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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Christmas 2014 Recap

Well, better late than never, right?  Our Christmas was a bit different this know, a week in Disney the week before throws things off a bit :).  Disney post is next!

Miss Tater joined the chorus this year and sang her heart out at a very cute concert :).  She had a speaking part and I have video but do you think I can locate it right now????  Ugh!

Bubba spent a lot of time trying to convince us he was on the nice list :)'s hard when you are almost 2!

 We left cookies and milk for Santa...

 and listened to Papa read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  
(Can you even stand Bubba's excitement???)

 In the morning we waited at the top of the steps while we waited for Mommy and Daddy to see if Santa came (code for getting coffee!)

And then the fun began!

Well, for those of us that aren't experimenting with having an attitude!

We spent a quiet day at home and then went to see Christmas lights.  Bright and early the next day we planned to head to Papa and Mimi's house but had a slight delay while we had to get this sick little one to the doctor.  A croup diagnosis and we were on our way!  

We visited with Papa and Mimi and had a great second Christmas with aunts and uncles and cousins. 

We returned with a very full car and many new things to keep us entertained!  The season seemed to fly by but we had so much fun making memories and being together as a family!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Welcome 2015

I can't believe a new year has started!  2014 was full of challenges, trial, and happy moments woven in.  We battled scary health issues in our immediate and extended families.  We watched our children grow developmentally and educationally...finding new and creative ways to help them succeed.  We worked hard professionally, making big changes and enjoying promotions as a result of our dedication. And through all this, we grew and lived as a family of six ;). It was challenging and rewarding ;)

For the past few years I have selected several verses and quotes that speak to me at the beginning of each new year and post them to guide our family through the year.  I feel strongly in choosing a bible verse that speaks to our season of life for that year and then inspirational quote(s) to support it and our daily life.

So here is 2015!  Please excuse the quality of the pictures :). Our schedule is insane with busy, social children and I'm spending way too much time in waiting rooms without wifi!  So phone pictures with reflections it is if I want to stay committed to my goal to blog more this year!
"Don't be afraid.  Just believe." Mark 5:36
So much truth needed in this season of our lives.

"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in everyday."
I need this reminder to find the positive!

In addition to these inspirations, I've given myself a few goals...

1.  Read 2 books each month.
I love to several books A DAY when I was a teenager!  I need to bring back joy of escaping into the lives of the characters ;)

2.  Read to the kids EVERY night.
This came more from Daddy, even though I 100% support it!  I'm trying to overcome the bedtime craziness and find some peace before they snuggle in ;). It has worked best for us to divide and conquer!  Daddy reads to the girls while the little guy plays and I read to Bruiser upstairs.  Whatever it takes!

3. Meal Plan!

4.  Simplify!

Bring it on 2015!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Back to Blogging ;)

Happy 2015!

We've busy over the past year...growing as a family of 6, making some big life changes and plans, and having a bit of fun as time goes on!

One of my goals for this new year is to make more time to write, to document our life as a family, and to share our craziness!

Stay tuned!