Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My 1st Christmas...was so great.

Reading with daddy. I had so much fun on Christmas morning with all my cousins. They were very noisy and excited; I will have to take notes for next year! I got lots of books and toys. It was great.
If I can just tear off this piece of paper and get it into my mouth I will be perfectly happy. I don't even care what's inside:)

All my cousins, on my mom's side, wrapped up in a blankets our Aunt Pat made us.

This is how I was almost the entire weekend. Just lovin' life! Merry Christmas. I can't wait to do it again.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


My family is so wonderful and I am so blessed!

Our little Peppermint Maddy

So, when I was little I had adopted grandparents here in Farmington and they made me a little reindeer like this one. As my parents had more kids they made each of them one also. We have all three of them in front of our Christmas tree and it is a very special decoration. As my parents added grandchildren to their family my dad began making each kido a reindeer for their tree. As soon as dad found out we were having a baby he told my mom, "I guess I have another reindeer to make." He was always like that. Thoughtful and caring and always putting us first, always wanting to make things special. Well, as this Christmas was approaching I didn't really give it a thought. I just figured this was one more thing my kid would miss out on and I had come to terms with that. Little did I know....

that my family had it all taken care of. They didn't want Madelynn to miss out on that tradition and they had it all taken care of. It was one of the first things my brother-in-law thought of for me when my dad passed away. He is so wonderful and always taking care of us. He and my uncle talked about it and Uncle Tim said he would make one for Madelynn. So, when I went down for my family Christmas I had a surprise waiting for me. It warms my heart to know that my family was already taking care of me and I didn't even have to worry about it. That is what our family is all about. They are always looking out for each other and I am so grateful to be part of this family. Now Madelynn has a little gift from Papa via his angels, and that means the world to me.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My 1st Tree

A little cold, but I had a great day. We met the fam and found our 1st Christmas tree. It was great.
What a happy family!

There it is. My first Christmas tree!