December 25, 2010

Quiet Christmas

Merry Christmas!

We had such a nice (quiet) Christmas today!  Most of the family was out of town, so it was just Josh and I.  Our plan was to just take it easy and enjoy our last quiet Christmas, before our little Taylor arrives. 

We started off the day opening some presents.  While we exchanged our gifts we baked a breakfast casserole that I prepared the day before.  I made a few modifications to the recipe, but it turned out delicious! 

I put the cheese in for a little too long, but other than that, it was great!


My new Green Bean ornament arrived just in time to hang on our Christmas tree too.

It was really fun opening up the gifts that Taylor got.  So many cute little pink things! :)  One of my favorites, was her very first sleep sack.   Josh and I both love a baby in a sleep sack; it’s just the cutest thing!  I can’t wait to see her in it!


I absolutely love the Christmas gifts Josh got me!  I got a new camera lens and strap.  I’ve been having fun playing around with it today.lense                 strap  

The highlight of my morning was Skyping with my family in Austin, TX.  I got to see my 3 nieces and 2 nephews open up all their Christmas gifts!  It was like we were right there with them.  I hope to Skype more with them since we only get to see each other about once a year. 


This afternoon, after watching ‘Christmas Vacation’ and taking a leisurely nap, Josh and I went to the movies to see ‘Little Fockers’.  After the movie we came home and played a game of Scrabble.  It was a close game, but he beat me :)


It’s getting late now, and the day is now winding down.  I’ve changed into my “fat” pants to relax and it just started raining outside.  A perfect conclusion to a wonderful quiet Christmas! 



  1. Merry Christmas! Sounds like a wonderful day. I love your Green Bean ornament! We are having a white Christmas here tonight and it's awesome!


  2. Sounds blissful! Merry Christmas Greens!

  3. merry christmas! i love the new ornament - beautiful! and i love your new lens- a 50 prime. woo-hoo! that will come in really handy for those shots of taylor! we had a quiet christmas here, too- we had sun for a bit, but now more rain. oh well. can't complain!


  4. YAY!!!! You got the "blurry lens" lol!
    Merry Christmas Greens!

  5. Merry Christmas; your day sounds like it was perfection!

  6. Wow, love the pics! What a great gift!
    The scrabble pic is too cute!
    Glad you 2 enjoyed a great Christmas!!

  7. Skype was great! WE MUST do it more often.

  8. We had a quiet Christmas as, hubby and my Mom. The rest of our family was on the West Coast between Nevada and Seattle. Although quiet, it was wonderful. And we even welcomed my nephew (3 weeks early, but doing great) to the world on the 22nd :) He decided that he wanted to see Santa!

    Lovin' the sleep sac! So happy you had a wonderful holiday and I could steal your water intake ap ;) I have such a hard time keeping up with it, but do my best cause we need the H2O. Kudo's to Josh for his brilliance!

    Hugs and have a happy New Year...rub Taylor for me.

  9. Glad you had a Merry Christmas! That Breakfast Casserole looks Divine! I like a little crispy cheese on top ;)

  10. I'm glad you guys had a nice Christmas, we missed you on Sunday,


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    Over the past three years it has been flipped upside down. I am 31 years old, and married to my hubby of three years, Josh. We have 4 beautiful angel babies, who are fondly known as our “Green Beans”. The first of my quads, Heidi, held on as long as she could and was born on January 31, 2009 after pPROMing at 17 weeks. A few weeks later, I pPROM’d with my sweet Lily. Lily, Paige, and Rylan were all born at 22 weeks on February 23, 2009. Just after being released from the hospital empty handed, I returned with a high fever and infection. Two of the nights I spent in the hospital that week, I honestly thought I was going to die. It was the sickest and most hopeless I’ve ever been. I’m pretty sure my diagnosis was a broken heart.

    Our journey to becoming parents has had its share of happiness and heartbreaks. I got through every day by staying close to Josh, friends and family, blogging, and relying on God that my future will be bright. All the love and support I’ve gotten has greatly helped me manage……I am alive and well, and want to be my absolute best as a result of this.

    On May 1st 2011, we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Taylor, into this world. She is our miracle baby and brings so much joy and happiness in our lives. She is such a gift from God.

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