I have an iPhone dump for this post which is approximately 1 billion pictures. If you can write nice short posts more often then you are good at things and should be praised at the city gates.
So anyway, here is proof that I experienced an earthquake in December! Around 4:00 am last month I was already awake for some reason or another and all of a sudden felt this jolt in the earth for roughly 2-3 seconds accompanied by a really loud booming sound.
shook woke up Ryan fairly franticly and said, "What was that?? Did you feel that?? Wait, how did I just have to wake you up?"
I'm a sleep talker on regular nights so he tried to appease me and told me to go back to sleep. The next morning I googled earthquakes in California and lo and behold this popped up! A 3.9 magnitude earthquake. I'm not crazy! So now I can say I have experienced a real earthquake.
These are all pictures from December and early January so just a throw back re-cap:
At the SLO airport a flight attendant became obsessed with Gideon's red hair and dimples and promptly hand delivered him a plate of Christmas party goodies. Also he met Santa at the airport which is ghetto enough in and of itself.
We got home to my parent's warm, cozy, festive house and started celebrating Christmas full swing! I consumed mugs of Holiday Spice coffee and Gideon played with the tree.
Ryan giving my mom Mac lessons
We went to the Denver Zoo Lights and it was gorgeous!! Gideon must have been cold because I can't say he enjoyed all of the festive splendor as much as we did
Afternoons before Christmas looked like cousin time, toy playing, present organizing, and yummy food consuming
Gideon's mood on Christmas Eve pretty much summed up in a picture! Tis the season! He loved his new jammies and was probably just sad he couldn't wait up for Santa
Christmas morning he ignored all his gifts and played with wrapping paper
Look at that beautiful boy! What a sweet gift under the tree
After Christmas we got back to real life and have been settling into a new routine with new Baby Boy here, work schedules, play groups, and fun outings.
On warm days we play chalk on our back patio
This boy is such a character! Too much personality and silliness for his own britches
Daddy and Gideon went sledding during a huge blizzard! We were pretty ghetto and used a cardboard box since we couldn't get out to buy a sled. Gideon was obsessed
One thing that we never take for granted is how uniquely amazing our community is. Our family, friends, and even people we have never met rallied behind us and lavished us with support. We have had bags of formula and diapers delivered, donated clothing washed/folded, a meal train set up, gift cards sent, and more. My mom donates her time generously to us to babysit often and gives us immense rest. We even have had friends offer to go through Foster Care Relief training so they can keep Baby Boy. WOW!!
Most moving, was one of Ryan's best friends spent an entire day fasting and praying for Baby Boy and I have to say that we really saw his sleep and physical comfort improve. We are tremendously blessed.
Friends loving on baby cakes
Gideon has hit the most fun stage he has been in yet. He is all about feeding himself, helping us cook or clean and being involved in everything we are doing.
We made buckwheat pancakes last Saturday and he did all the pouring and stirring!
Gideon spending time with Peyton and Josie. His favorite thing in life is having friends over or even better, going to their house to explore new toys and spaces!
Mr. Isaac came to see us and his mama delivered me a decaf Flat White (favorite!) and our family an amazing healthy meal. These two played hard for an hour!
Some days I'm so so tired and recovering from the new stage of life we are in. And other days I can sit at this laptop with a cup of coffee and blog. It's minute by minute. I was talking to a friend yesterday and we both unanimously decided trying to parent/doing life without Jesus is a joke and we are total messes without him. Amen.