Wednesday, December 24, 2008

So This Is Christmas...

Haven's first ride on the sled.  She loved it.
So this is Christmas... around our house.
The front room... 
She loves to be serenaded by daddy.
For our ward's "Super Saturday activity" we made these out of the glass blocks (generally used for encasing showers, that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot for a few dollars.)  The idea they gave was to tie a ribbon around each, which was really cute, as they looked like presents.  I love the simple "ice blockish" look they have.  They're just printed out black and white nativity scenes on clear sticky-backed sheets.  The blocks come with a hole already drilled in them so I tucked white christmas lights in them.  
Haven and I have been enjoying the weather from the comfort of our own home... seeing as we haven't gotten out much with this bed rest situation :)  I really enjoy this weather, when I don't have to deal with Utah drivers combined with bad weather and slick roads: a lethal combination.
And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
We wanted our tree to capture last years' memories...

"Do you hear what I hear?" 

Our angel's little booty.

Diamonds are a...            girls best friend! :)
The Family Room

There's not nearly as much carmel corn in there anymore... 
and Haven and I are the culprits.

Looking out our back door...
With over a foot of snow... this is as far as Barkley made it before coming inside.  I think he's still traumatized from the car accident with Blake a few years back... you know when he was in the snow for over 24 hours.  Yeah.  He hates snow now, so we have to let him out the front door where he has a plowed path.  Wuss.

Greg decided to play and "plow" his way through the vacant streets.  With over a foot of fresh snow it was too much for him to resist.

The hottest snow-shoveler.  Ever.
Cute boy.
To avoid over-stimulation Christmas morning, we let her open one present early.  It was Brobee from the psycho show that she loves so much; Yo Gabba Gabba.

Here's Haven and "baby Emma"

I love how her nose crinkles when she laughs.

Grammy & Haven

She just couldn't even take it.
Loving Papa's piggy-back ride!
Haven & Kingston having "dancie dance time!"  
The best helpers ever... 
as long as they could sit in front of the T.V. and watch the Suns' game.  
Here they are prepping...
...for this toothless looking photo.  Classic boys.
(don't worry... as you can see, they did that part AFTER 
their "sterile baking services" were rendered :)
She has to have all 3 dolls... & all 3 blankets... at all times.
Here's Haven, Foofa, and her babies: Noel, Emma, and Haven.  (Yes, she named one of them, who looks just like her, Haven.)  
Here's the hot rod looking a little chilly.

While my mom was here we had Thatcher for 9 days while Tyler and Adrienne were on their cruise.  I'm posting highlights of his visit... these two were so cute together.  
Hugging Goodbye
Here's Uncle Greg trying to tame the mane.
Why buy a jungle gym when these two'll get a kick out of kitchen chairs?  Who'da thought?
Haven used her chair to define her own personal reading space...
while Thatcher was a lil' wild man and had to wriggle through them every chance he got.  
The same can be said for her high chair.  Cute boy.  It's crazy how different their personalities are.  She is ALL girl... and as you can see... he's very much a boy.
Their makeshift "chairs."
She loves being in little spaces... with her blankies and a book.
Going to baby Zeke's blessing.
Going on a walk with Nana.
We made our Christmas goodies... with lots of help from Nana & Sky.
She's a third generation chocolate lover.
Reading time with Nana & Papa Pittson.
Thanks to my dad & Greg... we have CHRISTMAS LIGHTS on both levels of our house this year!  (Probably my favorite thing so far this Christmas... Christmas lights are my absolute FAVORITE!)
If you only knew how my dad put his 
life on the line to put our lights up... 
thanks Fal.  Glad you're still with us.  :)


Teresa said...

OH what a beautiful home you have- so totally love your Christmas decorations- Thanks for sharing them-
Loved all the pictures of your sweet little daughter-
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas- and that.... sweet little boy you are carrying will WAIT until next year to come :}
Take care and be safe-
Merry Christmas

Staci said...

So beautiful! WOW! I couldn't tell if I was HGTV web site or what!! Merry Christmas to ya and your sweet family:)

Stacey said...

OK, OBVIOUSLY this whole bedrest thing is no biggie because your house looks FABULOUS. (Moma Sandy right?)Merry Christmas! I wish you were here! Love you!!

Stacey said...

and PS, Havie and Ky have the same christmas outfit. Besties!

Monica&Kevin said...

So fun! Merry Christmas!!! Can't wait to see pics of your addition to the family soon!

Adria said...

Your house looks beautiful inside and out! Haven is such a doll.

Tony and Traci said...

Cute house! you really have a tallent. We're glad you had a good christmas. Take care!

Sara said...

You have a truly beautiful home! Take care!

Shauna said...

I love all your pics! Your decorations are gorgeous and my favorite pictures are the ones of Haven w/ her dolls in the shopping cart, she's so cute! P.S. I can't believe you got her 'Yo Gabba Gabba' dolls! Amaya loves that show too, but I can't stand it, it's soooo weird!

Robinson Family said...

sounds like you had a very Merry Christmas!! You're home is SO beautiful. My goodness, the things you get done when your on bedrest!! GO girl! Take care.

btw thanks for the message. Keep in touch

Leandra said...

Oh my gosh! What else can I even say but your house is GORGEOUS! Someday when I have my own house, you are officially hired as the decorator. Not kidding. and that picture of Haven and the snowman is for sure the best thing I have ever seen.

Leigh said...

Your house is adorable!! Loved all the pictures . You looked beautiful as ever. It was so great to see you - if only for like, 7 seconds. Congrats on baby #2, hope he's patient and comes when he's supposed to!

Adria said...

can you believe how close we are to giving birth to our little men?!?! how are you feeling? are you guys ready at all? we are just getting started on putting the nursery together today...time is going by too fast:)

Sparks in the Desert said...

Darling pictures of your home! I totally need to call you back soon! Your decorations are awesome! Your cute "little man" is coming soon...I can't wait to see pictures of him!

Chris and Erin said...

Hi Shavonne! Your pictures of Christmas are beautiful! How are you feeling? I can't believe you are so close to having your second baby! I'm so excited for you! Be sure to call and let us know when he arrives! We sure do miss you and Greg and Haven is too cute! Lots of love,
Erin :)

Chris and Erin said...

Wow, I think my comment convinced Drake to come out and meet the world... Or maybe not, but I guess all that matters is that he is here!!! CONGRATS! I can't wait to see pictures of him... and hopefully meet him someday! Love you lots!

Erin :)

Mandy said...

So, I heard through the rumor mill that congratulations are in order. How did it go? Let me know when you are feeling up to visitors. I'd love to come meet him, and see you. Love you. Hope all is well.