- George turned 1! We had an intimate celebration with just the three of us. George opened his gifts, ate cake, looked through his baby book, watched videos of him, and we went on an outing to the pumpkin patch. Unfortunately, the pumpkin patch was closed and there was not a pumpkin in sight.\! Oh well. He loved the cake and enjoyed ripping the paper off of his gifts. The Earlville girls (and their kids) threw George a surprise party at the library so he could have a party with friends! What a blessing it is to have these women as friends and neighbors!
- Sarah (David's sister) and Aaron got married! We left NY on Nov. 21 to head south for the festivities. It was such a lovely wedding and I'm so glad we got to be apart of it, even if George's babbling forced us to step out early from the ceremony.
Earlville Story Time Gang
George was perfect on the plane. He's definitely prefers window seats!
George and Dada at Sarah and Aaron's rehearsal dinner.
- We spent Thanksgiving and Christmas in Chattanooga with David's family. First, let me say that George and I were away from home Nov. 21-Jan. 21. That's TWO MONTHS away from home! It was so great to spend time with our families and for George to get to know his grandparents, aunts, and uncles a little better. I don't think I cooked a single meal for 2 months! Since Sarah's wedding was the weekend before Thanksgiving, it only made sense to stay there until then. After Thanksgiving, David returned to NY to finish teaching his class and drove to rejoin us in mid-December. We decided not to go back with him to spare George the trauma of two long car rides. Below find gratuitous photos from Christmas and our general visit to Chattanooga:
Well, that wraps up 2011!