Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Cuteness!

Christmas Eve we spent at my moms house. She does such an amazing job. All together there are 30 of us and she cooks an amazing meal for ALL of us! With all the excitement Annie usually spends much of the evening upstairs in one of the bedrooms with the door shut, but this year she did so well and spent the entire night smiling, laughing and playing with her cousins. She even spent her very first year sitting at the kids table to eat dinner (typically she's on Scott or my lap). That night Annie gave Scott and I the best Christmas present ever by sleeping through the night and not waking until 7:30 in the morning!! Christmas Day we saw a lot of the same. Annie had a blast opening her gifts (typically she's overwhelmed and ends up opening her gifts later on). We then packed up and headed over to Scott's mom's house. We had a great time catching up with the MacDonald's and as always Scott's mom cooked wonderful turkey dinner! Here are some pics!
Look at my handsome James! (This sweater lasted about 10 minutes!)

Scott and Annie watching a little TV

This year I got into dressing the kids, for Christmas Eve they wore black dresses with silver sparkles and both had Christmas red painted finger nails! James and I had a deal, he would wear a sweater if he could pick it out - he did a great job and wore his favorite color - green!
The kiddos (well, most of them) - 12 wonderful blessings!

Christmas morning - James and Gracie sneaking a peak at the gifts.

Gracie trying out her new "big girl" bike
Annie opening her princess bath stuff! (please try to ignore my not so cute morning look)

Christmas Day the girls wore red and James and I had another deal, he would wear a sweater again but only until the picture was over.

yep, its off!
Gracie setting up her stack of gifts!
Sweet Annie!
James and Annie watching a movie after 2 long days!

Lots of gifts and lots of food but the most important thing is that we were all together, all healthy, all happy- couldn't ask for a better a Christmas than that!


  1. What a wonderful gift.....I'm so glad Annie enjoyed her Christmas and was able to hang out with everyone!!!!
    Merry Christmas to your family from ours :)

  2. What a great Christmas! You all look so beautiful...I must say...Annie's Christmas tights and boots are TOO CUTE!! My fav :0)