Monday, December 13, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

The Christmas season is in full swing in the Long household...we have advent calendars on the countdown, Elves watching our every move, a tree picked out and decorated....Christmas play at school, graham cracker and ginger bread houses made, cookie exchanges, and a visit with the big guy...the one, the only...Santa! Bobby has really embraced the Christmas season and all of the activities this year. It has been so much fun to watch him get excited about all of the activities. And Samantha is just as much fun to watch, even if she doesn't really have a clue as to what is going on:)

Excuse some of the "editing"...I was having some fun with an editing site that I found!

Monday, December 6, 2010


While everyone was home for the holiday weekend, we had Samantha christened. She was christened at 5th Avenue Methodist Church in Wilmington, which is Sam's family church. All of his family have been christened there and Bobby was also christened there. She did great, and it meant so much to have family and friends a part of the day.

The dress that she wore was one of her GG's (Sam's mom) when she was a little girl. As I was ironing the dress, I was just praying that I didn't burn it:) And the gown that she wore was made by my mummu (my mother's mother) and my Aunt Kaarina. Both my sister and I were christened in it and so was Bobby.


We had a great Thanksgiving in usual. Unfortunately, Samantha had a double ear infection, so she was a bit out of sorts for the week....which means little sleep for mommy....which means very few pictures were taken, but we still had a wonderful time. And I am truly grateful for my wonderful family and extended family. You all mean the world to me and I consider myself very lucky to have the family that I do...both my own and Sam's family.

We were able to also squeeze in a Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning, which I hope will become an annual event!