Merry Christmas 2016

December has been a busy month for the Lanford Ladies.
Carys turned 13…and I cried. A lot. I had ¬†written a long, sappy post but decided to keep it for myself.

She did receive a special gift I’ve been holding onto for 6 years…she knew it was coming and hasn’t taken it off since the day she opened it. So very special and treasured.

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The other major present was contact lenses for my TEENAGER!
(It still feels weird saying that…)
Carys was SO excited to ditch her glasses. The confidence boost has been amazing to see! It makes her happy — but you can’t imagine how happy it makes ME to see her hold her head a little higher.

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We celebrated turning 13 with a few of her close friends and an art day at a nearby art studio. We had a great time and made some memories, as well as beautiful pieces of art.

We’ve been busy, as I’m sure you are as well.
This is always such a crazy time of year – chaos at its best. I hope you can slow down a bit – like we plan to do. We aren’t really going anywhere and that’s just what is needed right now.

I haven’t done Christmas cards in a few years because I just haven’t felt like it. Christmas will never be the same as it used to be. I’m learning to embrace it all, even though it’s not how I had pictured it would be. It’s still wonderful. It’s still beautiful. It’s still a little crazy…kinda like us.

Merry Christmas!

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One Response to Merry Christmas 2016

  1. Brandy Sousa Davis says:

    Oh my. How she has grown! it is amazing to see how life changes and the amazing things it bring with it! She is surely growing into a beautiful young lady ( they both are) Thank you soooo very much for allowing us in your life and to continue to follow you all! Happy New Year to you all!

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