Friday, January 30, 2009

Look who is 3!


Lydia turned 3 yesterday and the whole day was about her. She woke up (really early) to find three balloons tied to her crib. I remember several birthdays where I woke up and there would be as many balloons on the ceiling as the age I was turning. Shane and I thought this would be a fantastic tradition to continue every year for our kids. (Yes. Lydia is still in a crib. Just for a few more weeks.)
During the day we had a lovely Princess Party for she and three friends. A friend of mine was sweet enough to snap photos while Shane and I hosted the little soiree. I will post photos of the event when I get them from her.

By the end of the party Lydia was a little tuckered out, but she had a great time.

For dinner, Shane made Lydia's very favorite meal. Tuna patties with salad and a bowl of fruit. She LOVES tuna patties. It is almost scary how fast she wolfs them down. Shane and I actually like them quite a bit too. I am attaching the recipe in case anyone else wants to try them. They are the easiest meal ever.

Isn't that first photo cute of Lydia? It is the first time I have straighten her hair. I just don't like that she looks like she is 6. The flowers she's holding are the ones that she uses when she pretends she is getting married. Married! Where did my baby go?

Happy Birthday Liddy-Bitty!

TUNA PATTIES


(From Kraft.com)

Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:26 min
Makes:6 servings

What You Need

2 cans (6 oz. each) light tuna in water, drained, flaked
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 cup Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
3/4 cup water
1 carrot, shredded
1/3 cup Mayonnaise

MIX all ingredients. Refrigerate 10 min.
HEAT large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Use ice cream scoop to add 1/3-cup portions of tuna mixture, in batches, to skillet.
FLATTEN into patties with back of spatula. Cook 6 min. or until golden brown on both sides, carefully turning patties over after 3 min.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy "Birthing" Day

3 years ago this week I was laying in a hospital bed pondering the fact that I was a mother. While I wanted most of these thoughts to be lovely positive ones, I couldn't seem to get my mind off the incredibly horrific ordeal that was giving birth. I was still shaking from the anesthesia (I had a C-Section) and I was throwing up about every 45 minutes. While in this less than blissful state I decided that I would do a little something for myself on each anniversary of my children's birth. (At least the same week.) Something to say "Way to go Natalie. You made a baby. Treat yourself." I would highly recommend all mothers to adopt this tradition. You know you deserve it.

This little "Birthing Day" treat doesn't have to be a big affair. Last year I just went to Barnes & Noble, bought myself a hot chocolate, muffin and a magazine and read for an hour or two. The year before that I got a massage. This year I got an hour long spa manicure. I tried my best to keep my thoughts lovely and positive. However, the nail stylist had just found out she was pregnant and she wanted to talk about the incredibly horrific ordeal that is giving birth....



13 PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY:


Natalie said...
I absolutly LOVE that idea.
LOLiTA said...
Well that wasn't too nice of her. But your nails do look great. I think that should be a "before you deliver" tradition. Nothing like soft hands for a soft new baby. Happy Birthday, sweet Lydia. I can't believe it's 3 years already.
Casey said...
nice idea :) I may have to start that little tradition here.
Are You Serious! said...
♥ That is an awesome tradition! I wonder if my husband would go for it for each birthday!! That would be a fun April, May and June! :)
Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...
I always think of that when it's my oldest birthday, it's also the date I started being a mother. What a great tradition Your hands look fabulous, by the way. -Laurel
McKell said...
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I've been a long time stalker of yours through Molly. Love your blog!
Lisa Lew said...
Great idea! I love a reason to do something good for myself. ps. I got the magic pancake idea from you (thank you). We will never make pancakes the old way again!
Hannah LaRue said...
Sounds fun! Happy Birthday to Lydia! So does that mean you will get to have two "happy birthing days" after your son is born?
Belle (from Life of a...) said...
I had an incredibly horrific time with my oldest and never fair to remind him about it.
Natalie Jane said...
Hannah - of course I will have two birthing days!
Misty said...
What a great idea! May have to start that myself!
The Linabooty's said...
Love the idea Natalie! My next birthing day won't be till august so I might have to take one early:) p.s. from my experience no one loves their mommy more than boys you will do fabulous! Plus Lydia's at a great age to help:)
Dustin and Maren said...
Natalie, Congrat's on little one #2! Boys are great, and hope you enjoy him as much as you do Lydia (and that your birthing experience goes better than your first- every one is different!) Maren

