Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

Despite having to miss her first-ever school Christmas party due to being sick at home, Alena enjoyed lots of cuddles at home today.

December 18, 2014

It actually was a fun evening of family Christmas shopping and dinner out!

December 17, 2014

And we're back to the holiday train, another year older!

December 16, 2014

What a privilege to observe Alena's growth and creativity. She intently explained to me how the girl in her drawing was thinking about all the different things that could be in the present. :)

December 15, 2014

Bedtime reading in the basement fort.

December 14, 2014

Fervor Christmas dinner!

December 13, 2014

A girl and her daddy excited for the Nutcracker!

December 12, 2014

I think I gasped in surprise when I walked into my office this morning. 
How did the allergist I've never met know these are my current faves?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014

Post-dinner shenanigans. Why not? #beltingoutchristmassongs

December 10, 2014

It was wonderful to be back to my two girlies, even if it meant a trip to the dentist. :)

December 9, 2014

Back home started out with a date with my love to my work Christmas party!

December 8, 2014

More girl time complete with coffee, shopping, and pedicures!

December 7, 2014

Waiting for the light rail to take us downtown!

December 6, 2014

This lunch after an early flight to surprise our dear 38-week preggo friend Hannah. 
Ah, a sweet surprise, reunion, and girl time!

December 5, 2014

First movie night in the basement. :)

December 4, 2014

Basement playroom!

December 3, 2014

Leaving for work this morning, I thought our house was looking quite quaint and cozy. :)

December 2, 2014

Just a little dancing celebration on our brand new carpet in the basement! 
Our common living space practically just doubled- ha!

December 1, 2014

So blessed by this surprise gift in the mail today!

November 30, 2014

Clearly some fun cousin and sister time going on here!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 29, 2014

Annual Christmas goodie baking day!

November 28, 2014

Another tree successfully up and decorated. Let Christmas season begin!

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from our sweet girls!

November 26, 2014

Cousin Mya joined in the fun today!

November 25, 2014

Nora and I got to join Alena at the last part of her Thanksgiving celebration today at school!

November 24, 2014

Thankful for my man and all his hard work on our basement.

November 23, 2014

Playing in the rain/snow?

November 22, 2014

Alena-girl and I had a fun little date to Mary Poppins at the Civic Theatre!
Let's go fly a kite....

November 21, 2014

First little report card. So cute and fun. :)

November 20, 2014

The parent-style workout.

November 19, 2014

Family errands made fun.

November 18, 2014

Oh hello, snow day.

November 17, 2014

Our little artist takes every opportunity to draw her people.

November 16, 2014

Family brunch out... love this silly girl. :)

November 15, 2014

So many girls, princess dresses, and dancing.... they had us laughing quite hard. :)

November 14, 2014

So blessed by this retreat.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014

This makes me slightly excited for winter this year. 
Thank you God for the simple, pure excitement of my precious daughters.

November 12, 2014

I think this joyful song and dance speaks for itself.  :)

November 11, 2014

I'm pretty excited at how the gifts for the volunteers of the women's retreat this coming weekend turned out. Maybe I can be slightly creative and crafty after all- ha! :)

November 10, 2014

The start of our thankfulness board!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 9, 2014

She was playing for so long that I thought she was going to skip her nap... and then I walked in and found her like this. Never gets old!

November 8, 2014

Holiday gathering #1 of the year with the Bonnemas!

November 7, 2014

Apparently we're drawing on our feet now.

November 6, 2014

I just love Alena's pictures lately and that she's drawing organs (sort-of). 

November 5, 2014

Leaves and this sweet joyful face.

November 4, 2014

A cozy play date on a dreary morning!

November 3, 2014

Sometimes I forget she's only 2, except in moments like these. :)

November 2, 2014

She's been spending tons of time doing this lately!

November 1, 2014

They're getting too old to forget about the candy they got the night before. 
#breakfastofchampions #npmomcringing

October 31, 2014

My little clown and super girl had a lot of fun with Halloween this year!