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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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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Last week we invited a few friends over the house for a Christmas cookie decorating party.  This is something I have been wanting to do for some time now, and the kids are finally old enough to get excited about all of the Christmas festivities.  This is also the first year they’re tall enough to reach the decorating table and not just throw everything on the floor… which makes for a fun party rather than a complete mess. We spent a few days preparing for the party, making frosting, and picking out the best Christmas sprinkles. It was so much fun building up the excitement and an getting the house ready for our little friends.

The kids picked out sugar cookies and snickerdoodle cookies and ate more frosting than I would like to admit, but they had such a great time!

Grace insisted she have pink frosting for her cookies.  Since there were a few other little girls who also love pink, we made an extra batch of pink frosting.  It was one of the best decisions ever.  #momwin for sure.

Also, that picture above… all the baby toes/ crunched up toes, baby bear slippers and footie pj’s!



See what I’m talking about… pink pj’s and pink frosting.



All the pj’s went straight to the wash right after this party.  Frosting ERRRRWHERE! I also found some in my hair… which is not really that surprising but I also found some on my dog.  That one I was a little surprised about but hey… none ended up on my couch and that was a win for me!




Eyes closed… two hands… true love friends.





This little boy and his precious smile and Grace with a mouth full of cookies.



Obviously, frosting is just glue for all the Christmas sprinkles!

So thankful for these dear friends and for all of the new memories!

Merry Christmas friends!


Here are some of our favorite Christmas posts:

Our first Christmas away from our family

Christmas tree and a video

12 Dates of Christmas 


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