Monday, January 26, 2009

Big Play Date

Lydia's friend Kate came over for SIX hours on Saturday. I really thought that we would have some major toddler (or Mommy) meltdowns, but it went great. Of course they wore coordinating outfits. What? You don't make sure that all the kids in your play dates match? Must be just the cool kids. (Or those of us who shop the 75% off rack at Target. Going on now FYI)

We made homemade pizza and cookies, had a grated cheese fight, dumped out every toy to Lydia's name...the usual. Then the girls pleaded to take a bath. Fine by me. I am really lucky that my master closet is two steps from the master tub and is in full view. When Lydia takes her baths, I usually get my clothes ready for the next day. I was in the process of doing this, listening to the girls laugh, when I turn around to see Kate dumping the last of Lydia's brand new bottle of shampoo into the bath. The jets were on and there was a 4 foot wall of bubbles billowing onto the floor. They thought this was hilarious. I cleaned it up with a towel and called it good. Can I count that as scrubbing the bathroom floor?






Kate also showed Lydia that she could fit into the bottom drawer of her dresser. Lydia thought this was fantastic, though I told her that she is a lot taller than Kate, so she couldn't fit in the drawer herself. The next morning was Sunday. Shane was out of town for the weekend so I was trying to get myself ready without him around. (Shane is in charge of getting Lydia ready on Sunday mornings. He is a wizard at doing Lydia's hair.) Anyway, I asked her to go play in her room. 10 minutes later I hear "Mommy! Come look at me!" She had taken every item out of her dresser and was laying in the bottom drawer. "Look! I can fit now!" Got to give her credit for ingenuity. We played hide and seek in the mound of clothes for a while. Better than dealing with the mess.

Oh. And I haven't even mentioned the fact that while I was putting my makeup on, she "cleaned" my standing mirror with hydrocortisone cream. Awesome.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Love is in the air


Congrats to my little sister Molly who just got engaged to her long time boyfriend Wayne. Shane and I are so happy for you both! Bless you for choosing chocolate brown as your bridesmaid color. It is the wedding equivalent to black. If I had to wear teal or coral or something of that nature, being that I will be 7 1/2 months pregnant at the wedding, I would have definitely found a way out of the photos.
And congrats to my very good friend Lisa who is getting married this Saturday. Wish I could be there! You will be such a beautiful bride.
Love not in the air for you? Check out this awesome site for a few ways to get out of a relationship "gracefully". Just click on the heads. I laughed for an hour.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Best and worst of 2008

Just like last year I am going to attempt a personal list of the best and worst of 2008.

Best book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. When my mom handed me this book this Christmas I read the cover and thought "um, did Oprah recommend this or something?" - It just seemed random. Two pages into it, I didn't think it was random anymore. A utterly gorgeous work that I would recommend to anyone. Uplifting and heartbreaking, I found myself wanting to be like the main characters and hoping that if they knew me, they would like me too.

Worst book: I don't have time to read books that I don't get good recommendations for, so most of the works I read this year were fine. I will say that reading "Marley and Me" was difficult. Not that it wasn't an entertaining book. I just didn't understand how anyone could own a dog like that. It was totally beyond me. And this is coming from someone who actually grew up with a yellow lab. I finished the book and thought to myself, if we get a dog it will be a miniature poodle.

Best Movie: The Dark Knight Seriously how could anyone not think this movie was amazing? It perfected the comic book hero genre. Unreal special effects, superb acting, brilliant writing. A+ for me.


Best Comedy: Baby Mama I think I peed a little. And that was before I was pregnant.


Best chick flick: The Duchess This isn't truly a chick flick, but I think more women would be willing to attend it. A beautiful movie and Kira Knightley was enchanting.


Worst Movie - The Love Guru - Honestly, I only made it through 15 minutes of this movie, but that was enough. Mike? What happened man?

Best commercial: Progressive Insurance I am not saying that these are the best commercials ever. Commercials are becoming more entertaining than TV. But I really love the "star" of the progressive commercials. (Flo) I just want to call her up to hang out and talk about my rates.




