By Holly - 12/31/2008 02:50:00 PM

Sorry it has taken me so long to post from the good old west. We've been quite busy as you can imagine, so I'll try to recap quickly. And there are not going to be pictures for this post because I didn't bring my camera cord. My birthday was great, after a long day of traveling, my mom made walnut chicken (at my request) and we had some chocolate cheesecake for dessert. I got a cute shirt, a yummy candle, and scrapbooking stuff. We had a good time getting ready for Christmas, lots of shopping and baking, and snacking. Zoe was quite overwhelmed on Christmas morning, she had too many things to play with and look at. She actually went back to bed before all the presents were opened. She got everything from clothes to books to toys that make noise to a Mr. Potato Head to a my little pony. Ryan and I both got clothes, books, movies, and gift cards. This past Sunday, I got called up randomly to share my testimony in Sacrament meeting. It was unexpected but I was really happy that I was able to share my beliefs with my family there. With several built in babysitters, Ryan and I have actually been able to go out a few times alone, which has been so nice. We've been talking about our future plans for 2009 and our new year's resolutions. We also got family pictures taken, again...lol...but with my side of the family. Hopefully we will get to see them by the end of the week. hmm, what else....oh! Tonight for New Year's Eve, we are having a murder mystery dinner. It's a pirate theme and I'm pretty excited to get everyone dressed up. (I'll take pictures and recap that in a different post, sometime soon) Zoe has been making leaps and bounds out here, literally. She has learned to pull herself up to standing using furniture and will stay there. She isn't walking yet, but she will walk if you hold her hands. I'm impressed by her skills, but at the same time, I really want her to stay little for a few more months. She is getting another tooth, this makes 3, but this one is on the top. She has been quite a pill at night, keeping Ryan and I up most nights. She did have a cold, so the congestion hasn't been helping either. She is quite fascinated by cousin Noah, however, if she gets to close she tends to attack him, so she has to be restrained when she wants to play with Noah. We are all having a great time here in Oklahoma, we'll be home in a few days, and back to a regular posting schedule. Happy New Year! XOXO, Holly & CO.

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