Sunday, January 25, 2015

My 2 Cents

Yesterday I think we probably received our last Christmas/New Year's card and I loved it, I love getting holiday cards and I heard a few people mention over the holiday season that they were thinking about not sending out cards anymore…I think this is really sad.  I LOVE sending and receiving holiday cards and I feel I need to give my 2 cents and tell you to please keep sending them.  We received 181 cards this year, loved every one of them.

Love, Gina

Sunday, January 18, 2015

our little lady is one

Little Miss Cecelia has been one for a few weeks but the day came and went and I still have so many cute photos to post of her.  The first year went by so quickly, the first 2 months with the struggle to help her gain weight were rough but we made it through and life with a baby in the house again have been a joy.  I don't take for granted all of the little things and sweetness that having a baby brings to our bustling household.  I have enjoyed every second of a beautiful little baby to hold and snuggle, watching everyone in the house jump through hoops to make her giggle and another opportunity to have a sweet little baby on my hip to fill our days with happiness.  Having my first baby at 29 and last baby at 39 wouldn't be ideal for everyone but has been wonderful for me and almost feels like I was given this special gift to do it all over again only this time with the wisdom and reminders to put everything aside to just be present and enjoy it all, every snuggle, every kiss and just taking in the family being together.  I do realize what amazing gifts we have been given with 4 wonderful daughters in our house.  Many people asked me if we were "trying for a boy" when we got pregnant with Cece and honestly, our 3 girls have been wonderful and we were just "trying for a little more wonderful" and wonderful is what we were given.  Thank you God and thank you for sharing in another special year.
Love, Gina
 photo by Stacey Montgomery

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Holiday birthday celebrations

In our family we have 3 special people that have "holiday birthdays" this can be a little unfortunate as they get a little lost in the shuffle so this year we celebrated these 3 people all together with a little

Alex turned 5 on December 25th, Cece turned 1 on December 28th, and Isabel turned 6 on January 1st.

They will probably not love having a holiday birthday someday but we will do our best to make it special for them.

We had a fun little celebration with cousins playing and treats.

 Because the smash cake wasn't enough she needed Isabel's Oreo.

The adults were tired after the holiday celebrations but the kids kept their energy up with a lot of sugar.
Then Cece had her own little private party the evening of her birthday and of course another cake since she destroyed hers.

 Lets remind Miss Cece someday that she had several little celebrations of her 1st birthday when she complains about having a birthday right after Christmas.  No 4th born syndrome this time around.

Love, Gina