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December 27, 2005

First Christmas with Our Angel

Originally uploaded by brookeandandy.
We've had a wonderful Christmas.

We started our holiday with Aunt Paige's wedding. Paige and Larry married Wednesday evening in a beautiful ceremony. Anne Marie was thrilled to be there - as were we!

Grandmomma and Granddaddy Bill have thoroughly enjoyed Anne Marie's visit. We've stayed at their house and had a wonderful time. It's tough for a three month old and her sick mom when we get out of our routine though. Unfortunately I've had a cold but it hasn't slowed me down too much. We played poker at the Lightfoot's house on the 23rd and had a great time visiting - I was accused of losing my competitive edge with childbirth. I think they might be right! ;) I was one of the first people out - I bought back in but then lost that pretty quickly. Oh well.

Christmas Eve came and we got ourselves together and headed up to Emory, VA again for the Hill Family gathering. It was great to see everyone, especially meeting Uncle Kelly for the first time. That evening we came back to Kingsport and went to the Christmas Eve service at Mt. View. It was a very nice service even though Anne Marie and I had to excuse ourselves for the middle of it - dinnertime called. :) Then we had a delightful dinner with just the Dudney kids and Mom and Dad here at Hickory Hill.

Anne Marie had some trouble sleeping on Christmas Eve - I guess I should get used to that - and decided to get up a little early (5:30), so she slept through our gift opening - but that's ok since she would not have really been able to participate anyway. She got all kinds of nice things - exersacuer (which she already really likes), jumpster, toys, books, and some boring but necessary things like baby gates and socks! :) We visited briefly with Gram and Papa and then went to church. Grandmomma got to hold her the whole service - I know she loved that! Later that afternoon we did lunch with the extended Dudney clan and then scooted back up to Emory to see Grandma and Grandaddy Adams and Grandpa and Grandma Hill. That was a lovely visit even if Anne Marie was still reeling from being overwhelmed by the volume of the Dudneys!! :)

Yesterday was spent just relaxing and trying desperately for her to get back into a groove - poor thing doesn't know what to think about all the holiday to-do. We go back to ATL today - sad to go but we've had a wonderful time.

I don't have holiday pictures up yet but will soon. I do have her three month photo shoot and a few others from right before we came up to KPT for Christmas. You can find them here:

Three Month Photo Shoot

Week Before Christmas

I'll get those pics for Christmas up soon - my gift from Andy was a way nice camera - so if you thought she was well documented before - you ain't seen nuthin' yet! ;)

Christmas Love to All -

December 14, 2005

Christmas Time is Coming

Originally uploaded by brookeandandy.
Cutie Pie in baby Santa gear.

We went to the doctor today - Anne Marie was a little irritable and scratching at her eyes so we went in to check it out. All is well and I can report that our girl is a healthy 14lbs 10oz! No problem with gaining weight! :)

Merry Christmas to all!

See a few added pictures to the link from yesterday HERE


December 13, 2005

Twelve Weeks Old!

Ready for the cold
Originally uploaded by brookeandandy.
She's twelve weeks old today. Crazy to think about. She's wonderful - if I do say so myself. We are just hanging out and trying to get ready for Christmas. We took a good walk today - hence the bundling. Looking forward to our visit to Kingsport in a week. Merry Christmas all!!

See other tweleve week photos HERE

December 09, 2005

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Christmas Tree
Originally uploaded by brookeandandy.
Here's our Christmas Tree this year. So exciting! I'm very much looking forward to this Christmas and future ones - Anne Marie makes everything more special! She's doing great! Pretty routine to make it through the night without a feeding - although I've been on many a paci run in the middle of the night!

Our family would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas.


A few pictures of Christmas at the Adams' house and Anne Marie at our playgroup can be found here: PHOTOS

December 05, 2005

New Photos - Thanksgiving and More

Sorry that I'm so late with this post. I got some pictures up after Thanksgiving but had not gotten around to this post. There are many pictures for you to look through though. I hope you enjoy. There are three separate sets with links below.

Mom's Surprise Party Photos by E. Ben Greene
Thanksgiving Week In Kingsport
This Past Week at Home

We had an outstanding Thanksgiving holiday with our family. We have so much to be thankful for!! Anne Marie and I got to spend 9 days in Kingsport and enjoyed it very much. However we were glad to get back home and back into our routine. Now, after a week, we are pretty well set back into our routine and she's doing great at sleeping through the night. She's becoming more consistent about not needing a night feeding - which is great! We're looking forward to her first Christmas!

Have a great day!