all nervous, scared, anxious, etc when expecting but imagine being in Mary's shoes. If that happened today, imagine the controversy. She would be given a one way ticket to a mental institution. Anyways, the Lord works wonders and miracles in many ways...I'm just thankful for his sacrifices that allow me, a sinner, to be blessed daily!! I'll stop my preaching now! I had to share what had been placed on my heart!:)
Around the first of December, Holden and I met Deidre and Mary Martin at Northpark Mall for pictures with Santa. I wasn't sure how Holden would like Santa, but figured we would give it a try! Well, he LOVED Santa. He dove in his lap and loved it! The pictures were great!! Sweet Mary Martin wasn't a big fan but she is older and I can see how Santa can be scary. Holden probably won't like him next year! It was fun to experience our first Santa visit with special friends!! Here are some pics!!

My favorite!!! How cute?!?!
Take 2....liked this one, too!!