For more of Flo - click here.

Worst commercial: Hellsmann Mayonnaise Oh how I hate this commercial. We can tell immediately from the fresh faced actors; the freckled red head, the SoHo shopping hip mother, the down to earth guy next door; the product they are endorsing must be wonderful. Something to enrich us naturally. Solar energy, the electric car. organic greens? No....Mayonnaise. "What if we all said No? No to fake food. No to over processed food. No to food that’s not fit for our kids. Yes to Real." Wha??? I'm supposed to get all pumped about feeding mayo to my kids. That is the key to healthy eating? Mayo is REAL food? Not buying it. (Well, actually I do buy it. Hellsmann is the best mayonnaise, but I am thinking of switching to Kraft just because of this commercial. )





Best product: Neutrogena® Healthy Defense SPF 30 Daily Moisturizer
I have had the opportunity to test a lot of great products this year, but this moisturizer is my personal favorite. I love the price, the SPF 30 (None of this puny SPF 15) and the slight tint is just just enough to even out my skin tone. I don't even wear makeup over it in the summer. Also a huge plus for me, there is barely any scent.

Best Splurge. Hands down - my trip to NYC.


Best TV show: 30 Rock - One of my favorite aspects of last year is that Shane and I stopped watching TV unless it was really something we wanted to watch. That basically equates to new Lost episodes and 30 Rock... and The Office, but that is only me. (Hey. Does anyone really watch E.R.? I know one person, but she is the only one I have found. )






This clip is pretty rad too.

Worst event: The downturn of the economy Last weekend Shane came home from a long business trip and we had plans to "be alone" that night. Instead we ended up laying in bed talking about the status of the economy and our 401K. The next morning Shane asked "What happened to last nights plans?" I thought for a moment. "Must have been all that talk about the economy." "Yea" he replied. "That wasn't much of a stimulus package". :)


Best development: Kicking the Diet Coke habit Let me start by saying that I don't think there is anything wrong with drinking caffeinated soda. I do think that it is a problem when it becomes an addiction and I was so there this year. When I saw that little plus sign on my pregnancy test, I knew that I had to get rid of my "drinking problem". That day I started my cold turkey detox. It was a rough week, but I got it out of my system.

Last week I was telling my OB/GYN about my avoidance of caffeine during my pregnancy and he started chuckling. "There's nothing wrong with drinking a coke or two everyday. It won't hurt your baby in the slightest." I just starred at him dumbfounded. "Seriously?!" ***** Now I like not relying on coke to get me through the day. But having an occasional "treat" is so very very fabulous I must say.
Best Day: My birthday


Worst day: Every day during the two weeks in October that Shane was away on business and I had such terrible morning sickness I couldn't get out of bed. That was hell. Pour Lydia. I think one dinner was nothing but an apple, saltine crackers and milk.





Best new family tradition - Pancake Saturdays. One thing that I love about Shane is that, while he is a very hard worker, he is very much present when he is home. He has a blackberry job, but he doesn't let work interfer with spending time with our family. He decided that he wanted to make Saturdays special by having a tradition that was just for Lydia and he. Every Satuday he gets up with Lydia while I sleep in and they make shaped pancakes together. He will make any character or shape she wants. They always take photos of their creations. Lydia looks forward to this day all week (as do I since I sleep in and then have yummy pancakes waiting when I finally roll out of bed) Shane is becoming quite the pancake artist. He isn't ready to quit his day job, but you never know....

I am also loving Lydia's and my new tradition of 2008 - Lydia days.


Best thing overall - Lydia leaving the terrible twos. I had a huge post written about Lydia's difficult bout with the terrible twos. It was a bit of a downer though. Let's just say, I took a lot of Tylenol. People told me three would be better, but people say a lot of things and usually it doesn't seem to apply to her. In this case "they" were right. She isn't even three yet (next week is the big celebration) but she has left the twos behind and become the most adorable creature imaginable. She gives me kisses and hugs, dancing and sings, pretends with her dolls. She chose a name for her baby brother and talks about him with such tenderness. In fact, Shane and I are pretty sure we will use that name. (Not telling it quite yet until we are sure). When I was sick in my first trimester, she would stroke my face and say "it's okay sweetheart. I love you. I will make you feel better". She would be concerned at the tears that fell after that, but they were only tears of joy. I love being Lydia's mommy. It's incredible. The thing I look forward to the most in 2009 is putting my new son in his big sister's arms.


