Monday, December 30, 2013
Did December seem like it flew by or what?! We had a great Christmas, but I have to say it went by way to fast, but then again it always does. We spent Christmas Eve starting and making new traditions this year. We decided that every year we will have a go to dinner we make as a family (this year it was just Wes and me for obvious reasons), but hopefully as the years go by our kids will help us make it. I love the idea of coming together to make something and then sitting down as a family enjoying it. I think it's great time when you can sit down and really celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. After we prepped our dinner we attended our Church's candle light service we went to a white elephant and then back home to put Scarlett down and to start working on cinnamon rolls. I have been dying to make Pioneer Woman's famous rolls for the longest time now, so I thought Christmas Eve was a better night then any and that way we could take to all of our family the next day. I asked (begged) my husband to help me and we got to work. They turned out just as good as everyone raves. Here are some pics of our Holiday. All iPhone pics...boo...I was really bad about using my camera this year.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Well Scarlett met Santa...we for sure thought she would cry. But leave it to her to prove us wrong. She not only didn't cry, she wanted to stay and look at him. She was very interested in all the kids going up to him and I'm sure his beard and big red outfit also had something to do with it. I hurried up and snapped some pictures and crossed this Holiday to do off our list.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
We had such a fun time celebrating Scarlett's first birthday! We had about 25-30 people at our house and went pretty low key on all the birthday decor. I truly can say this day a success, I guess pretty much how any 1 year old birthday is. We had lunch, cake, opened presents, and visited with our closest loved ones. Here are some pictures of her day.
Trying to get that dang hand out of her mouth!
Thinking about it....
Uncle Zach putting on the birthday hat and accidentally letting go to soon and it snapped her face. To say she was mad is an understatement.
Playing with new toys.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The only and best picture I could get that day. haha It captures Scarlett so perfectly...pigtails and all.
We had a great Thanksgiving celebrating at my Dad's house this year. It was pretty neat to experience it with Scarlett here this year, since last year she was refusing to come out. I even got my tree up when we got home that night. I for sure thought Scarlett would tear that bad boy down, but she has surprised me and had little interest into it. I'm sure next year will be a different story!