Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas Morning

Mom's famous casserole and then some
Look at these precious old men sitting in the living room talking about I don't know...Baseball? The stock market? Kent's beard?
Liza's First Christmas! 
And Finn's! 
 
Mr. Christmas Cheer
Opening stockings. Also, a dad with his daughter on Christmas morning? Stick a fork in me. I'm done.
The Princesses Paraphernalia couldn't wait
Caris wasn't the only one to receive snazzy head gear
Our secret to opening presents without the distraction of kids
You know you're old when you gift each other Pyrex without knowing! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Our Christmas Trip

In honor of the Christmas Story, we traveled many miles over the span of 9 days. However, this year I was not great with child which made the trip a lot easier. And Kent's determination to drive through the night from hither to yon meant that the girls fell asleep in Florida and woke up in South Carolina. 

I wish that I could post all of them, but here are some highlight pictures. 

Breakfast with Pops 
 Our silly snowwoman
 This is real life
 The Ziggle bike from Papa and Yaya was a huge hit
 Our trip included a few lows
 Ma reenacting the Nativity Scene We finally met Finn!
 We were the last to leave Pops and Gigi's and this was the The House is Empty Christmas is Over scene.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Last Week

We've done a few things in the past week 

We put an offer in on a house! They countered! We accepted! 

The weather dropped into the 70's while it was still light outside so we broke out the hammock and hoodies.

My phone fell out of said hoodie, landed just right (wrong?) and died. We save a lot of money on my pre-paid phone plan each month (THANKS KENT!)  which should translate into money saved towards a new phone when needed, but when we're faced with buying a tiny gadget for like, four h u n d r e d dollars, that will live in my back pocket, keep my butt company and eventually break, we balk. So after a few days of living on the edge without a phone, a fellow youth pastor gave us an old phone. TEXT ME.
We celebrated our first Thanksgiving away from family. And although we missed everyone, pooting around in our jammies until 10AM and not traveling with 2 little ones was definitely nice. We hosted another family + Ilse (have I still not told you about her?) and all was well. After Caris saw the first few minutes of the Macy's parade, she requested a "pretty pretty dress" and her high heels. 
"Happy Thanksgiving, Ma"

"What are all these people doing in my house?" 
 
Early Evening Thanksgiving Crash

We bought a tree 
 wore Christmas outfits to church
and a ballerina, a hipster and an elf decorated the house for Christmas
...That's what happened last week