Donovan: Month Nine

Kathy Visits

Doug’s mom came to visit right after Thanksgiving.  We took her to eat at the Columbia and took pictures where we had taken our engagement photos many years before.

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Donovan enjoyed so much quality time with his Grandma Kimmy.  They were so sweet together and we really appreciated her help as we were getting the house ready for the reception for Donovan’s baptism.

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Donovan’s Baptism

Donovan’s baptism was on November 30, 2014.  The ceremony was perfect and the reception was lots of fun! To read more about the baptism, read my blog post here

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Christmas Time

We had lots of fun enjoying Donovan’s first Christmas season.

We pick out our (well at least the first one for me and Donovan) first real Christmas tree:

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Donovan learned about the reason for the season.  Thank you to the Mitchells for the cute Nativity set!

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Donovan met Santa and went to Christmas Town.  There were tears 😦

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We celebrated the season with friends.

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We started wearing our food:

Carrots
Carrots
Peas
Peas
not sure...avocado?
not sure…avocado?

We went to the Live Nativity in Sarasota

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My sisters and I enjoyed our annual sister day:

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I got an early Christmas present! #wearallthebabies

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Christmas Eve

We hosted my family for Christmas Eve dinner at our house.  Doug did a great job making the prime rib and stuffed mushrooms.  We quickly learned that heating at really high temperatures results in lots of smoke.  It was a little hectic getting ready for dinner, but the food was delicious!

We opened presents and Donovan loved his new car!

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We went to mass at Nativity then came home.  We read “T’was the Night Before Christmas” and got ready for bed.

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Christmas Day

Donovan loved all of his many presents; however, the paper and boxes were far more interesting that what was inside of them.

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We enjoyed opening presents together as a family.  It was so special waking up in our house and starting family traditions!

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We went to Sarasota to enjoy the holiday with my family.

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Random photos:

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9 Month Photos:

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With Love,

From Me to You

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