Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Years

Our friendsVanessa and Al throw a New Year's party every year.  This is the first year we have gone, but it definitely won't be the last!  They live in our neighborhood in a big beautiful home and NO kids.  The perfect party place.  Their basement is just like a bar/club complete with a coat room, catering area, dance floor, and bar.  It was amazing!  
Pre-party









Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas in Nashville

On the day after Christmas, the girls and I left for Nashville to celebrate Christmas with my dad, Di, and sisters.  We were sad to leave Bert behind, but he had to work (insert sad face here).
 
We got there in time to meet my fam on downtown Franklin at Pieology...yummy!


The tree on the Franklin square is absolutely breath taking!



Sisters!


Cousins!
Friends!




I love being a family of girls... lots of shopping!!

Impromptu roller skating.... priceless





And a little bit of hiking.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016


We didn't get out of school until the Thursday before Christmas, and it was a good day!  My mom and Jim came that day too:)  On Friday, the girls and I took my mom to the square for some ice skating and lunch.  We ran into some sweet friends too.







Mom and I didn't skate, but we enjoyed watching the girls.
My girls ready for Christmas Eve service.




My family on Christmas Eve... oh how I love them so!

Caroline, the wisewoman

Elizabeth, the angel




We always eat hibatchi on Christmas Eve.  The only pic i took was of the kids trying to catch eggs from the chef.

We drove to see Christmas lights before heading home for the night.


Our matching jammies this year came complete with santa hats for the guys.




Santa came!
In the morning i was surprised to see that Santa had brought me a new bike too:)


We hosted Christmas dinner and Bert's family came over.  It was an incredibly warm day so the kids spent the entire day outside on their new bikes.





Christmas 2016 was magical!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Break


We kicked off Christmas break with a slumber party! Five girls ages 4-7... we baked cookies, played games, and they watched a movie.  I was exhausted, and they had a blast! 
We relaxed a lot over break.
We did get out a little too:)






We added new ornaments to our tree!

Our friends Sloan and Greg own their own party bus so we loaded  it up one night and went down to Ponce City Market.  We had a blast!