Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Catch Up

Luke with Aunt Carrie

playing on his mat with his new seahorse with the sweetest face!

Luke's Christmas loot!

I'm a really bad blogger. I don't know where you other moms find the hours in the day to get lengthy posts up... I feel like I'm lucky if I get one done per week! Also, I can't believe how much running around most of you did on Christmas! I can't imagine. I think alot of it has to do with the fact that we only have one grandparent, and we visited him the week before Christmas. So, we decided Christmas day was strictly for immediate family. Tommy's family came over in the morning for breakfast and we exchanged gifts. I don't have any pictures because I thought I had left my camera at work at my parents house, but really it was in the car. After they left we went to my parents and stayed there for the rest of the evening. We were also at my parents on Christmas Eve which is a tradition where lots of our friends and cousins come over to play games and chat and eat. Saturday we hung out around the house and then went to dinner at Marsh Hall with the Wood side of Tommy's family. Sunday my parents hosted another party. This one was for my Dad's side of the family. Luke was really good for the majority of the weekend and got to spend quality time with lots of his family. He got some really great gifts. So many toys, a few new outfits, and a really cute chair that looks like a football. :) Tommy and I were also spoiled and got lots of good stuff.

Well, that pretty much sums up our Christmas festivities. They were pretty relaxed and I'm sad that the holiday season is coming to an end.

I'm just really feeling thankful for Luke right now. This time last year we were told to prepare for a miscarriage. I had gone to the doctor at seven weeks with some light bleeding and after a very quick sonogram was told that a baby hadn't formed and that I should expect to start bleeding in the next week or so. The words were "I could be wrong, I've been wrong before, but you need to prepare for a miscarriage." After a week of waiting for blood test results I was ordered a better sonogram. As soon as she put the probe on my belly his heart beat was visible. I burst into tears. It was such a relief. So, last New Year's was spent with just me and Tommy in Ocean City. We had gone there just to get away from everything. We didn't watch the ball drop, we didn't do anything. We moped around and went to bed early. We shed alot of tears. This year our New Year's weekend was so much better! So, I'm just remembering what could have been, and hoping that I don't have any scares like that in the future. It's the worst feeling in the world.

So, on a lighter note, hope you all had a wonderful New Year's!


  1. Wow, what a horrible scare that must have been. But SO glad that this year you have an amazing little guy to spend your New Years with. :)

  2. Ugh, I still can't believe they did that to you!! What a wonderful outcome though...Luke is so precious :) Looks like he got lots of fun stuff for Christmas, me & ryder want to come play ;-P