Friday, December 30, 2011


I think I should get extra points for posting these before the New Year. :) Christmas was pretty low key. We had planned to go to church, but that got nixed when Sophia woke up with a nasty stomach bug. We opened presents at our house first, and by mid-morning she seemed to be over the worst of it.

My parents probably regret telling us to come on over. We passed the illness on to them, but we had lots of fun in the mean time. We spent the afternoon eating, hanging out, and opening more presents.

Sophia got some bows. She loves them, but she insists on putting them on all by herself which means she almost never makes it out of the house with one actually in her hair.

I think Aunt Annie's presents trumped all the others for Levi. she gave him Woody and Bullseye. Generally, I do a big eye roll over character toys and start scheming ways to land them in the Goodwill bin, buuuuut Levi is nutso bananas over those two. Annie even asked before she bought them. How could I say no. Do you see that grin?

New Year's Eve is fast upon us now, and my one goal (more like hope, wish, prayer) is that everyone gets well and stays well for awhile. Over the past few months, the kids have gone through two rounds of stomach bugs, numerous colds, and some weird two day illness. Stephan and I have managed to (so far) avoid the stomach bugs, but we've gotten the other illnesses. That just seems like a lot for 3 months. I'm ready for a little wellness around here.

Hope y'all had a very merry Christmas!


  1. I love Sophia's dress. The photos are beautiful!!

    So sorry so many illnesses in your home. To a healthy new year to all of you!!!

    The kids got sick a lot at the beginning of the year...a friend suggested I start juicing Kale and other greens with fruits for them, I did, and I'm not sure if this helped but illnesses have decreased a whole lot!

  2. I know what you mean about character toys, but when they love love the character it is hard to refuse isn't it? Toy story is cute anyway:)

  3. Fantastic photos! I had to retrieve my son's beloved Woody Toy from a (full) toilet once. Wishing you less adventures with yours. :)

  4. Wishing you a happy and wonderful New Year! And I love Levi's ant pajamas. A has a pair exactly like those and they are a FAVORITE of his too.


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