Saturday, December 20, 2008

i saw santa kissin' merit fey

This week we took Merit for her first visit with Santa. My sweet mom (who has been in town all week helping me...she is wonderful and beautiful and a true lifesaver...) and I were waiting on Kevan to get off of work and meet us. 

Merit's Nina got her a precious little outfit for the occasion

Here's how cute she looked standing up...ignore my caught-off-guard look...

We were killing time by pushing Merit in circles around the area where Santa was. 

At one point, he got up to take a break and noticed was love at first sight for both of them. He motioned for us to come over, and he immediately began talking sweetly to her, saying, "I love you" over and over. 

Merit reached out for him and he held her and told her how much he loved her. It was so sweet! When he handed her back to me, she reached back for him. I think she won him over! Her stocking will for sure be the fullest at our house this year. 

When Kev showed up, Merit got her official picture taken and she did great! We never got a huge smile out of her, but we got a very, very sweet one. 

She had about all the Christmas cheer she could take by the end of our time with Santa. 
In other news, after designing almost fifteen cards for others (yay!), I finally finished designing our own Christmas card today. I had wanted to post it here before Christmas, but since they most likely won't be in the mail until, well, who knows at this point, you'll just have to wait! I know you are dying of anticipation. 

Merry Christmas! We are starting our journey to Texas tonight!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Girl 1: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?   

Girl 2: I think you can in Europe.

-10 Things I Hate About You

Overwhelmed would be the term I would use to best describe myself at the moment. We just moved into a new apartment, which is a good thing, but the boxes are never-ending. I have been very busy with Christmas card orders over at Redbud, which, again, is a very good thing, but our computer just broke. I would love to update the blog with something substantial and catch up on all the things I have neglected to post in the last couple months (2 weeks in Abilene...getting to see and try on my GREAT-GREAT-grandmother's wedding dress!...a Texas Thanksgiving...the move from Merit's first home...ummmm I think more than that has happened in the last 2 months, but remember? I'm overwhelmed at the moment. and. can't. think.). So, hang in there, Nina and Grammie. Maybe I'll get it together before Merit turns 9 months old...

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