Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Family

Last night we celebrated a special wedding in our family. We are so happy to welcome Christopher into our family and wish he and Emily every happiness in marriage.

Here is my family. Outside of religion, these people make my world go around. They each love John Hinton in ways that I could never have imagined and will shape him in ways that he will not realize until he has his own children.

Excuse my mother, she has the inability to take a good picture which is saying something since she is so stinking cute. She was talking in that one and has her closed in this one. Still, I think it is a great picture of my parents.

Two of favorite men: my cousin, John Martin, and my brother, Chris.

Everyone had a good time, but I'm not sure anyone had as much fun as Plum. He danced and danced and ate sausages and cake off of strangers' plates.

Happy New Year! Thank you, God, for your blessings and challenges in 2011. We are grateful for each one.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Live from New York, it's Christmas!

My mom and I at Rockefeller Center a couple of weeks ago.

Merry Christmas! I hope each of your's is filled with peace and joy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Same Santa, Different Baby

2009, curious baby:

2010, pissed baby:

2011, stoic baby:

Why the long face, Plum?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Top ten ways you know you a mother of a toddler...

10. There is an elf on your shelf and you are the only one that cares.

9. Someone ate most of the decorations for your gingerbread house.

8. You hid said house in your microwave so someone would stop eating it.

7. You are helping Santa out by hiding big gifts in your office.

6. There are at least three match box cars in the console of your car.

5. You bought all new ornaments for your tree. Shatterproof ornaments.

4. You say things like "baby Jesus needs his mama. Please put him back in the nativity."

3. There is a cozy coupe in your bathroom.

2. There are half a dozen Nerf whistle missiles in the bottom of your purse.

1. There is a Percy in your Tom.

For those of you who do not know, Percy is Thomas's best friend. Thomas is Thomas the tank engine of Thomas and Friends. They are trains, people.

Love, the mother of a toddler