Sunday, December 30, 2012

It snowed...a lot

We had a blizzard! The boys (and the dog) loved it! Brian and I, not so much. But who cares what mommy and daddy think!

They had a blast playing outside in the snow. It was really wet too, so it was perfect for making snow balls.
Or to just lay around on and chill.

But it was really hard to shovel, so Brandon said he would help me out. It knocked him on his butt!

After they were frozen to their bones, we went inside and warmed up with some hot cocoa. Then we snuggled under some blankets and watched a movie. You can't beat a snow day!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Birthday Boy

At 4:42pm tonight Nathan turned 10 years old. How time flies when we're having so much fun!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Here come Santa Clause...


That's Santa on a fire truck! And that's a fire truck decked out in Christmas lights.
Every year, a few days before Christmas, Santa makes his rounds through the neighborhoods of our small community. And every year we bundle up, wait as patiently as possible for him to pass our house with sirens blaring, and wave until our arms hurt. The boys love it! (me too!)
After Santa is out of our sight we head back inside to warm up with some hot chocolate and debate over who Santa actually waved at. (I'm pretty sure it was me.) Then we pop in a Christmas movie and wrap some presents. It has turned into a pretty fun tradition.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My heart

Hug and kiss your kids. Tell them you love them and how special they are. Let them know that they are the most important and most cherished part of your life. Celebrate them.

My heart goes out to the families in Connecticut. My thoughts, my prayers, my condolences.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fun times

We went to the circus! We saw lions, elephants, clowns, ladies that flew through the sky like birds and dragons. It was magical!
We decided to surprise the kids with a special night out. They tried all week to guess what we were going to do, but never figured it out. When we got to the arena and they finally figured it out, they were beyond excited. The show was amazing. Death defying stunts, loud music, crazy clowns and a real live (mechanical) dragon that breathed green fire held the kids attention the entire time. The kids are ready to go back. Me too!