Snow Day

It looks like we’re going to have another white Christmas. This will be our 11th Christmas up here and our 8th white Christmas. I’m only a big fan of snow until about mid February and then I’m DONE. Beckett had a great time watching the snow fall this weekend

He probably doesn’t remember this from last year so it was all new to him.

Sunday morning I took Lucy and Beckett out to play in the snow

After about 20 minutes I asked him if he was ready to go in the house (he had wet mittens and hat) he reached his hands up for me to pick him up. ha! This is the first time EVER he didn’t throw a temper tantrum when it was time to go in the house. I guess he’s going to be more of a summer guy. Fine by me!


Christmas Weekend

It’s here!! Christmas time!!!! We had such a fun and busy Christmasy weekend with the kids. We started off by taking Lucy and Beckett to the town tree lighting on Friday night. The look on Beckett’s face when Santa Claus came in on the fire truck was priceless.


We’ve been talking all things Christmas including Santa Claus so it’s been pretty exciting to see his reaction.

Saturday morning we took the two of them to Lucy’s school for breakfast with Santa


He did a lot better than he did last year


Hahaha! And the year before:


Oh man, someone needs to stop this baby from growing up so quick! Both of them!! Look at how little sweet Lu was!

Saturday afternoon the seven of us went to our favorite Christmas tree farm to cut down our tree


Sunday morning I took off to do a little Christmas shopping with Megan. We did a little decorating when we got home


On Sunday night we decorated the tree while listening to Christmas music


While shopping on Sunday morning I bought this new tree topper. It was 4 years ago on Sunday that I found out I was pregnant with the baby I never got to meet so I thought that the angel would be absolutely perfect.

Only 20 days to go!!!




Little Elves

Our little Christmas elves are back! When the girls were little our elves would bring them little treats throughout the month of December. They had little stockings that hung on their dresser drawers. They would get things like Christmas stickers, pencils, Hershey kisses, candy canes, etc…… as they got older they got things like lipgloss, nail polish, headbands, etc…. I’m not sure WHY this tradition was started and I’m pretty sure it’s too late to tell our elves to lay off the treats. Ha! But we’re down to two Little’s getting daily treats from our favorite elves so we’re gonna enjoy this a bit longer.

Beckett did NOT know what to make of the elves this morning. He was a little nervous at first but he’s starting to warm up to the elf idea. He walks by, points and blows them kisses. Sooooo cute!!

Oh what fun!! Is there anything better than little kids at Christmas time?

Happy December!


We had such a nice Christmas this year! Jon and I spent Christmas Eve day cooking, preparing for our Christmas dinner with our family. We took the girls to 4:00 Mass and then picked up some Chinese food on the way home. It was the first time we’ve ordered out  but I’m thinking it’s the start of a new tradition. IMG_0609

A few photos before churchIMG_0621IMG_0638

After dinner the girls exchanged their presents. Lucy gave her sisters some new sunglassesIMG_0657

She gave Jon a monkeyIMG_0659IMG_0645IMG_0651IMG_0653IMG_0656

We all got some new Christmas pajamas, settled into the living room for some pictures and then watched Christmas Vacation.IMG_0632IMG_0635

A Friary Selfie!IMG_0644

Santa was SO good to us this year!IMG_0681IMG_0665Real good!!! IMG_0688

But he left the glass open all night!IMG_0676

Daisy was so excited about her new toy! IMG_0679

She wasn’t sharing!IMG_0686Lucy and BabaIMG_0696Marlene, Liz and SydneyIMG_0697EmmaIMG_0695Jon and BrianIMG_0693Mimi and MeganIMG_0692I can’t believe another Christmas has come and gone!! Only 363 days until next Christmas!!

Christmas Tree 2014

This is our fourth year at this farm and we’ve made some amazing memories here! IMG_0512

Hunting for our Christmas tree is always a lot of fun for our family (most families, I’m sure). Last years tree was teeny tiny so this year we wanted to make sure that we found one taller than Jon and I. Of course I had to stop and take some shots of the girls along the way.IMG_0522 IMG_0524 IMG_0520 IMG_0518 IMG_0515 IMG_0531 IMG_0534 IMG_0540 IMG_0547

After walking around in the freezing cold we decided on this great big tree! It should fit, right?IMG_0528It was definitely taller than Jon and I.IMG_0531

Megan went looking for help for this enormous tree! IMG_0549

Jumping on for a ride:IMG_0552

It was so nice having everyone home that weekend to decorate the tree together. IMG_0570 IMG_0568 IMG_0564 IMG_0561 IMG_0558

The finished tree! See, it hardly fits in the shot! This is the biggest tree we’ve had in years, it’s as crooked as all our trees from years past but I love it!IMG_0583

These are our two new ornaments. Every time we go on vacation I like to take home an ornament as a reminder of a great trip. However, these are from Potterybarn, not London. IMG_0589 IMG_0592