The one positive thing about waiting seven months to update my blog is the fun memories that I get to relive as I go back through old pictures.
Our annual Christmas Soiree with our small group is a highlight of the Christmas season for me. I absolutely love filling our home with dear friends, lots of laughter, a little music and some crazy dancing. So many wonderful memories!
Amy, Rachel, me, Kathy and Sheri
Adam, Kyle, Zack (always the jokester), Jeff and Dan
Off to see Santa downtown
We go see Santa at Pioneer Square and I absolutely love the charm of it. Unfortunately the Santa that we've seen for the past 4 years did the morning shift (something I will know to check next year!) but we had a very nice, very authentic Santa this year, as well.
I am wondering if this was the last year that both my kids will believe...I honestly hope not but Carter has started making comments so I am preparing myself for the inevitable. Sad to see this magical moment come to an end, though.
Kennedy asked for a sewing machine and Carter asked for a remote control car (a very specific one that I am not certain that Santa was able to find).
There is something magical about visiting Santa's house
The Christmas tree in Pioneer Square is huge!
Kennedy had a Christmas performance at school and her class dressed up as angels.
The performance was equal parts cute and funny as Kennedy had a slight wardrobe malfunction (her head band wouldn't stay up!)...These sweet moments are treasured indeed.
with sweet friends, Olivia and Lauren
Kennedy's kindergarten class
(back) Keaton, Jack, Gavin, Atticus, Ati'lii, Payton
(front) Alex, Kennedy, Teddy, Maddie R., Maddie Z., Olivia and Lauren
a quick pic after the performance with her big brother
Kennedy's class had a small Christmas celebration before winter break ~ book exchange
and cookie decorating
Celebrating with the Asbury's
my very dear friend, Heather
Kyle and I before heading out to a Christmas party ~ it's always fun to get dressed up and have a night out with my love.
Another Sunday of Advent
Kennedy and Mama before our annual date to see The Nutcracker
Kennedy and Kaitlin with their newly acquired Nutcrackers, they were thrilled!
Yay for cousin time! Stacy, Justin, Bennett and Sloane came up for Christmas this year so we were able to have lots of family time. The kids were so happy to be able to play with their cousins.
Our Australian friends, the Nucifora's, paid us a visit. We always cherish our time together.
Our brood has certainly grown!
Carter (7), Sienna (8)
Kennedy (5), Alessia (6)
Ava (3), Luca (1)
of course we have to have a silly picture too!