Monday, December 24, 2012

The Lights of Christmas

Last night, after spending the entire weekend in our jammies (heaven!), we jumped in the car (still in our jammies), hit the Starbucks drivethrough for hot cocoa, and headed to the Keizer Christmas lights neighborhood.

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Then we camped under the Christmas tree.

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Since we'll be traveling on Christmas day, I told Soren he could open his presents on Christmas Eve. He woke me up at 1 a.m. ready to go! I did make him sleep a few hours longer...but then we dug in.

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I love Christmas.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012


Someone in our family had a hard time getting moving this morning...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Nutcracker

Soren and I went to see The Nutcracker on Sunday. He loved it and now wants to take up ballet.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tis the Season

I love that this kid is now genuinely able to be an enormous help in preparing the family Christmas cards.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Just in Case...

 Even though Soren is becoming more skeptical about Santa's existence ("Mom, I don't think Santa is real...I think it is actually fairies that deliver the presents.") he wasn't yet confident enough in that assertion to skip the Santa visit this weekend. Ho ho ho.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Gingerbread houses

We had friends over to decorate Gingerbread houses today. It was awesome. Though I am convinced that more candy ended up in tummies than on houses. Particulary impressive was Soren's friend who maximized the candy grab by filling the inside of his house with candy. december snow 004