Welp. She is now officially a walker. She picked Thanksgiving weekend to showcase her skills. And let me tell you, she is proud of herself. When she gets all the way to a landmark/destination, she catches your eye and gets this knowing smirk on her face. It's adorable. Of course, right before we got the camera out (the reason we got it out in the first place), she was flapping her arms and clapping her hands when she noticed herself in the mirror. Again, very proud of that walking baby in the closet!
We had a wonderful holiday with friends in Southern Oregon. Unfortunately, we did not get any family photos! I know! It is preposterous! But Adam did manage to snag a few pictures of Noella with our friends Dave (who hosted us all) and Clarissa. They can be our stand-ins.
We are all very thankful for such wonderful friends who make the holidays still seem very special and warm, even when we have to be away from our family. We are also very thankful for our family, whom we cannot wait to share our baby girl with this Christmas season. And, last but not least, we are truly thankful for Noella Josephine Holt - who has enriched our lives beyond anything we thought possible. Happy Holidays to all!