Monday, December 31, 2012

Life lately:

according to my Instagram :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Day

We stayed up really late Christmas Eve 
(but who doesn't?) so I set an alarm to wake
us up at 8am.

I woke up, put some apple bread in the
oven and then set out to conquer the 
task of waking up Luis and Olivia.

This was Olivia's biggest Christmas yet,
from us, anyway. Maybe it's the fact that
it's her last Christmas as our only
child, but we went a little overboard
compared to previous years.
It was completely worth it though, because she 
loved everything.

After we opened our gifts at home,
we got ready and headed to my mom's.
It only took about 5 minutes of us
being there before Olivia convinced them
to let her open her gifts there. 

From there, we went to my grandma's
and exchanged Secret Santa gifts with the
extended family. And then off to Luis's 
family's for more food and movies.

It was such a laid back and relaxing 
Christmas. The only down fall was that 
Olivia and I have been a little under
the weather. But nevertheless,
probably one of my favorite Christmas'
yet. And to think, we'll have double the 
fun next year when little Lola joins
our family. :)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was spent making 
cookies for Santa, hanging
out with family from
out of town, and ending the night with
Christmas pjs, and reading
The Night Before Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2012


We've been busy with lots of
birthday parties
and Christmas festivities.

I'm so excited that it's finally
Christmas Eve and that Olivia
actually gets it this year.
We're keeping our tradition of 
new Christmas
pajamas and baking cookies for
Santa tonight. 

We won't be going to my Mom's 
until tomorrow morning
due to her weird
work schedule this year,
so we'll just be focusing on 
our last Christmas Eve
as a family of 3 this year. :)

Wishing you all Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Zoo Lights!

Last night we visited our local zoo
(and by local I mean an hour and a half
away) for their Zoo Lights event.

Cherish and Camden joined us for the lights, 
Christmas music, hot chocolate, and animals.
We had so much fun and can't wait to 
make it a tradition next year.

And PS- It's FINALLY starting
to feel a bit like Christmas around
here. At least for a few
more days.

Thanksgiving 2012

So maybe I'm behind, so what. 
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with 
Luis's side of the family this year.
I forgot to take pictures throughout 
the evening, but we got these of our family
before everything started.
One is our Christmas card picture this year. :)

Olivia was thrilled, obviously. ;)