Sunday, December 21, 2008

G is for:

G is for Gigi:

It's amazing how no one else exists to Mati Claire when Gigi is in the room. MC was stuck to mom's hip the entire week! She sleeps better, eats better, and acts better when Gigi is around. I have to brag just for a second: MC was a perfect traveler! She did great! MC tried my dad's famous pancakes for the first time (only because Kennedy was eating them) and so we decided we were going to kidnap Kennedy for a few weeks to teach MC how to eat. Or lease her. Or borrow her - whatever my sister will allow. ;) MC even wanted to sit on the potty because that's what Kennedy does! Mom and Dad sold their house FINALLY! They close on it in a few weeks.

G is for GanGan:

We took a side trip to visit my aunt, uncle, and grandmother (Gan-Gan) in North Carolina. Yes, we are the only family in America I think that has a Gan Gan. I haven't seen or spoken to her in almost 10 years for reasons that are too long to post. I put aside my differences to introduce her to her youngest great-granchild. We had a great time visiting and catching up with extended family.

G is for Goodbye:

Goodbye to Kroger. I'm giving my 2 weeks notice tomorrow (provided I don't chicken out). All signs have been pointing to stay at home with Mati Claire. Our regular sitter just wasn't working out, Mother's Day Out didn't work out, and daycare is not an option. We are out of options so I'm going to stay home more and help Matt's dad out when I can (aiming for 1 day a week). I will truly miss my co-workers and I absolutely love the job - but I love being a mom more and that job comes first. I told Matt it was a bit of a delayed reaction on my part but it's better late than never.

G is for George:

George W. Vanderbilt that is. Mom kept MC for us while Matt and I took a trip to Biltmore in NC. Wintertime is not the best time to see the gardens, but they makeup for it in Christmas decorations. I am not a history buff but it's amazing to see how the Vanderbilt family lived in 1895. Definitely worth the trip. My family saw it back when I was in 3rd grade or something and things have changed since then. I forgot my camera that day so I had to borrow my sister's. When I get those pics I'll post a few.

G is for Glad:

Glad to be home. Glad we got to spend quality time with family. Glad Christmas is here! We are also grateful for the gifts we received. And Mati Claire is glad that she saw Santa (I think) hahahaha ;) Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!


Erica said...


And congrats on your job decision! I think that is lovely. Kroger will miss you as well, but this way, you won't miss any of MC's wonderful moments.

Merry Christmas! I love y'all!

Pamela said...

Very cute post!! Best of luck with your job decision! I think it's a good decision!

picturesofhisgrace said...

Glad you guys made it home safely. I want to go to Biltmore at Christmas one year. I have seen it several times in the spring, so I would love to see the decorations at Christmas. I bet it was beautiful. You will not regret staying home with MC. And Uncle Al will appreciate the help once a week I am sure.

Carly Winborne said...

so so cute. i'm thrilled that you'll be at home, now too. not that we see each other much, but at least we'll have the option to! i'm glad you made that delayed decision!

it was good to see your lights on last night and to know you were home. merry christmas to you!

Tina said...

Great decision to stay home! Glad you had a great visit with family. Thanks so much for the Christmas card. It's beautiful. I told Cory, "Isn't that one of the cutest little girls you've ever seen?!?!"

The Rushing Family said...

I'm so happy for you and your decision to stay at home! I love it! I am still on staff at the clinic where I worked full time but haven't filled in a single day since Walker was born! I will however miss seeing your smiling face when I go to the pharmacy!!!! It was always so nice to know that someone I knew and could trust was filling Walker's meds!