Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Programs

Both of the big kids participated in a little Christmas show this past week.  Maddox got to be Joseph in the show at pre-school and Addy did a little Christmas dance in her dance class.  They both did great and were super proud.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Decorations are up and the Christmas festivities have begun!  We LOVE this time of year at our house!  We got the house all decorated the day after Thanksgiving and this weekend was filled with lots of Christmas activities!!

On Friday, we started the day by going to Northpark and letting the kids each pick a kid off of the angel tree.  We let them both pick out a needed item and a toy for the kids they picked. They were a little disappointed that we didn't get to give the gifts to the kids and just had to drop them off with the volunteers there.  Friday evening, we went with Collin's family to the North Pole Express in Grapevine.  This was such a cute and fun experience.  The kids had a blast.  We rode the train, got bells from Mrs. Clause, got Santa's special "frosty chocolaty snowball milk", wrote letters to Santa, and got to sit in Santa's lap and take a picture!  I would def recommend this to anyone looking for a fun Christmas activity.  However, you will have to wait until next year because it is completely sold out this year!

On Saturday morning the fun continued at church.  We had our annual Breakfast with Santa event.  It was so cute!  We had a pancake breakfast, Christmas story time, built a toy in Santa's workshop, and took another picture with Santa and Mrs. Clause.  Someone decided right we we got to the front of the line for Santa that she had to go potty too bad to take a quick picture so only Maddox and Brooklyn participated this time.  This was a great event and I know one we will look forward to every year!

We have a few other Christmas things coming up but have already been having a blast celebrating!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Well I was hoping I would get one kid that wouldn't be prone to croup but it doesn't seem so.  Miss Brooklyn had her first go at it this past week.  She woke up Wednesday morning with that bark cough and pretty rough breathing.  Thankfully, I found an urgent care by our house that opened at 7 am.  I took her up there and they gave her a dose of steroids and a breathing treatment.  That got her breathing better but she is still pretty stuffy and has a mild cough.  I am thankful though that she is breathing better now though because that is always so scary.  Hopefully she will be back to 100% soon!


Saturday, December 6, 2014


We had a great Thanksgiving this year.  We got to be with family and didn't have to travel 800 miles to do it!!  It was fabulous!  All of our siblings except my brother were with their significant others families so we just had lunch with my parent, grandparents and brother.   The week before tgiv we also celebrated at the kids school with a cute little feast!  We have so much to be thankful for and I feel blessed beyond measure!

After Thanksgiving, Mom and I had a little fun black Friday shopping :D.

Hope your Thanksgiving was a blessed one!