"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." - Psalm 139:13-16

Friday, December 26, 2008

Abby's First Christmas

We had a great Christmas. Abigail was overwhelmed on more than one occasion. She did not know what to think with all the paper laying around (paper is one of her favorite things). We are so thankful for this past year. There is too much that has happened to even try and think of it all. Abigail has taken us on journey that no one could have ever dreamed up. Colton has made us so proud with his continued hard work in school and in being a great big brother. Thanks to everyone for a great year and we can't wait to see what 2009 brings. Here are some of our holiday pictures:

The Candy Cane Festival was a bust, but at least we met some cool elves

We saw Santa at the Texas Road House! Abby was amazed.

Abby and Nash got their first cars

All we hear in the morning now is Indiana Jones
Abigail in her Christmas dress (Thanks Mima)

The best looking kids around and they are pretty good too (so Santa says)

One of, if not Abby's first ornament. I think she likes it

The Happiest boy in the world

The happiest girl in the world

Now it's time to play with all the new toys
(See the Chia Pet in the last picture? We have given this exact one to Colton for three years running. I can't wait to share this joke when he is older.)
PS - Sorry it has been a while since our last update, but just you all know, Abigail's palate surgery is on March 17th (Happy St Patrick's day)


Fowler family said...

Oh Abby is just darling in that pretty dress and bow!

That's hilarious about Colton and the Chia pet!

Good luck with the St. Patty's Palate surgery coming up. We just had Jimmy's hard palate surgery on Monday and he braved it like a champ! Only one more surgery to go for him!

Heather said...

Glad to hear from you! Looks like the kids scored on gifts!! : ) And look at Abby on her tummy! Is she rolling a bunch now? Aidan finally just started.

I'll be looking forward to hearing about the palate surgery. Hope everything is healing well with her lip!

Chels said...

Glad everything is going so well! Hooray on having palette surgery soon, Thad had his at 7 months and what a blessing that was! It was great to have him eat and not have it shoot out his nose!

So happy that Abby is doing well!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Just came across your blog in one of those absolutely random/crazy ways that can only happen on the web...I'm so glad I did... you have SUCH a beautiful family. Really, when I look in to the eyes of your children... I see love reflected right back. Beautiful. I wish you all the best in the new year!

Nola said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story through your blog. I am currently 25wks pregnant and just found out yesterday that our little girl has a cleft lip. We are unsure at this time about palate. Riley is due in April. I plan on creating a blog so my family can stay up to date and so I can communicate with other families with clefts. You are so encouraging and Abby is just precious!

Nola Flynn