Adios 2017

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While some are our partying this year away, we opted for our usual way of celebrating New Year’s Eve, at home! We made finger foods which seems to have become a tradition, took silly pictures, Aub had a friend sleep over, & hung out with my parents. Only somehow this year by 10 pm this is where we landed. In bed, with a glass of wine, under a warm blanket, and snuggling with my husband. Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year. Of course at midnight we will go out in the freezing cold air and see a few fireworks with any of the kiddos that managed to stay awake long enough to see them. Looking forward to a New year of memory building with my family and friends. So many great plans already being made.

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Christmas 2017

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Woke up early with our three little ladies, my husband, and my parents to see what Santa tucked under the tree for them! Quite possibly my favorite thing about Christmas morning is the genuine excitement children hold opening their gifts. A little later my mother in law came to spend some time with us. And then our son, daughter in law, and grandbabies came over for a fun filled evening. It turned out to be a rather perfect day.

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Christmas Eve 2017

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This morning while I did a little baking our girls decorated gingerbread houses with my parents. After taking some pictures of our kiddos in front of the Christmas tree with our pups we went to B-Boo & Mac’s for some Christmas fun with family. So many laughs were had. Then we got our littles home and tucked in bed so Santa could bring some goodies for them. I can hardly wait until tomorrow morning!

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North pole village & nativity scene

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My mother in law gave us her north pole village, this is only a fraction of them. Incredibly beautiful and so thankful to have them in our home. She also gave us the nativity scene that Matt remembers his mom making in the early 80’s. Priceless family heirlooms that we will forever cherish. 

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Thanksgiving 2017

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A day filled with 19 people, family, friends, children, grandchildren, four soldiers that became friends, thankfulness, two turkeys, countless sides, a multitude of pies, nerf wars, a broken trampoline, scooter races, Turkey hands, and lots of laughter. It was a perfect day!

Also, when you over hear one of the soldier say “this is the weirdest Thanksgiving ever!” you somehow know they had fun too and will likely never forget your family either. 

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Tea time!

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Bitty and I started a tea set collection earlier this year while I started planning her Alice in Wonderland birthday party. We have since added a Wizard of Oz set to her collection. I also bought a miniature Wizard of Oz set to give to her for either Christmas or her 6th birthday. Some day they will all belong to her. It all began with her love for my miniature blue willow tea set that once belonged to my Maw-Maw….

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