Married to the Empire

Monday, December 26, 2011

Alex's First Christmas

Alex was absolutely clueless about his first Christmas, but we got some cute photos. 

All dressed up for his first Christmas Eve service:

What you (thankfully) can't easily tell is that he was screaming his head off in the picture.  I wanted a photo of us all dressed up, and he didn't want to cooperate.  Steven took several pictures in an attempt to get one where he doesn't necessarily look as unhappy as he felt.  (He was hungry.  It was dinner time for him, but we had to get to church so I could practice my solo.  We're mean like that.  But don't worry; he was fed as soon as we arrived at church.)

Reindeer jammies given to him by one of our former youth:

A a few pics from his time at Grandma and Grandpa's house:

It was a nice day for Alex's parents, too, as my parents kept telling us to go take a nap.  So we did!  Sleep is the best gift you can give to new parents! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I've had a few emails from folks, as I haven't updated my blog in two months.  We're alive and well, just insanely busy.  The few free moments I have each day are spent doing things like making dinner and making sure we don't live in squalor.  Wow.  I had no idea just how time-consuming babies truly are!  But life is good.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!