Monday, January 10, 2011

CHRISTMAS AS A FAMILY OF 8.....

We all woke up Christmas morning to several inches of beautiful white snow. I can't remember the last time we had a White Christmas.
The kids were pretty excited when they spotted all the presents under the tree.
Maci using her pile of presents as a foot stool
We could barely see Mylee behind her mound of gifts.
Mommy and Mylee
WeeWee, Mylee and her new baby doll
Mylee having fun with a box....go figure!
We let all the kids open the big gift together. It was a Wii, and as you can see,
Peyton was pretty excited
Mylee opening up her cash register
Wayne was on duty, so I can honestly say the cops came to our house Christmas day. Here he is showing off his toy policeman kit he got in his stocking!
Mylee's favorite gift was her Asian baby doll.
Mommy and baby snuggling in the recliner
Mylee giving her baby a bottle
After opening all the presents, we all had a big breakfast and had fun playing the Wii. Then we played Banana Grams for hours. It was a very relaxing day. I can remember skyping with John and Cheryl last year so we could see Mylee open her gifts from us. We are so very blessed to have her home to celebrate the birth of Jesus with her forever family!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

18 MONTHS OLD.....





It's so hard to believe that Mylee is 18 months old today! It seems like just yesterday we got the call from Cheryl while vacationing in Florida that she was holding our baby girl! I can't even express the emotions we had that day. Today, as I look at our precious Mylee, I stand in awe of our Lord and Savior! He has blessed our family beyond measure!

Mylee is such a joy and definitely has her own personality. These are just a few of the things she can do:
  • Mylee is walking everywhere and gets into everything!!!!

  • Mylee weighs 20 lbs and is still wearing her 12 month clothes. She's a petite little girl.

  • She repeats pretty much everything we say. We are trying to teach her some Chinese words too.

  • She still absolutely hates to have her nose wiped.

  • She eats with a fork and spoon very well. I'm not sure if she is going to be right or left handed since she uses both about the same.

  • Bed time for Mylee is awesome! It's my favorite time of the day! Maci and Mylee each pick out a book to read, we all go into their bedroom and snuggle on Maci's bed and read. Then we shut off the lights, pray to Jesus and give hugs and kisses goodnight. I LOVE IT!!!!

  • When Mylee gets sleepy she has to have her pink blanket and her paci. It's always a package deal.

  • Mylee loves skyping with John and Cheryl...or should I say Poppy and Momma! The other day she heard John's voice on the computer and couldn't get to it quick enough. She definitely misses them!

  • Mylee loves church!!!!

  • She prays all the time! She'll be playing in the living room, stop, put her hands up to pray and then say "Amen". This is just way too cute!

  • Mylee is also very, very stubborn! Boy oh boy, can she be stubborn!

I could go on and on about Mylee, but I will stop now! What it all boils down to is that Mylee is a very normal 18 month old and we absolutely adore her and everything she does...even the stubborness!!!! Life at the Farmer house is great!


Saturday, January 8, 2011


Okay...so it's 2011 and I have only 2 resolutions! Its almost always about losing weight, but I tend to fail at that one, so I am trying something new this year! I have decided that this year one of my resolutions is that I want to be a little more organized. Both around the house and with my schedule. I am just wanting a little organization in my life this year instead of flying by the seat of my pants! That's just a little bit too exhausting for me! You would think after just moving I would have gotten rid of a lot of my stuff! Well...we did, but I still have way too much stuff!!!! So look out trash man....Gina is cleaning house!!!!!


My second resolution is to stay more up to date in my blogging! Yes, to put it bluntly....I sucked at it last year!!!!! Time is just something I don't have much of anymore. Especially when I have a very energetic toddler, 2 teenagers constantly on the move, a 5 year old who wants to be on mommy's lap all the time, a full time job, laundry, dishes, breakfasts, lunches & dinners to fix, games to go to, and the list goes on and on. But...all of that will strategically be planned with my new organizatonal skills and I WILL be victorious!!!! Wish me luck!