Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's Christmas time

Did you know that if you are a terrible procrastinator, and wait until the last minute to decorate for Christmas, then you can get a real 7-8 foot tree for 10 bucks.  Well that was my first lesson on Christmas.  We waited till the very very last minute, but there was a Christmas tree in the house in time for Christmas.  I must say that for my first Christmas tree it turned out pretty good.  What do you think?  I know, I know... there is nothing at the top... I just didn't have any more time before Christmas... But for a Jewish girl's first tree....

Christmas lesson number 2.... If you are Jewish and put up a Christmas tree, then you can leave your tree up as long as you want... or until it is turning grey and dead in which case you have to take it down before it bursts into flames.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


So... this is my first REAL Christmas.  I have celebrated Christmas with friends, and with my husband, but this year is different.  It is the first year that Christmas really means something to me.  Barrett has made our family more than a couple, thus making it our "first family Christmas!"  Exactly how has this year been different than any other year though... up until this point.... NOTHING IS DIFFERENT.  I so wished for it to be more of a wonderful explosion of Christmas like my best friend Lindsay... I mean she lives for Christmas time.. it is her favorite time of year, and her house magically transforms into a winter wonderland at Thanksgiving, it is like stepping into a magical happy place where everything is ...well... Christmassy.  But this Jewish girl's house still lacks the bright shiny lights that mean Christmas is coming.  Everything this year has been so busy, it seems like everytime we might get a chance to go get our Christmas tree... something happens... and well until that happens... the house is not Christmas ready.  So here we are a week until Christmas and still no magic.  So I have decorated the blog.  If nothing in my life is really ready for our first family Christmas.... at least my blog will be pretty... so ....


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Look at what I can do!

It seems like Barrett changes so much everyday.  He is now sitting up almost all the way by himself.  As long as he has a toy to balance with (like this cute little baseball toy from uncle Josh).

Monday, December 13, 2010

I will decide for myself

Before Barrett was born... there were lots of things for me to decide... formula or nursing, daycare or homecare, will it be nanna or honey, sleep in his room or ours... paci or thumb.  Most of these things Gavin and I decided but there was one decision that we were not able to make for Barrett.  After careful consideration we decided that we would give Barrett a pacifier before he could start sucking his thumb.  We decided that it was easier to get rid of a pacifier, then to try to stop him from sucking his thumb.  Well, it has become slightly evident that Barrett has made up his mind.  He does like his pacifier sometimes, but for the most part this is what he decided..........

He chose his whole hand.... So much for making plans......