I'm taking advantage of this quick chance to blog, because Gavin is currently ripping all things Tupperware out of my cabinet and Giana is in dreamland :).
We had our Christmas with our family today. Nelson has to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so Gavin and Giana, you sweeties received a visit from Santa a little early...isn't he a sweetheart for doing that for us?! Nelson wanted to be able to enjoy watching Gavin and Gia open their Santa gifts and relax with them all day, so that's just what we did.
The night before Santa came, Gavin and I wrote Santa a letter and baked Christmas cookies. It was pretty special...I must say! We sat out the cookies and letter, cleaned up the toys in the floor so Santa wouldn't trip, and watched a Christmas movie (Rudolph) before slipping in to dreamland.
"Christmas" morning, we all walked in to the family room together, where Christmas music was playing, the tree was lit, and to our surprise we had a visit from Santa himself!!!!
Gavin, you got a Mack truck (all that you've talked about for months!), a new bike, Cars 2 DVD, Shark Tales, Bambi, Monster's Inc., a Cars 2 puzzle mat for your room, and some new cars. You were beyond happy with everything and have played your heart out all day. However, you just walked up to me a few minutes ago and said "I want more toys". Ahh, kids these days...never happy! for long!
Giana, it's your very first Christmas, princess! You got a new dolly, a glow worm, and a little toy car thingy ;). You obviously didn't understand what was going on...but we couldn't leave out our little bitty. But, you are happy to chew on your new things!
We had an excellent breakfast, thanks to Nana, and a super dinner thanks to Nels and myself. And to top it off...I made the BOMB cake...Tres Leche Cake (it's Spanish) and AMAZING!!!!!!!! The diet was out the door today!
I didn't take many pictures, because I didn't really have any free hands, but I DID get a few and we videoed everything, unfortunately after trying to upload them 2 different times without any luck, I'm posting with no photos :(
And one more very special thing to take note of today...GIANA, you are 4 months old baby girl! You haven't changed as far as what's going on, since my last post, except that somehow...you get MORE BEAUTIFUL everyday...and I love you MORE everyday! You did your first laugh out loud cackle last night...I missed it :(. It was when you were with Daddy, Nana, and Gavin. Papaw and I were out shopping. But I hear it was the most precious thing ever. You have your 4 month check up January 10th, so I'll be sure to update all your stats then.
Oh, how blessed and thankful and grateful and humbled and in love and content and happy and at peace I am with my beautiful babies, husband, family in general.
A quick share, we went to our church Christmas program on Sunday night. It was amazing. Probably the best program I've been to, I guess...Ever? And besides the fantastic music, short skits, and reading of the Christmas story, what made it so special...I truly felt the most amazing Peace, it was 100% spiritual, and only something you can feel from God. If only we could feel that way all the time, we might just explode with happiness and contentment. I am so thankful to know God, to love God, and most importantly to be Loved BY God, even when I'm undeserving. May we all feel His presence this Christmas Season, it's the most precious gift of all.