I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…

Christmas was a blast. Lots of family in the house, yummy food, kids were spoiled like crazy, and waaaaay to many toys.
And the best part…we had a White Christmas! Enough for a snowman!
Hope everyone else had a wonderful Holiday and cheers to a wonderful New Year!

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone lots of love, laughter, and happiness on this very special day. Merry Christmas!

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Gingerbread Houses!

The kiddos decorate Gingerbread houses each year…the pre-built houses are definitely the way to go! I don’t know how you guys do it…but when we have to actually build the house ourselves…it ends up in a million pieces and the kids in tears. Good times this year and per the usual, Miles ended up licking and tasting just about every piece that ended up on his house…no joke.

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Nutcracker, Concerts, Crafts, and Xmas fun…Oh my!

So much fun this past week! Love getting all this extra holiday fun time with the kids. Even with different kiddos being sick at different times…we are all still having a blast. As fidgety as Payton was during the 2 hour PNW Ballet Nutcracker, she is still talking about how much she loved it! …I may have almost fallen asleep, but it makes me happy that she had a blast. Miles had his preschool Christmas Concert…he did not seem like the biggest fan, big crowds and standing in the same place for 20 minutes…it’s not for him. Can’t believe there is only one more week until Christmas!! Time is flying!


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Christmas Cuties

Yay for December! That means our Elf is back, Sprinkles brought the kids a super yummy breakfast on her first day back…I thiiiinnnnk they liked it! The kiddos saw Santa with their best friends, had a fun night….but before hand we went out and explored a Christmas Tree Farm for just a little bit. I couldn’t help it…they were dressed up all cute in their going to see Santa clothes! Love these two cuties…and loving December!


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Helloooooo December!

So far so good over here! Tree is up and decorated! Kids were so excited to help decorate it this year! Plus the kids put up their mini trees in their rooms…such a fun treat for them to sleep with them on at night.
Over the weekend we rode the Polar Express down in Elbe, WA. Our very first trip to the North Pole was pretty amazing! Cold and wet…yep. But once on the train it was literally non stop smiling going on. There were giggles, smiles, and genuine happiness. Like non stop smiling. I seriously can’t say it enough. 75 minutes of a smile never leaving Payton’s face.  Miles was a little iffy at times…people dressed up in costume always throw him off. If you are on the fence about the Polar Express, my advice is…do it! A whole train ride of singing, dancing, book reading, hot cocoa/cookies, a trip past the North Pole, and a bell from Santa. Soooo worth the drive.

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November Catch up

Can’t believe how fast November has flown by! So very much looking forward to December and all the little things we get to do as a family, little outings, cookie baking, gingerbread house decorating, Polar Express and Santa Train, Nutcracker Ballet…so many things coming up!
Wanted to give a shot out this month to all the small shops that we have had the opportunity to be Brand Reps for! We love each and every one of them, we have loved ‘shopping small’ and supporting local. I hope you will check them out and do the same!

Little Fashionista Boutique – Use Julie10 to save on $20

Freckles And Fancy – Use paytonandmiles10 to save

Saturday Morning Pancakes – use SMPbrandrep to save

Lili’s Creations – Use Jourdan10 to save

A. Rose Designs – amazing custom and Holiday dresses!


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