Monday, December 28, 2009


Yes, I realize that Christmas is over with, but since our lives were infected with viruses, I wasn't able to do any posting and wish all of you a Merry Christmas! When I say we were infected with viruses I am talking about Gavin, (who is still sick!), Me (I'm all better!), and our computer!!! Our computer was being attacked by viruses and it wasn't a pretty sight (very bad things were popping up on our computer and it made me feel even more sick!), but I was able to get it fixed this morning, so.....Merry Christmas! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Here are some pictures to get you caught up on our family!

The boys on Christmas morning:

Our dog, Hunter, opening his stocking:

Jacob opening his:

Nolan and Caleb checking out each other's stocking:

Besides a few goodies in their stockings, the boys only received one gift from us that they had to share. Here they are opening it:


A Wii!!! The boys were VERY excited about this!

Here is a wide-eyed picture of Gavin. He is wondering if you want to know what he got for Christmas?!

It is difficult to find things to buy Gavin as gifts. He isn't able to do a whole lot, so the toy isles at stores don't really apply to him. But, I was able to find a few good options!

Here is a toy that I got that looks like a T.V./Aquarium. It lights up and a picture scrolls across it. He really seems to like looking at it!

Here he is enjoying it again:

He also received a really fuzzy blanket! I love snuggling him in it!

I also found a few shirts that he can wear. I got them at and since I love putting Gavin in shirts that say something. (I like to do this because since he can't speak for himself, I like to use his clothes to give him a voice sometimes.) I thought that these shirts spoke very well for him!

And, here he is wearing one of them:

I figure that a couple of these would be great options for him to wear if he's ever in the hospital again or if he has a doctors appointment. I'd like to think that Gavin won't be having anymore hospitalizations, but who would I be kidding?! So, now he will have his wardrobe all set!

I pray that all of you had a wonderful holiday and that you took some time to remember the best gift that was ever given to us! I know that we don't know the actual day that Jesus was born, but we do know that He WAS born for us and that this is definitely something to celebrate! I know that I will never get a better gift than what God sent for us!

Merry Christmas!

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" Luke2:11-14


Kristen's mom said...

The T.V./Aquarium looks like the perfect gift. I love your Christmas tree in front of the big window. I seriously love the wash your hand shirt I need to have something like that made for Kristen, "Please put on a mask before examining me."

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What a great Christmas! I'm sorry about all the viruses. That stinks. I love Gavin's shirts, and the aquarium is a great idea! It is really hard to buy presents for our kiddos. It looks like all the boys in your house were happy!

CK said...

Hope you are all feeling better!! Where did you get those cool t-shirts? Would love to get some for Peter!! Our kids got a wii last year..... no doubt your boys will go crazy for it too. Another light gift idea for Gavin if you don't have it. Fisher Price and others have things you attach to the side of the crib. They play music and things turn in it. They also have buttons the kids can hit if you want. But, the cool thing is they project a light up onto the ceiling with colors or designs. A friend sent one for our baby on the way and Peter is totally obsessed with it. All he wants is to be in her crib and watch the lights. So finally yesterday I picked one up with different design/lights for him at Walmart and attached it to his crib. He absolutely loves it!!
Take care of yourself ok! hope you get some rest!!
catherine (peter's mom)

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Oh now you know I need one of those wash your hands shirts!! Love it! I wonder if they could do at RTS chromosome shirt....something like, small deletion on the 16th chromosome? Doesnt quite flow though...

Jenkins said...

My older boys LOVE the Wii. And our little guy, Brayden LOVES is his little light, rotating thing (whatever it is called). We actually take one with us on vacation or to the hospital.

Tamara said...

Oh looks like so much fun! You will love the WII! Great for entertaining! Thanks for sharing a peek into your time! I love the dog! He's thinking oh if I only had paws small enough to reach in there myself!

Becky said...

PERFECT! Love the gifts. We did the family Wii last year - that's all they got. It's been fantastic. :) I love the gifts you got for Gavin...

Lacey said...

Looks like a great Christmas! I need to go get some more shirts for Jax on cafepress. That handwashing one definitely needs to go to the hospital with hime, every time!

Lacey said...

Oh and where did you get that fish tank? We couldn't find one anywhere for Jax?

Cammie Heflin said...

I LOVE his shirts! I haven't gotten any for Addy in awhile, I'm gonna have to check them out!

Heather said...

First things first ... praying that Mr.Gavin gets better soon and second ... the shirts are all awesome!Love them.All of them.And the tank.I have seen them all over and thought that it might be a good one for Zoey but who knows.she,like Gavin,so NOT into toys.A very Happy New Year to you all and I hope the big boys have tons of fun with the Wii ... great gift.Lucky guys.

Alicia said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas, despite all the viruses floating around. I love the t-shirts Gavin got, too cool!