Friday, February 3, 2012

Reminiscing. A Mommy's Take on the 1st Birthday.

Today I was putting clean sheets on our bed and I thought back to a year ago.  Something I find myself doing a lot lately.  A year ago my sister was putting clean sheets on our bed, prepping the house for our return.  We were still in the hospital, recovering and getting acquainted with our new little bundle.

My current state of reminiscing has caused me to slow down and soak in the last year.  All the changes.  How far we've come.  Asher has gone from an itty bitty, swaddled in my arms to a little boy, walking everywhere, eating solid foods and constantly trying out new words.  As a momma I've gone from being completely clueless and vulnerable to being comfortable with being completely clueless and vulnerable.

Such growth.  Such a year of discovery.  When we had Asher I had no idea where we would be in a year.  I couldn't fathom it.  It was such unknown territory.  Now I feel like I've climbed a mountain and I'm at the top, enjoying the view.  While I realize this was the first of many climbs, I hope I never forget to stop and soak in the journey.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Christmas 2011

So...I realize it's February 2nd.  Asher's birthday was yesterday.  And I'm just now posting about Christmas.  Bad mommy.  What can I say?  We've been enjoying life!

So here's Asher's first Christmas in a nutshell:

We kicked off the holiday season by attending our first Christmas concert where we got to watch our friend Ghirin sing a variety of Christmas songs.  Asher had a BLAST!  Love these faces (Ghirin in the middle, his brother Nolan on the right.)

Asher enjoyed his first sugar cookie.

Then, Asher helped daddy put up the lights on the house.

Later in the month we hosted the Newtons for hot cocoa and a stroll through the neighborhood to look at lights.  Definitely a new tradition we're hoping to keep for years to come.

As the actual holiday arrived there was present opening, family time and lots of holiday cheer.  Asher's first Christmas was great and we were left feeling completely blessed.