sorry i've been such a turtle about this. but really, it's been a little bit busy.
Christmas was lovely in every way this year (minus missing my family, of course, and also minus the several cuts on my hands from opening all the plastic and cardboard boxes..man, those things are dangerous.).
it started out with Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa Chapman's house...aka "The Zoo" (she literally has animal figurines and stuffed animals adorned all throughout her house. Ellie loves that place....while i am constantly freaked out she's gonna break something the whole time we're there)....
Twas the night before Christmas
at Grandma Chapman's house...
Every creature was living there
Even a mouse.
Ellie was so excited
for wherever she looked
she found a new animal
and then she was hooked.
She wanted to touch it
and to give it a kiss
and i admit i was a little scared
the frog would turn into a prince.
ok ok, i got a little carried away.
i'm not gonna rhyme and poetratize this whole post.
we had fun catching up with M's side of the fam. here's a little glimpse of our evening:
Christmas morning had arrived
So we walked down stairs
And Ellie was so excited overjoyed and surprised.
she got babies
and lots of play-food.
she smiled, she ran,
she kissed and hugged each and every toy
thanks to all our loved ones,
her Christmas (and ours too) was filled with love and joy.
whoa sorry, the rhymes just keeping spilling out of me like beans.
to sum it up:
Christmas was wonderful.
we were very blessed.
and now we are spending the rest of our break painting painting painting, tiling tiling tiling, carpeting carpeting carpeting, and any and every other renovation term you can think of so that we can get this house done before the new year.
pray for us.
and my aching back :)
love to you all! hope you had the merriest of Merry Christmases- and are ready to party in the new year!