fifty two weeks | week fifty two

2013, fifty-two weeks, us

opening their Christmas jammies and ornament on Christmas Eve before we head out to the festivities for the night.



Fifty two weeks | week fifty one

2013, fifty-two weeks, us

we got their jammies on  and some hot chocolate to drink for a ride around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights.  of course the kids wanted to get out and look at every house, and as much as we insisted that we didn’t need to get out of the car to see every house we did get out for a few overly griswald-ish houses and streets.  we kind of love the over board houses.  and the kids are certain that we need to do all of that and more to our house next year….


fifty two weeks | week fifty

2013, fifty-two weeks, us

i can’t believe another year is almost over.  i am so thankful for this year and all that it has brought, and i am thankful for the health and happiness of these three.

we lost an amazing man this holiday season who touched more lives than i ever imagined.  we miss him so incredibly much and are so grateful for the time we got with him and all that he taught us about life, family, and love.  …. till we meet again uncle Russ, we love ya!


childhood unplugged

2013, childhood unplugged, kids

we decided to unplug, get out and take the day to learn a thing or two.  the kids loved seeing the “big ship” and all that was on it.  they thought it was so cool that they could get in and really explore everything the way kids love to.  they could get in, sit on, play with and really see how it all worked.  The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier.

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