Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy New Year!

2012 was a little bit of a rough one, so with Nick working on New Year's Eve, Avery & I decided to dress up and P-A-R-T-Y! She had SO much fun and asks to go to parties all the time now! Good riddance 2012 - you did give us some great memories, but we will not miss you! We welcome 2013 with open arms and are looking forward to a very good year!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Was Christmas seriously 2 weeks ago? So sad that Christmas is over and to have to put away all of the decorations. After a very rough spring & fall, it was so wonderful to spend 6 straight days with family at our house enjoying the holidays! Avery LOVED Christmas this year ... she loved breakfast with Santa, singing Christmas carols, Christmas books (1 every night - our version of an Advent calendar), Christmas movies (at least 2 every day!), looking at the lights, presents - you name it! We created so many memories and traditions this year that I know next year will be even more fun for her! There's nothing like witnessing Christmas through the eyes of a child ... magical. Here are some of my favorite pictures!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dashing through the snow

I was more than excited when we got snow for Christmas this year! Granted it was not the 8-12 inches they had originally projected, but any amount of white stuff on the ground is an answer to my yuletide prayers! On Christmas Eve Eve we took Avery out for her 2nd ever snow adventure and she had a great time!