Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!
Monday, December 23, 2013
Number 23 on our advent calendar was to make cookies for Santa! Addi was beyond excited and wanted to get started right away.
So while Saylor was napping we whipped up some sugar cookies.
Here is a look at our life through iPhone pics.....
Having fun cheering on the hogs!
Thursday night Addison spent the night at my parents. They met Uncle Kyle to decorate cookies!
Went to the nutcracker Friday night.
Saturday, we celebrated Christmas with Brent's parents. We made ginger bread houses ..
Sunday we headed to church in our Christmas outfits :)
Then over to Brent's grandparents for Christmas. Addison always loves going and playing with her cousin Lucas!
We had a fun busy weekend!
"Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding"
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Every year, my mom and I have made it a tradition to go to the nutcracker ballet at our local performing arts center. This year I was beyond excited because it was the 1st year Addison was old enough to join in!
Addison did pretty well for sitting still that long for the ballet. We left a few minutes early because she informed us she was done.
but...We had so much fun!
The entire way home Addison told me how much she loved it and when she is big like me she is going to "do that!"
I look forward to many more girls nights and Saylor being able to join in, in a few years!!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I feel like our schedule has been packed with fun Christmas activities and only more to come in the next few weekends.
A few Sundays ago when we had all the snow, we broke out for a little Christmas Party with a few of my high school friends. HALLELUJAH.. all of us moms where ready to get out!
We always have so much fun with this group and love getting all our kiddos together!
Friday night Brent and I headed to our small group party.
Like our outfits??
I love doing life with these women!
We have so much fun together and I'm thankful for each one of them.
Saturday was a big day... we celebrated my older brother, Kyle, graduating from College!
We are so proud of him and excited to see where this journey takes him.
Addison got to open a few gifts from them and had a blast!
Sunday night, we headed over to Brent's Grandparents house for Christmas.
Addi LOVED what she got and we all enjoyed visiting with each other.
I am so thankful for this time of year.
Monday, December 16, 2013
December 1st was a special day.
We had the honor of dedicating Saylor at our church.
By dedicating Saylor we acknowledge God's sovereignty not only over her but also us as parents.
We ask for prayers for grace and wisdom in raising Saylor. Brent and I pray we are good examples, we discipline according to Gods word and pray earnestly for both of our girls!
We pray that Saylor one day trust Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and that she relays completely on him.
That she will .... "Walk before God in the light of life." Ps. 56:13
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Thursday all the way through Friday it snowed and iced. A total of 10in at our house! We had one little girl that was beyond excited and of course had to go out every chance she got..
Brent brought home a gingerbread house from work one night for us to do.
I think Brent and I had more fun then A decorating it. She was more interested in eating the candy.
We have snuggled a lot by the fire watching Christmas movies... which I have to say has been my favorite part.
Made snow ice cream... which surprisingly Addison loved!
Saturday, we broke out of the house for a few hours to go visit Santa. Cabelas does free pictures every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5. .. and they turned out beyond cute!! :)
Addison was so excited and talked Santa's ear off about what she wanted for Christmas and was really interested in where his reindeer were! ha
The snow is absolutely beautiful and with the Christmas season being so busy, its been nice the weather has made us slow down, stay home together as a family and enjoy moments we will never get back with our girls being little....BUT I have to say snow day #7 today this momma is ready to get out of the house!!!
Melt snow Melt!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
This is our 2nd year to do the advent calendar and Addison is LOVING it!
Every morning she checks to see what fun things we are doing for that day.
I also found a reading plan to do each day going through the Jesus storybook bible!
Here is the list of what we are doing in no order...
1. Chocolate Advent Calendar
2. Christmas cookies with friends
3. Wrap Presents
4. Christmas Story time at the library
5. Decorate gingerbread house
6. Celebrate Daddy's Birthday!
7. Go see Santa
8. Send a card to a friend
9. decorate a ornament
10. watch christmas movie in pjs
11. make teacher gifts
12. deliver a sweet treat to the neighbors
13. Night at Grandparents
14. Get hot coco and Drive around to look at lights
15. Donate 2 toys to the compassion center
16. Dance party ( Guess who picked this one?? ha)
17. Bring cookies to Daddy's work
18. Make a fort and eat dinner in it
19. Daddy daughter date night
20. See the Nutcracker Ballet
21. Christmas craft
22. Read a christmas story
23. Bake cookies for Santa
24. Make a Happy Birthday Jesus cake!
25. Celebrate Jesus
here is the list in order for the Story book bible...
1. The Story and the Song
2. The beginning
3. The terrible lie
4.A new beginning
5.A giant stare case to Heaven
6. Son of laughter
7. The present
8. The girl no one wanted
9. The forgiving prince
10. God to the Rescue
11. God makes a way
12. Ten ways to be perfect
13. The warrior leader
14. The teeny-weenie.. true king
15. The young hero and horrible giant
16. The Good Shepard
17, A little servant girl and the proud general
18. Operation "no more tears"
19. Daniel and the scary sleepover
20. Gods messenger
21. Get ready!
22. He's here
23. The light of the world
24. The king of all kings
We may not get to them all but as long as Addison learns the true meaning of Christmas we have accomplished our goal!
Looking forward to a fun December!
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Today I'm Linking up for 5 on friday!
1. Loving getting to dress the girls In sweet Christmas outfits...
3. We celebrated Daddy's 26th birthday yesterday! Love doing life with this man-through the good times and the hard, glad God chose us for each other!
4. Ginger came back to our house and we have been having fun finding her every morning!
5. We dedicated this sweet girl at church! Praying Brent and I bring her up loving The Lord and teaching her to put him above everything else! ( blog post to come)
Happy snowy Friday!!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thanksgiving morning we had one very excited little girl....
We had a fun little welcome back breakfast!
she wrote out where we were suppose to sit with chocolate chips...
And even brought a special letter and gift for the girls!
Can you tell she LOVED it?
We try to do fun things for Christmas with the girls like the elf and Santa but Brent and I always want Addison and Saylor to know the true meaning of Christmas- the birth of Gods son! Here is the letter Ginger wrote to the girls-
Addi & Saylor
Two if my favorite little girls. I am so excited to be back to celebrate Christmas with you. Most importantly to celebrate the true meaning, the birth of Gods son... JESUS! I'm here to help you ( mommy and daddy too) to remember the important parts of Christmas: Jesus, Gods love, and our job to share it with others. I'm so excited to be here!
Ps. Remember to obey your parents so I can come back everyday! :)