First things first, on our way down to Arizona Brad received an email from BYU letting him know he had been accepted to their full time MBA program!!!!!!! We were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to get this news! Brad and I both REALLY wanted him to get into BYU. We are so grateful and humbled by the opportunity we will have this next fall to be a part of the BYUMBA community. We will be moving down to Provo in the Summer to fully embrace the life and culture of the grad student families. This will be such an exciting change for us!
|this is Brad's excited face - so full of expression ha|
Carter and Lizzie had a lot of fun waking up to each other every day and actually played really well together throughout the week. They are like brother and sister: best friends and worst enemies. But they had minimal fighting that week - I'm guess because the toys were in a neutral location - no "mine" going on.
We had fun hanging out around the house with family, visiting with friends, and carrying on our traditions of the season.
|matching jammies getting ready to meet Santa|
|for some reason I really love this one...|
|Lizzie clearly has stranger danger - Carter seemed quite comfortable up there|
|in front of the tree with Grammy & Papa|
|it's exhausting be so cute - roaming around Bass Pro Shop|
Early Christmas Eve:
|ninja turtle pajamas - Brad's childhood favorite|
|the boys all got Nerf guns for Christmas - a war definitely broke out that night|
We were spoiled for Christmas and ate really well all week long.
The best Christmas gift I received from my Marsh family is this beautiful piece of art:
I literally started bawling when I opened it. I have been eyeing this piece for years! My mother in law and I share a great appreciation for this artist and her insights. This one is called "A woman waiting for her house to grow" This clearly has a lot of sentimental meaning to me, as we continue to wait for the opportunity to be selected for adoption. It proudly sits on my mantle and will stay there for as long as we are here. It makes my heart so happy and I feel like it depicts my feelings so well!