Sunday, January 22, 2012

Whoa! Hiatus much?

So, I kind of fell off the blogging train. Sorry about that!

Starting back to work full-time, two children, a household to run, the holidays, and finally starting to sell things on Etsy, I haven't had a ton of free time.

Here's a quick summary of the past 2 months:
We had our first Thanksgiving with Ivy Mae. I made her a festive fall outfit.  I think she liked it.  :)
I still work part time at a local hotel (its where Adam and I met!) and Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year. So for the first time in 7 years, I volunteered to work Thanksgiving. This meant that we had to cancel our plans to visit my family on Thanksgiving. Adam and the kids went to his parents house while I bar-tended and we took a quick trip to St. Louis the next day.

December FLEW by. I was working 2-3 shifts a week at the hotel on top of full-time teaching and tons of sewing projects/Christmas presents to finish. It was crazy busy. Finally Christmas came and everything was awesome. Harrison is two now and finally was able to get into the whole Santa thing. He actually is terrified of Santa... refused to sit on his lap for a photo or even be in the same room as him. We talked about Santa a lot and how he was going to bring toys on Christmas. Harrison would tell us he liked Santa but when asked if Santa could come to his house, he would always answer with a "nu-uh." (He still doesn't use the word no!)
We celebrated Christmas with my family a week early. We decided to make it an ugly sweater theme. Some of my siblings were too cool but most of us dressed terrible.
Adam and his Christmas tie :)

Chad, Jessika and Lane

Bryce, Jeanette, Reagan and Avery.... Reagan didn't want to wear her sweater because she thought it was ugly. Jeanette had to reassure her that everyone was wearing ugly sweaters. She probably thinks we are super weird!

My candy cane turtleneck was a huge hit!

My mom and Dave

the big kids were going crazy waiting for us to open presents!
Tom, Katie and Jada
On "real" Christmas, we set out cookies for Santa (Harrison screamed for those cookies all the way to bed) and he woke up extra early, 6:00 am to be exact. It took a few presents for him to get excited about opening them but he quickly got the hang of it. Now for the photo bomb!

Some videos for the family :)

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