Sunday, December 27, 2009

Would you?

Would you let your daughter go to church like this?
On this day, in our house, yes I am!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

We had a busy bustling Christmas this year, and I *think* it was a blast! We're thankful Marcia did the Christmas morning service so that we could have Alex home. We drank our coffee, dined on sausage balls and sour cream coffee cake (an Averitt tradition), and made our way through the ocean of gifts. After the madness of excitement, we pulled ourselves together, gussied ourselves up, and headed north to B-more to be with the Lalleys. They, as always, are so gracious to include us in their family celebration. Jen came home with us, which was a highlight of the holiday, and spent the night with us. Now comes the cleaning, relaxing, and preparing for Florida. (Goodbye cold, hello warm! Yippee!)

I hope you've all had a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Recovery!
Love, Emily



and Cordelia.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

It's Christmas Eve and we're working hard to get everything ready!
(Church, Dinner tonight for church staff, Christmas tomorrow=feed Cordelia, dress girls, attempt to comb Eloise's hair, clean house, cook food, feed Cordelia, entertain Eloise, clean house again, turn on lights, light fire, turn on Christmas music, entertain and enjoy company, feed Cordelia, put Eloise to bed, wrap gifts, display gifts, eat Santa's snacks, go to bed.)
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Better Late than Never!

48 hours late! No fun! But we're making up for lost time. Eloise is really enjoying her aunt Molly!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Blizzard 2009 Part 3

The next morning, the sun came up and out we went. The neighborhood was glorious!

Blizzard 2009 Part 2

The clean-up: Alex working hard, Eloise cheering him on, Cordelia sleeping, and I'm documenting the event.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blizzard 2009 Part 1

Blizzard 2009 is not keeping us down. Oh no! We're loving it!

More photos to come. The snow fall here looks weeney compared to what we have now. It's a real spectacle.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Girls on Wednesday

Eloise is always a ham for the camera.

And, Cordelia always looks concerned. I don't think she's so sure of us yet.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


The anticipation is building.

The Babe

Miss Cordelia--the most precious eyes you've ever seen.

A budding artist

The photographer . . .

and her work.

Saturday, December 5, 2009