Nov 30, 2012

our first step towards christmas cheer

 christmas lights!


for the first time we have put lights up on our house for the christmas season and i am thrilled! daron's parents stayed with us this week to meet Carter and my father in law put lights up for hours. he was so sweet to take the time to put them up for us. i am so grateful. sometimes i will open our front door just so i can take a peek. i can't believe how much joy they bring! it's a really fast way to bring so much christmas cheer into our home. not the most "practical way" (as daron informed me more than a few times) since we won't actually be here for christmas but it sure is a fun way! ;) 


if i had it my way we  would have lights covering every spec of our house, lawn, trees, bushes, driveway... any place i could have lights i would have them. i tell daron all the time.. "one day. one day our house will be covered in lights during the christmas season." (i really hope that dream comes true)

thank you Steve, for giving us a wonderful start to this christmas season!

Nov 24, 2012

my holiday babe

We are busy busy here in CA with our family of 3. 
Every day Daron and I mention how we can't believe we actually 
made the 9 hour drive down here. 
Luckily this little man slept like a champ.
(as I think many newborns do)

It's been really wonderful to be surrounded by family.
chaotic at times...
but wonderful.
These days I am easily overwhelmed.
People keep telling me that will get better.
I am trusting them.

I can't count the times I said before I got pregnant that I 
"never want a holiday baby."
I must have said it a 1,000 times. 
Then, SURPRISE! you're pregnant.
and your due date is 
I kept thinking...

Now our little munchkin' is here.
and i honestly can't think of a better time
for him to come.
i think about how i felt about having a "holiday baby"
and i think it is so silly.
this time of year is perfect.
my heart is so full.
i feel overwhelmed with gratitude 
i get to celebrate being thankful with all those around me.
i think it's safe to say i have changed my mind.
holiday babies are the best. 

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Nov 17, 2012


Carter Lee Young

Our beautiful baby boy was born on 
November 12, 2012
at 11:12 a.m. 

He came packaged in Dani Bree size
at a whoppin'
6 lbs and 9 oz.
18.5 inches long.

We are overwhelmed with the joy and happiness we feel
for this little spirit that has entered our home.
Right now, we are trying to soak in every moment of this special time
and adjust to a very different but beautiful life.