I really wish I was better at giving gifts. I would love to be one of those people who always has the unexpected but perfectly matched gift for each big occasion or celebration. Every once in awhile, things come together for me and I manage to come up with a great idea. More often, though, I rack my brain for weeks trying to think of the perfect present and get so frustrated that I end up doing nothing.
The days leading up to Christmas brought some pretty intense discussions at our house. Jason insisted we open presents on Christmas Day while I accused him of trying to ruin the holiday by not following my tradition of opening everything on Christmas Eve. You could say we're both a bit stubborn
For Lena's second birthday, we were really hoping to make it back to the States so we could celebrate with all our family and friends. So we decided that if we could find a military flight going anywhere on the East Coast
We got to celebrate Lena's second birthday a little early as my mom came to visit at the end of July. As is customary, she arrived with an entire suitcase full of gifts.
We've received a few care packages over the past several weeks and I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent us boxes of goodies. While most of the gifts were for Lena, I was still excited to open them and see what was inside. She thoroughly enjoyed the boxes they were delivered in while I have been having fun dressing her up in her new clothes.