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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

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Ava Marie

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Clara Rose

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas at Grama's!

Today we headed after Mass over the river and through the woods to Grama's house (Shaun's Mum) for her annual pre-Christmas "Christmas Celebration". 

It was lovely as always.  Shaun's Mum is such an amazing woman and boy am I telling you... I totally lucked out in the Mother in Law area!  She has welcomed me into the family with such open arms and heart from the very beginning and has been a gift ever since.

She put out an amazing spread with tons of homemade hors d' oeuvres, delicious desserts and a  scrumptious belly busting main meal.  I was SO full by the end of it (and so was Ava who could not get enough of what was on my plate!)

It was wonderful to see cousins and sisters and brothers and aunts and uncles.  Ava just loves visiting and spending time with everyone.  The family splits up the gifts for the littles and I don't know who was more excited about her gift, Ava or her godmother "Auntie Mary".  She recieved great gifts from everyone and will be getting tons of use out of them, but this one in particular she was glued to.

Her pink Minnie mouse shopping cart. 

Wouldn't even take a picture without it!

Came home and trucked it around the house collecting toys and littering them everywhere and collecting them again.  She LOVES it!

I took actually very few photos for me, but enjoyed every moment with the family before we had to head home.  Thank you so much, Mum for a wonderful day!  We loved it!


  1. sweet! I remember those days. :)

    1. She's already growing SO fast! Loving every minute of it!

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    1. I know, so cute right? Thank God for great consignment stores.


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