Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year

















We haven't been out on New Years Eve since Georgia was born. We have spent every single one with her since 2008 :-) She is our little good luck charm. Last year we rang in the New Year in Mexico and this year we decided to ring in 2012 with our close friends and their kiddos and babies. At the last minute we had a "kid friendly" party and it was so much fun even more fun than I expected! I never thought I would hear myself say hanging out with 3 and 4 year olds and babies was a good time but oh it is! It was heart warming. It was perfect. It was almost magical and I swear I wouldn't have rather been anywhere else in the whole wide world...(well maybe the Eifel Tower). They played and laughed and loved on eachother and watching them was the highlight of my whole night. They all got their jammies on and piled in the trampoline and were having a "bunkin party" then they got cold or bored, Im not sure which and piled up in Georgie's room for a movie-thon with popcorn. At midnight they were still going strong and they toasted the New Year with 7- Up and Grape Juice lol. Little dare devils ;-) I love my framily. I appreciate them and all they do for me. I could not do this life without them. They are the bestest. Thank yall for being so awesome. Thank yall for having babies for me to love(bc yall know I don't like other peoples kids) lol. We have to do it again next year! Mwah!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Family Christmas: Take 3.5






On New Year's Eve we were supposed to have Christmas with my Dad, his wife and Taylor and Cody. Since Vickie wasn't feeling well, Taylor went ahead and came and joined us and we hung out and exchanged gifts. Georgia was so glad to see her and so was I.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Family Christmas: Take 3









We usually do Christmas with Jonathon's Mom on Christmas Eve but this year his Grandmother was in the hospital so this year we improvised. Alls well that ends well. We had fun and of course G had Grant out on her trampoline jumping away!

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Few Of My Favorite Things


Finn, Chloe and Georgia all in one place :-) Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town





The thing about getting everything you want before Santa comes is by the time he gets here you are kind of over it :-( In fairness to her she literally opened upwards of 50 presents in the week leading up to Christmas between her bday and Christmas celebrations. Santa was very good to her and he hooked a girl up! I had to finally wake her at 8:30 and she was kind of dragging. She has a very thankful heart and I don't mean to sound at all like she wasn't appreciative because she was. Very. I think she just got overwhelmed at the home stretch :-) These are seriously the best pics I got of Santa Gate 2011. Oh well. Better luck next year :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Eve Gift





Traditions. Every family has them. Ours growing up was one gift on Christmas Eve. Well...Jonathon and I, since we have been married usually do all our gifts (sans the ones from Santa) on Christmas Eve so we do a Christmas Eve Eve gift with G. Hey, it works! Here is G opening hers. I don't think she was disappointed :-)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Family Christmas:Take 2

















We are such suckers. The trampoline was supposed to come on Christmas morning from Santa Claus...but like a bunch of little kid ourselves we couldn't wait to give it to her! Christmas Eve afternoon Jonathon and Chris spent hours (as they always do) putting her gift together. They put it together in the garage so she wouldn't see it in the backyard. To say that she loved it would be an understatement. She had so much fun jumping in the garage. After everyone else opened up all their gifts we caved and gave it to her under the guise of Santa needing help to put it together bc it wouldn't fit on his sleigh...clever, no? I have a feeling this one won't fall for the shenanigans as long as the average bear. She is to inquisitive. We enjoyed having Mom and Chris here so much and it wouldn't be the same without them here to help us out. So blessed to have them. Of mention, did anyone notice her mexican dress in the photos? Well...I told her she could wear ANYTHING she wanted to open presents and of all things this dress is what she picked. We bought it two months ago and ya'll I swear she has grown two inches since we got back!