I can't believe I'm already blogging about Christmas on the 26th. I'm officially impressed. Everyone is asleep and I just went through the photos so I'm keeping with the momentum to share with you all.
First of all, merry belated Christmas! I hope you all had a great day and enjoyed it with loved ones. Our day was very good, Finn was a handful (he's in a bit of a tantrum/addicted-to-mommy phase - isn't there a name for that? Oh yeah, the terrible two's, lol) but it was still a great day.
So without further ado, twenty-nine of my favorite photos from the day...
Although Finn liked many of his gifts, he still didn't really get it this year, the unwrapping. Some of the new stuff would catch his eye, then he'd run off to another room, lol.
Giving Elmo kisses...
A new microphone...and bonus, it lights up...the best part for this little boy...
Checking where it came from...
Playing with his little bus-book...thank you Target $1 bin. :)))))
A superhero toy camera like his cousin's...he was happy when he opened this one. :))
On to Nana's house...
One day this kid will be more willing to smile in pictures...one day. Still love the pic though...
Waiting for family to arrive...
"Look Finn! A squirrel!"
I love this photo...Greg, Jen, Bella, Chrissy and Junior arrived...Junior picked Finn right up much to his delight.
Opening gifts! A vacuum for the boy who always wants me to vacuum!
I gave this sweet girl a painting she had requested...she was so excited. I'm even thinking about offering these square canvas paintings in my shop soon. I'm slightly in love with the gold.
Greg handing the ball to Finn...
Blocking Bella for the touchdown!
So many people I didn't get pics of...I never plan really well, but here's Junior going to pick Finn up again. Kids just looooooove picking up babies. :)))
Run, run, run!
This last pic cracks me up. It's from this morning. Papa and Grandmars gave Finn this awesome track for cars and here's Rob putting it together. It's seriously a favorite task of his to assemble things. He's one of those that lights up whenever we bring something home from Ikea. ;)
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I can't believe it's going to be 2015. It sounds so futuristic. Love to you all!
Off to paint!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Haven't had much time to post lately (I promise I'll get back with it soon) but I wanted to take time to share some of my latest favorite pics from my phone.
^^ Finn cuddling with Uncle Greg for like 10 minutes on Thanksgiving.
^^ Thanksgiving with most of my fam.
^^ More Thanksgiving fun.
^^ Me and the sweet babe while we looked for Christmas trees.
^^ Elf watching goodness happening.
^^ Finn fascinated to be walking in grass with his bare feet at Papa and Grandmar's house. (our house only has weedy goodness in our yard)
^^ Lovin on Papa.
^^ Simple joys, silly boy.
^^ This silly monkey.
^^ Our tree this year, we're doing good keeping this thing watered! No crispy tree this year (like most years).
^^ Homemade rice krispy treat goodness.
^^ Our dear friend, Matt, completing 25 miles in honor of Larsen to support her boy by getting sponsors.
^^ My most favorite picture, Larsen's son Aidric and Finn holding hands while around the lake. This melts me.
Hoping you all are well and enjoying the season and staying warm!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
This past weekend Rob and I celebrated our anniversary and had a little mini-vacay to Orlando. Although we go on dates and did one overnight stay away from Finn, we realized we need to get away more often. It was just refreshing to be together, not distracted by anything else but the neon lights on International Drive. It was good. The funny part is that it was only 2 nights, 3 days, but it was still enough. .
We cashed in our points from our bank which made this entire mini-getaway completely free. We even branched out (or I should say, I branched out) and signed us up for a zip-lining tour at an awesome place called Forever Florida. It was pretty amazing, and scary. Seriously, the first tower that you zip off of is SEVEN stories high. Seven. It was high. But it was so fun. Memories were made.
Our guides were great and hilarious and messed with us often. Rob filmed my first zip...I was nervous (as I probably checked with the guide 5 times if I’m good) and after the guide cleared me to go and I finally jumped off the ledge he jokingly yelled “hold up!”.........lol, it was terrible but hilarious afterward.
We did I think 7 zip-lines from tower to tower. Toward the end they had a photographer take pics of us while we posed. Before we went our guide gave us like 12 examples of poses. Here’s Rob going for the Victoria’s Secret pose…
And me? I still couldn't pry my hands away from holding on with both hands, so I just did a leg kick…
We then did more photos after that, crooked helmet and all.
Our group was great and again our guides were so much fun.
Yay for eight years with my man. <3
Hoping you all are well and gearing up for the holidays. We have cooler weather coming and there's nothing that makes me happier than the fact that when we shop for Christmas trees we won't be sweating. Yay!!!