Christina Myers ~ The Blog

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An Open Letter to My Daughter. January 22, 2012

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Dear Monkey,

I wanted to let you know that I am enjoying these tiny glimpses into the person you will become.  There are so many wonderful qualities in your personality that I adore.  Your father and I adore you.

First, let’s talk about your stubbornness.  At times, it can be super frustrating.  The nights it takes hours to get you to fall asleep because you are too busy exploring.  The days you just go and go and go like an Energizer bunny with no off switch.  What I love, though, is that I know in your future, this stubbornness and dogged determination will serve you well.  You will never give up until you accomplish your goals and that makes my heart glad.  I glory in your spirit and it inspires me to do the same.  Who knew an eight month old baby could hold such a huge personality and inspire such great things in her parents?

Secondly, your laugh…and smile.  These two things alone could bring about world peace.  I love the way you have your devious laugh…the one you get when you are about to do something I’ve told you not to do a million times.  The way your eyes get all squinty when you smile really big because you succeeded at something.  The squeal you give me when you are so tickled by something you can barely contain yourself….or the way seeing one of your dogs makes you kick your legs and slap your knees in delight. This joy will bring you great happiness in this life.  Never lose the delight you have in the small things.  If you can remember this, you will always be happy.

The way you crawl is so sweet.  Daddy calls you our little Comodo dragon.  You can be so sneaky when you are out to get your little fat doggie.  Slowly, you creep up on the corner of the sofa…then, as you round the corner by his pen, you pick up speed because you think I can’t see you.  When I find you with that huge grin on your face, I can’t help but laugh.  Mommy can tell it’s going to be hard to get on to you when you are being naughty when you look at me like that.  You are always in a hurry.  Sometimes, I worry you are in too much of a hurry to grow up and explore.  Always remember, you can take your time.  We’ll be here and we don’t want you to rush!  Although, you do take time to stop and smell…er…taste the roses.

I love you so much.  You are so strong, clever, resilient, stubborn, smart, and beautiful.  You are my daughter and my life.

Always remember, you can do anything you want.

Love,

Mommy

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Better late than never… January 8, 2012

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So, it’s a new year again and time for the year in review.

1. In February, I was 27 weeks pregnant and we got invited to travel to North Reddington Beach, FL (just outside Tampa) to play in the sand at a condo hubby’s grandparent’s rented.  It was so nice…kind of like a mini-babymoon before our beautiful daughter was to be born.

2.  In March, hubby and I celebrated six years of marriage and eight years together.  I have to say that after last year, this year’s anniversary was so lovely.  We stayed home and watched a movie and cuddled.

3.  April saw us turn 26 years old.  We celebrated with a trip to the Braves vs. Phillies.  I was hugely pregnant at this point, but it was way fun.

4. We finally welcomed our baby girl in May.   She arrived just one day shy of her due date and we are so thrilled she’s here and made it safe and sound!!

5. June and July were sort of a blur.  Baby girl went to her first parade and it was all just sort of jumbled together in the newness of parenthood.

6. My brother and his fiance took a trip to Destin, FL with us in August.  Baby girl was 3 months old exactly.  She seemed to enjoy the beach and did super well in the car on the drive down and back.  She’s always been such a little trooper about new adventures.  She got all worn out from lounging on the beach with her momma and dada.

7. My beautiful girl got to experience her first trick or treat.  She slept through most of it, but she was so adorable in her two costumes. I made the owl costume, but Great Gramma got her the adorable lady bug.

7. Sweet Monkey got to eat turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving.  She was so adorable and really seemed to enjoy everything.

8.  Christmas time with a little one is an entirely new experience.  By the time everything was said and done, little girl had 4 Christmas celebrations.  Her first was in OH with hubby’s extended family.  The drive was so long, but my darling little girl was a trooper!  She got so many wonderful gifts and got to meet her uncle, aunt, cousins, and see her great grandparents again.  When we got back, we celebrated our first Christmas with just the three of us and it was nice.  We got her some really awesome things that will grow with her.  That evening, we went to my in-laws where we had a great dinner and some lovely fellowship with our family.   Finally, the day after Christmas, was my family’s celebration.  Grandma spoiled. her. rotten.   Grandma spoils EVERYONE rotten.

Finally, we were wiped out.  2011 was a whirl wind and I’m sure I forgot a ton, but these are the highlights.

I cannot WAIT to see what 2012 has in store!