Holiday Highlights

The holidays are my favorite time of year- for obvious reasons of course.
I love all of it from the decorating to the crafts, treats, gift shopping/giving/receiving and just all of the fun traditions we are still developing as a family unit. The highlight of it all is getting to see it through my children's eyes and watching as each year they understand more and more. Here is a picture recap of some of our favorite moments.
Pen decorating her own Christmas tree for her room
Kalista's adorable Minnie birthday

a rare "lie in"

Gumbo Party- MacKenzie loves Minnie too

our Christmas Gumbo Extravaganza

Kate and Tammy and Cassidy enjoying Gumbo

watching the fireworks from the Parade of Lights at Grammy's


she gets it every year ;)

elf fun

getting the tree!

Christmas crafts with Sam

swimming with Sue

date night

christmas lights and hot cocoa

early Christmas with Cousin Lily

meeting Ayin

Christmas class project/gift- her fingerprints are the ladybugs

I will cherish this forever!

Talina's pop up party


play date with Kalista
craft project with Kalista
happy beautiful Carter

PEP at Sam's house

holiday dinner with the MacNaughton's

date night!

christmasy breakfasts

christmas morning kids breakfast

christmas eve we visited the manger at the Mission


father/daughter tradition- making Santa's cookies

I love this pic
Christmas morning

first Uggs


first dollhouse

"Pen's room" ;)

first bike

Christmas dinner at Grammy and Papa Bear's

sleepover at Grammy and Papa Bear's house

State Street Christmas lights

gift from Pen's teachers
homemade peppermint play dough

grandparent gifts

I love this art project from Pen's class because it shows exactly what she likes

mom had to have some holiday crafts to do too!

book exchange at our Bible study holiday party

DIY Christmas gifts