Sunday, December 31, 2017

Day 365 - December 31, 2017

Day 2 - Celebrating New Year's Eve with family at Disney's Animal Kingdom!









Saturday, December 30, 2017

Day 364 - December 30, 2017

Day 1 of our (very chilly) Walt Disney World vacation!




Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Day 361 - December 27, 2017






(Taken November 2017)

Day 360 - December 26, 2017

Ensley's 1st Christmas!




Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Day 359 - December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!


Monday, December 25, 2017

Day 358 - December 24, 2017

It would have been easy to let the fear-filled memories of last Christmas Eve overshadow the joy of this day, but this year, we made sure Christmas Eve would be different. A candle-lit church service, baking birthday cupcakes for Jesus and cookies for Santa, opening their first Christmas gifts, sprinkling sparkling reindeer food on the front lawn, preparing the perfect plate of goodies in hopes of witnessing Christmas magic in our home tonight and singing Christmas carols before bed. I'm so thankful this year was different.




Sunday, December 24, 2017

Day 357 - December 23, 2017






Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Day 353 - December 19, 2017


(iPhone photos)

Day 350 - December 16, 2017

When the advent activity calendar says "make a gingerbread house" and there is no pre-made kit in sight, we get creative with some graham crackers, turquoise melting chocolates, and leftover Halloween candy.


Day 348 - December 14, 2017


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Day 347 - December 13, 2017



Day 346 - December 12, 2017

Today's advent calendar activity said, "make a new ornament for your tree."






Day 347 - December 11, 2017

A little peek at Briar's after-school ballet class.

Day 343 - December 9, 2017



Day 339 - December 5, 2017




Day 338 - December 4, 2017

When I filled the girls' advent calendars with chocolate kisses and Christmas activities last week, I expected a month of memory making. What I did not expect was an emergency surgery, wildfires in the surrounding mountains, smoke filled skies, a feverish child, being stalked by a coyote, a neighborhood power outage, 3 sick children and a Mama whose on the verge of catching their colds. Needless to say, it's been a busy week and blogging and photographing our days have been put on the back burning. So the next few posts will be the iPhone photos I snapped this week.



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 337 - December 3, 2017

Best party favors ever!



Day 336 - December 2, 2017


Day 335 - December 1, 2017