Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017 Recap

2017, you were good to us.  We celebrated New Years Eve today since Jon has to go to school on Monday.  We watched "Elf," ate pizza and no bake cookies.  The kids laid in their sleeping bags or sat on laps.  It was so fun to be together.  Anyway, you can watch our long recap video here.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


It was another great day, full of more presents and good food.  Suzy chose to have Chicken Tikka Masala (or "Indian Chicken" as she calls it) for dinner.  Jon chose Ice Cream Pie for dessert...and once Daddy asked for a birthday omlet, she wanted one too and loved it.  She spent a lot of the day playing her new Ukelele, and Jon taught Lily some piano lessons.  

How did you grow up so fast Suzy?  We're so happy you're our spunky, piggy-tailed, lovely little girl.  You've always had a talent for making everyone smile and laugh.

Monday, December 25, 2017

December 2017

With graham cracker houses, Lily's school program, seeing a lights show, and both families to celebrate the holidays, there hasn't been a dull moment.  Jon and I had a really rough Christmas Eve night (with both of us having a cold and not sleeping well).  That was combined with David not falling asleep until late, and then waking up at 5am.  BUT...we had a beautiful Christmas morning together.  I'm so glad we're a family.

On Christmas Eve, we had a fun time making trains.  David sat and switched the rails for a few hours.

Each of the kids got a shirt this year that I wrapped in onion soup boxes.  Lily saw me wrapping the boxes and said, "SOUP!  Soup on Christmas morning, it will be delicious!"

Friday, October 20, 2017

Family Pictures 2017

And some behind the scenes:

I'm massaging Jon's face so he can keep smiling.