Monday, December 01, 2008

whirlwind

Well, our whirlwind of Thanksgiving festivities is over, and I'm thankful for time spent with family, but I'm also thankful for some quiet days to recoup before I go back to work on Wednesday. I have all sorts of mixed emotions about that, but it will be good to resume life and get on a more routine schedule with my new family. {Plus I'll be supervising a student teacher next semester, so while she teaches my classes, I plan to stop by the Eagle's Nest to check in on my little Addypillar.} Addison turned 2 months old on Thanksgiving Day, and we found out at her appointment that she weighs 10 pounds, 14 ounces which puts her into the 50th percentile for weight, and she is 24.5 inches long which puts her into the 97th percentile for height. She is LONG!

Anyway, we spent Thanksgiving Day at my parents', and with my mom's help, I was able to prepare "dairy free" dressing and sweet potato casserole, giving me my annual feast fix. It was pretty tasty too, and dairy free living is still working out for me and Addison. We enjoyed a day spent with both sets of grandparents and watching the little girls discover each other. Savannah was walking all day, and she LOVED sweet potatoes, emphasized by her pointing and saying "peese" {please} repeatedly. Adorable.

Friday we enjoyed spending the day with P's family in Decatur. There, Addison discovered her cousins Hanna Claire and Haley Beth, but pretty much slept off and on all day being held in everyone's arms.

Saturday we watched the Iron Bowl...

Last night, we closed out our holiday by going to a Jason Mraz show with L and D at the old Ryman Auditorium downtown. He seriously is an incredible performer and entertainer. It was amazing! It was good for Patrick and me to get out and feel "young." :) {I'm closing in on the big 3-0 in a couple of weeks afterall...} Jaydee and Bear kept the girls, and we returned to find them in matching "Life is Good" Love bug pajamas. I'll post that picture soon.

Wednesday it's back to the grind! Be praying for all of us as we adjust...

I'll close with one of my favorite quotes that my friend Micah recently reminded me of:

And by the way, everything in life is worth writing about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. - Sylvia Plath

5 comments:

Supabloggasuprememama said...

First of all, you are my hero with the non dairy stuff. also, I think that quote may be one of my favorites. ;) Glad you had a great thanksgiving, and I'll be thinking of you on Wednesday!

Lori said...

she just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

i hope you enjoy your day today! i'll be praying for you tomorrow...i know it's a biggie. love...

Holly said...

Hang in there, Kristy! It will get easier. Christmas break will be here really soon. You and Linds look GREAT! Are you SURE that you had Addison and didn't adopt, cause you sure don't look like you have an 8 week old! I'm so jealous! Addison is beautiful. I think you are a super mom. I'll be thinking and praying for you guys tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking about you and know you will be great. You will be amazed at how quickly your day will go by and then you will get to see your sweetie! I love you tons and am here for you. Can't wait to spend our snow days (fingers crossed for lots of them!!) together with our sweet girls. Love you...

Linds

J said...

I just love that pic of all of y'all at the end! Gorgeous!