Category Archive: Holidays

Apr 06

Easter

Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Our holiday was especially fun now that Charlotte knows what’s going on! We spent the weekend with my parents and on Sunday with my Mom’s side of the family. We enjoyed a great Church service Saturday night, and Charlotte even fell asleep to the music at the end (first time ever!). Here are some photos to recap the weekend.

 

I think this photo is a great representation of Charlotte these days. Pure JOY! Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter EasterEaster

Beautiful memories! Now to think how different next year will be with two little rugrats to enjoy my favorite holiday with 🙂

Dec 07

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Decorating for Christmas this year was so much different than other years. Different in a REALLY, really good way. I threw out any ideas of having a perfect, beautiful tree. We let Charlotte put ornaments on, and of course we couldn’t use the glass ornaments with a toddler around. But that’s OK, there are plenty more holidays seasons for those! She was ridiculously proud of herself when she put an ornament on. We all clapped and cheered for her, which sounds hilarious, but is true.
Eric’s brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law (that’s a mouthful) were there Sunday morning when we started decorating. Charlotte was napping when we put up the tree. When she woke up, she was in awe! Best. Reaction. Ever!

Baby Its Cold OutsideBaby Its Cold OutsideWhy is my daughter yelling at the Christmas tree? She’s saying “Look Mom and Dad! I DID IT!”  She’s expressive these days, I tell you what. Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold Outside

And just for fun, this is last year. What an eventful year it’s been!

Baby Its Cold Outside Baby Its Cold OutsideBaby Its Cold OutsideHope you all have a happy, blessed holiday season!

Nov 24

NOEL

The Browns are some of my favorite people in the world!! I’m beyond grateful for the wonderful friends that they are…and since Colin is our future son-in-law, they’ll forever be in our lives 🙂 Colin lovingly calls Charlotte “Tolo”. Colin and Tolo sittin’ in a tree. It has a nice ring to it.

We took advantage of the simply gorgeous weather a couple Sundays ago, and took their annual holiday photos! NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL NOEL AND my favorite of allNOEL

 

Feb 14

Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentine’s Day edition]

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air around here. Not only is it the day of love, but it’s Barkley’s 4th birthday too! It’s hard to believe he’s been with us that long. Poor Barkley, his sweet face didn’t even make it on to this post. Maybe next time, buddy.
I didn’t have time to decorate for Valentine’s Day this year, but I’m still feeling in the spirit. Eric and I aren’t big on Valentine’s Day celebrations….every day is a day for love, right?! We’re going to order some steaks from the butcher, rent a movie and have a nice date night in. Sounds like a pretty solid evening.

I’m linking up on this fine Friday- click the logo below to check out all the other Friday bloggers!

Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]

ONE– Of course I did a Valentine’s Day photo shoot! Duh
She is an active one these days, so all of the pictures are fuzzy…
My Mom got Charlotte the CUTEST outfit, stuffed animal and card 🙂 Thanks, Grandma Haug!
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TWO– My fortune last week. It was precisely what I needed in that very moment. God is good!Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]

 

THREE– I made this Mexican Lasagna Wednesday night. ACTUALLY, I prepared it Tuesday, put it in the fridge, and baked it last night for dinner. I had to work late, so Eric was on daddy duty. To make life a little easier on him, he just had to pop this in the oven and dinner was ready when I got home. I’ll have the recipe up soon. It was devine and the leftovers are equally as good.Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]

 

FOUR– I mean, really. How did I get so lucky to have these two sweet faces in my life? Some of the best moments are spent right here on the living room floor, any night of the week. Eric makes Charlotte laugh and smile more than anyone on this planet. Their connection makes my heart so happy. Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]

 

FIVE– I made this wooden sign for the basement the other day. It makes for a great edition to the giant, blank walls down there. Between this and the tree wall art, we’re making headway on basement decorations!Fireside 5 on Friday! [Valentines Day edition]I hope you all have a great weekend! I know we will be enjoying the warm(er) weather!

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