Saturday, February 25, 2012

Christmas 2011

A few pictures from Christmas day.
Marlie with her gifts from Santa. We've still been able to keep it to a minimum!

Our homemade Advent calendar

M's cousin helped her blow out the candle on Jesus' birthday cookie cake

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy 31st Birthday Bryan!

I don't have a lot of time these days where I have 2 hands free for typing so this will probably have to be shorter than I would like it to be. Bryan spent his 30th birthday in Afghanistan last year so I had hoped to have a fun birthday celebration for him this year. However, being parents of 2 now (one of which is a 4 week old) really doesn't make that very feasible.
I have always been thankful to be married to Bryan, but lately he has pretty much been super husband & dad. He helps as much as he can with Emma during the night and then gets up with Marlie in the morning. He gets her ready and to school on his own. He cooks and cleans, does the grocery shopping and almost all of the day to day chores of our house and family. Bryan does all this in addition to attending his classes and doing a lot of homework! His hard work has allowed me to get some rest and focus all my energy on taking care of Emma and being able to enjoy time with Marlie too.
I am so blessed to be married to a man who works so hard to take care of his family in so many ways.
Bryan - thank you for everything you do for me and our girls. We wish you a very happy 31st birthday and look forward to celebrating many more with you!