So, Nick and I were old this year to celebrate New Year's. We stayed at home, played with Brayden, ate hot dogs, watched Pretty Woman, watched the ball drop in New York, then went to bed before it even hit midnight our time. But, I was perfectly content with our evening.
New Year's Day was my 27th birthday! Didn't do too much to celebrate because we left for Mississippi the next day to go visit my Mom's family. We did paint Brayden's bedroom though. And, my sweet husband is awesome and got me a delicious Flora Dee's cake. Husband and my sweet mother-in-love made lunch for me. And Oma & Joepa kept an eye on the little one while we painted his room.
|Almost finished! Just needed to hang things.|
|I got a new pretty watch from Mom & Dad for my birthday. LOVE IT!|
|This was right before we got home. Sweet boy was exhausted from his fun weekend with family.|
Some random pictures over the next week.
|Satchel likes Brayden's chair.|
|This was one day when I got to the day care to pick Brayden up. He was napping HARD, and his little foot was between the rails. It was too cute not to take a picture.|
|After... That fit in that box!|
|Satchel was jealous of Nick giving Brayden attention.|
Sunday, January 11th was a special day for our family. Nick was ordained as a deacon at our church. Such a wonderful time for us. The experience left me in tears having all of our current deacons (including my Dad) pray over Nick & myself plus the two other deacon's and their wives who were also ordained (Davey Miner and Curt Rolston). After the ordination, we had a reception and were able to visit more.
|Random picture of Brayden's "Winter Themed" goodies for day care.|
|Random picture of a nice enough day to play outside for a few minutes. Come on spring!|
|Yay! Nice weather to play in on Saturday.|
|Riding the Ditch Witch with Daddy getting the bonfire ready for the kids that night.|
|A little football in the front yard.|
|Our guys praying Saturday night.|
|The freshmen girls came over for a bonfire and a little hide and go seek!|
A few random photos during the week.
|This kid LOVES homemade macaroni!|
In true DeAnna fashion, I decided to redo Brayden's bathroom the Tuesday before I was hosting a baby shower at my house on Saturday. I had already planned a lot of it, just needed to do it. I bought the paint, and we went to town. I wanted a nautical theme. I've decided it can be boy themed for now, and if our next child is a girl, we'll add mermaids. :)
Saturday, January 24th, I hosted Chaynie's baby shower at our house with the help of some awesome ladies. Brayden spent the weekend with my parents and Sister, so I could prepare for the shower without his help. :) That evening, we celebrated Kelley's 30th birthday with a surprise party (but I forgot pictures).
|Sign in table.|
|Chaynie opening presents.|
|These boys love Home Improvement.|
|Running errands with Mommy.|