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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Today is Christmas Adam

We have a joke in my family - we call the "eve" of an "eve" an "adam."  So, since tomorrow is Christmas Eve, we call today "Christmas Adam."  (playing off of the first people God created - Adam and Eve)

LillyBear is enjoying the day:

I like traditions.  I used to have a lot more Christmas traditions than I do now.  Having Lilly gave me a different - and better I think - perspective on a lot of things.  But one tradition that I still really enjoy is our annual trek to the Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm.  Lilly went with us for two years.  And this year we were thankful to take Solomon with us.  We cut our tree a couple weeks ago.  I got out Lilly's Santa hat for Solomon to wear.

I thought she would like knowing her baby brother was wearing it.

We all enjoyed showing Solomon around the tree farm:

Solomon seemed to enjoy the hayride almost as much as Hunter.  (Hunter loves tractors):

The family that runs the Christmas Tree farm also has a gift shop on their property.  We always enjoy looking at what they're selling, though I've only bought something once.  Solomon liked the big red Santa:

But he did NOT like the green Santa:

Finally, one of our favorite pictures of Lilly at the Christmas tree farm is of her being a "tree topper":

So we decided that we needed to have a picture of Solomon being a "tree topper" too:

Traditions.  They can bring joy.  They can bring heartache when there are changes.  But we all seem to need some.

So merry Christmas Adam!


  1. funny about the green santa!

    solomon is huge!

  2. I love it! Happy Christmas Adam! xxoo