"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction"-Thomas Jefferson

Friday, December 28, 2007

Thoughts now that Christmas is over...

I cannot believe I'm actually happy Christmas is over..that is so unusual for me! I spend the entire year getting prepared and psyched up, but not this year...I was so excited about EVERY holiday for once and I'm really looking forward to the new year and celebrating New Years Eve..it's all changed since Reagan!

But don't get me wrong! Christmas was incredible! Reagan was absolutely and completely spoiled rotten..in fact she still hasn't finished opening all of her gifts. She now owns what Josh affectionately calls 'the Little People Empire'...thank you to Fisher Price for making this possible! Seriously, I should have purchased stock in Pampers and Fisher Price--oh! and Enfamil before Reagan was born!

My favorite parts of Christmas had to be the early morning wake up, courtesty of one Reagan..eating breakfast together (mmmm..bacon, eggs and waffles!), opening a few gifts, and then Josh and Reagan passing out together (they were both sick, poor things!) I fell asleep too, which completely caught me off guard since I can NEVER go back to sleep...but fortunately I did because I was able to catch this adorable Daddy-Daughter moment (see below!).

Let's see, another favorite thing was Reagan's "Bah Humbug" comment on Christmas Eve right as mommy was griping about the holidays and all the stress....ah yes, out of the mouth of babes! A few days before Christmas, Reagan learned to say "Christmas Tree"...but it was more like "cwisma twee" and she hasn't said it since...she has a habit of doing that!

And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention her first ever unassisted step on Christmas Eve....she stood up....locked eyes with mommy, took a step....mommy SCREAMED and she promptly fell on the floor! I couldn't help it! I was toooo excited!!

So that was our Christmas! Next year I'm seriously considering having the meal catered so I can spend the entire day playing with Reagan's toys...shh, don't tell her...she really has a thing against me messing with them---as though I don't play with them correctly...does she remind you of anyone??


  1. Welcome to the blogging world! I'm not sure if you've ever stopped by my place (www.sidetrackd.com), but feel free to do so.

    Glad you had a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Little People. :-)

  2. Leah, Josh, and Regan

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas, Aedan did too, and also is a proud owner of a little people empire LOL

    Happy New year!



  3. Hey Guys,
    The matching jammies were too cute. Isn't motherhood so wonderful, at least for the next couple of years anyway. So glad Christmas was great,even if it had to be up there in the frozen tundra!!! Regan is growing so fast. You will always remember when seh took her first step. Way to go Babe, your mom needs all the help she can get in the memory dept.I've known her longer than just about everyone else,excluding granny,pawpaw,mom,and dad. You just keep her on the strait and narrow. Love to all Mom Barlow


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