Tuesday, January 1, 2013
MERRY CHRISTMAS - 2012
With Love - The Bazil Family
Another year gone by – it’s hard to believe! Time just continues to literally fly by and already it’s time to send out Christmas cards – again, it’s hard to believe.
Christmas last year, brought with it a special gift beyond compare – a new baby! Two days after Christmas, our little Rosalie Kae was born. After all the worry behind our pregnancy with her, it was a wonderful blessing to have a beautiful and healthy little girl. From the very beginning, Cash and Vanna were so thrilled about their new little sister and have always been proud siblings. Not once, have they gotten upset or complained about my having to devote so much time to Rosie. We’re grateful for their love and attitude toward her - they help me a great deal with their baby sister. Rosie is much like her brother in that she is easily distracted, fights her sleep (not wanting to miss a thing), and likes to show off for anyone giving her any attention. She and her sister share similar interests in baby dolls and the telephone as well. We have all just adored Rosie’s precious personality and the sweet spirit she has about her! It is so fun watching her grow and learn! It’s hard to believe that she’s already nearly a year old, standing up in the middle of the floor (not walking yet, but almost there), waving her dainty little hand while saying “ba ba” (bye-bye), saying “uh-oh” when she drops something and pointing the remote at the TV while pushing buttons (does that mean we watch too much? J).It is also hard to believe that little miss Vanna is now 4 years old! She started pre-school this fall and feels like she’s catching up with Cash by being “in school” like him. The following conversation perfectly describes the way she feels about school: Vanna - "Do I have school tomorrow?" Mom -"Yes." Vanna - "Awww man (in her best drawn out whiny voice)." Mom - "Don't you like school?" Vanna - "Well, I DO like the snacks." That's our sugar baby! J Vanna is also taking dance lessons this year and has loved it! She is finally watching her teacher rather than all the little girls around her. She will perform at her first little dance recital later this month. Vanna is our little sugar and spice and has turned into quite the mother hen – not only to her baby sister but to everyone in the house. Like most mothers, she is very caring and loving but also has a little bossy side that makes me examine my own motherly example. J
Cash is 6 years old now and started Kindergarten in the fall – which is hard to believe. We are grateful he enjoys learning and is excelling. He seems to be learning so quickly not only in school but in all that is around him. He seems to better understand what is expected of him and his roles at home, he actually gets jokes when you tell him one (he loves jokes!) and he is proud of himself for recently learning how to tie his own shoes. He also loves learning about animals and says he want to first be a missionary when he grows up and then a zookeeper. Love it! Cash convinced us to get puppies (yes plural – one for him and one for Vanna J) a couple months ago and taking care of them has kept him busy. He can’t wait until they learn how to fetch. He is still a very active little boy – loves playing baseball, jumping on the trampoline, etc. He already can’t wait (and is more than ready) for coach-pitch baseball to start!
I knew things would change this year with the addition of another little one, the kids entering school, etc. but I didn’t imagine my life would feel so much busier. I always feel so busy between volunteering in Cash’s class, serving/attending things in the community, serving in my new calling in Young Women’s and keeping things caught up at home but it’s a good busy and somehow, we make it all work. I am so incredibly grateful I can be home and can be busy with those things in that way. I like to tell people, “I love my job and it has the best benefits you can find anywhere!”
I don’t know how Ty manages to keep up with all that is asked of him. He makes it a priority to spend plenty of time with us (wrestling around with the kids, movie nights, etc.) despite how busy or tired he may be. He still works at BI-MART as a pharmacist which requires long, hard days and each year seems to get busier and more demanding somehow but in this economy, we’re just grateful he has a good job to rely on. I guess all the busy-ness is job security right? J. He is also now the Elder’s Quorem President in our ward so like I said, simply put, he is a busy man. We appreciate him and all he does for us so very much!
As I reflect upon the year and type up this update, it can be hard to believe just how blessed we are. We’re so grateful for our own little family and for all those around us – friends and family – that are so loved and so dear to us. We are also grateful for this time of year when we take a bit more time in remembering our Savior, His birth, His life and all He’s done for us. How fortunate we are to have the knowledge of the true reason we celebrate this holiday season. And on that note…we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!