Wednesday, January 11, 2012

32 Weeks and burning of the Christmas Trees

Fresh and clean

She LOVES her daddy!

32 Weeks
 So... as of today I'm 33 weeks pregnant, but here in these pictures I'm 32 weeks, my baby is growing and moving.  I have been having a little more back pain than I used to, and am just feeling more pregnant these days, holding Ava any long period of time can be challenging.  Ava seems to understand pretty well that there is a baby in my tummy, any time she sees my bare belly she makes a smacking sound with her lips to let me know she wants to kiss the baby, she then says "beEbe" in her high pitched voice several times until she makes it to my belly to kiss the baby... it's sweet in my opinion, she always seems to think of the baby, and kisses it whenever she feels it's necessary to do so, I hope she continues to be a sweet big sister AFTER the baby comes out.  :)

Playing with Fire
 For Youth Group on Sunday TJ had collected some Christmas trees to burn for our activity... it has become a yearly tradition.  This year he made it into more of a game as to who could get their tree burnt to a crisp first.  They had to first retrieve their fire from these locations here on your right, and then go over to their tree to light it on fire.  It was entertaining as usual, and the flames always go higher than we would expect, but I guess that's part of what makes it so exciting. 

Friends and Enchiladas

Little Helper  :)
Saturday we had some good friends over for dinner, Steve, Betsy and Andrew Page, they attend church with us, and live near by... we cherish our friendship with them.  Anyway, there's not much to share about the evening except for the fact that I tried out this new White Chicken Enchilada recipe that I had never tried before, and they turned out amazing.  I must not have had my head on straight, because I forgot to chop up the cilantro, AND I forgot to get the Picante Sauce out for the top... oh well, it was still very tasty. 
Some of Ava's favorite people  :)

Christmas Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas morning opening stockings

Love my girl!

Christmas morning Breakfast

I know it's been a while since Christmas, but I thought I should post these pictures anyway since I had them.  This year was the first year that we haven't spent Christmas with my side of the family.  I really enjoyed having Christmas in our own house with our little family.  We went to TJ's parents house around noon, and opened presents with them, had a nice dinner in the afternoon, and then desert later at Mummum and Granddad's house (TJ's grandparents).  I'm very thankful for my little family, and that no matter where we go in the world, we will have each other.  :)