Friday, December 27, 2013


 Here are a few highlights from the last week as we celebrated Christmas together!

Ethan's excited to be practicing sitting up by himself.  He's getting better every day but still not quite ready to get rid of the pile of pillows around him. :)

Christmas Eve morning with Grandma and Grandpa Gafford.  Please pay special attention to Ethan's amazing hair.  It was unbelievably big that morning.

 Addison got a fun glowing bouncy ball in her stocking!

 Addison and Grandpa playing with her new doll house.  So much fun to be had!  Grandpa has gotten really good at playing princesses over the years (Addison is the 4th granddaughter).

 You know it's an amazing doll house when you need a step stool to reach the top floor.

 Right after the Christmas Eve service

 Ethan practicing his Superman impression.

 Ethan celebrated his 6 month birthday today by graduating to his 12 month wardrobe.

 We've enjoyed having Grandma and Grandpa Liddick visiting this week!

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Graduate

 We were thrilled to celebrate with David on Saturday as he graduated from Wesley Seminary with his Masters in Church Leadership.  What a relief to have this completed.  We're so proud of you, David!

 At the Seminary hooding ceremony.

 Addison congratulating Daddy

 David with some of his fellow seminary graduates along with some faculty

 We opted to leave Ethan behind with Aunt Gayla, but we're really missing him in this family photo!

 (And in this one too!)

 Yeah, David!!

 Future graduate, Addison

And future graduate, Ethan (with Aunt Gayla)

Friday, December 06, 2013

Christmas Baking

Addison and I have had fun doing some Christmas baking over the past week or so.  We started with Snickerdoodles last week, baked and froze sugar cookies and gingerbread men on Sunday, and frosted both cookies on Thursday.  I've heard the sentence, "I just LOVE baking cookies wis my mommy!" several times this week.  It warms my heart.  Here are a few pictures from our escapades in the kitchen!