Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for offering me so much support with that last post.  I needed it, and you all came through.  I really appreciate the friendships that I've made through this amazing community (I wish none of us had to be here, but at least we have each other since we are, right?!).  

Now, on to new business!  We've been gearing up for Christmas.  About time, huh?!  I mean, it's only a week away.  I'm still not done shopping.  I've barely done any wrapping.  I don't have any idea what kind of food I'll be taking to our various shindigs, but I'm not stressing about any of that.  Which is unlike me, but I'll take it! 

I wanted to share a video of Addalee cutting a rug in a sporting goods store during one of our Christmas shopping adventures this week.  She had been going strong for a couple of minutes before I thought to get out the camera.  And of course, she stops when she realizes I've got it going, but it's still fun to watch her tap her foot and shake her booty.  She's definitely my child...and she's a much better dancer than I am! :)

Finally, I'm going to leave you with Addalee's Santa picture for this year.  This was the best picture out of the bunch!  I couldn't help but laugh hysterically as I watched the train wreck of her fighting desperately to escape Santa's grip.  Then Santa started laughing, and so was the photographer.  I was in tears by the time I got to see the pictures.  I tried to pick the worst one - picture a red face, fully open screaming mouth, and dress pulled even more to her waist than in the one below - but Arthur wouldn't let me!  Ha!  Any way you cut it, these are precious memories...and I'm so thankful for them!

So, without further ado:

I just can't see this and not laugh...poor child!

But P.S. This picture was taken less than a minute after the one with Santa.  She wasn't (too) traumatized!  Whew! :)


  1. I just love your precious girl! Dancing, crying, smiling... she's just the cutest!


  2. Hi I am catching up on your blog after being sooo busy. Lovvve the Santa picture and video. I read your last post I am so worry you are struggling with fear. I to have feel so fearful since Jonathan's Death where before I always thought things worked out. Saying a prayer for your comfort and peace. PS, LOVE the turkey shirt I will have to do that next year, THANKS!

  3. Oh my word. She is quite the dancing queen! B has never once danced or seemed to be interested in dancing. He just wants to know why noise is coming out of the speakers. Hah.

    Maybe it comes with age, or maybe he's boring and life his father. Hahah.

    She's such a cutie and I totally believe you with those photos being taken one after the other. That is totally how it would be with us.

  4. Drama queen! I just love her! M had only one smiling pic and the rest he screamed bloody murder....kind of wishes I had picked a bloody murder one! Ha