Friday, 16 January 2015

Little Lady Baby Shower

I have been very blessed with some sweetheart friends here in Pocatello. One of them offered to throw me a baby shower when she herself had a one-month old on her hands. I accepted under the condition that she have my sister help her out. We had a lovely little shower, and we are now pretty set for this little one to come (sooner rather than later, right?). I am incredibly grateful for the generosity of my family and friends and would like to share some of it with you.

Do you want to see a close-up of some of the excellent food on this table? Of course you do.

This is what happens when you don't order ahead of time. ;)
Luckily, this one is still oddly appropriate for the situation.

No, we didn't eat the flowers, but they were pretty.
We played games:

We ate the above featured food, and I got to open presents filled with the most adorable clothes. Let's have a look at my stylin' Little Lady's wardrobe:

This was my blessing dress, and
now I get to use it for my daughter.

Yeah. Cute stuff, and if you almost died of boredom looking at those, I think you should thank me for thinning out the clothing pictures I selected to share. You're welcome. We were blessed with more clothes, blankets, books, and little toys. It was wonderful to feel so much love for my baby.

Katie and Jayme were my hostesses, and Holli and my mom ended up helping quite a bit with food and games respectively. Here are the hostess pictures of those lovely women.

And here are some extras just because I can:

Almost 37 weeks in this picture.

I had a handful of people stop by before, during, and after the shower. This is my Relief Society President dropping in for a minute, and I'm pretty sure my face looks like this because she just said, "hell." What a great lady.

My apologies to anybody who did not get pictured. I sincerely appreciate you coming and supporting me in such an exciting event in my life. I love all of you for loving my baby.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Christmas 2014

We love Christmas at this house, but we were a bit late setting it up because Mr. Mitchell took a trip to Oregon and I stayed in Boise with my parents. We didn't want to get our Christmas tree and then have it die during the week we were gone.

The beginning of December was mild. Mild enough that we decided to rake up Grandma and Grandpa's copious leaves. Sprout was the king of finding doggie mines out in the mess.

I cannot get this child to leave his pants on.
One evening we went to a live nativity put on by LDS youth members. It was a very blustery night, but it was pleasant. Sprout LOVED playing with the goats.

And this picture is just because I thought it was funny that he fell asleep with a whisk.

Mr. Mitchell came back to us and we went back home and got ready for Christmas. We wrapped presents and finished decorating and got our tree.

Sprout got to open a present early on Christmas Sunday so that he could wear his fancy duds from his Dad and Grammy.

It was finally Christmas Eve and we went to look at Christmas lights with delicious hot chocolate. We came home and opened Sprout's Christmas Eve present and then watched White Christmas. I think our movie choice blessed the Pocatello area as it finally started to snow right before we went to bed. We woke up to a wonderful white Christmas.

Christmas morning he slept until 8am (which is a normal wake-up time for him), and I wondered how many more years we'll be that lucky. I imagine in a year or two more we'll be woken up at 5am. Santa brought Sprout a shopping cart, and he got spoiled by grandparents and aunts and uncles.

And then I attempted to take this picture so there could be at least one picture of  Mr. Mitchell and myself together. A flattering angle indeed.

The Christmas excitement wore our boy out. He hardly takes naps anymore, but he took a nap this day and had some downtime with Dad.

This last little treasure was the day after Christmas. He LOVED playing in the snow while it lasted. I had to include this video because of how hysterically Sprout laughed as he watched himself in it. Seriously. I should have taken a video of Sprout watching the video. 

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