Sunday, December 27, 2009


We had a lovely Christmas. The 2-day snowstorm we got hit with through off some travel plans, and the ILs almost didn't make it here, but they ended up arriving on Saturday evening and we celebrated with them this morning. We were with my family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Overall, it was a fairly low-key Christmas - a lot of our out-of-town family doesn't fly in for Christmas, so there aren't many of us around the Christmas tree... but hopefully someday we'll have big family Christmas gatherings when there are more little ones!

We enjoyed a quiet holiday with family and our new baby girl. She was the only gift I wanted. I just stared at her as she peacefully slept on Christmas morning and thought about where I was last year at this time. Happy, yes, but not complete; I was recovering, healing, trying to continue on the journey. What a difference a year can make. We are so lucky...she really is our miracle girl.

Eliza didn't get many gifts this year (we didn't get her anything - we didn't think a 6-week old needed gifts - is that horrible of us??!!), but her aunties and grandparents couldn't resist, and they did get her a few books and some really fun collapsable fabric blocks. Oh, and I managed to finish her Christmas booties just in the nick of time. I LOVE how they turned out (though this isn't a great pic of them); I think I'll make another pair for her in the 3-6 month size.


Jen said...

Those booties are adorable! Happy Holidays!

Jessica said...

Glad your IL's made it. Our Christmas plans got all moved around too with the storm. At least it wasn't too bad and we were still able to see all our family.

Those booties are adorable and I LOVE her Christmas outfits! What a fun Christmas for you guys.

Emmy said...

Great photos- So cute! I'm glad you had a nice Christmas!

just me, dawn said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all :)

Jessie said...

What a cute, smily little girl! And you should totally sell those booties! They're adorable and you really whipped them together fast!!

Happy holidays to everybody over there!

jrose35 said...

Love the booties Ella they are adorable! So glad you had a great Christmas with your family and your little girl is so precious!!

B MoM said...

I dont think its horrible that you didn't get eliza a xmas gift, we didn't get Kaua one either.

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz