Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!

We rang in another new year with a visit from Nannie & Grandpa, a party at the neighbor’s house, some funny games, and a few confetti poppers… The best part was that EVERYONE made it to midnight this year! Happy New Year!

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We just “pretended” to fall asleep early, but Mommy really wanted to…

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…we helped her make it though!

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Happy New year from our family to yours, and may 2018 be a year full of blessings for everyone!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Posts!

Sorry it's taken so long to update the blog, but it's been a busy month with the holidays! I had a bit of down time today, so be sure to go back and check out all FIFTEEN entries I posted tonight (everything under the month of December heading)! Just didn't want anyone missing anything! Our family prays that yours had a wonderful Christmas season, and that this new year ahead brings you MANY blessings!

We love you,
Karin

Don’t blink…

Don’t blink, because if you do, this is what happens… Your baby all of a sudden isn’t a baby anymore!

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Still our Santa Baby…

It may be six years later, and a little tighter in the basket, but Ben will always be our Santa baby!

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Christmas at home

This is the first year we’ve ever spent Christmas alone, and while we missed our extended family, we really enjoyed a quiet day together, celebrating Jesus’ birth and family. We finished the day off with a Christmas dinner in our home for our friends who were also spending the holiday alone. What a wonderful time of fun, games, good food & fellowship with our “NC family” on Christmas!

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We couldn’t wait to see what Santa left behind on his visit, and we even let Mom & Dad wait until almost 7am!

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Abby & Emily got a beautiful desk for their room…

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…and Ben got a gaming chair and a Minecraft controller for his Xbox! Everyone was thrilled!

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As much as we loved our big gifts, the stockings were still (and always are) our favorite!

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Splat balls were definitely the hit of the stockings!

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Ben loved his new chair, and Mom & Dad loved the quiet coming from the playroom with Ben’s new headphones in use!

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With our stockings empty, our hearts were full on this Christmas Day! Merry Christmas everyone!

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Christmas Eve night

After our family celebration in the morning, we headed off to the candlelight service at our church, went out for sushi together for dinner, and headed home to get ready for Santa!

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We couldn’t believe that they made it snow INSIDE church!

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When we got back from church, we got on our jammies, put out cookies & milk for Santa (and carrots for the reindeer and cheese for Santa Mouse), and got ready for our long winters nap!

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Emily read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” this year and did an awesome job!

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And Ben was done by the time Abby finished our other favorite Christmas Eve story, “Santa’s Favorite Story”…

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As we were all off to bed, Mom decided to have a latte because she WOULDN’T be getting that long winter’s nap…

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After Santa came, Pinocchio said his farewells to the Beach house for another season… and left Mom & Dad with a little bit more peace in their lives Smile

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