Sunday, November 27, 2016

Alex is 5!!

My sweet boy is five years old today!


We love you so much Alex!

Happiest birthday little one!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sammi is 18!

My baby girl turned 18 – impossible! 

She wanted donuts for breakfast.


We went out for Dim Sum, duck, and wide noodle with beef – and chicken feet  for lunch!

She actually liked the chicken feet.  Jason and I – not so much!




We stopped off at Papa John’s headquarters cause it’s so pretty


we had to take this picture of the duck – because Sammi had just eaten duck  - ha!


We went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.


Then home again for cake and presents.

She had a great day!



We love you so much Sammi!!

May this be a fantastic year for you!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016


We kept it low stress and low key this year. We slept as long as we were allowed – Alex is the boss when it comes to waking up around here.

We rotisseried a turkey breast instead of cooking a whole turkey.  There wasn’t that many of us – just us plus Becca, Blake and Ellie.   There was lots of help in the kitchen.  Grateful for kids who want to help!


Our feast and us!


After our digestive period – I took a nap :) -  we enjoyed way too many desserts. Then we set up our Christmas.  I love this time – probably more than anything else to do with Christmas!  I love watching what everyone remembers and loves.  I love watching Joy’s excitement!!  I love Sammi’s creativity.  I just love watching my family being happy.



Friday morning Sammi and Jason went out and bought a Christmas tree.  Now it’s all decorated.  Our house is ready for Christmas.