This year I am hosting Thanksgiving, I LOVE to host events and I don't get to do that very often so this is exciting for me. We are expecting about 40 people and then we will be having Natalee's first birthday party on Saturday where we are expecting about 60 people. I've been so busy mentally preparing for these events that I never really sat back and realized what it all means. It means an entire year has passed since our lives changed forever, and what a year it has been.
Last Thanksgiving I was just days away from delivery, I didn't know if we were having a little girl or a little boy, though we were sure it would be a boy. I was pretty uncomfortable last Thanksgiving because I was having a lot of contractions and just didn't feel well… but we hosted the holiday and had a great time. On that Saturday we had a Civil War party and everyone came over to watch the game. Sunday morning we went to the hospital to have my labor induced, 22 hours later we were a family of 3. The three of us were ready to take on the world together.
Someday when Natalee is grown and life is hard to her, I can tell her about this year. I can tell her all that we overcame and all we had to do was keep putting one foot in front of the other and believe that there is a plan out there.
Here are some cute pictures from last night, she wanted to play after her bath so I couldn't even get her pajama pants on, but she crashed pretty quickly while playing with her book.