Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in REVIEW

JANUARY: dirk and millies nanny for "ONE" year, ice fishing and state park
FEBRUARY: still pregnant
MARCH: moved, montgomery's nursery, chicago, baby shower
APRIL: Montgomery Gene Miller BORN {4/6/12}
MAY: tulip time, mother's day, 1st camping experience
JUNE: father's day, I turned 31, 1st pontoon ride
JULY: Christmas in July, water tower in Manistee, watch the Badger
AUGUST: 1st lawnmower ride with daddy, Marina park
SEPTEMBER: squirrel hunting
OCTOBER: 1st halloween, bobeldyk Christmas, 6 month pictures
NOVEMBER: happy thanksgiving, chuck shot an 8 pointer
DECEMBER: christmas list, chuck 34, merry, merry Christmas!

It has been a wonderful year with having Montgomery, as today is the last day of 2012, I sit back and remember how excited I was for 2012, and to see my son being born. Now as 2013 is fast approaching, I will be at home with my son,, and dreaming how each year is a blessing! Montgomery truely has inspired me and made me a better person! My little man is full of life and energy and determined. 2012 brought new schedules, new challenges and many new obstacles, but I wouldn't trade them for the world. Here to 2013.... May God continue to bless us and you!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

1st tooth

While I was putting Montgomery to bed the night of Christmas, he was fussy and didn't want his pacifier, very unusual. So I put my hand/finger in his mouth and to my surprise I found a shiny little pearl. His 1st tooth!!! What a MERRY CHRISTMAS for this mama!!! Montgomery is 8 1/2 months old and just getting his first tooth. Ive heard the later they get their teeth, the better the teeth. I have pretty good teeth, two baby teeth on bottom, with no adult teeth, and just got my first wisdom tooth. I was talking to my grandma bobeldyk and she mentioned that my dad, when he died had NO cavities. Montgomery was a little fussy at my moms but I thought it was because of the new environment, oops!!! So my mom is picking up an amber stone bracelet for little man!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Santa visits

Christmas Eve Montgomery set out cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. 
Santa stopped by and left his pin attached to his stocking ( a tradition, I hope to continue), his Santa ornament & way too many gifts for an almost 9 month old.... 
Can you say spoiled???...
 Merry 1st Christmas Montgomery. (and don't forget last year)

Reindeer Handprint

There were so many ideas on pinterest and we decided on no paint..... So handprint reindeer with paper, wiggly eyes, red Pom Pom as nose and pipe cleaners for antlers. Montgomery gave them to nana&papa, uncle jj & auntie cara, auntie gina and Kevin, grandma & grandpa miller and made one for daddy and mommy!!!

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve day, Montgomery and I packed up the car to come home from nana& papa's. We then opened our gifts.
Montgomery got 3 gifts:
      GOLD: catapiller, tow truck & safari animals puzzle.
       FRANKINCENSE: motorcycle walk & ride along with his beginners Bible
          MYRRH: two Carter's outfits, socks and tennis shoes

This is a wonderful tradition, and all the little extra gifts go in his stocking from Santa!!!

Montgomery also got me (mama) three gifts: you are special plate, God's Inspirational promise book, and a candle set :) thank you bubby...

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Nite lights at 53rd

What a night after the live Nativity, Dad took us for hot chocolate and then we were off to Nite Lights at 53rd ball park. It was a fun night and Montgomery loved the lights, he got to sit on papa's ap and drive and nana's lap auntie caras lap and my lap. What an amazing trip downstate (minus having no snow)

vanorder Christmas

montgomery and mommy

jared and cara

new camo chair

dirk and millie

time out chair from auntie cara and uncle jj

mom and dad

baby's 1st Christmas



Sunday, December 23, 2012

live Nativity. critter barn

watching the show

reindeer (montgomery) and mommy

live nativity

nana and montgomery

goat tried to eat montgomery's reindeer ears

dirk and nana

silly goat


dirk and montgomery

mmmmm..... bunny

cara and dirk


millie and bunny


cara and millie (with dirk)

Kraai Christmas

On December 16th, we had the Kraai Christmas at Mary and Keith's House. Montgomery got a leapfrog 'my talking lapPup' laptop for babies. totally cool!!! and disposable sippy cups and disposable snack holders.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Took Montgomery to see santa at Floral Craft, in Ludington.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Manistee Tree

It was raining on saturday 12/15, so we were unable to see the santa express {huge bummer}, we still found time to go see the Manistee Christmas Tree. Its way bigger than our Ludington Tree. We met daddy for dinner at china buffett, and went to kmart. Montgomery and I also went to the dollar store and goodwill.