Happy 2009!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congrats Mr. President

Shane came home for lunch today so we could watch Barack Obama's inauguration as a family. It was hard not to get caught up in the excitement of the moment. My personal congrats to President Obama and his family and my thanks to President Bush for serving our country so diligently for the last decade. All political views aside, the job of leading this country is a daunting and enormous undertaking and my prayers are with this new leadership.

And....since we were all home together, I thought I would make a fun patriotic "red, white and blue" treat. Blueberry crostata served with strawberries macerated in freshly squeezed orange juice and vanilla bean ice cream. Yum.



That prayer at the end was a little crazy no? Shane and I just started cracking up, but seriously. Mellow yellow? That was weird.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Stuff Closet

I have been noticing a lot of cool posts about organizing lately, so I thought I would get in on the fun. My favorite organizing tool I have in my house is my "Stuff Closet". I liken it to a huge junk drawer. I have been fantasising about having a stuff closet and a gift wrapping closet for several years now. When Shane and I were house hunting a couple years back, this hall closet may have been the deciding factor. I love the idea of having a space that is like a household headquarters, where odds and ends are placed. Random electronic cords, pencils and tape, light bulbs, cake decorating supplies, etc. You can see in the photo that there are two boxes that differ in color. This is intentional. The black one has flashlights - thus easy to see in the pitch black when searching for the box. The floral one is a box of random things that need to be put away or attended to. The bright colors don't let me forget it.
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Winners!

The winner of the Paisley Lane Giveaway is..... Ashley! Congrats! AND...since there was such a huge response (over 300 comments!) I am sending a pair of earrings to another random winner.... Samantha Pruitt. Both of you email me your address and I will get you your jewelry.
- Don't forget - everything in my shop is on sale, with free shipping on two or more items.

I will be starting up giveaways again, so if you make or sell something fabulous and want to be a sponsor, email me and we can discuss.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Running

Wednesday, I talked about some of my goals for the New Year, but I forgot to give my huge props to Shane for meeting his New Years goal for 2007. His goal was to lose the 25 pounds he had gained since getting married. Not only did he surpass this goal, but he competed in a triathlon and is doing another one -twice as long- in a few months. He is now training for a half marathon that is held next month. His enthusiasm is catching...just check out the video. (Shane hates running on treadmills, and was sure he could figure out a way to run outside while we were in Spokane. In three feet of snow. It didn't happen. Thus the treadmill.)

Shane- you're awesome.

video

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Live in Utah?

People email me all the time asking about Flutter Photography, the studio that takes so many of the great photos on my blog. (Like the family photos on my Christmas post, this shot and these gems.) If you live in Utah, you are finally in luck because Randi will be doing a last minute shoot THIS weekend!

When: Saturday 17th & Monday 19th

Where: Provo on Saturday & Lehi/ Sandy area on Monday.

Randi's slots fill up fast so I would schedule ASAP. Email her at: flutterpix@gmail.com

My New Year Resolutions

I mentioned in an earlier post that on my 20th birthday I made a long list of goals of things I wanted to accomplish before I was 30. Degrees to receive, places to travel to, languages to study, jobs I wanted to hold. My twenties were incredible. If I was going to describe that decade in one word it would be "full". Or quite possibly "Me". The 15 journals I filled while in my twenties read like a novel. Every week, every day I would learn something new, experience something different. I had total freedom to do the things that I dreamed about doing. If I wanted to spend an entire night listening to some random garage band play, I would do it. If I wanted to step out of my life for a few months and hide away and write nonsense in a little cowboy town I would. (And did, but that is a different story). I learned that a vegetarian lifestyle is not for me and that men who looked confused when I mentioned the desire to go to grad school would not be getting a second date.

Getting married wasn't a hard transition. Shane was and is my perfect compliment and if anything marriage just flamed the fire. We did so much together those years before children. Traveling and learning with him at my side just added to my enthusiasm for life and what it held for me and now him.

