Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Day!

 Christmas day was a wonderful day (despite me still be sick, sick sick!)  We woke up at Nannie and Papa's house to find that Santa had come!  We were all so excited to see the MANY gifts under the tree.  The kids got everything they wanted and more and I even got my Epiphanie camera bag from my very own Santa :)  Later in the morning the boys came over with their families and I got to see my cutie patootie nephews on their first Christmas!  Next we headed over to Uncle J and Aunt L's for Christmas dinner.  There were so many people there and we all had a great time!  It really is wonderful to be with family for the holidays :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve!

Christmas has come and gone. It's amazing how quickly the day goes by when you have done so much prep work! The kids were totally stoked by all of the family love and attention, not to mention the piles of gifts left by Santa! We spent Christmas Eve with my side of the family at Aunt Sue's and then Christmas Day at the MacDonald side of the family. It was just awesome, despite me being deathly ill and having to medicate to make it through...but I still managed to capture some of the moments in picture. Did you expect anything less, hahahaha!

Our wonderful extended family!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Elf on a Shelf

I am one of those moms. The moms that have an Elf that is fun and creative....it's an obsession at this point and now it is also imperative. The kids wake up each morning and run into my room asking me where Elfie may be that morning. He was a bit of a slacker last night and ended up on a "shelf" with some Willow Tree figures. I think the poor kids were disappointed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

All moved in!

We moved into our new house about two weeks ago! It's an ongoing process but it's been nice having our own space. We know that we will be here for at least a couple of years (thanks to NH laws changing so that we can't buy until 3 years after our short sale in CA!) We have decorated for Christmas and got our first real Christmas tree. Elfie has even come back to visit this year and to ensure the kids get on Santa's good list. They have been a bit iffy lately with the behavior but all in all they are just kids being kids, even if it drives me bonkers at times ;-)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast!

We had a fabulous Thanksgiving with family this year! It was our first back here in NH and the first time the kids ever got to spend it with family. We ate a lot, laughed a lot and were very thankful for the joys that life has given us.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Some of my favorite photos!

These are some of my favorite photos from the past few weeks! We have been enjoying our time in New England and definitely seeing some of the weather that New England is famous for. From fall foliage to a freak Nor'easter, we are having our share of interesting!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bad blogger, bad blogger!

Oh my goodness! With all the changes and craziness of moving back east, my blog is just totally neglected. There are so many things to post about with my crazy kiddos and our life here in NH. The greatest thing of the last month is my new nephew! He is now 2.5 weeks old and due to a power outage, I was able to see him over the weekend and get some newborn snuggles in. To welcome us to NH the weather decided to have a very unseasonable Nor-easter. We had about 5-6 inches of snow and wide spread power outages. No power for us from around midnight on Saturday to today (Tuesday) at around noon. Thank goodness for generators and that somehow our cable and internet stayed up!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Zach's 5th Birthday Party

Zach had a great 5th birthday party with friends and family! We had a pirate theme and a big bounce house with lots of cupcakes and cake (thanks to Papa having to have half a sheet cake along with the 40 ish cupcakes!) We couldn't have asked for a better celebration of his 5 years of life. I just can't believe it has been 5 years. The only bummer of the day was that we can't find the Oregon jersey that we take his picture in each year :-( I guess year 5 may be the year that wasn't.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday to Zach!

Five years?! Seriously???? How is my little baby 5 years old already? I just constantly marvel at how fast the time goes by. He is such an amazing, smart and funny little boy who also has a bit of trouble controlling his more gripping emotions. I have no idea where he gets that ;-) Happy birthday to the little man that makes my world a great place!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Davis Farmland!

We spent a day at Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA and the kids had a great time! Tay came with us so I wouldn't lose my mind and there was so much to see and do. We also met up with a long time friend from CA. The kids got to get up close with baby cows, goats, chicks and even a turkin (it looks like a turkey/chicken cross) or whatever it was called. There was even a pony ride that I would allow them to go on. I usually feel bad for the ponies but these ones got to walk along a big path and had lots of breaks. I was so proud of my big kids for riding all by themselves and loving every minute of it!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Peach Picking!

We had such a great day peach picking with Nannie and Nana! We had to trek back a bit and Ava decided she wanted Nana to pick her up. It was a pretty comical site because Nana didn't realize she was so "solid"! It was a beautiful Summer Day!
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