Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to our Firstborn

Two dozen years ago this morning, we were blessed with our own Christmas miracle. A child born, a daughter joyfully received! The birth announcement said “Our love made flesh” and told the world our joy of starting our own family!


Although, you weren’t due until January 7th, I always knew in my heart you were going to be born on Christmas or Christmas Eve. Sure enough, at 12:58am on December 24th, attended by Gramma Sanna and your Daddy, you made your debut into this world, bright eyed and alert. We enjoyed Gramma’s help and company for a week, while the rest of the family in Lake Oswego postponed their Christmas celebration until she went home on New Year’s Eve.

Happy Birthday, Sirita! You’ve grown into a talented, caring and beautiful woman! I love spending time with you, whether we are sewing, crafting, cooking or just talking. You are a huge blessing in my life and I continue to thank God for you each and every day!
Sirita's Homecoming Dec 26th, 2 days old

Sirita's 1st Valentine's Day with Mama's roses and her Dolly

Her joyful laugh brightened the day for everyone. November 2008

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Glimpses of Christmas

Coming and going,
We see our children's smiling faces!
Smiling Snowman
Grumpy-looking Nutcracker

Glimpses of Christmas



Brindle wants you to know,
she helped with the curly ribbon and taking the pictures!

Glimpses of Christmas

1988

2003

An angel the kids gave Gramma Sanna

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Glimpse at our Christmas decor

Entry way mirror. Here's where to hang your Santa hat!

The Grinch and Max welcome you to sit on the couch!

Something festive in the kitchen

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Recent Texted Conversation


These are the snowmen and ribbon that used to adorn my desk at the office. I sent this picture to DaughterA to show her that despite the missing man who was broken while someone (who shall remain nameless) was dusting, they are still being enjoyed!

Our texted conversation:

Me:  Snowmen gaze out the front window, ready to welcome more snowy weather as we gear up for    Christmas

A:    All except the one that jumped

Me: Well, not much you can do when someone is bound and determined to go Humpty Dumpty

A:    Exactly. You're just lucky you didn't witness it...or hear the scream on the way down. Heatbreaking