We had a very happy Halloween!
This was Gavin’s first year trick or treating, and he loved it. It was cute how he would get really excited when would get to a house. He would start saying “trick or treat” and run up to the front door, but when they opened the door he got really shy and wouldn’t say anything. When they held the bowl out for him to take a candy, he would take as much as he could get… so, this kid knows how to do it right! Since he’s a cute little kid, they’d give him extra candy and talk to him for a little bit. He usually said “bye” when we left, so that’s something.
We had a family themed costume this year – Gavin was a police officer and Michael and I were the burglars he had nabbed.
We went to Mass on Christmas Eve, and will have a good old-fashioned family Christmas Day at home.
I’m thankful for so much in my life! I’ve done Thanksgiving posts in previous years (2013 and 2014), so continuing the tradition – 10 things I’m thankful for:
3. Our home
4. Slow mornings
6. Quiet days
7. Good books
8. New ideas
10. Great food
We had an amazing 2014! We were blessed with our happy, healthy little boy. We also moved into our new home.
Today, we relaxed and spent time with family. For lunch, we had our traditional meal of black-eyed peas and cabbage. We watched the Rose Parade and some of the college football bowl games. It was a great way to start off the new year.
For 2015, we are looking forward to spending time with Gavin and watching him grow. We also have a few projects to do around the new house. I have the typical New Year resolutions – exercise more, eat healthier, get more organized, declutter, etc. Hopefully, I can stick with the resolutions long enough to reach my goals.
Excited to see what 2015 holds for our family!
We had a great first Christmas with Gavin. He’s too young to know what is going on, but he was happy to play along for us.
We went to Mass on Christmas Eve. Gavin did okay, but he got a little fussy. His Honey (grandmother) took him out a couple of times to walk with him and calm him down. Since it was Christmas Eve, the Chapel was packed and we didn’t want his fussiness to disturb other parishioners.
We had Christmas morning in our new home. We didn’t get an early start since Gavin is too young to be excited about presents. Gavin’s Honey and Pappaw (grandmother and grandfather) came over to celebrate with us. We all had fun opening presents and enjoyed our Christmas morning tradition of sausage balls and mimosas.
Gavin helped open his presents and played with them. His main gift was an activity jumper. He got it the week before Christmas though. We figure he didn’t know the difference, so why wait. We also got him a few other toys and some books. He got lots of clothes and more toys from his grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
It was a nice, relaxing Christmas of firsts – Gavin’s first Christmas and our first Christmas in our new home.