Christmas 2013

 Snow racer from Santa!
It was the perfect gift!
 We keep our family gifts toned down.
Time is the best gift you can give kids and we really focus on that at Christmas instead of the giant piles of gifts under the tree.
 Little blue boxes for Mommy break all the rules!
Thanks boys! Mwah!
 Best gift wrapper goes too!

 The castle is still a huge hit.  It only took Daddy a few minutes to put it together!
Amazing!  I love that once it is all loved out it can be recycled!
 For supper it was build your own dessert!
My brothers of course turned it into a build the ugliest house contest of course!
It was so fun!

 Dinner was perfect.
Fresh and fun!

No time to blog-too many new toys to play with!

Happy Holidays!

Eek! I just about forgot to share our 2013 Christmas card!
Our photo shoot was on a late summer day, hilarious story about us trying to find the location and arrive early.
  We laugh about it each time we drive past now!~
Way more pictures to share!
Our lives are filled with so much love we are so lucky.
The boys are healthy and happy and each year offers so many new opportunities for our family.
We are so thankful for the family and friends in our lives and the love they share.
I can't wait to share our favorite moments of 2013.

tiny gingerbread houses

 Small enough for little fingers to cut, and assemble.  Perfect five year old baking activity!
 We baked, assembles and put together all in one day.

 Enough to share with friends!

And enough to give as gifts!

The cutter came from the US.  It was a secret mission that involved Cousin Saucy of course.  Seriously, Saucy gets things done! 
I lock mine in a safe it is so precious!
A great tradition to add to our family!
I can't wait to do these again!

staying at home

Staying at home is work.  It is a blessing with work.
Big Brother loves to wake up  his sleeping brother from nap. 
He takes great pride in waking him up slowly and not making him cry. 
The other day it was wake up time and little brother was out cold. 
I mentioned how sweet he looked and Big Brother ran and got my iphone so he could capture the moment. 
I, in turn, had to capture his moment.
There is no job I could possibly love more. 
Full days at school(for my oldest) is coming way to fast.