Saturday, December 26, 2009

Well, I haven't written anything in awhile because we've been pretty busy, with a new baby, my thesis project last Friday, and then the holidays on top of all that.  So this is a super long post to update everything pretty much since Liam has been born.  

Miles helping me and my mom with Liam's first bath.
The week after Liam was born my parents came out and stayed with us for a week.  It was so great to have them here to help us out, play with Miles, and to fix us great meals.  Miles loved having them here, and I must admit that I did too. :)

After my parents left on Sunday I had to figure out how to take care of two little boys by myself while Dustin went back to work part-time for the week.  It was quite the adventure, but we made it and had lots of visitors that kept us occupied, entertained, and fed.  Then on Thursday we left for Ohio - where I would be with the boys for an entire week.  On Friday I presented my Final Thesis Project to a board at AAU via teleconference and PASSED!  This means I am officially done with my MFA.  This is such a relief and I am not sure what I'm going to do with all of my free time now...(umm, maybe raise two children??).  The rest of the week was filled with fun family activities with Uncle Isaac, and Grandma and Grandpa, and then even Uncle Collin and Aunt Becca eventually.  Dustin had to fly home for three days to finish up school, and it was obvious that Miles was missing him (and Liam as well - and me for that matter).  I have a whole new appreciation for single parents.  

So, instead of boring you with more details of the week with my family, I will just include some photos of what we did and the fun we had.  

Liam sitting up in my Dad's hand - so strong!

Miles having a laugh with Uncle Isaac.

Opening presents at Grandma and Grandpa's House

Liam sitting with his Dad watching presents being opened.

Miles sharing a snack with his cousin Morgan.

We got home late last night (on Christmas Day) and woke up this morning to A LOT of snow - and it hasn't stopped!  We had our little family Christmas and enjoyed opening presents together for our first Christmas!

The three of our checking out the great snowfall outside.

Miles playing with just some of his new tractors that he got for Christmas.

Miles' new quilt.

Liam trying out Miles' new barn. :)

Miles testing out his new barn after Liam.

Now, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas with a preview of the Christmas Card/Birth Announcement that we sent out this year.  Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays!


Katie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So glad to get an update....we've been thinking about you guys and hoping the transition to life with 2 kids was going smoothly. What a blessed Christmas for you!

Katie M.

sue said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

your Christmas card/birth announcement is beautiful! so many wonderful things to celebrate this year!

we are headed your way tomorrow to see Blake's grandparents - i hope the weather allows us to go safely!

oh and congrats on passing your thesis! that's awesome!

Dena said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been following your blog for a couple of months now, but I don't think I've ever commented. Two babies and a degree in 2009 -- what a great year!! Congratulations!