Christmas is over and i’ve been relaxing/recovering the past few days in preparation for the New Year! December went by in a flurry of party’s, gift exchanges, work dinners, and family time. It has truly been a joyous month, but i’m definitely ready for a bit of a slow down starting on the first. As I have barely blogged this month (whoops), I thought I gather up a few of my favorite photos from the month to share with you!

Had coffee with these two Gems! This is the face little F.T. makes when you ask hime to smile. Cheese!


Holiday barn potluck, complete with petting zoo, rope swing, and horseback rides.


Lil Sebastian any one? J.K.

Mini pony! She kept trying to eat my jacket. I giggled a lot.


And no December is complete without a bonfire!


Brown paper packages tied up with string! Please tell me you sang that.


Apple pie making setup! If you have never used an apple corer/peeler, find one. So simple a tool, but it has made peeling apples a relatively relaxing experience, as I hate peeling them with a traditional peeler.


Unbaked, but one of the prettiest pies I’ve ever made. Sadly, I forgot to get an after shot 😦


My sister and her family surprised us on Christmas eve by showing up at our parents house. We don’t often get to see them on Christmas, and we were more than a little excited. Their outfits also put my parents and I to shame 😦 , as I spent most of the week in leggings and tee’s.


Sweet little E clearly isn’t having any of their shenanigans.


Strike a pose sister dear!

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Ninja turtle O! I’m so glad this cartoon has made a comeback.


Love my little nephews!


Dinner’s served!


We are totally normal….



The parents…. What is my father looking at?


Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!



I Am Thankful

I LOVE Thanksgiving! Who doesn’t love a holiday based on spending time with loved ones and eating really delicious food? I got to spend a whole long weekend at home, eating good food, baking, black friday shopping, and spending time with friends. Here are a few of my favorite things from this past weekend.

My star studded apple pie. Boy was it yummy!

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This is what happens when I request to take a picture while my dad is carving the turkey, and my sister is making gravy.

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Which quickly erupts into giggles!

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Isn’t Leavenworth lovely with all it’s Christmas lights? I still remember the first time I saw Leavenworth at Christmas, it was magical. The only thing that was missing this weekend was a fresh blanket of snow.

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My wee little Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I love it. It’s three feet of Christmas excellence!

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I hope your holiday season is starting well!!