Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all had a very merry Christmas! 

I managed to snap a few photos of the girls Christmas morning. Lucy woke us up at dawn, but M made coffee before the present-opening chaos. I love that man.

Checking out the stocking loot...

Lucy was kind enough to assist Alice with her stocking.

Alice appreciated it so much.

Our fake tree, which has been a source of much contention. M made me promise that we will have a real tree next year, and every year for the rest of forever.

After stockings, we unwrapped presents. Lucy's still not quite old enough to unwrap presents by herself, and she wanted to play with each present as we unwrapped it. So, as you can imagine, it took us quite awhile to get through them all. About an hour into the unwrapping, Alice decided she needed a nap.

When we finished with presents, we had our breakfast of gooey cinnamon rolls. By this time, snow had begun falling softly outside, which was a welcome surprise. I love snow on Christmas morning. 

 The rest of the day was spent playing with / setting up toys, with phone calls to family and me cooking dinner in between. For Christmas dinner, we had a lot of yummy, artery-clogging foods. I made beef tenderloin with mustard cream sauce. It was a major crowd-pleaser.

Sadie and Alice were devastated to discover they were not allowed to eat any. 

For dessert, I made my Grandmere's traditional Buche de Noel. Not the prettiest cake ever, and I did not have time for the ever-popular meringue mushrooms. But, hey, it tasted great, which is all that matters, right?

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

5 Months

Merry Christmas Eve to you all!

Miss Alice is 5 months old already. I can't believe how big she is getting...

She is still very into her play mat. She reaches for her toys and smiles up at them - so cute!

Also, she can roll over now. We have had to start swaddling her with one arm out because she can flip over. Almost time for the sleep sack!

At five months, Alice's little personality is already starting to come out. She is such a sweet, happy baby. She smiles at strangers and charms everyone she meets. Her favorite thing in the world is to watch her big sister. They adore one another. It melts my heart to see them interact. 

Alice has been doing pretty well with daytime naps. She still wakes up a couple of times at night to eat, which is typical for her age. She likes to be swaddled, so it might be a difficult transition to the sleep sack.

We have not started solids yet, but I have a feeling she will love food. She seems very curious about everything we're eating. 

Hope you all have a merry Christmas!
xo, The Angerts

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Six Years

Today, M and I celebrate six years of marriage...

There are not words to express how much I love this man. He is the most incredible husband, and father, and I am so grateful to have him as my partner in this life.

Happy Anniversary!!! Thank you for putting up with me for all these years. Thank you for making coffee every morning before you leave the house, even if you aren't going to be drinking any, just because you know that I want / need it. Thank you for taking care of me when I'm sick and for making me laugh until my face hurts. Thank you for loving our daughters so well, for teaching them that they have value. Thank you for being patient with my clumsiness, and for loving me even though I constantly turn up the thermostat when you're not looking. Thank you for playing with my hair, even though you hate doing it. Thank you for loving us girls with such sacrificial, Christ-like love. I'm so incredibly thankful you picked me.
Your undeserving wife

{photo cred Dan Steiner}