Moving on to Christmas

I don’t know about you but sometimes I am so glad to have one holiday over with so that we can move on to the next. I feel guilty for admitting that because the most special day of the year for our family comes right around Thanksgiving so I feel a little pressure to make it extra special.

My twin boys were born on a “Black Friday”, Coming a little early at 31 weeks and healthy was a miracle. They weighed 4.2 and 3.7 lbs. So tiny!

My husband and I were married 9 years before these sweet little guys made our family complete.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on years past and hope for more wonderful years to come. So I can’t help but think of the week I spent pregnant in the hospital holding on to these babies as long as possible. How we tried to make it to 32 weeks.

They came earlier than we had hoped but who would have thought they would grow up as if they came spot on their due date. Although, 6 weeks in the NICU had its ups and downs, here we are 13 years later thankful beyond measure.

Needless to say, the holidays bring a whole different set of emotions for me. I love to decorate the house early to kick off all the celebrating but the real celebration is that my boys are with us and healthy.

This is a picture of them on their first Christmas. They were one month old. 
(you can see more of my boys in THIS post)
We spent our weekend with extended family eating and laughing. The birthday went great too. It was so fun to have cousins here to help celebrate for the first time, since we’ve lived far away up until now.
I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was a memorable one, too.
Now I want to put some lights out on the house but we are freezing! It has already snowed – and the snow even sticks! Looks like we may be lucky enough to get a white Christmas this year, we even had a white Thanksgiving too. 
My kids LOVE snow! 
Mazi? Not so much.
And look who showed up in our backyard! The mountains are so wonderful!
Have a happy week!