Monday, December 28, 2015


We had a great Christmas, but for the most part, you will just have to take my word for that.
I failed at getting a picture of the family.

I failed at getting a picture of the boys in their matching pajama's.
I failed at getting a picture of our lovely brunch and dinner table.

By the time I remembered I needed/wanted a picture of the boys together, the wheels had started to come off. For it was a great day, but one that is highly anticipated with little sleep leading up to the big day. Griffin was so cute and excited about all his gifts, but became over exhausted and had a melt down in the afternoon. He got over it quickly, but I knew that a picture would not be successful. Oh well.
We had family and friends on Christmas Eve and it is one of my favorite things about the holiday. It is always a good time with lots of great food, good cheer, laughs and fun.
Christmas morning was spent with family opening presents. I think I managed to surprise all the boys with at least one gift. Trevor was most excited and surprised with his apple watch.
We had a wonderful brunch and later a delicious dinner of surf and turf. In between meals, we spent a lot of time building toys and playing games.
It was another wonderful Christmas. I say this often but I know I am so blessed to have a family I enjoy being with. We all have such a great time together and it truly makes for the very best holiday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Eve Eve

I just love this time of year. I only wish it did not go by so fast. Time has flown since Thanksgiving. It seems every year it just goes by faster and faster.
I am trying to soak up every minute of this most wonderful time of the year and not focus on the speed at which the time is going and the rate at which my kids are growing.
Christmas Eve Eve might be my favorite day of the year. I love the excitement and hustle and bustle of the holiday. I enjoy the anticipation and love that the holiday is still yet to come.
I absolutely love having my whole heart under one roof. Having Trevor home with Nolan and Griffin for the holidays is the best. gift. ever.
I love the house decorated and the glow of the lights with beautifully wrapped presents under the tree.
The coziness of the fire under the decorated mantel warms my heart.
Getting and sending Christmas cards is one of my favorite things about the holiday.
I look forward to having friends and family over on Christmas Eve to share laughter, food and good cheer.
I look forward to a Christmas Day spent with the ones I love and cherish most.
It is the most WONDERFUL time of the year.

Friday, December 4, 2015


A nasty cough has taken me down for the past week, which is why this post is so late and long overdue.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I did not take many pictures and there is not much more I can say other than BLESSED. I am so fortunate to be able to spend time with my family that I cherish and eat wonderful food in a warm, happy, safe home.
It was so nice to have Trevor home for the week. Although he took naps here and there, he was much more engaged than when he just comes home for a long weekend. I think he really needs a week to get rested and back into the swing of things at home. I am so thankful for the week we spent with him.
Friday we did our regular early morning girls shopping trip. We are not crazy black Friday shoppers. I just love all the hustle and bustle and Christmas cheer. I do not go looking for any huge deal and I avoid crazy long lines, but I do enjoy all the excitement of it. We end our shopping with brunch and I think I look forward to my crab cake Benedict more than the shopping.
After shopping, we went and got our Christmas tree, put it in the stand and high tailed it up to camp for a relaxing few days.
We returned home early Sunday morning to put Trevor on the bus back to school (and I may have shed a few tears but I am getting better).
After dropping T off we had two hockey games.
It was a great holiday weekend. This truly is my most favorite time of the year!