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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Week 52

The last and final week! I have completed another photography project! I've decided I will do another P52 in 2015! I love documenting our everyday lives and posting once a week. It has become a habit and one I don't want to stop! So……. here is our last week for 2014…..

Christmas Eve. We spent it at my grandparents house. My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, everyone was there. It's a big celebration. We had a huge meal and opened up lots and lots of gifts. 

Christmas morning. We were surprised the kids weren't up earlier! They actually slept until 7:30! Which we weren't complaining about, they needed the sleep, and so did I! They raced down the stairs to see all their presents and we wasted no time getting to the opening of gifts. Luckily I had my camera ready to go and waiting on the table the night before. We decided that this was the year we were going to start making our own family traditions. So we decided to spend Christmas day just us 4, at home. After presents I made a big breakfast. Then Cory and I opened every single box and put the toys together and stocked them with batteries. We watched the Disney Christmas parade and I cried. (I'm sure that has nothing to do with my pregnancy hormones.) We set all the toys up in the living room and the kids had a hay day. Cory made a ginormous lunch (ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls, and even PIE!) We didn't eat until 2:30 in the afternoon and still in our PJ's! It was calm, relaxing, and so much fun! This is definitely a tradition we will continue in the future. 

(we had a very snowy Christmas and the kids loved watching it come down!)

Since we got so much snow and were getting a little stir crazy stuck inside, we decided to walk down to a hill in our neighborhood and go sledding! The past few years Paxton has always been afraid and never really enjoyed it. I was prepared to sit with him and build a snowman. BUT as soon as we got there that boy jumped on a tube and headed straight down screaming WAHOO!!! We laughed. We stayed for hours, until we were so frozen and couldn't feel our fingers or toes anymore. I think it's safe to say they had a blast!

My BIG girl turned 6! We had her birthday party with her friends at the beginning of the month but wanted to make her actual birthday special too. She got breakfast in bed (a tradition!) and then said she wanted to go to lunch at Panera and go to Fly High Trampoline Park. We were happy that some of our family could join us. She had a blast! Our 6 year old…

We have had below freezing temps and snow every single day. But we still have over a week left of winter vacation before the kids head back to school and before my hubby goes back to work. I didn't want to waste this time sitting at home. So we came up with a small activity for each day to get us out of the house for a bit. Day one- we went to see the movie Penguins of Madagascar.

Day two- we took the kids bowling and ate lots of pizza! 

and that's it, the last day of the year. 2014 has been very good to us. I hope you will follow along for another year. Happy New Years everyone!