Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Merry Christmas!

We had a great Christmas with our families!  The Saturday before Christmas, we celebrated with my mom's side of the family at my parents' house.  I forgot to take my camera so I don't have any pictures :(  On Christmas Eve, we headed to the Eastern Shore to celebrate Christmas with my family.  We first had lunch with my parents and brother and then opened gifts and played games!

Then we went to my grandparents' house for Christmas Eve dinner with my dad's side of the family.  Everybody gathers back there Christmas morning for breakfast and gifts but since we are home Christmas morning, Ben and I do our gifts with them on Christmas Eve.


This backseat is going to look a lot different next year!


All seven grandchildren and two great grand children.

Christmas morning was very relaxing and quiet for us.  We kept saying how next year it is going to be so different!  We are getting new phones in January (yay!  I cracked my screen last February so I'm super pumped to get a new one!) so those are our Christmas gifts.  This year we just did stocking stuffers for each other.


After a yummy breakfast of cinnamon buns, we went to my in-laws' house to spend Christmas Day with them.  We relaxed, ate yummy food, put a puzzle together, and opened a few more gifts!


 We hope you had a Merry Christmas celebrating the Lord's birth with family and friends!  Enjoy your last day of 2014!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

More Baby Shower Fun!

A week after my mom threw me a shower, my mother-in-law, Kim, threw me one as well.  This one was a little closer to home (for me) in the western part of Howard County at her friend's neighborhood community center.  Kim hosted a great luncheon and it was nice that we got to sit and talk with friends.  She also had this adorable BINGO game where guests filled out what gifts they thought I would get and then they tried to get BINGO while I opened them.  There was some fierce competition going on!


The decorations were adorable!  I was able to take these boxes home and use them for the girls!


My in-laws gave us this framed picture for the nursery.  It's so pretty!


My sash of honor. It was very large on me!


Didn't I say we were super blessed?!  These girls are so spoiled! :)


I am already thinking of the Christmas pictures next year! 


Ben's daddy diaper bag.


One of my friends made a Dr. Seuss themed basket ( I love Dr. Seuss!!) and dressed up some diapers as Thing 1 and Thing 2!


This octopus is an adorable little stuffed animal that comes with 8 real socks!

Again, I can't say thank you enough to everyone who helped with our showers, came, brought us gifts, and everything else.  I can't wait to tell our babies how loved they are!