Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Review!

Christmas is over - and the New Year is upon us.  I can't help but think about what 2012 might bring for our little family.  2011 was a whirlwind, for sure.

How was your Christmas?  I hope it was perfect.  Ours was...well, as close to perfect as it could possibly be.  Pretty great.  Carter did great traveling to the 6 celebrations spread over 4 days.  He was happy as a clam - even on very little sleep.

He opened each gift knowing that there was something inside.  And once he got to that 'something' - well, he went back to the paper :)  Because that's what toddlers do.

Each year at my Grandma's house, we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus...He is the reason, after all.

Jesus let Carter dig in on his cake, too :)

See the laughter?  The fun?  A little boy brings a whole new element to Christmas.

He loves all his gifts - but this new little car is pretty great.  Fun to ride around in, right?!  Fun to walk all over the house?

Ha.  Carter likes to sit inside, and open and close the door.  Whatever makes him happy :)

Christmas Eve at church was a little emotional.  It was a good time to reflect on the past year - reflect on the meaning of Christmas - and give our boy some extra lovins.

Carter ate Cheerios through most of the service - so I'm not sure how much reflecting he did...but it was good.

When it's all over - and we look back on the past week of celebrations, I have one hope.  Not that Carter liked his gifts - not that he enjoyed all the food.  No.  I hope that Carter knows that he is well loved, extremely cared for, and abundantly blessed.

Because he is.  Because we are, by our Father.  Loved - cared for - blessed.

One Thing I Know For Sure: Abundantly blessed.


  1. what a precious time to be together, he looks like he knew just what to do:)

  2. absolutely ADORE the picture in the Packer hat <3
    -Jen Krenz

  3. Ashley,
    I would love to see a post on some of Carter's friends that are still on RR and any observations of them when you were there, your interactions with them, any babies, any siblings, etc. Did you get to sit with them and interact with them too?



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