Thursday, December 19, 2013


I LOVE Christmas time, but it really snuck up on me this year! Hazel and I decorated the house while Lincoln was at school. We still have not finished unpacking, so I just worked with what I could find in random boxes. I love Christmas decorations! I have a Christmas decoration Pinterest board floating in my head all season long. But, I can never bring myself to actually spend the money on any. I just need to buy the  decorations when they go on sale, but after spending money on presents I can never bring myself to take advantage of the after Christmas sales. Maybe this year?

Can't wait to add another Baby's 1st Christmas ornament next year! 

 I own the ugliest collection of Santa's. I LOVE them. The uglier the better. 
 Mom FAIL. I splurged and bought this advent calendar at the beginning of the season. I had BIG plans for this thing. Ummm.. we have done ZERO days!! Next year….
   I have this beautiful GIANT framed chalkboard on my fireplace. The problem is I have the worst handwriting known to mankind! So, it is constantly blank. I would have loved for it to have some beautiful holiday saying/picture.
I need to make into a mirror.
My little helper.

I just noticed the reflection of my dirty clothes basket in the mirror. :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013


We visited Union Station and Crown Center on Nate's day off.  The kids finally got to sit on Santa's lap. Lincoln could have cared less  (not excited at all) and Hazel SCREAMED! I felt so bad for her I did not even snap a picture,  so we ended up buying one.  It was horrible quality. I'm trying to convince Nate to hit up another Santa so I can get a better picture. Lincoln did manage to let Santa know that he wants a Skylanders game and a "bug sucker" for Christmas. I think Nate and I are just as excited for  Christmas as he is! Last year, he didn't really "get it" or ask for anything. We are dying to see his face Christmas morning.  The kids rode the Jones Train and visited the train workshop at Union Station. They liked it, but were  way more into the toy train tables they had set up in the back. :) 

Monday, December 2, 2013


 I know, I'm skipping Thanksgiving pictures. To be honest... I do not take even ONE picture! I even remembered to bring my nice camera and had my phone the whole time. It was such a relaxing and amazing Thanksgiving I could not bring myself to do anything but stuff my face and talk with family. Nate was on kid duty basically the whole time.  Isn't that awful?  Not one darn picture. Oh well, moving on. 
This weekend we went to a Tree Farm to cut down a Christmas tree. We did it a couple of years ago, but things got a little crazy with Hazel's health last winter and we ended up not going.  As soon as we got there, we headed to their little shop to grab a small hand saw. As I was grabbing our hand saw I see Lincoln walking towards us with a giant chainsaw! He had stole an employees chainsaw. I about had a heart attack! Everyone else thought it was so funny. He reminds us of the movie "Problem Child." But, in his defense, who sets a chainsaw next to small hand saws?  He went for the big boy.
We ended up having a lot of fun, but we had a hard time picking a tree. There was too many to choose from and they were all so beautiful.  The weather was beautiful too! It was 50 degrees and super sunny, it was actually hard taking pictures with all the sun. 
 When we finally picked our tree I thought Lincoln would love cutting down the tree. But, about half way through he had a complete MELT DOWN. He was crying and screaming "That tree is not special!" Nate ended up carrying him and the tree all the way back. 

 Hazel is blurry in this picture, but I LOVED catching her little smile. 

When I was talking pictures, I did not even notice Lincoln's hand cupping Nate's chin.