2013 Year In Review

Wow, what a year 2013 has been!

Colson turned two!

We found out we had another little peanut on the way.

We had a major snowfall and the kids had a blast playing outside.

We colored Easter eggs and celebrated Easter.

We remained team green at our anatomy ultrasound.

We went strawberry picking.

We celebrated the 4th of July and went to the beach to watch the fireworks.

We had fun at the fair and ride tons of rides!

Hannah started preschool.

It's a girl!

Hailey was born!

Hannah started soccer.

We had our pictures taken--our first as a family of 5.

Hannah turned 5!

We went to the pumpkin patch.

Madeline and Pepito went trick or treating.

We celebrated Hailey's first christmas.

It's been one crazy wonderful ride!

We started off the year as a family of 4 and we ended the year as a family of 5!

I am excited to see what 2014 holds for us and I am looking forward to all of the adventures we will go on as a family of 5. :o)

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Happy New Year!!!

Christmas Day 2013

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I know we sure did.

The kiddos had a blast and it was fun celebrating Hailey's 1st Christmas.

I just can't believe it is all over already.

Christmas Morning:

Christmas with Nick's family:

Christmas with my family:

Santa was very generous with the gifts so the kids must have been extra good this year! :oP

I was actually able to find a home for all of the new toys which was a surprise. We're busting at the seems over here...especially when Miss Hailey does not have a room of her own to put all of her things, so Colson's closet is acting as a mini closet for Hailey. Needless-to-say, things are a bit tight. But I managed to make it work for the time being... until Colson get more things for his birthday, that is. :o/

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Christmas Cookies!!!

Last week we all went over to my mom's house to help make the ever so popular christmas cutout cookies.

The kids just love making cookies...and eating the dough! :oP

This year the were exceptionally great helpers! 

How cute are they in their little aprons! :o)

Hailey had to get in on the action too!

Her first official Christmas cookies! :o)

The kiddos frosted the cookies when Nick and I were out christmas shopping, so I didn't get any photos of them decorating any of them.  I assure you though that they are pretty darn cute! The best frosting and decorating job yet! :o)

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Christmas #2--Dad's Side

We had Christmas #2 yesterday at my grandparent's house.

I find myself cherishing these holidays a bit more now that my grandparents are getting older and we have children. 

I want my children to remember all of their great grandparents and the traditions we held on to year after year.

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