Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Post of Christmas Present

As we head into the Christmas weekend, I’d like to take this time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.  At the risk of jinxing it again, Isabella has been doing pretty well the last few days.  She’s even felt good enough to go to school the last two days to take part in some of the classroom festivities before the break.  She hasn’t been to school two days in a row in a long time, and this was also the first day in a long time where all three kids were at school.

So we do have a bunch of things to be thankful for, the first of which is that we’ll be able to spend at least another Christmas together.  Even as recent as a few weeks ago, we weren’t sure we’d be able to do that.  But here we are and we’re surely going to enjoy it.

We hope that you will also enjoy this blessed holiday.

2011 Christmas Card 2


Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Post of Christmas Past

One of our Christmas traditions is that we buy a new ornament every year with our names on it.  I guess eventually our tree will just be covered with only our custom ornaments commemorating all the years.  So join me on a trip back in time as we visit our ornaments of Christmas past, and as a bonus, I’ll reveal our brand new 2011 ornament! Smile
Self explanatory, the one that started it all, circa 1997

Our first Christmas in Norwalk in 2001

Isabella's first Christmas in 2003


Our cat, Cleo, gets a spot on the ornament in 2006

I couldn't find our 2007 ornament, so here is 2008 with everyone on it

We went with the penguin theme in 2009

Last year's ornament

Here is our 2011 ornament!