At 28 I had Lydia and my race through life didn't just slow, I was knocked completely off my feet. I had prepared myself for leaving my career. I had prepared for motherhood the best I knew how. But nothing could have prepared me, or Shane for that matter, for the reality of having (to quote a dear friend) the most difficult baby imaginable. I think of the first 18 months of her life as a dreary world of crying (hers and mine) exhaustion (hers, mine, and Shane's) and depression (mine for sure).

I was just breaking through these clouds of misery when I turned 30. Lydia had been sleeping through the night for a couple months straight and she would go several hours a day without screaming. I was just being able for the first time in 18 months to leave the house for more than 30 minutes at a time and I had made a few good friends. It was in this mind frame that I sat down to write my list of goals for my 30's.

I looked at the blank page in my journal for a long time. I was barely able to guarantee my teeth being brushed everyday. What grandiose plans could I write down that wouldn't be more than just fantasy?

I thought about my list for several weeks. I knew I would eventually move past this mere survival mode and there would have to be direction in my life. My "roaring twenties" were behind me and I knew my 30's weren't really mine. I would share them with the family I have made and the direction I took wasn't so much up to me anymore. There isn't anything wrong with that. In fact, is a beautiful and fulfilling step to be able to surrender so much of yourself to those you love. I realized that my 30's were not going to be a list of things I wanted to accomplish, but a constant balancing act of maintaining my individuality with the new role I was embarking on of wife and mother.

I changed the title of my list from "Goals" to "Success". I thought about the things in life that I wanted to maintain. The things that I knew would help me be happy. These would be the things I would need to strive for to be successful in my own life. I have the list framed on my desk and I review it often. They are in no particular order.

Success
  • Healthy and delicious meals
  • Continuous learning
  • Comfortable with my body
  • Regular exercise
  • Romantic weekly dates
  • Family Home Evening
  • Clean home - not just tidy
  • Loving relationships with family members
  • Quality conversations with Shane often
  • "Ready for the day" most days
  • Quality relationships with other women
  • Food storage
  • Scripture study
  • Passionate sex life
  • Well maintained style
  • Creative outlets
  • Family/Personal History
  • Magnify church callings
  • Organized home
  • Comfortable home
  • Temple attendance
  • Sincere prayers
  • Ample personal time
  • Well maintained yard
  • Clean car
  • Quality time with Lydia throughout each day
  • 8 hours of sleep nightly
  • Thoughtful gifts for loved ones
  • Meaningful holidays/traditions

Many of the things on this list seem small and inconsequential. Many of them are things I have a hard time achieving on a regular basis. (Like the sleep. And the clean car) I have found for me that in this new life I am living, the grand things just cannot be accomplished without the small things being attended to. I do have goals for my 30's. I have recorded a small list of grand plans in my private journal. They are more recent additions to my life's plan. Lydia is just about to turn 3 and has become the most lovely little girl. I almost forget sometimes that she was ever so hard. I have a new baby on the way, who I pray will be easier. My twenties were like a dance in my life. Spinning wildly or gracefully romantic, in one way or another, I was always moving. I see my 30's as more of a hike with difficult terrain, lots of rest breaks, but magnificent scenery along the way. I just don't seem to know what lies around the bend.

My goal for 2009 is to continue working towards this personal definition of success. I have little side goals that coincide with my list like, "reading to Lydia more throughout the day and limiting her TV to one hour". "Visit the gym at least 3 times a week to keep pregnancy weight gain under 25 pounds"...that kind of thing. In all, I just want to be happy and to make the people around me happy. I think that my little list helps me towards that goal.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nice day

Lydia woke up yesterday morning and said to Shane "Looks like a nice day today. A nice day for being naughty....."
I think that she may be getting the wrong message from one of her favorite books.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Huge Paisley Lane Giveaway!

This giveaway has closed, but clearance sale is still going on.
Sad the after-Christmas sales are over? No worries, I've decided to put my entire Paisley Lane Esty Store on sale! On top of that I've made shipping free when you purchase two or more items. In honor of Paisley Lane's first clearance sale I'm having a sweet giveaway. I'm giving away a package full of Paisley Lane jewelry made especially for the winner. The package will include a necklace and earring set, a bracelet and earring set and three pairs of earrings. (Including the sterling silver earrings shown.) Total prize worth over $100. Pick some pieces for you and some to give as gifts throughout the year.

