Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tis the season....


I am so excited for the christmas season this year. Thanksgiving was so wonderful, it was so nice to be able to tell others the things that I am grateful for. I started out the season this year by going to the Messiah sing-a-long on Sunday night with my family. It was so amazingly beautiful, I love that music, it is so amazing to be able to sing praises to my Savior as loud as I can. It was a wonderful kick off to the season. We spent Saturday, Sunday and Monday decorating for christmas. Each year it tends to get a little bigger. Thats ok, I love sitting at night with all of the lights out just looking at all the christmas lights. The girls were so excited decorating the tree, Ellie kept saying-"I'm too Happy!" It was so sweet. Daxton loves the christmas tree, he lays there and kicks and choos, it is so wonderful. This year Ryan and I are trying so hard to keep the focus on the true meaning of christmas. Last year it seemed like we were so worried about getting the girls presents we didn't really get to the true meaning. But this year it will be differant. We are so so grateful that this little baby came to earth, and I feel honored to teach my children about baby Jesus.

As for my little man Daxton, He is doing really well. We are now down to once a week appointments, instead of twice a week!! This is a big step for us. We are still working on gaining some weight, he doesn't want to get over 11 lbs. We had to take him to our Pediatrician yesterday to get his immunization and his flu shot. It was one of the saddest things. I have never heard him cry like that. Every time he got poked before he had his breathing tube in, so this was so so sad. But we made it through it.

Things are crazy good here. My Mady came home from school the other day covered with spots/hives all over her body, the doctor says that it is fifths virus. I have never heard of it but alas she got it. He said that Daxton should be ok, we just have to keep a careful eye out.

I hope that you all enjoy this Christmas Season! We wish you a very merry Christmas!!

5 comments:

Mike and Rebecca said...

It looks like the holiday spirit has settled in at your house and the kids look happy to have Daxton at home! I love that Ryan is sporting a manly beard! Maybe next year he can play Santa for a little extra Christmas money?!

Orley said...

Pssht. Tell Ry-guy that my beard will always pwn his!

Jon, Juliann, Anna, Andrew said...

Love your pictures, Hil!! Anna had fifths disease when she was little...I totally forgot about that til I read about Mady. Your girls are SOOO beautiful. Daxton is the handsomest dude ever. Love them all!!

Topher, Natalie, Macie, and "The Brand New" Hazel said...

Your tree is beautiful. I hope Mady is doing better after her fall yesterday. We missed you at the Christmas party!

Leslie said...

Sounds like you had a good time starting out the season. I'm jealous you were able to go see the Messiah performed and sing along. I wish we had one here. I've been listening to it at work though. It is some of my favorite music also. Except that sometimes I start crying in my office. :-) Your little family is so precious and sweet. I miss you.