Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!

Conner and Cindy Lou have been important elves in our lives the past weeks. Today the girls had special permission to touch them and hug them...as long as the elves went to church with us tonight to learn about the true meaning of the season. The elves were loved today!

We also have cookies and hot chocolate ready for Santa and a special treat of celery out for the rain deer...

Merry Christmas to all....and to all a good night!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2nd grade Christmas play

Weeks ago bryanna bounced off the bus shouting "I am mrs. Claus!" Much to her excitement, she was cast as mrs Claus in the 2nd grade play. She had the "perfect" dress and shoes, knew exactly how her hair should be done, and wanted just a little bit of make up! We were very proud of our little mrs. Claus!


We decided a few years back that instead of exchanging gifts with friends, we would spend a fun day together. We have found the kids enjoy Christmas tree lane at kraynaks, and the daddy's just can not control their excitement as well! 😄 To our surprise, we met up with another family this year, and enjoyed a blast of a day! Loved watching the excitement in the eyes of the three little girlies...and the girls (yes even hanna!) finished the trip to kraynaks talking to Santa! Great Christmas memories!!

The Santa Train

Hanna says "choo choo"! Conner and Cindy Lou, our elves, surprised us with a special treat this year! A ride on the oc&t for their Santa train! Our friends also got tickets from their elves, and so the mommies and kiddos bundled up for a fun day! The highlight was Santa even climbed aboard and the kids got to make their requests...bryanna wanted a pink scooter and Hanna wants presents! 

Thanksgiving 2013

We celebrated out 18th Thanksgiving in Ohio with Bryan's family this year. We are so thankful for the memories made this year, and the time we spent with loved ones! We treasured the time with everyone, and came home feeling very fortunate for being surrounded by so many that love our girls!

Bryanna and hayden picked up where they left off last year with an awesome little friendship....so we tried to do kid friendly activities.  of course a trip to the Mansfield carousel occurred! Poor papa jack was the lucky one chosen to ride over and over and over again with hanna! We also tried our hand at bowling, and spent a relaxing Saturday at malibar farms...a very special thanks to aunt kathie and uncle terry for planning a super awesome day! 

The girls loved seeing their family! Thanks to everyone who made this thanksgiving very special!