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I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Years!
It has been so hard to get back into a rhythm again! I pulled a great one on Monday. Got Izzy ready for school and then went to pick up her buddy for carpool. No buddy. Turns out no school. Felt like an idiot. Threw me off all day long. Now that she’s back in school (for real this time) I can sit down and catch up with you guys 🙂
It was SUCH a great break! We had my parents down visiting, but other than that we didn’t do too much of anything which was amazing and much needed. Izzy and Sam actually got along really well during the break and I even was able to capture a moment of unforced love. I had to do it on the sly as not to be seen. It’s a Christmas Miracle!
Christmas Eve I tried grabbing a photo of the kids in their Christmas jammies. Tried is the word here.
Sam won’t sit still for anything. You bring the camera out and he gets a case of the sillies.
Izzy and I snuck in a mommy daughter date to go see the Nutcracker.
It was such a beautiful performance!!! I kick myself daily for not sticking with it as a little girl. Those dancers blow my mind. And their figures?? Wishing I wouldn’t have eaten my weight in sweets this year.
Oh, so I finally got in my chairs for the living room a couple of days ago! Wahoo!!! I asked you guys for your opinions on what chairs to go with WAY back in May. You can see the ones I was choosing between here. I stopped dragging my feet on a decision in November and pulled the trigger on the Carlisle chairs. Comfort won out.
I’ll play around with some pillows, but for now it’s just nice being able to sit in comfort without our bums hitting the seat frame in the old wingback 😉
I will tell you though, once they arrived a domino effect started. They made us realize how beat up our coffee table was. I’ve had to glue a couple of legs back together, touch it up with a black sharpie every few months, and just try to ignore how bad the top looks. It has “made it” though 5 moves so that’s a pretty good run. When Mike said he wanted a new coffee table, I jumped on it. I’ll keep you guys posted on it once it arrives!
Great pics. I was never able to get good ones of all the kids in front of the tree either. Someone is always screwin around. I'm still in holiday mode with my schedule, but I'm cleaning and purging like crazy, which feels fantastic.
I was looking through my Home Tour page for our current house and realized some of the photos were now outdated as I’ve since switched things up. Well, it’s now updated with some new photos! If you haven’t yet checked out the Home Tour, I’d love to have you over 🙂 The old entry shot…
Izzy loves Gramma. Gramma loves Izzy. They both light up when they’re together. Gramma also likes teaching Izzy new things, like how to smell her own shoes and feet. This makes me smile Although weird :D
I’m a little late w/ this post, but better late than never! We had such a great Christmas this year, and what a difference a year makes in Izzy Land! We took her on evening drives to look at Christmas lights, and even hit up the botanical gardens to see their light show. Watching her get…
Yet another trip to the zoo! She loves it and I was in desperate need of getting out of the house. This time she couldn’t get enough of the farm animals. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but in one she was giving the sheep an Izzy hug (where she leans in from the…
We’re celebrating Izzy’s 3rd birthday on Saturday. She is SO excited, and tells everyone she sees (even complete strangers walking by in the grocery store) that she is 3 and is going to have a party. While prepping for this little one’s party I came across a fun idea on Pinterest. Each year on your child’s…
Izzy’s room had never felt finished to me. I wasn’t sure what it was, but it drove me nuts. Actually, what drove me nuts was all the kid clutter that had found its way onto every flat surface. Every single knick-knack (including anything plastic or stuffed with an emoji on it) was declared to be…