Tuesday, December 1, 2009

All lit up...

Christmas is even more joyful for me this year as I am taking it in, for the first time, with Shaelyn Jade. She is becoming so alive to this world around her and we are so excited about all of the "firsts" of Christmas that she will love! We spent the weekend putting up decorations and our tree...and Shaelyn Jade just watched with excitement with every ornament and light that was added!

Rich pulled his first-ever "Clark Griswold Lighting of the House", complete with him leading me, eyes closed, into the street, making his own drum roll, and singing "Joy To The World!"!

We always put colored lights on our bed and Shaelyn Jade laid there with Rich and shrilled with excitement at the bright colors!

Ok, so she got a little carried away with decorating...

The weekend was complete with a visit from one of my oldest and dearest friends, Shea... who swears we named our baby girl after her...and so we just go along with that!

When it was all said and done, we had a very excited baby girl, ready for each new joy of this season...

And the finished product...

...Our little gingerbread house!


  1. Dana, I love this!!! Shaelyn Jade is so beautiful and so stinkin' photogenic, and you make me laugh the whole time I'm reading. You inspired Gavin to put up lights...he just left for Walmart after looking at this. Hopefully I get a Griswald-style showing of them, too. I could only be so lucky. See you soon!

  2. Hey Dana! I am so happy you are finally blogging! It is so fun to be able to keep up with you and your precious girl! Give her big hugs from us!