Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's BEEN lookin a lot like Christmas, like since Nov....

This December has brought out the Christmas decor, cold weather / snow, and the news that we are having another baby. This was a crazy weekend as we got snow, a lot done, and took the tests that would change our lives again! What a fabulously cold & snowy weekend it was. Perfect for decorating, glad that's over with. The day it snowed we were anxiously waiting by the windows, as the snow started falling, we waited for John and Bash to get home. John got out early and stormed in demanding Mia and I to go outside with him. It was so precious seeing him show her the snow. Bash got home and we enjoyed the beautiful weather God gave us.

The kids helping decorate

Mia waiting for daddy

Mia having a snowball

So I set out the make a Christmas baby gate that would keep lil Mia out of the presents and away from my ornaments, this was inspired by my brilliant sister in law Jennifer. She made a train, (so cute), and so not to completely copy her, I made a gingerbread theme. I used a sheet of 3/4 plywood and had it cut 2 x 21/2, I sanded it, drew out the pictures, cut out the shapes with a jigsaw (my new favorite toy) and painted & hinged it. It took me two days but I got it done.

Here is the finished product: Completely Mia proof, and hopefully whatever other babies come along

Family Pics by Yanet. We were off to a Tacky Christmas Sweater party Saturday night and I realized we hadn't taken any pics together for cards so I had my MIL snap a few before we left. That night when we returned John left to Walgreens for a midnight snack run, when he asked what I wanted I said Sour skittles, Funyuns, and a preg test. Lo and behold both were positive.


  1. AMERICA!!!!! That is so exciting! We found out on Tuesday that we're pregnant too!! How amazing! I am so so so happy for you John, Bash and Mia! And your Christmas baby gait is BEAUTIFUL! I love it :)

  2. First of all.... Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys. How are you feeling? How far along are you? Also, I loved the gate you made for your tree. You are so talented! I want to come visit you soon! Please call me if you are sick and need Mia to come play:)

  3. That gate is amazing! You are awesome girlfriend! Superwoman!!!Hope you are feeling ok. Congrats! Would love to see you guys soon! Would love to have ya'll over for dinner when you are not too busy.

  4. How wonderful:-) It is an August baby!!!! Hopefully it will the 2nd of August ( my birthday). The kids are so big and cute.

    Love you lots

  5. Congrats on your newest family member. And I'm so amazed by your awesome talent with the jigsaw. That gate is too cute. We could really use something like that for Jonah. But I'm not so resourceful - he'll have to settle for a tent stake and rope or something!

  6. Congratulations on the news of your new baby due in August. Just think this baby will be born into the covenant marriage you and John have now. Awesome. Also, I love the gate what a great idea maybe you can post the instructions or email them it is an awesome great idea.

  7. You're amazing! I LOVE the tree guard! What a great idea! Too bad I can't do that kind of stuff.....CONGRATS ON BEING PREGNANT!!! I'm so excited for you!!!! I can't wait to hear more about it!!!

  8. love the baby gate. what a great idea! one year we had a tree completely decorated in gingerbread men and by the end of the season they all looked like amputees as our 2 year old had eaten off all the arms & legs. the gate would have been a great idea! congratulations on your Christmas surprise...loved your card. love, auntie elaine

  9. I'm TOTALLY amazed!!!! It looks great!!!


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