Thursday, January 14, 2010

Family Party!

(L to R) Cousins Adella, Micah, Elora and Macy
Micah and Elora paly under the tree

Micah helps Mommy eat some cake


Becky and I and our babies!
We had a great time visiting with family at the annual New Year's party and with friends in Delaware!







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Monday, January 11, 2010

More Delaware

We visited with Aunt Dot
celebrated my birthday (Micah helped me blow out the candles)

and opened gifts with family (Matthew and Leeann)


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Day








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We had a great time opening gifts with the family in Delaware--Grammy and Pop Pop in the morning and Aunt Helen, and cousin Matthew and Leanne in the evening! Micah got a lot of train-oriented things this year since he's into that.

Home Makeover: Micah's Room Edition

The original, complete with flowered wallpaper
Dan, slaving away.
The finished product.
We've been trying to get Micah's room painted since the day we moved in and we finally found a few days to take down the wallpaper and repaint. As you can see, we chose a bright blue that fits his personality. Once we get all the things hung on the wall, it'll be perfect! Next step: moving Micah to the "big boy bed."


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas in Delaware

Micah and Grammy tickle the ivories
Micah and Pop Pop play with playdoh


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We spent the majority of the holiday in Delaware with my parents. We visited with relatives, ate lots of good home-cooked food and played with playdoh--a lot. Micah was overwhelmed with all the new stuff to look at and play withm as you can see in this video. Anyway, here are a few photos from our first few days there. Photos of Christmas Day to come tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas in Minnesota

Roger and Randy open gifts
Mark and the girls read the Christmas story

Micah helps Nana open presents

We celebrated Christmas twice this year, a little early in Minnesota since we were in Delaware for the actual day. We didn't expect to have a white Christmas in both places, but we did! Here are a few photos from Mark & Katie's where we were staying. It's supposed to be record cold here in Arkansas this week. Here's hoping we get a little of the white stuff even all the way down here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Father and son
The bride and groom

Mark with Alaina and Lynne and Micah



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Micah, getting his groove on

Well readers, there's just too much to put it all in one post. So I'm breaking the holiday photos up into sections. Today's will be "wedding" ! Minnesota was the first stop on our trip so that we could attend Josh and Amanda's wedding! The ceremony was lovely, the reception was fun and Micah especially enjoyed the dancing and the following day, his first ever dip in the hotel pool. Thank you, swim diapers! We have a new sister-in-law/aunt! Micah did manage to make his way down the aisle as requested, albeit without his alotted teddy bear and at more of a running clip than a nice stroll. But he made it. Mission accomplished. I scooped him up and we escaped to the observation room upstairs before the bride made her entrance. Katie and the girls and Micah and I spent the ceremony up there, able to see everything and not having to worry about the noise the kids made while they played--a good compromise. Dan performed his best man duties admirably, including a nice toast. We celebrated Christmas the next day, so that will be tomorrow's topic. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season too!