Saturday, December 9, 2017

Maternity/Family Photos

OK, huge picture post ahead! We went back and forth on whether or not we wanted to do any sort of maternity pictures this time around. Originally I decided we wouldn't, we would just take some of our own pictures to announce the baby on our Christmas cards. (Obviously, most people know at this point, but we never made any sort of social media announcement so our Christmas cards will be our way of telling people we don't talk to on a super regular basis). Anyway, as we got closer I started seconding guessing myself and decided to put out some feelers for a new photographer and see if we could find someone. We ended up finding an amazing girl who came highly recommended (and didn't cost a fortune!) and I. Am. Obsessed. Seriously, I could not be happier with the way our photos turned out. The setting was beautiful and I think she got such amazing shots of our family. And being eight months pregnant and basically feeling like a whale, it's saying a lot that I love the way we all look in these!

Like I said, I am in love and can't wait to put our favorites on Christmas Cards and then print a bunch to hang in our home!


Tis the season!

You guys know how obsessed I am with our new house, and getting to decorate it for Christmas has been the icing on the cake for me. Christmas, and all the decorating, is my absolute favorite time of the year, and getting to finally do it in a house I love and that I know is our forever home was amazing.  The only problem is I feel like I need to bulk up my Christmas collection big time since this house is bigger!

But, I'm still pretty happy with the way things are starting to look, our household is definitely feeling festive! I'm going to end with a few pictures of our progress so far!

Gingerbread Houses!

We had our first official "Christmas Activity" the first weekend of December, when Frosty showed up with a gingerbread village kit! The boys were so excited to build their own individual houses!

Just look at these adorable, excited faces!

We've had a couple major fails in terms of gingerbread houses the last few years, so I"m pretty proud of how great these turned out! Now to keep the kids from snacking on them!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, here we are, wrapping up Thanksgiving weekend! Where has this year gone? 

We had a wonderful and low-key Thanksgiving, which is pretty much the norm for us since we tend not to travel over this holiday. We slept in and ate a yummy breakfast and then spent most of the day pulling out some of the Christmas decorations (S is always pretty adamant about waiting until the day after Thanksgiving, but I played the pregnancy card this year. In my defense I'm moving a lot slower these days and I'm not sure I could have got up all the decorations on Friday like I normally do!) and then playing at the park with some friends. We made the typical Thanksgiving fare for dinner that I love, like stuffing and sweet potatoes and cream corn, but we always like to switch up our meat dish since we aren't going to do a big turkey for just us. This year I had S make his dad's pot sticker recipe. A little out of the ordinary, but they were delicious and the kids loved them too! 

Anyway, here's literally the only three pictures I took. Oops, mom fail!

After dinner we were all watching a movie on the couch when I told L I though I heard a weird sound and to go check and see if the printer was on because I thought I heard something printing. He went to check and..... there was a note from Frosty! That sneaky little elf sent his note this year to our wireless printer! 

At first the kids were confused since we got the note but they didn't see Frosty, but after doing some looking we discovered that he had snuck into the loft, bringing back his book and his annual gift of Christmas PJ's for the boys.

Welcome back, Frosty!