Monday, January 5, 2015

The Holidays of 2014

Happy New Year!

Today begins life back to normal for most, and the same goes for this little family in most respects.  Josh doesn't start school for another week, but his work does, and so our home routine has begun again as well.

This Christmas we decided to stick around home instead of travelling back to Colorado. Here are the highlights of Christmas and New Years for us!

Kiddo loved decorating for Christmas this year.

In continuing with the Christmas-tree making tradition, we created our tree out of chicken wire and garlands.

The end result was a little Seuss-ian in nature.

A few days after surgery, I thought I was well enough to make the half-mile trek to the park.  Turned out to be too much too soon, but it was worth getting some fresh air for all us humans and dogs.

Some shots from the one Christmas party we made it to. Not shown are everyone else's pictures with a small Dellie head in the corner.

Dellie's two favorite Christmas presents.  She's becoming ridiculously fond of school buses over the last few months, and we've obliged.  What this means for her future, I'm still not sure.

and lastly, we took a much needed day trip to Flagstaff to play in the recently fallen snow on New Year's Day.

Dellie was beyond excited to get to make a snowman "like Daniel Tiger" and slide around snow piles like "Peter from Snow Day."  

Mom and Dad were beyond excited to feel some of the childlike wonder of fresh snow themselves.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and new year as well!  I'm definitely excited to be finished with the last year.  As far as my outlook on this year, I'm not quite sure.  I'm hopeful for the possibilities - getting pregnant, Josh graduating and finding a great job in a great city.  I'm also quite a bit fearful of the possibilities, if none of the above come to pass.  What I do know is that God is asking me to walk in hope this year, trusting in his perfect, good, loving nature.

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