Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey, Lights, & Family

So, life has been crazy lately.  To say that I am busy is an understatement.  I am loving my new job, but with it has come lots of extra hours.  Unfortunately, both of the blogs have suffered as I am trying to make the most of my time when I have any left :).  Thanksgiving break was much needed and I cannot tell you how great of a time we had!!  I feel so refreshed today!  So let me show you in pictures...

Tuesday, the last day of school for the kids was pj day.  They wore matching turkey pajamas and they looked adorable.  Claire was a bit apprehensive and I did not make her wear them. I can tell you that this will be the last time she ever matches her brother at school :).  One day they are going to hate me over these pics :)...

Of course Bree got some too and matched them that night :)...

Wednesday, Shane and I were both off work.  I took the girls for the day for Thanksgiving pedis and Thanksgiving grocery shopping.  We had a blast! This season of life we are in, is by the fast the best yet!!  



Thanksgiving day!!!


Bree is wearing "vintage Claire" attire :)


Friday, we began putting the lights on the house and in the bushes.  I also got the kids Christmas card pictures done (well Tara did :) ).  We love this day of the year to get bundled up, play outside with all the neighbors as they are putting up lights too.  Love these memories...

Christmas Card preview :)...

Saturday, we finished up the lights and I decorated the front door.  

So - I have been feeling the Lord press on my heart pretty heavy lately that I need to really enjoy my kids and spend more time at home.  We have made a commitment this year to enjoy them and to spend more time remembering what this season is truly all about.  Shane and I are busy, and the time we have with the kids has to be cherished and remembered.  Christmas this year will still be busy and we will still do lots of fun things, but we are going to stay home when we can, watch movies as a family, drink hot cocoa, pile up in the living room and laugh.  Laugh a ton.  We are seriously having the time of our lives and I want to soak up every second.  Here is the whole crew Saturday night, dogs and all, piled up in the living room on a movie marathon in Christmas pjs :)
Nafangle is back :)
The finished product - I love these three so much!!!
Here is the tree - the only tree I put up this year (look back at previous years to see my many others I usually put up :) ). The kids and I had so much fun putting it up together...lots of laughing :)



Sunday...


Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving as well!!!

5 comments:

Tickled Pink said...

Your family is beautiful and I love your Christmas decor! :)

The Mitchell Family said...

So cute, where did you get their turkey pjs?

Melody said...

Love the turkey pj's :)

Johannah said...

Beautiful photos! And I love Claires dress in the last picture, where did you get that?

The Nelson Happenings said...

Such fun picture's !!! Love the one you shared for your Christmas Card :) The three kids are simply adorable !!!