This is it folks. The last one for 2009 and we celebrated with some balloons. One for each member of our family. We are so glad to close out this wonderful year with a new little member. We are so blessed.
I really enjoyed taking a polaroid a week and sharing it with you all. I am not sure I will continue next year, but I got a week to figure that out, so we will see...
Christmas was good, very good, even if Ben and I had two fights (again, we are so normal) over the weekend and I came down with mastitis the day after Christmas. Nevertheless, it was a joyous time of celebrating Christ's birthday. I will soon share some of the handmades that were given and received.
The biggest thing for me this Christmas was to learn to let things go. I wanted to make a "Merry Christmas" banner, but never got around to it. I wanted to do our family Christmas card, but I had to let that go as well as a few other things that I had envisioned, but realized that I really can't do everything. Having a newborn makes things a bit more difficult. Plus, it isn't the "stuff" that makes Christmas important or special, it is Christ.
The new year is coming and we are excited. We will be getting ready to celebrate it Bratcher-style. It will be oh so fun!