December Little Things

I can’t believe we are closing out 2017. It hit me this week that 2018 will bring Jon and I TWO adult children. How is that even possible?

December was filled with a lot of fun but also a couple of stressful days.

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Trips to the doctors are never fun but when you have to bring one of your children to a cardiologist in Boston it’s pretty scary. Luckily we have 5 healthy children!!

We’re starting to get things like this in the mail for Megan

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Each time I find one in the mailbox my heart beats with excitement for her but then I can feel it breaking a little. I tear up EVERY time!

We had her final (ever) choir Christmas show. We’ve been going to these since she was in 2nd grade!

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I’m hoping that Lucy will continue so we have a lot more of these to go to.

Chloe sent me this picture of Beckett while babysitting one night

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I can usually find Lucy and Beckett snuggled up under a blanket watching tv together or hanging out on the heater in deep conversation. Ha! It’s cold up here!!

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Sometime he’ll snuggle up to the dog

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I like to sit and watch him play. I try and take as many pictures as I can because it’s so sweet to watch and I’m sad that I don’t have many pictures of Emma, Megan and Chloe playing when they were little.

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We celebrated Baba’s 72nd birthday this week with our other favorite boy, Colton.

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practiced a little yoga

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Did a little after Christmas shopping

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The month was filled with lots of shopping, lots of music, lots of dates for Jon and I. A lot of love, laughter and really good memories.

Our 2017 Christmas Card

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My best 2017 photos on Instagram

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Happy New Year!! See you in 2018!!

 

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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!