Sunday, January 24, 2016

January Snow Storm-Day 3

Ok, it finally stopped snowing! We measured between 15-18 inches. Because of the snow drifts and the wind it was hard to get an accurate measurement but it was a lot of snow! Today, the sun came out and made playing outside so much nicer. The sun kept your face warm. The kids all came over again  and we did some more sledding!

We won't be going to school for a while!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

January Snow Storm-Day 2

It kept snowing and snowing and the snow was piling up! We kept drying our snow stuff and heading back outside to play. Our yard was the neighborhood sledding area and we had a blast!

Time to sled!

The snow plow pile was very fun!

Where is our deck!

Snuggled up for a movie!


Neighborhood crew

 Look at those cheeks!

Friday, January 22, 2016

January Snow Storm-Day 1

About 5pm on Thursday afternoon we found out school was cancelled due to the projected weather to come Friday during the day. The weather guys got it right this time because the snow started to pile up. It was frigid outside but it looked so pretty and it was coming down so fast, we couldn't stay inside. We ventured out to play and then some neighbors joined us. The perk of having a big hill in your backyard? It is perfect for sledding!

Snow angels

We warmed up with cocoa after we got back in!

And homemade chocolate chip cookies!

We were pretty happy with this amount and had no idea how much more was to come!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Nama's Knee Replacement

I was lucky enough to be able to take off for a week and head home to NC to take care of my mom while she was recovering from double knee replacement surgery. Sean stayed home for a few days with Dan (since he had school) but Carter came with me the whole time. They enjoyed seeing Nama and helping her when they could. Carter did a great job in the hospital, Nama doesn't remember it but she let Carter do her make up!We were also able to Celebrate Poppy's birthday while we were there.

Carter had to do her school work!

Nama taught Sean how to play chinese checkers

Making Poppy's cake, peanut butter frosting

Happy Birthday Poppy!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Jumping on the bed

 We got a new foam topper for the guest room and it seemed a little stiff. So, we let the kids jump on the bed a bit to break it in.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Taking down the decorations

 Dan has some help in the yard taking down all the lights. The kids were rewarded with hot cocoa when they came in.

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Eve

We spent NYE with our close friends house for the night. We had one big sleepover. The kids didn't go to sleep as early as we would have liked, but they eventually passed out. The adults stayed up too late also! But, a nice lazy day the next day did the trick for everyone.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Carter's new Bike

It looked big but she jumped right on and rode away. What fun!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas #3

Time to open up gifts again! The kids are really good at waking up every day and opening up presents! It was another successful Christmas for us! We are so lucky that we get to spend it with both of our families.


Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas day Part 2

 After we had lots of good family time in Richmond we packed up the van and hit the road for NC. Surpringly, there was more traffic than you would think on Christmas Day. We got tehre about 3pm to celebrate another Christmas Eve which includes another appetizer dinner and homemade gift exchange. It was another successful exchange where everyone got a really cool gift. Time for bed and then to wake up for Christmas #3!
On the Road to Nama's house!

Yes, shorts on Christmas day! It was sunny at 75!

If only Bokeh loved them as much they love her!

Sean's gift to Kevin, a wall mounted beer opener.

kevin made Jenn a jewelry holder

Jenn made mom a new scarf

Sean got a new quilt from Nama Star Wars version!

Dan made Carter homemade lip gloss

Carter made Dan a wall mounted beer opener (she is quite talented!)

Dad made me a "walker emergency quit" which equips me to handle any future zombies!

I made Dad a bunch of home made soups that are frozen and ready to eat for lunch