Last week I had the opportunity for some one-on-one, mother/daughter time with Kaleigh. She had to make a work trip to Gatlinburg, TN and asked if I’d join her. Our plan was to drive to Nashville from OKC, spend the night and then on in to Gatlinburg the next day.
While attempting to find a last minute hotel, Kaleigh did a quick search on airbnb to find somewhere cute to stay.
Violet Ember – 8 lbs 3oz and 19.75″ of pure preciousness!
We are soooo in love!
I was able to be with Courtney and Drew when she was born and saw them again that evening.
The next day I went to the doctor with Shingles!!! Can you believe this timing?!? Thankfully I was not yet contagious during my time at the hospital. I believe we caught it early enough to at least reduce the intensity with medication but currently I’m quarantined away from them.
I’m not sure which pain is worse…the shingles…or waiting to hold this baby again until I’m well!
gown – candy kirby designs headband – poppy lane and co
Wishing you all a very belated Merry Christmas and slightly early Happy New Year from the Hamilton Family! Scott & Sonya, Courtney & Drew, Kaleigh & Jared, Garrison and Karianne.
This holiday season my Christmas decorations went up late with boxes barely back in the attic by Christmas Eve! Christmas dishes didn’t make it out of the cabinet and while I did manage to get Christmas cards printed using the family photos we took in November they weren’t mailed until the week of Christmas.
The fact I’m wishing you a Merry Christmas three days late actually means I’m on schedule!
We never intend for our lives to be this busy and while I’ve learned to not sweat the small stuff (as in better-late-than-not-at-all-decorating) I don’t enjoy this hectic pace. I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions but this year I just might. It’s time to slow down.
I truly hope that each and everyone of you had a blessed holiday season celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. And that His Peace and His Presence be with you as you begin this new year.
God has been so very good to us and we are thankful for each and every blessing. One of those blessings in due in one more week and I can’t think of a better reason to slow down and enjoy! I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
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In July, my three girls and I went on a road trip. It was a combination working vacation (for Kaleigh) and a visiting family road trip that took us from Oklahoma to Florida to North Carolina & Virginia and back to home to Oklahoma.
I have been sworn to secrecy and pledged not share any pictures of Courtney and Drew’s new home.
The reason? Because my girls claim first posting dibs! The nerve!
Since Courtney had already shared this one on her Instagram I can show you the exterior BEFORE pic.
Truthfully, the house isn’t ready for it’s reveal. It’s definitely come a long way…so many adorable changes! Plus, they just moved in!
Scott and I did help them by making rustic wood shelf brackets and shelves to replace the upper cabinets in the kitchen. Getting tired of waiting for the “big reveal”, I begged permission to go ahead and share about the shelves which lead to today’s “how did we get here” story.