Sunday, December 30, 2012

sunday matinee

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Friday, December 28, 2012

park play

we headed to the park after school since it was such a beautiful day. the girls got to run around and burn off some energy. they had so much fun all playing together that it made my heart smile so big knowing that they love each other so much. i wish they could stay little some times. i know i'm going to miss days like this. we played till nearly sunset as we walked to the car and made shadows on the nearby building. #TodayWasAGoodDay

Thursday, December 27, 2012

welcome to the world, max!!

on dec. 19th, 2013, maximus john riley douglas made his appearance into this world and weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. we are so excited to finally meet our newest cousin and he is absolutely precious. congrats again, uncle germy and auntie red! we love you guys! xoxo

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

lyla's "singing santa" assembly

i had so much fun this morning with my lyla at her "singing santa" assembly at school. she was so excited to see the jolly ole fella as he played the piano and we all sang christmas carols together. after wards, lyla enjoyed a yummy snack before heading back to class. i absolutely love being able to share these precious moments with her and watch the excitement in her face. here are some pics...

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

merry christmas 2012

christmas morning, the girls woke up early and excited. they ran downstairs to our room at lola and pawpaw's house and woke us up with squeals of joy that santa had come and knew exactly where we were. they were so happy, it was infectious. we watched as they opened up each of their presents and then later they played all day with them. it was a wonderful christmas day! here are some pics...
later in the day, we all got ready and headed over to nana lin's house for christmas dinner with jay's side of the family. we ate, let the kids open their presents, and then the adults played a fun game of dirty santa. the night was full of laughs and good times as all the cousins ran around playing with each other. all in all, it was a lovely christmas that seemed to creep up on us way too fast. hope you and yours enjoyed it as well! here are some pics....

Monday, December 24, 2012

christmas eve

on christmas eve, we celebrated with my side of the family since it was the best time everyone was available. we ate a lovely dinner in the dining room while chatting over various topics. after dessert, the exchanging of presents began. everyone bought presents for the kids and as tradition stands, the adults drew names and exchanged gifts. watching the kids tear into their presents was the best part. they loved all their gifts, especially jemma and her babydoll that lola gave her. she has slept with it every night and pats it all the time. karla and i magically drew each others name and we both wanted the same thing: a towel wrap. they are both super cute. all in all, it was a wonderful christmas celebration with my family. here are some pics...

abby's class party

i helped out and attended abby's class christmas party. it was a reindeer theme and the kids loved it. they enjoyed pizza, snacks, and a craft. towards the end of the party, everyone played "pin the red nose on rudolph" which ensured a lot of laughter. here are some pics...

lyla's christmas program

lyla and cousin carson had their school christmas program inside the parish hall where they dressed up as mary and joseph. they sang many different songs one of which included "happy birthday" to baby jesus as both 4K classes blew out the candles on his birthday cake. after wards, we all ate a lovely meal together. lyla took a pic with her teachers whom she loves so very much. overall, both lyla and carson sang beautifully and it was such a special day. here are some pics...

the ceasar's annual tacky christmas party