December 28, 2008
Steven and I decided not to exhange gifts this year, because on December 23rd we got a REALLY big gift for each other! (NO WE ARE NOT HAVING A BABY!) We put a contract on our first home! We've waited a long time to buy our first home and are so excited about how things unfolded. God was truly at work with this plan, and we feel blessed us beyond belief!
The kitchen and eating area.
From the eating area looking back into the living room...
Steven is SO excited...he has 3 garages!
We anticipate alot of entertaining now that we will FINALLY have the space to do it. We can't wait for you to come over!
December 9, 2008
December 8, 2008
Yes, she L.O.V.E.S. Thomas the Tank Engine. He (and all his friends) are her favorite toys! But at the same time, she is starting to show an interest in Princesses, so I thought I'd run with it!
But the most exciting is her Santa gift! Let me preface this with a warning. If you think Santa is coming down your chimney on Christmas night then don't read any further. Now that that is out of the way, non believers--keep reading. She has been wanting a tricycle from Santa. Everytime she sees him, she reminds him that she wants a pink tricycle. Well, Steven and I did a quick google search a few weeks ago for "pink tricycle." Holy Crap! I had no idea tricycles cost so much. So then I did a "red tricycle" search and ah-ha! It's the pink ones that are so dang expensive. So in the following days, we tried to convince Brynlee how cool red tricycles are. This is how well that went:
Steven: Do you want Santa to bring you a pink (in a low, flat, monotone sort of way) or a RED (said in an exciting, varied inflection sort of way) tricycle?
Brynlee: Pink (as she walked away to play)
So pink it is. Steven says we are spoiling her and she would love a red one the same. I say no way...and think back to the Barbie house that I wanted when I was younger. (Mom, don't be sad...I do love the doll house I got instead! ;)
Here's a sneak peek at what Brynlee will see on Christmas morning, but if you run into her before then, keep it a secret!