Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas 2013

Our first Christmas back home was a success!
The kids had a blast and were only spoiled a little ;)
We are so grateful to be around our family to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus.
It has always been a blessing to have babies this time of year, because when I hold them, I think about what Mary must have felt holding Jesus on that night.  It's always special :)

Here are the kids watching a Christmas movie the night before Christmas Eve.  They planned the floor bed, not I.

I don't think they love her.....

Christmas Eve evening at Grandma's

My Christmas clown princess.  Such a cutie!

Sitting with Aunt Kathy, not being loved on at all....

Christmas Eve morning at Mom and Dad's.  It was chaotic, but super fun to see the kids getting older and having fun together.

Sweet cousins.  I cannot wait to see them grow up together!

How many more years do you think we'll be able to put them in matching pajamas?
I'm thinking 10 or 11.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Little Bit

Hadley keeps us all entertained to the max around here.  
Even the boys want to sit and play with her!
She makes the funniest face when Chance blows his nose.  She imitates the best she can, and it's adorable!

And then she has this hair.  Since the day she was born, Hadley has had an extra full head of hair.  This picture is fuzzy (she never holds still these days), but this is her entire head of hair up in a ponytail.
I love it :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

'Tis The Season

We are loving it!
Christmas is so near, and we are spending every minute soaking it in.
I finished all of my finals yesterday.  When the semester started I wasn't sure I'd survive, but I did.  And with good grades.  Woohoo!

Today is my first day home with nothing to do except soak in the cute kiddos.  So here's what we've been doing lately!

Clockwise from top left:
*the boys making Christmas cookies
*Isaac's homemade transformer
*Landon building
*a homemade Spiderman mask
*a last jump into the leaves

Oh happy day!
This baby girl is so fun everyday!
She has learned how to clap and it is just so cute!

Over the next few weeks we have a lot of fun stuff going on with family and friends.  The year is almost over!  Wow!

Monday, December 2, 2013


We had a very relaxing Thanksgiving.  This year we went to my Grandparent's house.
They live on a beautiful property that the kids love to explore!
After eating we went outdoors to explore, then back inside for games and relaxing.  Some of us did more of the relaxing as the pictures will show :)

Aunt Kathy holding Hadley.  Our poor baby girl had a fever and was cranky due to teething, but she is feeling much better now!

My sister's three and two of mine :)

Playing Simon Says.  Or picking noses.  I can't tell....

My Grandpa :)

Like I said...some of us did more relaxing than others....

The pond outside of the house.  It was slightly frozen and beautiful.

My favorite picture from the day

We have so much to be thankful for.  God has blessed our family beyond what we could have ever imagined and we are so grateful that we are home to be around for these times.

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