Tuesday, December 16, 2008


The tree is lit and decorated!!! Our tree decorating was delayed by about a week due to all of our sickies, well...mostly my sickies! :( I think we are finally getting healthy after waging war on the germs. We have officially become germophobes armed with lysol, hand sanitizer, and lots of hand soap. Now we are just hoping that Eli's 2 year molars cut through SOON. He has two coming in right now and nights have been a little rough.

But, the tree is decorated, our Christmas spirit has been revived, and I love it! I am slightly ashamed to admit that this is the first Christmas tree we have had in a couple of years. Really, we are not scrooges! But, honestly, we struggled with finding our Christmas spirit last year. And, most importantly, we spent Christmas in Guatemala and didn't want to leave a live tree in our house for a week without care. So, last year, we decided to stick with our little 2 foot table tree as our token of Christmas cheer. This year is a whole other story! It is so wonderful to have a nice, big tree in the house again and even more wonderful to be spending our 2nd Christmas with Eli, this time at HOME. Happy. Happy. Happy.
Of course, I had to get in a little photo shoot to celebrate! Here is my serious boy.Silly boy.
And melt-your-heart sweet boy. This smile can get him about anything. ;)


Bobbi said...

I love that smile. You made me cry again thinking about last year--and stalking the blog to see youwith him on Christmas. Enjoy your holiday, and your tree is beautiful-just like your family.

Stay healthy. I hear Lysol stocks went up...

Emily said...

Oh, what a handsome boy in his adorable Christmas sweater. He looks happy...have a wonderful Christmas at home!!


Heidi said...

He is getting so big! Your tree is beautiful and I'm glad you are feeling better. It is no fun being sick around holidays!

Kim said...

What great Christmas pictures! Eli sure is a cutie. Glad everyone is starting to feel better.

Aimee said...

He looks so cute in red! I love your blog background!!

Guatemama said...

Oh Eli gets more and more handsome with every picture! How is that even possible? He is so cute. Glad you are feeling better.
Have a great Holiday.
Tracy Jens Alex and Anika

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling better. WHat happened to your baby?? Eli looks soooo grown up (and handsome) in those pictures. Yes, holidays are so much more fun when shared with a child. Seeing the joy in their eyes is amazing. Wishing you guys the Merriest Christmas!

Stacy said...

Your tree looks beautiful! I love the pics you took of Eli. He looks super handsome, and I love his sweater!

Merry Christmas,

The gFamily said...

WOW, Eli is looking so much older!! He is so, so handsome!

This will be a wonderful Christmas with your adorable little guy and Christmas tree too! :)

Glad you are all feeling better!

Orlando said...

Stephanie! ACK! Eli is such a handsome boy, I can't stand it!

So glad you are enjoying this holiday season with your sweet boy right where he belongs.

Much love to you all.