Tuesday, December 30, 2008

maya's first christmas

this was our first christmas as a trio. we sure did enjoy a low key christmas this year with maya. it was so nice just to hang out, the three of us, for four days straight. it felt like a real vacation.

christmas morning we opened our presents in bed. that was the best part. even though maya is only 9+ months old she seemed to realize she got new toys and enjoyed playing with them that day.

what can i say about the new year coming our way. i just can't wait to see what maya will be doing in the months ahead. this next year i can see is going to be a great one indeed.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

things to be thankful for...

this was maya's first thanksgiving. i suppose she really doesn't know what that means yet. in reality it was my first thanksgiving as a mother.

we spent our day with our family/friends eating, chatting, drinking coffee and acting goofy. it has been our usual tradition for a number of years now. at the end of the evening i felt something was different about this thanksgiving. and then it hit me, yes, i am a mother now. my focus has totally changed from where it was last year. it's really hard to explain, but now i know that my life will never be the same. of course we always are changing, but there is something very different about becoming a mother. my life is not my own anymore.

what i have to be thankful for this thanksgiving is having an amazing little person in my life that can bring me back to each moment. every action that takes place in her life is what will make her into the person she will be. i get to be a part of it in one way or the other. i'm very thankful for this opportunity. the chance to grow along with maya and become a new person.

thank you, d, for making this possible. without you, our precious gift would have only been a thought, an idea that might not have ever happened.