Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The end of 2017

Happy New Year! 2018! Our Christmas and end of the year were busy and good. Easton had football practice and will continue his games this weekend. 
We finished up school before our break. Easton had a party and the jingle bell trail-lots of fun with his classmates. I can't believe he is half way through his Kindergarten year. 
Emerson even celebrated at Mrs. Faiths with pajama day and crafts with her BFFs :) 
Once we were on break, we went to Sowell farms and enjoyed the lights and the "choo choo"
Easton and Emerson have enjoyed their time off together!

We cleaned out old toys and donated some things...
Drake had his company Christmas party. I love sitting next to him and watching him stand up to speak to his staff. He is such a hard worker. 
I also enjoyed a little pj party with some friends. We ate and played board games. Relaxing nights in are the best!
Then as we got closer to Christmas day, we made a trip over to Bellingrath Gardens. We met up with my parents and had dinner and enjoyed the lights. 

Christmas eve-visiting a nativity scene and telling the kids the meaning of Christmas, eating s'mores and drinking hot chocolate before it was home and to bed before Santa came. 

He came! 

We had a wonderful Christmas morning. Watching the kids get excited is what it's all about. ♥ 
Christmas break=slow moving mornings :)

Then, to close out the year, Babcia and grandad came to visit. We had a good time and got to enjoy a beautiful beach day

We wrapped up 2017 with a little cosmic bowling :) 

Overall looking back, 2017 was a great year for us. We celebrated 10 years of marriage, Emerson turned 1, Easton turned 6, I started my new teaching job that I am loving, we went on a family trip to Stone Mountain, Drake and I enjoyed a trip to Orlando, Easton started Kindergarten and got baptized! 

I am so excited to start another amazing year with my family. I know God will continue to guide and bless us and I so thankful for everything we have! xoxo

Saturday, December 16, 2017

most wonderful time of the year

Happy weekend! 9 days until Christmas and we are ready! :) It has been a fun month for us. At school, Easton is doing the run club this year, so we had our first day of that...
and he lost his 4th tooth!
Emerson is doing great! She is talking more and trying to tell us stories, hates anything in her hair even though her hair is starting to reach her eyes, eats anything, loves singing head shoulders knees and toes, dancing, and doing whatever her brother is doing. We head to the orthopedic doctor next week...when she walks, her feet turn in a good bit, so we will see what their recommendation is.

A random "adventure day" by the river...
Target...for the 30th time that week I'm sure :)
We had a fast eddies day to ride go carts and play arcade games...I need to get the other pictures from Pop. Emerson rode on the go cart and it will put a smile on your face haha
Easton doing Thanksgiving activities at school...

Over fall break, Drake took the whole week off! :) It was so awesome to have the 4 of us home all week together. For Thanksgiving day, we went to my parents house to eat and play. 

Then, it was onto Christmas celebrating! The decorations went up, 
and we went to visit Santa. Easton was so nervous and shy, and Emerson was just chatting it up. 

Trampoline jumping...Easton was told to get some sweatpants on, and he grabbed a pair from last winter! I can't believe how much he is growing :(

Easton started flag football and is loving it! 

We went to the beach parade...
made gingerbread houses...
and played at the bounce house :)
Game time! 
Last weekend we went to the Christmas program at church
and went downtown to Winterfest. It was great! Santa, hot chocolate, karaoke, story time, and dancing. 

Work Christmas lunch...
Easton and his other walker buddies coming home from school

This morning, he had his second game and I snagged a video :) I love watching him play!