Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas

The girls, ready to start unwrapping

Wow, Maddy - look what you got!

Merry Christmas everyone!!
This year, we had a very relaxed and laid back Christmas. We spent pretty much the whole day at home, ate leftover spaghetti and chicken rice for lunch, the girls didn't get that much this year. But of course, the highlight was having Maddy home with us. For dinner, we went out to eat - Christmas is also Bernard's birthday so it was more of a birthday dinner really. We did have a cake for Daddy and Jesus (they had to share), and Lana spent most of the day eating junk. We had planned to go back home to Australia after Christmas (maybe on the 26th or 27th) but with Maddy being unable to travel, we're just staying home. In spite of not being able to go back home, it has been a good Christmas and it reminded me of what matters the most - not the running around like crazy and giving (and/or receiving) millions of gifts. It's remembering the birth of Jesus and being with the people who mean the most to you :) I hope you all managed to spend Christmas with the ones you love as well! 

I'm so happy for the family of Kody Tobler who managed to spend Christmas with him at home for the first time in his almost three years!  Kody was discharged from the hospital on the 22nd, just in time for Christmas :)


  1. This post brought tears to my eyes. I've been reading your blog for a while and the amazing ups and downs you've all had to go through. As Christmas drew closer I had been hoping upon hope Maddy would be home as your Christmas present this year... and there she is - her first Christmas with her family. Those photos of her and Lana are truly magic. Now I can't wait to see her get to take her first flight! Go Maddy!!

  2. Your girls are cute beyond cute!!! I am a new follower of your blog, as our youngest has a chromosme deletion that causes super short stature. She is 8 months 9.4 lbs and 20 inches long. It gives me such hope to watch other wonderful parents out there doing wonderful jobs with their unique little ones! Beautiful family!