Category archives: Holliday

  • Thanksgiving 2015

  • Nothing makes you more thankful for your husband than having to spend a weekend without him. Lee ended up having to work Thanksgiving weekend, so I trekked up north to hang out with his family without him. The kids had a blast running wild together. The weather was unseasonably warm on saturday so w [...]
  • Christmas 2014 Part 2

  • My dad, my little brother and his wife stayed with us for the holidays, and it was fun to be able to spend some time with them before they head off to Oklahoma. The kids actually slept in (8am) on Christmas morning, which was a rare treat. They were both super excited and were surprisingly patient w [...]
  • Christmas 2014 Part 1

  • Christmas this year was primarily spent at my brother's house. They were gracious enough to host the festivities and we had a blast hanging out with them far too late every night. It was a great christmas.   ^^Family Chitchat^^ ^^Our amazing hostess extraordinaire^^ ^^The turkey [...]
  • Thanksgiving

  • A couple pictures taken yesterday at Thanksgiving Dinner with my Family. ^^I'm so thankful for this little girl and her introspective spirit. She loves to be talked to, and loves to observe the action around her.^^ ^^I'm thankful for my Dad, and the amazing help he is to me.^^ ^^I'm s [...]
  • Oviatt Christmas 2013

  • It was Oviatt Christmas this year. The kids had a blast running around with all their cousins, who even though most of them only live 20 minutes away, we don't see often enough. I kept forgetting to take my camera most of the time, so I just got a couple of pictures on Boxing day. [...]
  • Christmas Day 2013

  • Christmas Day was pretty low-key this year. We had my Dad over for a few days around Christmas and the kids loved having him. Jack especially is always excited to have another person to entertain him! This was the first year that we had kids old enough to anticipate Christmas morning, so that was ex [...]
  • Thanksgiving

  • Lee and I hosted Gurney Thanksgiving this year. In preparation, I learned how to make buns, and apple pie. If you know me, you know this is a pretty big deal. Lee made the turkey and the pumpkin pies (I'm so grateful for a husband who is willing to help out and a mother-in-law who taught him how to [...]
  • New Year's Eve 2012

  • New Year's was pretty low key this year. We put the kids to bed early, binged on cheese fondue and played some games with Lee's sisters and their husbands. I am getting way to old to stay up that late. Good thing it only happens once a year!
  • Christmas Morning 2012

  • We live in a split level house. We switched things up this year and put our christmas tree in the basement. We hung the stocking on the mantel on the main floor. Because we had two kids who can't keep their hands off of presents they stayed safely hidden until christmas eve. When Jack woke Christmas [...]
  • Christmas Dinner

  • Christmas this year was hard. The absence of my mom was felt by everyone in my family. We celebrated christmas as Mom would have wanted us to, noisy, chaotic and together as family. Dad, Dano, Brett, David and I gathered together at Brett's House for Christmas Dinner on the 24th. The food was delici [...]