Sunday, December 26, 2010


We had a wonderful Christmas!  It was seriously our best Christmas in years!  Here is how the past few years went: 
2007:  Michael's cousin died suddenly 1 week before Christmas
2008:  Michael's grandma died after her battle with cancer 1 month before christmas (and on top of that, we had just found out I was pregnant, and I started experiencing some really scary complications Christmas Eve...but we all know how that turned out!;)
2009:  Ingrid was 3 1/2 months old, and not sleeping AT ALL....probably because she was teething! (she got her first two teeth in a week after Christmas)

So needless to say 2010 had to be good, we deserved it!  Even though we are in the midst of a little chaos from our move last week, we had a wonderful time with family, and watching Ingrid flourish into the toddler that she is.  She had so much fun opening presents and would say with delight "OOOOOOoooooooh!!" after each one.  Cute!  We were well rested, and so thankful for the wonderful gift we were blessed with.  Here are a few photo's from our holiday!

How can this.....

turn into this, in just 1 year?!

Family photo 2009 (very tired and worn out but happy)

Family Christmas 2010
Well rested and enojoying our christmas!

Opening her christmas eve book


Aunt Mary Ellen and Ingrid reading her book

Playing the piano at Grandma DeMars's house on Christmas Eve

Riding the horsey!

So fun!

Grandma DeMars and Ingrid eating birthday cake (Happy 30th Carmen!)

Being silly

Ben, Mary Ellen, Michael and myself making christmas cookies

We made gimpy a blood foot...(she just had her 4th foot surgery!  Poor little thing)

We are so thankful for our blessings.  We delight in the peace and guidance we receive daily.