I can’t believe I forgot all abut these pictures! A few weeks ago, we visited a Christmas tree farm.  We had already put up our tree for the year but we heard Santa was there and couldn’t pass up the opportunity of seeing the big guy and take a few pictures all together.  Grace asked santa for an easy bake oven and a phone and I am happy to report that he let her down.  No phone and no easybake oven.  She did however, get a nail polish set and a stamp set because santa was on a budget this year.

Haddon just wanted to eat all of the candy canes and run and hide behind the Christmas trees.  This is for sure one of those experiences that we have been able to share due to our Nebraska move.  We’ve never been to a Christmas tree farm before. In fact, whenever it came time for us to deck the halls, we would head out to our local Home Depot and pick out our perfect tree! This takes the cake when it comes to Christmas tree experiences.



I love this picture so much.  Alex caught us hiding during a game of hide and seek. Emory is always in her own world, wondering why mama screams so loud all the time.  Haddon is always one to jump in the fun!


This was out great encounter with the big guy.  Emory wasn’t so sure how she felt about him…


These boys make me all kinds of happy!


Grace looks so big to me in this picture.  I don’t know if it’s her face of curiosity or her hair all wavy and beautiful, but she is looking so grown up.



There was a gorgeous clydesdale at the farm and the sweetest lady who was so kind and knowledgeable.  Grace wanted to pet and feed the horse and she climbed right up and went for it.  She was so excited and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since.



I want to say the kids were more excited about seeing the farm and spending time with us, but we may take second place to those tiny candy canes.  It was their first time having one and they have been asking for more since.

Here’s to forgotten pictures and Christmas in January!

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This week we had our family over.  We celebrated Christmas day together playing football in the snow and eating all of the things.  We went sledding and had a wine and cheese spread for New Year’s Eve.  We laughed, I cried, we held each others babies and had a couple of sibling spats.  It was perfect.  It was everything I could ever ask for and more.  My brother Jorge and his family are headed back over for a few more days before they fly back home for good (insert cry fest)  If you need me, I’ll be snuggling baby Selah and making hot cocoa and snow cones for the kiddos.   Also, it may be time to let go of those 10 lbs I’ve been holding on to… so whole 30 here we come!

No crazy resolutions this year folks.  I just want to relish time with my babies and love on Alex fiercely.  I am hoping for a few more travel miles under our belt and a great school year with my big girl… first grade this year!

Here’s to all the good that 2017 brought us and to our best year yet! 



All of these babies make me so happy.  They’re all a little crazy and so much fun in their own way. They were also in bed by 7:30!

LOVE LOVE LOVE these girls!

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We’ve had the most amazing Christmas. Our Florida family is over, we’ve had a ton of fun and woke up to a winter wonderland outside. We’ve had full days full of great food laughter and a whole bunch of sledding and hot cocoa. Grace has been playing with her cousin Ellie around the clock and I’m pretty sure I’ve drank my weight in hot chocolate. Today the boys are out skiing and we have plans of going out shopping and catching a movie afterwards. We still have a bunch of activities planned but I wanted to stop and share these fun pictures of us sledding yesterday.

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Wishing you an amazing Christmas day today friends.  We’re expecting our Florida family and have big plans of sledding down all the hills and building all the snowmen and drinking all the hot cocoa!

Merry Merry Merry Christmas!!!



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