Monday, January 12, 2015

Catching Up From Christmas

I realize it's January. I am so behind. Very, very behind.

So I decided to just dump all of the December pictures into this one post and call it done. I'm very sure they will be out of order, but let's just pretend that doesn't matter to my slightly OCD self. 

We enjoyed our Christmas tree all month.
 Sheldon and Shelby joined us on December 1 and left on Christmas Eve. We enjoy having them around, but sometimes they wear me out.
 Parker had the flu. Bless his little heart. Fortunately, we caught it fast, and he didn't feel too badly for very long.
 This is what you do when your brother has the flu. Model every item of clothing in your room.

 Claire played Vixen the Reindeer in her school play. She was supposed to be extra sassy, and she nailed it!



 Claire's Christmas party


 Guess who else got the flu? Thankfully, she didn't get very sick either. Somehow, Brian and I have escaped it so far.
 We had Elf Night at our house where we watched Elf the movie and did some elf related things. It was fun!
 We had fun watching the play A Christmas Story in Jonesborough. This was after the play in the photo booth.


 We drank a lot of Russian tea.
 Our Christmas service at church is one of my favorite traditions.
 The kids and I went to see the movie Annie. It was really cute!
 We did a Christmas lights scavenger hunt. Max the Furry Murray even went along and enjoyed the ride.
 Christmas Eve with my side of the family is always fun. Here are the ladies:
 And the men:
 Christmas Eve
 Our cookies and milk for Santa
 Looks like he stopped by and ate them!

 Our birthday cake for Jesus
 Waiting on Christmas morning to come down the stairs
 Parker and Claire loved all of their presents.

 Our special Christmas breakfast

 We spent Christmas afternoon with the other side of our family. I didn't get a lot of pictures unfortunately!

 We also went bowling one day during Christmas break.
 Starbucks!
 Girl's Night Out was fun for Claire and me while Parker was at a Christmas party.
 Another movie ~ Night at the Museum 3
 New Year's Eve!
 Skating was interesting since they are both still learning. I was very proud of them for trying so hard.
Celebrating straight A's! Way to go Parker and Claire!
We had lots of good family time, and also loved just being home to rest and relax before heading back to school. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend 2014

Well I certainly haven't been doing a good job updating this blog! I recently took on a new role at work. I am excited about it, but it has been a little overwhelming and time consuming. Hopefully, I will be able to update more frequently soon.

Our Thanksgiving was so nice. Brian's parents came to our house to eat with us. The food was delicious and fattening. We are so very blessed.



Our thankful banner
We also had a breakfast with my side of the family that weekend. It can get a little crazy when you get that many Fridays in one room. Especially when there's food involved.


We enjoyed celebrating our little friend Tobiah's first birthday.
My two clowns

Do you recognize these crazies?
We put up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend. I'm so glad we got it up early so we can enjoy it all month.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!