Archive | December, 2011

First Christmas, Christmas Firsts

28 Dec

This year marked Jane Darby’s first Christmas, and it was nothing short of magical. But for our newly formed family of three, it also marked a lot of Christmas firsts.

To name a few: this was the first Christmas Drew and I shared with a child; the first Christmas we’ve gotten to spend in our home; the first installment of Christmas Eve breakfast for dinner; and the first time we’ve been able to attend our church’s Christmas Eve service. I really enjoyed showing Jane Darby our Christmas traditions, and making some new ones along the way.

It was truly a special blessing to be able to share Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with just our tiny trio (plus pets!), and I couldn’t help but take a moment to think of the sweet little babies, their parents, and caretakers who spent Christmas in the NICU. I’ll look forward to many more of these tender Christmas moments to come. (more…)

Our 2011 Holiday Letter

27 Dec


Around Christmas and New Year’s every year, we receive many holiday letters from different families we know. The concept is a little new to me, as we did not send holiday letters as a family when I was growing up. Still, since it’s a great way to recap the year and keep people informed about our lives, I thought I’d give it a try.

Here’s our first-ever (and digital version!) holiday letter. (more…)

Month Three

12 Dec

Virtual Baby Book: Month Three

12 Dec

November 9–December 8