Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year to all! Wow, what an amazing year this has been. I have to say that this has been my favorite by far. Ava has blessed our 2009 beyond imagine, we are truly so thankful for her. She brings joy to everyday life around our parts. I look forward to everyday with her and I am so excited to see what 2010 has for us!

My new years resolutions:
1. Start to cook more! This has been hard for me working the late shift at work. My poor hubby hardly ever gets a home cooked meal and never complains....I am so blessed! ;-) If anyone has crock pot recipes I need them!

2. Get my scrapbook room in order. Oh, what a job! Anyone want to help?!?
I also need to get caught up, I am behind since the birth of Ava. Yikes!!!

3. Find a Sunday School class both Jarred and I like. I have enjoyed my bible study group so much and I look forward to the Spring semester!

Now on to showing you some pictures from Christmas. What an unforgettable Christmas it was with Ava being here. Our first Christmas as a family of 3! I don't think I will forget the look on her face each time she got a gift. That sweet smile would appear on her face and melt our hearts. Happy First Christmas Ava Grace. I have to say, Mommy did not need one gift because you are my best gift EVER! I love you!
Click to play this Smilebox collage: Chistmas with my Family

Click to play this Smilebox collage: Christmas with Tompkins'


  1. Gotta love that John Deere! I hope you all have a great New Year as well! You are going to be blessed with many milestones this year with your little one, it is going to awesome!


  2. You asked about collages??
    I used Photoshop Elements 7 to make the collage. I just imported my pics and pasted them onto a new document within Elements. Then I resized them and scattered them around to make the collage. I think it took about a 1/2 hour. Thank you so much for asking!

    Happy 2010 to your and your beautiful family! :)



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