Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I don't really have anything clever to write, there's really no point to this post. I just wanted to write something Christmasy on my Christmasy blog so people would see it because I think it's so cute!

Merry Christmas!

We're headed to Ohio for Christmas this year, our flight is scheduled to leave tomorrow evening, 8:00 pm. It's gonna be an adventure-filled red eye across the country; Salt Lake City to Phoenix to Philadelphia to Columbus, arriving mid-morning the next day. And then an hour and a half drive to Athens. Aaaaawesome.

Despite the terrible flight, I'm very excited to be going to Ohio. I've only been to Max's home once, over a year ago. It will be good to go again, especially with all of his siblings there.

It's going to be my first Christmas away from home, but I'm more excited than sad. The Ogles are now family as much as the Viehwegs, and it will be fun to experience the wonderful holiday the way Max grew up doing it.

Enjoy the Holiday!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

My wish has been granted.
I really did want a little girl. Of course I would have
been completely happy with a boy too.
But I really did want a girl.

Because I can dress her in adorable little outfits and frilly dresses
Like this!

And I can put ridiculously big bows and flowers on her head
Like the one below.
I'll have craft parties, maybe by myself :),
making all sorts of headbands
Just for her.

Well, maybe a few for me too.

She will be the first granddaughter on both my
AND Max's side of the family.
And she will be the first Great-granddaughter
for the Viehwegs and the Ogles.

This is pretty major I'd say :)

It's fun knowing that she's a she, and not an it anymore. For some reason having this more intimate and specific knowledge about her makes me even more aware, and even nervous. I hope even more now that she continues to grow healthy and strong, without any complications for the next few months until Max and I can meet her in person. And for the rest of her life.

Wow, I'm going to be a parent.
It's pretty mind-blowing.
I'll have a daughter to take care of, and worry about, and dress up all cute.
I'll have the responsibility to teach her and raise her,
to make sure she learns the gospel,
and everything she needs to know to be successful in this life
and make it back to our Heavenly Father.
I kind of feel like I'm still learning these things for myself.
But I'm glad I've been entrusted with this little life,
And I hope I can do everything,
or at least Most things,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


In approximately one week and two hours Max and I will be sitting in the doctor's office up on University Ave, waiting to be taken back for the ultrasound letting us know whether the Little One is a Boy or a Girl.

We can't wait!

Monday, December 6, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Max and I bought our first Christmas tree this year. I'm not really sure why we didn't get one last year, I think "our" (I think it's safe to say it was really his excuse because I'm sure I wanted one) excuse was that we weren't going to be in Provo for Christmas, and besides we were Poor College Students/Newlyweds. Well, the same circumstances apply this year but we bought one anyway, much to my delight. Dollar General was our friend this season and supplied us with our 6 foot, $20 tree, our two strings of white twinkle lights, and our $5's worth of cheap, plastic, bulb ornaments. It is a beautiful sight. Let me show you what kind of ornaments and decoration our tree consists of:

Olive wood angels, stars, and bells purchased two and a half years ago during my semester in The Holy City. This is their first time being hung from a tree. They add a wonderful touch - nostalgia for me and a warm, golden tone to the colors.

Snoopy figurines. Collected during Max's childhood. His mother decided to pass them on. They add a touch of playfulness.

**Also notice the plastic bulbs we bought. As long as you don't look too closely you wont see the cheap-looking seam running down the sides of them all. They add the festive red and green I think are imperative to any Christmas tree.**

The rest are pieces acquired I'm not sure how, but they add nice variety and help to fill out the holes.

Someday, hopefully sooner rather than later, I hope to decorate a fresh, live, pine scented tree with lovely ribbons, delicate, shimmering and sparkling balls of glass, icicles and mini-nutcrackers, striped candy canes, with scattered cherished memories and hand-made-by-my-children wreaths and snowflakes mixed in. But for now, this is perfect.

Merry Christmas!