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Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Girl, you've got skills.
So, Happy 10 Months, Merit Fey. Your daddy and I are crazy about you. And don't you forget it.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Someday, when all is right in the world, I will keep my blog completely up-to-date. Until then...
We had such a great Christmas holiday. We first headed to Abilene to celebrate with my side of the family. This year, instead of buying everyone new presents, we brought things from our own houses. It was so fun, and I loved seeing what everyone came up with. Among all the wonderful gifts were things such as books, t-shirts, good music, and family heirlooms. Our time together was much too short, but was priceless nonetheless.
We then headed to Jackson to see Kev's side of the family. For their Christmas, we each brought one gift and did a dirty Santa type thing. I ended up with lottery tickets, but sadly, didn't cash in this time. Again, another fun time was had by all. We are so blessed to have two wonderful families.
side note for those of you who know Annalee: the font I used above for "albright family" is her actual handwriting! how cool is that? thanks for letting me use it, Annalee. I think it is really great, and I love using it!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
As I've mentioned before, I did a few Christmas card designs this year for Redbud. Because of this, (and moving) (oh, and traveling) (and chasing Merit) (and, well, me being me) I didn't get ours done until very, very last minute, so I didn't really send any out besides the ones I handed out to family over Christmas. As I told a friend today, I saw the rest still sitting on the desk just a few days ago, and felt it was probably out of the acceptable window to send a late Christmas card. I guess they could just be considered really, really early Christmas 2009 cards? Hmm. Maybe I'll send them after all. Just in case I don't (because, let's be real here...I won't), here 'tis.
*designed using elements by shabby miss jenn designsIf you're interested in the other designs I did, I will be updating my Redbud blog with recent Christmas cards, as well as a few invitation designs, so feel free to visit over the next few days.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Oh, Mer-Mer. You have gone and done it again. Another month older. More fun than we could have imagined. It is hard to keep up with all of the new things you are learning and doing these days. It is truly an amazing thing to witness. You are getting more and more independent, and I am trying not to be too sad about this.
Baby food is pretty much a thing of the past. You are way too interested in what we are eating, and you do just fine with your two new teeth (finally!). If there is more than one type of food on your tray, I love watching you daintily choose which bite you want to take next. You tend to eat things by color. You'll pick out all the orange carrot pieces, then move onto green things, and so on. I feel like someday, you may save all the red Skittles until last like I do.
Thanks (actually, a huge, ginormous thanks) to an early Christmas present from your Grammie and Popsy, you got a new car seat this month. I was a bit sad to see your carrier seat be put away, but you had just about filled it to capacity. Here is one of your first pictures in that seat. When I see this picture, I can't help but say out loud, "Ohhhhhhhhhh Merrrrriiiiiit." And here is your new seat! You love it, and it reminds me of Texas.
You are starting to talk more and more. Some of your words include Daddy, Mama, Be-be (baby), and now when you say Hi, or sometimes, Hey, you'll wave at the same time. You've figured out how to open our cell phones and you'll hold them to your ear and say, "Hey-oh". And of course, you go on and on about things and we don't know what you're saying, but I love hearing it just the same.
It was a busy, busy month. At Thanksgiving, you were able to meet one set of your GREAT-grandparents, Grandad and Grandmother. What a lucky girl you are! You actually get to meet your other GREAT-grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa, today!
This month we moved from your first home. Here we are in your room at 892-B for the last time.
You have now been in the world for 9 months, which means you've been in my world for twice that long. And what a better place it is, baby girl. We love you more than you'll ever know, at least until you have your own little Mer-Mer someday...maybe then you'll understand.
Happy 9 months, Merit Fey!