Friday, December 23, 2011

A present and a cake

One year ago about this time my water broke and I decided to pay the bills, because I did not want that on my mind during labour or over Christmas. Tonight I endlessly mark assignments, because I don't want that on my mind during a special birthday party or over Christmas. How little has changed and yet...

The year has been a good one. It has not flown by...but I don't know where it went either. Happy 1st Birthday Rylyn. You continue to surprise us and leave us in awe of God's miracles everyday.

Here are a couple new photos.

Rylyn opening her first present from Auntie Marg.
Just like it should be...looks better in the photo than in person.
Bible Reflections:

Luke 1:14

New International Version (NIV)
14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth...

-Thank you God for the joy of birth and birthdays. How blessed are we that Rylyn can celebrate hers in sync with your Son, Jesus.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Family Funny

One reason I like December is the increased time with "The Fam." Which, we all know means increased laughter, mainly at each other.

Upon receiving Rylyn's hand-knitted stocking in the mail from her Great-Great-Aunt in Nova Scotia...
Kara: "There. Now, that is a proper stocking for Rylyn."
Chris: Nods.
Kara: "I love our stockings. I'd like to buried with mine."
Chris: "You can be buried with mine too then."
Kara: Raises eyebrow.
Chris: "One for each foot."

Countdown is on! Happy 5 more days until Christmas!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Visit with Santa

Yesterday Rylyn had her first visit with Santa at our friends' work Christmas party. Enjoy the photos courtesy of my friend Jordyn below.

Go ahead mom...get a coffee or something...I'm comfy

Opening my first present from Santa

Playing with Ben under the tree
Bible Reflections:
"As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name..." -John 1:12

I love the hope of a child that is celebrated this season. Child-like faith. In Santa. In a Savior come as a baby. Such faith makes us children again.