Baby G's First Christmas

…Is what we are recovering from today.

We had a wonderful time with both sides of our families but I am so glad it’s over. After a whirlwind of Christmas meals, presents, visiting, late nights, traveling and hosting we are basking in the quiet in our own home today. It’s the first day in more than a week that we’ve had to ourselves. 

And Baby G’s birthday is in two days, which involves more hosting and visiting – and then the holiday marathon is truly over. I’m keeping things very simple for her family-only birthday party because I’m learning that simple, understated moments are the most significant. I’m not even cooking or baking, just ordering tamales from our favorite taqueria and probably picking up a tiny cake from a local bakery. 

Our tree is still up, and I’m still not quite ready for it to come down, so it will probably be up for the birthday party. 

Some good stuff is going to be happening on this blog in 2014. I’m going to be processing more of my faith story, which I can only hope will help someone else out there in a similar place. 

Anyhow, I just wanted to touch base with you and say that I’m still alive, still blogging and excited about blogging in the new year. 



  1. Alison Hughes on December 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Yes, I want to cheer you for keeping it simple. You will not miss anything. It was so wonderful to meet Georgiana and spend some time with you all. Love your family looking forward to blogs and visits in 2014!

  2. Lauren on December 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I am also joining in on the simplicity cheerleading! My little guy’s first birthday consisted of 3 guests, our favorite appetizers, and a cake from the grocery store. And it was perfect.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing parents that go all out to celebrate a child. Children are worth celebrating, and if parents have the time and interest to Pinterest-it-up, then that’s awesome. I want to do that one day myself! But I think it’s really important to recognize the beauty in simplicity, and I love that you are sharing that message.

    So happy you had a wonderful Christmas!

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