December marked Millie's 1/2 birthday, these six months have flown by and have changed our lives in the most wonderful ways. It seems six months isn't long enough for all the memories we've already made to have happened!
December was filled with many Christmas outings and activities, including the obligatory trip to meet Santa! Our first Christmas with Millie was wonderfully fun and was filled with family and friends who are like family.
On Christmas Eve, we continued the tradition of having both of our families and some good friends over for gumbo. Millie stayed up late, and was quite the darling of the party!
Lewis' mom and my dad with Millie
Millie and "Kaki"
My grandmother, Grandma
Lewis surprised me with these two paintings by our friend Chad Mars, and we couldn't resist hanging them before leaving for Memphis.
Once we got to Memphis, the Millie fest continued! By the end of the day, she was one tired ( and loved) baby girl! It really is so much fun to watch our families love on her.
My grandmother, Gaw-Gaw
Too bad we didn't get a really cute photo of our family!
Millie in her big girl chair from Santa and the gorgeous dress smocked by my friend's mother!
As soon as the festivities ended, my Dad, Lewis and Minnie Lou were headed to the woods for some duck hunting.
All and all, it was a really wonderful Christmas! We wrapped up 2013 with a fun evening out with friends in Oxford, and even though we were babyless, we were still home by 10:00 p.m.
2013 was truly an amazing year for our family. It's so funny to look back and think that this time last year we were waiting to find out whether we were having a baby girl or a baby boy and our minds were reeling with the anticipation of this next phase in our lives. I used the word "joy" on our Christmas card, because although it is a season of joy as we celebrate the birth of Christ, it seemed very fitting for the way I feel about this year too!