A Christmas Story

A super belated Merry Christmas to you!
So did you think I was going to tell you about the baby and then disappear forever?
Thank your for all your excitement and well wishes. And thanks to those who said that they have been praying for a baby for us! That is really so touching to me.

I have a lot to cover from the last week. Not that you have been dying to see my week, but I want to remember it when I am 90.
First of all, to all my real life friends and relatives. I did not get any Christmas cards sent this year! Overall I feel great pregnant, but I also feel like I am wearing a lead coat. I am SO TIRED! ( I know all you moms are yelling at me, that I don't even know tired yet!)
These are the cute Christmas cards I received:

And it snowed on Christmas eve. A TON!

We spent Christmas Eve at my parent's house. Well I spent it there, and Marcus spent it at work. They were super busy with all the wrecks due to the beautiful snow!

Cute Morgan and Ryan entertained us with Christmas songs.

And this is our White Christmas morning! That almost never happens in Texas.

I hope our baby is as cute as our dog:

We had breakfast with Marcus's family on Christmas morning after he got home from work.

This is my nephew and nieces singing Happy Birthday to Jesus.

You know that's why we celebrate Christmas, right? It's not about Santa and reindeer.

Christ our Saviour was born. Hallelujah!

It's not really about the presents either, but I gladly accepted these!

Marcus got me this cute leopard window and some super cute cowboy boots!
He picked these things out all by himself!

I wish it were fashionably acceptable to wear flip flops in December. Maybe I need to go to Hawaii.

I am really excited about my Pioneer Woman cookbook and my new crock pot. I will be like a real housewife, especially with my cherry apron tied around my waist.

The baby got some stuff too. I love this onesie my cousin sent me!

Speaking of baby stuff.
My friend Courtney had her twins on the 22nd!
They came home on Christmas day. Marcus and I went to their house super late that night to help with a feeding. We were already in our pj's.

I was trying to get a cute picture of Marcus holding Drew. It took him a while to cooperate.

He thinks he's being silly...

but he is getting on my nerves.

It's hard to tell though, because I keep laughing at him.

Now was that so hard. Look how cute they are:

And that's Drew's sister Charis on the left.

I successfully ruined her outfit and their changing pad cover when I tried to change her diaper. She thought it would be hilarious to poop and then pee right when I took her diaper off. She was right, it was hilarious! It did make me question my mothering abilities though.

Then finally, the night after Christmas we went to Frisco to see their fabulous lights display.

They were set to music. Can't you tell by the picture?

I hope you all had a great Christmas!


Rae said...

LOVE the flip flops AND the cowboy boots! So happy that you had a wonderful Christmas. Looks like 2010 is going to be a GREAT year for you. I pray it will be :)

Rachel said...

Love the chair that Marcus is sitting in while he's holding the (ADORABLE) baby. Very cute!

Thanks for your update. So excited to hear all about your pregnancy! Wishing you a happy, easy, healthy pregnancy!!

Frugal Jen said...

I noticed you received some Butt Paste, love that stuff. For the babies of course!

Just wait, you will catch yourself yelling for some.

Unknown said...

We didn't send out Christmas cards this year either. Life is so much busier with 3! I know I have said it already, but I am SO excited for you guys!!! I love the cowboy boots too.

kimert said...

Oh COngrats!!!! I didn't read the good news yet! Yay! And a late Merry Christmas to you, too!!

Erin said...

Don't worry. My daughter loved to shoot poop at me every time I took off her diaper! The joys of motherhood... seriously though, you are going to have a blast!

Paige said...

so nice of you to help your friends out with a feeding! I am sure you will get TONS of parenting advise on here from us "Pros", but a sure fire, can't go wrong, diaper changing tip is PUT THE CLEAN DIAPER UNDER THEM BEFORE CHANGING- then you already have something to 'catch' anything that might come your way during the changing!!!

Dawn said...

Loving the flip flops! Can't wait to hear how you like PW's cookbook! It is the best!

Mrs. Money said...

Congrats on the pregnancy! I hope that I get pregnant in 2010! Hope you have a wonderful, uneventful pregnancy and delivery. :)

Catherine said...

I got the PW cookbook too! I made the cinnamon rolls today. They are totally from scratch and they are totally to die for!!!

Carrie said...

I got the PW cookbook as well!!! I love Ree! I tried her potato skins for New Years last night...they were a hit! Love my new cookbook! Good Luck with your pregnancy! Happy 2010!

Miss G said...

Hi Dina, we have chosen not to find out if this baby is a boy or a girl! It is exciting. :) Kelly

Fabiola said...

Thanks for your prayers and thoughts.
I am having pretty rough days.

I am praying you have a blesses pregnancy.

KristenB said...

I just want to say that I love your blog. I love how openly you express your faith in God. It is very uplifting. I am very excited for you and your pregnancy! I am expecting as well. I hope you liked the light show in Frisco. I'm from Frisco, born and raised. =)