Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas with Dan, Laura, Maddy and Mom "M"

We had such a nice visit with Dan, Laura, Maddy and my mother in law Lynn. I feel very blessed to have them in my life. The visit was such a mood booster for me. I really needed it. It is hard not to smile and laugh when my 3 1/2 year old niece Maddy is around. She says the cutest things and she is so animated when she speaks. I posted some pictures below to share our fun day.
Then there is Chad.

She loved the barbie doll. I just love the look on his face.

Grammy Lynn bought Maddy her own grand piano. She is so excited.


We talked the boys into wearing our towels that Laura and I got for Christmas. Maddy has her new hat on.

Dan and Maddy dancing.

Here is our future dancer. I bet she danced for 45 minutes straight. We turned on our Sirius music channels anything from the top hits to the 80's. She had moves for it all. Oh yes barbie had to dance too.

It has been a long exciting day now it is tme for bed. Goodnight Maddy. Uncle Chad and Aunt Natalie love you very much!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Ended Up Being Great

Well I was really having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year for some reason. I think a large part of it was the year went by too fast and then we were moving and trying to get settled a few weeks before. Christmas Eve I was kinda worried about being alone since Chad had to work. Christmas Eve is always a big night in my family. We go to both Grandparents house, eat lots of good food and have some great family time. It is hard when my family is 3 hours away, just not a hop, skip and a jump. :( I went to Christmas Eve mass and it was so beautiful! They had trumpets players and the music was awesome. I felt a little emotional and I know I had tears in my eyes at times but I am SO glad I went.

Christmas day my mother in law came over and we made dinner together. I really enjoyed that, spending some good quality time with her. The rest of the day was nothing but rest and relaxation. Which is exactly what I wanted. Saturday we had Chad's sister, husband and our beautiful niece Maddy here. They live in Chicago but hopefully will be moving back as soon as they can. We really miss them. It was a great visit, we played some games, had a nice dinner and then opened some gifts. I made a breakfast casserole this am and they left a little after 10AM to head back to Chicago. It was sad, I know Chad was really sad he misses them. I could not look at him when he came back into the house after saying goodbye because I knew I would see tears in his eyes. I loves watching Maddy open her gifts. Her facial expressions are so cute and she is SO animated when she talks. One of the best parts was when we turned on some music and she danced and danced. I don't think I have smiled or laughed that much in a long while. It was so darn cute!I will have to post some pics.

One other thing that made my Christmas happy was the + OPK I had on Christmas Eve morning. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we are blessed with a baby soon. Trying to conceive is not an easy thing.

Thanks for reading.....:)