We had a very magical Christmas season. We started celebrating the day after Thanksgiving by going to see Santa and heading to Medieval Times and our Christmas season officially ended yesterday!
Hippa kept us on our toes with daily to-dos and jokes and we accomplished nearly everything that I put on our “Christmas bucket list” at the beginning of the season. We made cookies, built a gingerbread village, went caroling, drove around to see the lights, went to parties, and celebrated for an entire month, plus some!
We spent Christmas day at home this year, just the 5 of us. Mike and I were up early and made it to the front room before anyone was up. Clara was the first one up for the day, followed by Bo a few minutes later (she stomped on the floor to try to wake him since his room is right under the living room!). Finally, we couldn’t wait anymore so Mike went in to wake Anna. We opened stockings and Santa gifts, ate breakfast, and then the kids opened their gifts from us. We also told the kids about our Disney trip on Christmas morning. I so enjoyed their joy on Christmas morning and it is truly magical. I will be sad when they no longer believe! We spent the rest of the day playing with all the new toys and finding new homes for them. It was also lovely outside so the kids and Mike played outside for awhile and I gave Clara and Anna a Christmas manicure. It was a fun and relaxing day at home!
The rest of the Christmas season was enjoyable but a bit more hectic. We attended several parties including an ugly sweater party at the swim team party — celebrated in St. Charles with Mike’s extended family and just returned home yesterday from celebrating with my mom in Olney.
Christmas is officially over and the trio went back to school today. I’m sad to see their break and the holiday season end, but grateful that we are counting down to our trip in just a few weeks.
This month we: – Bought Christmas gifts. And wrapped them. The amount of time this process takes is staggering. I spend way too much time trying to find good gifts… – Bo continued his piano lessons and had an extra … Continue reading
My goals for 2014, weren’t all accomplished… but I didn’t do too badly! For 2014, I had big plans to run a half-marathon that fell by the wayside. I actually quit running completely this year and I’ve taken up … Continue reading
Over Columbus Day weekend we ventured to Indianapolis and met up with the Bond, Haskell, Kilmartin, and Vasquez families for a fun getaway. We drove over early on Saturday morning and spent the day at the zoo. The Indianapolis Zoo … Continue reading
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In October, Clara and Anna’s class took a field trip to the local pumpkin patch/apple orchard. As you can see, fun was had by all. I was lucky to be able to tag along — sometimes that working from home … Continue reading
Dear Friends and Family, For those of you that have clicked through from your Christmas card, thank you for taking the time to stop by the blog. I haven’t been blogging as much as I used to since our lives … Continue reading
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This month we: -Attended a swim meet at the Y. We only made it to one this month, but still made it to all of the practices. Around his birthday, Bo was moved up to Bronze 2 level, so now … Continue reading
We had a great Thanksgiving weekend with the trio. Mike and I were both off all four days and we started the Christmas season off with lots of fun with the trio. We went to Medieval Times Black Friday for … Continue reading
I’m not sure how time has passed so quickly, but my butters is 7!! We basically celebrated his birthday for a month, starting with dinner at Steak-n-Shake (Bo’s choice) and presents when Grammie was visiting around Halloween. On November 14th, … Continue reading
***Many thanks to Ashley for the pictures above that I stole from her Facebook. *** You may remember that last year, we went to Vegas and left some unfinished business… So, in early November, Mike and I dropped the trio … Continue reading