Sunday, December 31, 2017

Goodbye 2017

We finished out 2017 hanging out with some great friends. I can't complain about our 2017...we had a pretty fantastic year overall. Looking forward to a great 2018!

The kids had a great time, they played right up until midnight.

A little karaoke is always fun.

Red didn't appreciate the voices so much LOL.

A few fireworks.

I hope in 2018 my kids don't have to say goodbye to anymore dear friends. My poor girls...they make amazing friends and then have to suffer them moving away. Lily has been 3 hours from her bestie for longer than they were in school together. Now poor Hayden just found out her bestie moved to Idaho. We knew the move was coming but she thought it was a year away. Her friend called from Idaho to say she moved. My poor girl who HATES to let people see her cry went to her room and buried her face in a pillow. My heart broke for her.

This may have been the nicest December in the last few years. We got just enough snow to have a white Christmas, but otherwise it has been beautiful. Tonight we sat outside by a roaring fire until midnight and I didn't freeze to death.

Happy New Year guys...wishing us all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Lily and her BFF.

Lily got a big surprise today. A trip out to meet up with her BFF for an afternoon of fun. The girls crafted, introduced their matching dolls to each other, ate a yummy lunch out and hugged...a lot. 

This craft factory was so awesome...we will be back for sure!
The place to grab all your crafty decorating items.
Lily had a vision for her castle.

Finished, well done girls!
That was so fun they decided to do one more craft.

Happy kids...they could do anything and have a blast.
Lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory after crafting.

Such a fun day for the girls! The teary goodbyes are worth the big smiles, every time.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas everyone!

Happy Christmas time! The breakfast tradition done, the gifts opened, the kids happily playing with their new gadgets and toys. Perhaps the biggest gasp of the day was Xander...when he saw the new Xbox and video game cave in the playroom

Jericho makes the best faces LOL.

Lily got Xan the Venus Fly Trap he has wanted forever. It is about to go into hibernation until spring...but he was excited to see it.
The boys got new key chains...those are actual, and really gross looking, bugs in there.

Lily's 1st American Girl doll...MaryEllen. Now watching that Talking Tina episode of The Twilight Zone may bite us in the butt LOL.

Hayden had not idea she was getting a saddle.

Xan...when he opened the Xbox he was so happy. We wrote "Sharing is Caring" on the gift tag below his name.
When he walked in the playroom and saw this set up he was beside himself...we got the gasps, the hands over the mouth...there may have even been a tear LOL. I don't think we will see him for at least a week though.

Christmas on the farm. Horse back riding in the snow...Hayden loves her new saddle. Piggies without blankets...and Skeet happy in her comfy hay. Gorgeous day!

Auntie Stacie and Grandma came up for the day.

Lily bug having fun in the snow.

Sweet piglets.