There are 4 ways to enter:
  • Take a look at the Paisley Lane store and list one or two of your favorite pieces. This will give me an idea of your style if you are the winner.
  • For an extra entry, let me know that you are a subscriber/follower of Natalie's Sentiments in a separate comment.
  • For an additional entry mention this giveaway on your blog and let me know that you have done so in a seperate comment.
  • As a bonus: For every Paisley Lane item purchased you will be entered an additional two times. (If you purchased this weekend before the giveaway was announced, you are still entered.)
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Winner will be announced Monday Jan 19th. Good luck!

(Open to US residents only)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Our Christmas -

Warning. This is a really long post.

Christmas in Spokane can be summarized in three words. Family, Food and SNOW! You may have seen Spokane mentioned in the national news lately for the outrageous amount of snow we have received here. A couple nights ago it was announced that we had received 64 inches of snow in two weeks. (All still on the ground.) That next morning we woke up to 8 more inches. I have never seen anything like the winter wonderland we have had these last 3 weeks. I personally am loving it, but I don't have to be any where but my parents warm house, and our roof hasn't caved in yet.











Since we really couldn't drive many places safely, we spent most of the vacation at home. That isn't a problem when there is a sledding hill right out your back door!






My sister Emily, who is 7 months pregnant, opted for snowshoeing....






You would seriously think we lived on a deer preserve. At any one time there was always at least one deer visible out the window. Usually there were several. Poor things :(




Lydia was definitely a fan of the snow.






When not outside we always seemed to have something to do. I was able to finish 3 novels. Bliss.


Shane and Lydia played playdoh. Cute little Santa huh? Lydia decapitated him moments after this shot.


Emily and I attempted pregnancy yoga. (And Molly. If you show ANYONE those photos you took of our workout, you are dead.)


We played countless games of Liverpool Rummy (much to my bro-in-law Greg's dismay. He opted for puzzles instead.) Shane won almost every game.

Lydia found a special reading place in my dad's study. She didn't like it when anyone messed up "her special bed".



Christmas morning in our jammies.


All together.



This was the view from Shane's and my bedroom window. It was perfect. In all it was a wonderful Christmas and New Years. One I know we will cherish always.
I hope everyone had as wonderful a season.


13 PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY:


kristi lee said...
Are you home yet? Great pics...looks like a fantastic trip. Did you finish Pillars? I'm curious!!!
Natalie Jane said...
No, we will be back on Thursday. I am saving Pillars until I get back. It was too heavy to bring along.
Life with boys... said...
breath taking!!! You and your sis look GREAT!! and the snow looks beautiful from sitting warm in my chair next to the fire. (hehehe) I absolutely LOVE that picture of you and your family in the blankets outside. Hope you enjoyed your holidays, take care and travel safely!
kristy said...
Holy cow, you guys are BURIED! Love the family pic in all the blankets. I would blow that up and put it over my fireplace. If it was my family that is:)
LOLiTA said...
Looks so beautiful! So much prettier than the rain we're getting. Glad it's been a great trip. Safe travels back home.
Jennifer said...
Ablsolutely picture perfect. Your entire family is gorgeous!
ZogLady said...
Oh you really are in a winter wonderland! And happy about it! (Ya know, instead of being one of those people who decides to hate every minute of it)..... I guess all your praying for snow paid off! Hope yu can get home safely! Your photos are amazing! What a great way to spend your holidays, surrounded my those who love you!
Kelli said...
so many wonderful pics that I wanted to comment on but I have short term memory. I love the prego pic of you and your sister. I love the pic of all of you in blankets outside. I love the pic from your window and the bed infront of the fireplace. GREAT shots
Are You Serious! said...
♥ Beautiful pictures!!! What a snowy paradise!
Misty said...
What gorgeous pictures!
Mom To Six said...
AMAZING pictures!! I so wish we had snow here, but alas, we're in Florida where right now it's 82! UGH! Happy New Year, Ohilda
Sheri said...
I loved seeing the family pictures and the one of you and Emily, I hope you are feeling great! Congrats on your baby boy.
Madeline and Family said...
It looked like the perfect Christmas. Isn't it nice to see family. It is never the same without them.
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