December 17, 2013

A little bit of everything

 So again it's been along time since I have blogged. I know I keep saying I will get better but right now with our house on the market , the holidays and having a almost 11 month old walking around. Yes walking now. It can get crazy around here. So I am not making any promises. I love to blog and really hope this can become a good creative outlet for me, but we will see.. 

We had a lovely low key Thanksgiving, but
right after we  had a horrible sickness running through our house for at least 3 weeks. Ava got RSV a ear infection and sinus infection. We  at least went to the doctors 5 times for her plus one trip to ER. Jarod and I both ended up at the doctor too. After two rounds of antibiotics, 3 other prescriptions and breathing treatments all for Ava, we are finally, finally on the mend. Thank goodness!!! It was scary, sad and very tiring since Jarod and I were both so sick too.

Ava  started taking steps about 3.5 weeks ago. She is getting braver and braver trying to really walk  now and takes a bunch of steps at a time. She still prefers crawling and bunny hopping as we call it to get around.

Christmas has come up on us so fast this year. Still loaded with antibiotics, lots of hand wiping, wanting to put her in a bubble we all ventured out to see Santa on a Monday after noon. Best time to go. There was only one family in front of us so no wait time. 

She wasn't sure what to think of Santa. She never cried but man that bottom lip quivered.

This is our first Christmas card we have ever since out. We just never did it before Ava was born, but now I really want to do it every year if possible. I loved how they turned out. I wanted something different and something that talked about us being a new family. 

Here is a link to Stacy's greeting card website Sparrow Tree Greetings on facebook. She did a personalized card for us. I just told her what I wanted and she did way better than the idea in my head. 


  1. Coming over from The Christmas Card Carousel link up and I love your card!! Especially the tree & bunting- adorable!

  2. Love your card! So special to celebrate your first Christmas as a family of three!

    Thank you for joining in the fun! I hope you had a very Merry CHRISTmas!

  3. Now that it's post-Christmas I have time to catch up on this carousel :)

    I love the poem! Nice work.

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!