Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lovely Christmas and the last year.

So much has happened in the last year. From Nevaeh turning one, to my grandma passing away. It is amazing how much can happen in a year, and it solidifies just how much we need our unchanging God! We need that confidence that He will always be... be loving, merciful, full of grace, just and my favorite, our Abba. Our daddy who will keep us close. Plus so much more. 

This year, Nevaeh has grown into the beautiful toddler who is so happy all the time. She is kind and friendly and very smart. Jason has grown in his walk with God and we all have grown closer as a family. I can see all these things happening and am so joyful that God has given my a chance to live a life for Him like this. There are tough times, but in the end, we are living for God together and that is what I care about. 

Now onto Christmas! Christ's birth is the turning point that changed lives and should still be changing lives! Every year we get to celebrate this and we want to instill this in Nevaeh, that we are celebrating Jesus' birthday. 

We had an amazing Christmas with family and a special cousin, Punky (that is her nick name, Shantell is her name)! There are a lot of pictures so here we go.....

Christmas Eve with Punky. 

Nevaeh loved giving out the presents just as much as opening them. The funny thing is, if Jason and I didn't get a present quick enough she would say, "mommy, daddy, need present too!" Its so good to know that she loves us!

Here she is opening a present!

She got a piggy bank from great grandma and everyone gave her some coins to put into it! From grandma to uncle Randy. 

Every year, we all put on santa hats and take family pictures. EVERY YEAR, since I was little. 

Here is our first sledding adventure. This is her making a snow angel. 

Me trying out the sled. It was very difficult to stay on with my 9 month pregnant belly, but I made it happen. 

For a long while, she just ate a snow ball.

Jason's turn and He tried to do it standing up. As you can see, it didn't really work. 

Daddy and Nevaeh on the sled!

Mommy and Nevaeh!

OH MY GOODNESS!!! our first potty on the potty! And since then, she has gone potty several other times. Many times she asks to go potty and rushes to it but I think she goes while rushing to it because nothing comes out. She had to concentrate very hard, it was so cute!

Lately she has been such a cuddler! Daddy was reading and she wanted to lay down on his lap. 

Reading with mommy.

We try and go to daddy's basketball games once a week so here we are. 

Kassie, nevaeh and Punky! 

Playing play-dough with daddy. Making worms.

Haven't had a sleep picture in a while, so here you go. 

Well, that has been our last couple of weeks and the next time I post there will be a new addition to our family with a lot pictures I bet! Happy New year!

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