Friday, July 6, 2018

December's Little Moments

I couldn't love her more!!  Look at my sweet baby hold my finger while she drinks her strawberry grape smoothie. 💕

The Murrays came over to play!  Emma and Allie are the sweetest little friends!

Shopping for furniture for our new home!

Head stands!

These two were all bundled and ready to play in the snow!

My precious first baby.  I went to check on her before I went to sleep and she had her bear tucked in next to her.  Please stay little forever...

morning snuggles

🎶 Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters... 🎵

Ladies night Christmas party at Monica's!  So fun!

Precious little girl playing princesses.

Bedtime stories.  She is so sweet!

Clara made lots of Christmas treats with her Girl Scout troop.  She loves Girl Scouts and she loves baking and decorating, so she was one happy camper!

I love when I get one-on-one time with my girl!

We got home and remembered we meant to take a picture with all of Clara's treats.  So fun!

Daddy telling Emma to "stick to the wall."  Oh the giggles!!!

Oh Christmas Tree

We decorated our main level Christmas tree one day in November.  The kids wanted colored lights for the outside of the house so we did colored lights on this tree as well.  I'm a little partial to white lights, but the colored lights are more fun for the kids.  We found the perfect tree for downstairs by the fireplace, so I got my white lights there.  It was so pretty and with the fireplace going it was definitely my happy place this past December.

We put all of our keepsake ornaments on our tree upstairs.  We get each of the kids a special ornament each year and then have others we've collected over the years. 

She did it!  Such a big girl. 💕

Clara and Davey put all of their special ornaments on and then helped with the others as well.

Love this magical time of year.

The lights looked so pretty reflecting in the windows!

Davey got the star on!  The big kids have taken turns doing this each year, but this year with two trees they both got to do it!

We put our shiny silver and red balls on the downstairs tree.


He gives the BEST hugs!


Putting the star on the tree!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Nutcracker 2017

Every year Clara and I go to see The Nutcracker ballet together a few weeks before Christmas and it's one of our favorite days of the year!  She gets so excited and I love her earnest clapping after each scene.  It's beyond precious and brings me so much joy to get this special time with her.  We already have tickets for this year and Grandma Ann will be joining us for the first time.  Yay!

Ready for the ballet!

Found our seats!  We were so excited!

My favorite part!

Selfie by the tree during intermission. :)

And one more picture of my girl after the show!  I just didn't want the night to end. :)

To see our past years and The Nutcracker, click on the links:

Parade of Lights 2017 & a Wedding

We love going to the parade of lights downtown the day after Thanksgiving!  This was Emma's first lights parade and it was so fun to watch her face!  She loved most of it, but was not a fan of the hot air balloon fire shooters.

So much to see!

Clara and Davey were loving it!

Selfies with our tiny one.

And an attempt at a family selfie, ha!

The next day we celebrated the marriage of our sweet friends Jim and Megan!  Michael was one of their ushers for the wedding.

We should have taken more pictures with friends, but I did snag this one of the Christoffers!  Love them!

First dance.

Such a beautiful wedding and fun reception!

Clara had Girl Scouts the following day.  They always finish their meetings with this sweet friendship circle. :)