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why can't every day be like christmas?

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christmas eve brought the most magical gift ever... elsie and justin's new baby, little aesop. with a head of the softest black hair, a sweet sleepy demeanor, and constant tiny cooing mews like a kitten.
visiting them filled christmas eve with the purest love that only newborns bring.

the whole proud family...we loved hearing all about the birth. elsie was a champ, not even going to the hospital until she was nine centimeters dilated.



spent some sweet quality time with our own little toot getting ready for the next day's festivities. i boiled cinnamon sticks on the stove for ambiance and we watched Meet me in St. Louis. We visited with darin's mom and wrapped gifts and i ate all the goodies i've been baking.
we set up the couch bed to sleep out by the christmas tree just for the fun of it. then darin gave me my best gift: a dvd he made of lucy's life so far....starting from the end of my pregnancy and that day at the river, and ending with winter solstice and lucy…

Merry Mayhem

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our winter solstice included a lot of cozy hanging out, just enjoying being together playing and laughing and cuddling.
lucy and daddy did stretches together.



this is what mornings in our house usually look like. darin gets up with the baby to let me catch a little more shut eye and they entertain themselves for a couple hours.

when daddy gets her dressed she usually ends up in something a little more boyish, thus the added touch of girly headband thrown in by momma. 
b.o.o.t.d = vintage little deer sweatshirt that my brothers wore, booties that my brothers wore, red onesie from old navy, and pants, thrifted. headband from nana. it was a cozy solstice outfit and she wore it from 9 a.m to 10 pm without any wetting through, throw up or spills, hooray!









in the evening we headed over to jorden and becky's house for a warm gathering and some feasting.






veggie enchiladas, quinoa, salad, homemade salsa, spanish rice, bread, goat cheese, and garlic olive oil....believe me there were seconds…