OK, so I am a day late, but here goes.
This is Christmas Eve 2008. Little tiny baby A is not quite 2 weeks old. As you can see she is not too pleased about it being Christmas. I am still in my "comfy, not leaving the house" clothes. But they aren't maternity, so there's that. W is super excited about the pile of presents behind me. Our "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree is D's solution to saving money on buying a tree. A friend of a friend went to Oregon and brought back a few trees. D gave him $20 and brought it home, extremely pleased with himself. Once it got in the house, it was very evident that it was a bit sparse (to say the least). We made the best of it, added lights and ornaments and called it Christmas. I might have been sleep deprived and a new Mother to 2, but I never want to forget our first Christmas as a family of four.
2 months ago