Saturday, January 26, 2013

Merry Christmas To All!

We spent Christmas 2012 in Thibodaux and it was so fun to be in town and get to spend the the actual day with BOTH sides of the family!  On Christmas Eve morning, we had a big breakfast with Nana and Paw, Granny Lou, our cousin, Abigail, and our friends, Karlie and Khloe!  

Here is Nana reading the Christmas Story to all the little children!

This is the start of a Poole family tradition!
One super sweet memory::
When Paw and Nan came out with 4 or 5 of these big huge Tonka trucks, Andrew was SO HAPPY, he stood up, gasped, and screamed, "PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Hahahaa, I think he was SO EXCITED that he got his words all mixed up!!  That's how you know you've given you dang good gift!!  :))
Brother was truly OVERJOYED!!!

He just couldn't get enough of his new trucks!!!!

Vannie and her new little princesses from Karlie and Khloe!!

Unwrapping more gifts!

Yaaayyyyyyy!!!  Savannah got her princess "iPad/Kindle."  Hahah!!  So sweet!

Brother, still just so happy with his little trucks!  

Paw and Brother, practicing their guitars together!
This will have to be another Poole family tradition!  :)
Another sweet memory from Christmas Eve was that I felt Baby Poole move!!!  I thought I felt baby moving during my ultrasound the week before, but I wasn't sure....  this was the first time that I KNEW!!!  Baby Poole wiggled and wiggled and wiggled all night!  It was so sweet!! 

 On Christmas Day, we headed over to Pops and Grammie's house!!
Here we are in our Christmas fort that Grammie made!!

Daddy came to join in the fun!!

Later that morning, we opened gifts... 
and here was the last one my parents opened from us::

YES!!!!!!!!!!!  We are having a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We weren't supposed to find out for another month, but the sweet ultrasound tech said she would give us a little sneak peek so we could tell our families and friends for Christmas!!!  It was perfect!!!!  Nobody knew we had found out, so no one asked questions..  which was so great, because I'm the worst at keeping secrets!  After we finished unwrapping presents, Wade and I pulled out one more...  it was the very last gift given and my parents opened it together!  It was a baby boy onesie for our new little BOY on the way!!!!!
What a precious memory!!!  At our Christmas with the Pooles, we gave the gift to Granny Lou and she absolutely loved the surprise!!  We have a priceless video of that, as well as telling my sisters Baby BOY Poole was on his way!!!  It's a sweet Christmas memory that we will never, ever forget!!  

And we spilled the beans exactly 6 years and 3 days from the night we got engaged in that very same living room...
 Brother is sooo happy to have a new friend coming!!!!!  And this conversation happened after my doctor's appointment when we came home with picture of our baby boy::
Me - "Savannah, do you want a baby brother or a baby sister??"
Savannah - "A baby sister!!!!!"
Me - "Ohhh, but Vannie, what if it's a baby brother???"
Savannah - "........... Then I will cry."

Hahahaha, thankfully, she DIDN'T cry!  Grammie ended up talking to her a few days later and helped her see that maybe the NEXT baby will be a girl...  and that she will get to be the big sister of TWO little brothers!  Wow!  What a big girl!!  Savannah now truly is so excited and has offered up the name "Pinocchio" for her littlest brother...

On Christmas night, we returned home and had our own small, family Christmas celebration with just the four five of us.  :)  As wonderful as our holidays were, there was something quite enchanting about snuggling by the fire in front of the Christmas tree, with soft Christmas music playing in the background, as Wade and I watched our two babies open a few small gifts from us.

We didn't get them much, but you would have thought we had given them the world.
There were so sweet, so appreciative, and so full of joy.  It's times like this...
when the kids are playing contently on the floor in front of the fireplace, with tons of tissue paper and ribbons everywhere, and Wade and I catch each other's gaze from across the room and realize just how deeply in debt we are to the Lord. He has given us so much.  Almost too much.  My heart can hardly contain it all. 

It has since become tradition to bake Christmas cookies with Aunt Hezzie!!!!  Here we are in 2010!!!

2 Christmases later!!!!

Hoping they remember these sweet memories as they get older!
We love them SO much!  The cookies AND the kids.  ;)

Beautiful AND pregnant Aunt Magic!!!!!!
Next year, we'll have 3 more babies to make cookies with!

ICING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

It turns the kitchen into a disaster...
but what a colorful, exciting, beautiful disaster!  :)))

The cookie I made and was so proud of that I wouldn't let anyone eat it!
It may STILL be on that plate, haa!

And that wraps up our Christmas 2012!!

What an amazing year!!!  Andrew turned one, we had lots of slumber parties with our sweet cousins, Heather married her Jase, Savannah turned three, Shanny got married to Jon Jon, we vacationed in Gulf Shores and spent a few weekends at the new camp in Toledo Bend, celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary and our 26th birthdays with an amazing surprise trip to New York (ahhhhh, greatesttttt husbanddddd everrrrr), and so many sweet babies were born to our church, including our newest little neighbor, Landry Knotts! Looking forward to all the new little ones coming in 2013, especially the ones joining our family like Luke Henry and  Emory Grace!!!!  :))) THANK YOU, GOD, for one incredibly wonderful year!

1 comment:

  1. Andddddd I cried like a baby reading this post. Not sure if it's the pregnancy hormones (YEP, STILL PREGNANT!) or just the fact that I feel SO SO blessed to know you and your precious family!! Seriously, I just love everyone in your family...parents, in-laws, sisters, everyone. That is true friendship when I feel close to your actual family, too!! I'm so lucky to get to live life with y'all!!!! Can't wait to meet the newest little Poole...and Sharbono...and Kees...and Mackey...and Reynolds??!! ; ) That was just for Shan. Haha.


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From childhood friends to high school sweethearts, and now newlyweds and brand-new parents, Wade and I can only thank Jesus for His incredible blessings. Our three children are the ULTIMATE gifts from God and we pray that our lives glorify Him. He is our everything.