Margaret (Curtis) McDaniel + Curtis McDaniel = Curtis.Squared

January 1, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This was the first year we spent Christmas just the two of us (plus Lion-O).  Because of doctor's orders, I am too far along in my pregnancy to travel.  It was a good year to stay in Savannah because Curtis was very busy with his sermons.  Not only did he have two sermons to preach on Sunday, but he also had one on Christmas Eve. 
We made s'mores in our fireplace.
It was really fun and memorable!
On Christmas Eve, we drove around looking at Christmas lights.  We even decided to take Lion-O with us.  He loved looking out the window at all the lights.  He acts very similar to a dog!
Curtis and Lion-O in the car
On Christmas Day, we were ready to open gifts!
But first...Curtis read to us from Luke 2 to remind us of the best gift of all.  God sending His son! :)  We're hoping to start this new tradition with our family.
We tried to get some family pictures, but Lion-O wasn't cooperating that well.  Our picture (at the top of this post) was one of the best ones, but then you don't get to see the pregnancy bump!
Lion-O jumped down right when this picture was taken.  I thought this picture was funny!
We finally got a good shot (without Lion-O).
Although we didn't travel, we had family come to us before and after Christmas.  Curtis' dad, Curt, was able to visit for a few days before Christmas.  We had a great time, but we forgot to take pictures with him.  :( The day after Christmas, my parents came to visit.  My mom helped me prepare the nursery for our little bundle on the way.  She helped me wash all my newborn and 0-3 month clothing.  She will definitely have plenty of clothes!
We tried to take a picture to show our new Christmas ornaments that we obtained to commemorate 2012.  It's hard to see, but Curtis has a little snowman that says "DAD" and mine is a diaper bag that says "New Mom."  We are getting excited that she will be arriving soon!
We enjoyed our time with my parents.  I think they had a good time too.
Lion-O's gift to Curtis was snuggling up on a cold night. :)
It's hard to believe that this will be the last Christmas that we will have without our daughter!  We look forward to celebrating next year (and many more years) with her.

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