Saturday, January 14, 2012

Christmas 2011: The One with All the Singing

Christmas came and went. And I barely had time to wrap our gifts. I didn't even send out cards this year. I'm still debating on whether or not I should send a Happy New Year Card. I am pretty bummed that I ran out of time to send them.

One of the christian radio stations in Cincy starts to play Christmas music the day after Halloween. I am one of those people who loves early Christmas. So anytime, Bray and I were in the car (without Guy because he is not one of those people!), we would listen to Christmas music. After about a month into it, Braylen could sing about 90% of the songs played. He loves it! And he's still singing Christmas music (1-13-12). Today it's been Silent Night. He doesn't quite know every word but he makes up his own version. Last year we sang Jingle Bells for about 10 months as his bedtime song.

My sister's family was able to spend a week with us this year and we were so excited to be with them. Little Kaleb is growing so quickly and he is as cute as ever. I can't stand that they are so far away. Kaleb literally smiles all the time and the Lord is already using him to bring joy to those around him.

Guy's aunt and uncle from New Orleans also stayed with the Domec's for a few days this year. It was so nice to visit with them! Aunt Lee is an awesome seamstress and always comes up with creative gifts for the family. Last year she made us Christmas pillowcases (which I'm still using) and this year she made table linens. Super crafty!


Braylen is pretending to be Santa with a bundle of toys in his pack

*Being with family and friends for about 6 days straight surrounding Christmas day.
*Going to Fountain Square and Braylen and Guy being the last ones to ride the horse trolley before they closed. 
*Watching Braylen "sing" during his preschool performance. Actually, out of all the classes he was the ONLY one to cry and run to his parents. That was a fun night. He perked up and I promised that if he sang he could have candy. 
*Seeing Awaited at Crossroads. It was amazing! 
*Guy having 10 days off from work! 
*Braylen understanding what Christmas is all about
*Knowing that this time next year, we will be a family of 4! 

1 comment:

  1. Your family looks like they are full of love! I had so much fun reading this post (and your others). I'm not sure how I came across this, but I'm glad I did!!

    I think people often forget that the meaning of Christmas is about family and Jesus. I come from Jewish family and never really celebrated Christmas, but this year I decided to move to Texas and had my first Christmas with a family that was nice enough to let me spend it with them. I struggle with believing in Jesus, but I do believe in God.. but I'm trying to understand Jesus and his love.

    But this blog, your family, I can tell there is something different about yall. Maybe it's Jesus, maybe it's love or God. But I wanted to say thank you for posting this, it really left an impression on me!