Saturday, December 29, 2012

Madison's Blessing


We blessed Madison at the Ame's house in Idaho Falls.  I was going to put her in my baby blessing dress, but it wasn't very flattering as she looked like a pioneer baby.  Also, her neck was a bit big for the dress while the bloomers were huge on her.  Good thing I brought a spare dress.  Instead she wore a dress someone made for me when I was a baby.  We were lucky that one fit, or else she would have been blessed in her diaper and headband.  The plan was to bless Madison today and have Richard and Camille's baby girl, Hazel, blessed tomorrow in Pocatello.  This way my parents would only have to make one trip for two blessings.  Unfortunately Hazel's blessing had to be postponed for a while.  Tyler pronounced the blessing on Madison.  My dad taped it, so we have a recording on our computer.  I have a copy of my setting apart as a missionary thanks to my dad also taping that.  I'm sure Madison will love to read her blessing in the future.  After the blessing we ate a delicious dinner, which Lynn made--lasagna (from scratch), salad, garlic bread, and this apple dessert.  Then everyone chatted for a while.  Apparently Jackson stole the hearts of all my sisters and my family spent the whole drive to Pocatello talking about Jackson's bucket list. 

Uncle Jacob loves his pictures with the nieces and nephews.  Guy just got a soft heart, I guess.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Our Second Christmas

Tyler is always excited to start pulling out the Christmas decorations.  Last year we began in early November.  This year we started decorating on Tyler's birthday as it was what he wanted.

Tyler fixed the bottom of the snow globe so that it rotates once again.

I bought this nativity the day I was induced.  I have been eyeing it for years and decided to purchase it before I knew how much having a baby would cost.  I was afraid I would rationalize that I couldn't afford it after Madison was born.  I also locked myself out of the car twice at Costco with my purchase.

We had to do a little rearranging before we could put the tree up.  Space is limited at our place and I wasn't even sure we would be able to put the tree up.  It ended up inches away from my face when I slept.

One of our Christmas traditions is an ornament each year from my mom.  It was nice to have ornaments to put on our tree after being married.  This year my mom bought Madison a Lenox giraffe for her first Christmas.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Season

Our first date after having Madison (two months later).  It was the Christmas party for my work and they took us to the theater to see A Christmas Carol, which was amazing.

She is starting to put some weight on.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Night of the Tree Attack

We heard a knock at our door late one night and when we opened it we found ourselves face to face with our upstairs neighbors.  They told us that in the snowstorm, one of the trees in our driveway broke and hit our car.

It cracked our windshield.

 This one above shows how part of the branch actually pierced our reinforced windshield.  It left glass shards on the inside of the car.