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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas was Amazing!!



first day doing advent calendars! :) wow! chocolate! :)

even Brownie got some christmas bling

all this excitement is exhausting!

we went to see the Lexington Symphony Pops Concert!

all dressed up! :)

Reilly did my nails!

so cute!

I told Danny i would keep this picture and post it! :)

our new orinament!

the entire 7th grade went to the theater to see "A Christmas Carol" - they loved it!

Bake 'em and Take 'em for christmas! yum!
 This year we gave each kid $20 and they had to buy gifts for each other. They had SO much fun and really thought about what each would want. I had to take them to different stores separately, so I spent a whole day doing this :)
Reilly really had fun picking stuff out and then wrapping it :)

under the tree is all the gifts to each other

our 2015 christmas card!

we had everyone over for christmas eve get-together.
we each made parts of the meal, lots of crock pots.
We made borscht and chili! 

all the adults around the hor'doerves

after dinner, Auntie Denise made the kids all take a walk :)
the weather was AMAZING! we were able to have all the doors open!

then it was present time!!

patiently waiting!

how funny!! onesies!!

everyone was SO tired once done! :)

our tree all ready for the kids to wake up!!
(I color code so we know whose is whose)

stockings were full!
Victoria could not WAIT for Reilly to wake up!! video

everyone got what they wanted!!

A very happy girl!
She told me this was her best christmas ever! :)

we used the hair curler she got for christmas!
 Then we had a quick birthday party for gerri, it was just us :)

video

very happy to be 12!!!!

lots of new clothes!! and a gift card for game stop!

and for her birthday, they all got premium PC minecraft accounts!!

Hope everyone had a great holiday! we sure did :)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tree time!

as soon as thanksgiving was over it was time for the tree!
we let the kids do it all!

gotta put it ALL up!
clean up!
time to get rid of all the leaves!
we will have snow before long!

Browny helped!
 Reilly decided that we needed to do yoga after all the food we ate for Thanksgiving!
here they are being elephants!
I tried not to laugh too loud, but took pics :)

mama! stop! :)
sure! smile! )

bwahahahahaha :)

i don't think this was part of it!
They are two peas in a pod!

awe, how sweet!

watching her first christmas movie!
she was riveted! :)

Jingle's came back!!!

our beautiful tree!

we had home made beignet's for breakfast! yummy!


Monday, November 30, 2015

First Thanksgiving ;)

The kids have been so excited about the holiday!
they did another bake 'em and take 'em class
teepee, fried dough, apple tart, cupcake, acorns and gingerbread pop

Reilly LOVES to take pics of Browny - here she is in her room :)
 we introduced Reilly to writing letters to Santa :)
 she jumped right in :)
don't tell Danny, but this is ot :)

 victoria had her first violin recital! :)

Reilly did my nails for the holiday!

 Reilly did my hair! :)

 Reilly and Danny did Turkey's for the table!

Reilly LOVES to hear about the holidays, what are we doing, who will be here, what do we eat.
She asks for days over and over. 
She loves to have everyone over :)

we had 18 for thanksgiving!

one turkey in the oven!

one turkey in the fryer!

Reilly gave us a card!

how amazing is this!! 5 months home!

Reilly has been just an amazing daughter!
She KNOWS what she has now :)

time to do crafts with cousins!

kids table :)

after dinner, Auntie Denise made the kids all go for a walk before dessert :)

Desserts! :) best part of the meal!

Victoria and Browny were the first ones back! :)

day after we had a huge pack of wild turkeys cross the road!
they were SO happy thanksgiving was over :)