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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Jolly good Christmas fun

All the fun leading up to Christmas, is as much fun as Christmas morning to me. All the memories and time we share warms my heart all year through!

We went to the north view Christmas spectacular for the first time this year. What a great show! I was so impressed with the kids and their showmanship. They did a wonderful job. 

Every year the kids write letters to Santa at school and we submit them to the newspaper. Of course they also go to the North Pole!

Christmas parties help get the kids into the spirit of giving. Annie had her first party ( special guest Santa!) and Aiden and I had a mommy daughter morning :)

We found this at the library! Where’s The Doctor!?!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Snowy returns

Our children anxiously await the return of our elf each year, and usually ask about her, wonder about her, and write her letters. Welcome back Snowy!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I know there are plenty of people out there (let’s call them humbugs for lack of a better term) who have no desire to deviate for the holidays. I’m not one of those people. I am the opposite of those people. If I could prep for Christmas all year without missing out on other things, I would. Merry Christmas beginnings!

We found the most adorable tree farm in Bloomington! It even has fir trees- super awesome for people, like me, with everything allergies. Can’t wait to go back next year :)

I think it’s a wonderful memory at Christmas to hang the first ornaments. I will always cherish these moments.

Aiden is such a great helper. This year, it was nice and warm on outdoor decorating day, so we left the coats inside. 

The fact that they are holding stil is amazing. These kids are visibly vibrating from Christmas excitement!

By the time he’s 90, he may need a hover chair for this job. I hope some brilliant person has invented a reliable one by then.

Christmas gooberyness

Annie starts preschool!

After much love in a Homecare setting, it was time to move on to other things. Annie started preschool and is loving it! Dan says she is such a good and sweet girl at drop off too! I can’t wait to see what all she learns!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Vacuum Day

Santa believes in early deliveries in times of crisis. God bless you Santa! We love our vacuum bazuka.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christmas parade

This is the first year Aiden wasn’t with us for the Christmas parade. Instead, she was marching with her Girl Scout troop! What fun! Annie loved all the lighted floats. Thanks for being awesome, Brazil.

Be forewarned the bottom picture is a great momento of her energy that night, even after all that marching in the cold, but the glowing eyes make it rather creepy...


I love Thanksgiving. Everyone gets together, just to be together. Our tiny house gets so full and full of good memories. This year, I was a bit wicked. I told the masses that they couldn’t eat until we took family photos. It was high time, and the men weren’t about to refuse on the chance they would get their hands on all that yummy food. It was a family tradition started.