This afternoon, while lazily enjoying all our new goodies, I asked Connor if he had a good Christmas.  He answered with a resounding yes, and then added that every year is his favorite, and every year is the best ever.  That pretty much sums it up for me, too.  I love Christmas, and every year is better than the year before.  Right now we are right in the middle of the magical years, and it is so much fun.  Yesterday… Read more »

I don’t know if this ever happens in your house, but sometimes Christmas traditions are really built up in my head as a wonderful, magical thing and in reality, it’s just not so fabulous.  For us, decorating the Christmas tree is one of those things.  In my mind, we happily decorate the tree while listening to Christmas music with a fire warmly crackling in the background.  After decorating the tree, we all cuddle and drink hot chocolate, soaking in the… Read more »

It’s a bit of a rite of passage to participate in a preschool Christmas program. Camryn’s new preschool does a big program on the big stage complete with fancy Christmas outfits. It was so cute! I was happy that Camryn happily agreed to wear her Christmas dress, tights, and even little black mary janes instead of her standard purple converse or pink crocs. She looked adorable! When she walked on the big stage, she looked a little shy and a… Read more »

For the 4th year in a row, we headed out to the farm to cut down our Christmas tree. This is one of my very favorite traditions that we started back in 2008. Some things were more fun this year (like the fact that our kids are older and remember and love this tradition as much as I do), and some things were not quite as fun (like a cold front blowing in and us being completely under dressed.) Ah,… Read more »

I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since Thanksgiving!  It has gone by so fast.  Just a few more things to post about Thanksgiving…I’m really going to try and do better with blogging.  I miss it!  And I feel like I am forgetting so many things because they aren’t written down anywhere. Thanksgiving morning, Logan, Connor, Derek and I woke up bright and early and headed to Ft. Worth a Turkey Trot.  Logan did the 1k and I loved… Read more »