Christmastime is here!

I LOVE the Christmas holiday season. There is just a special feeling in the air that isn’t there the rest of the year. Brett and I had fun putting our Christmas tree up the first weekend in December. Lily loved it! She loves to just sit and look at it.

Such a sweet face admiring the tree with Daddy. I love this picture!

Lily also loves to look at the fire

We went to our ward Christmas party and Lily got to meet Santa for the first time.

how cute!

Since I’ve had my darling Lily, I’ve had a different perspective on life. This Christmas has meant more to me than past ones as I have thought more about Mary and her divine role as the mother of Jesus. I think about that little baby and the special moment it must have been when he was born. When I held Lily in my arms for the first time, I experienced an intense amount of love and joy I didn’t know was possible. I like to think about how Mary must have felt holding the Savior of the world in her arms for the first time. I can only imagine how much she loved him. I know I am so in love with this little face:

my sweet Lily Belle

Merry Christmas everyone!


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year with Brett’s whole family. We all went down to Pajaro Dunes and stayed in a condo on the beach. Lily got to meet her only cousins for the first time and they loved her! They wanted to hold her, play with her and peek at her when she was sleeping. Here are some pictures:

Lily with Aunt Jamie

family picture on the rocks by the beach

the youngest being held by the oldest

I love this face!

Lily putting her toes in the sand for the first time!


We had a wonderful time with family at the beach. Lily loved being held by so many people who loved her. I enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday because it makes me stop and remember all the things I am thankful for. I take for granted so many things that are major blessings in my life, like my wonderful husband, my beautiful baby Lily, the food that we have, our apartment, Brett’s job, my friends and family. We have so much to be grateful for!