Thursday, January 9, 2014

Christmas Days and New Year's Eve!

Continuing with my top 10 of 2013 and getting caught up...

9. CHRISTMAS!!!  We had such a wonderful Christmas season! The kids are at great ages and we are having a blast!  Every year I say it and I probably always will, but this was the best year yet!  I have tons of pics to post so here we go....also - all these pics are from Instagram. I am a big fan of instagram and post daily there, some days I post a ton :).  I hash-tagged all of our Christmas pictures this year with #merrychristmasbrownfamily if you want to follow along!  You can follow me here! I can promise that is a much better to keep up with our shenanigans :).

Now CHRISTMAS!!!  We traveled to Philadelphia again this year for Shane's Company Family Christmas Party.  Shane was already there the week before for meetings, so me and the kids flew up there on Friday and met him!  We had SO MUCH FUN!!  Here are some pics of our travels and getting there...
 The kids were so excited in this pic! Our gate in Chicago for our connection to Philly was in the HOME ALONE terminal!! Memory making at it's finest :)
 We took the kids ice skating for the first time in Philly! The girls loved it...Owen hated it :) It made for cute pics :)
Shane and I went to the big Christmas party that Saturday night while the kids went to the penthouse suite with all the other kids for a fun pj party.  So much fun! Pics of me and Shane all fancied up...serious pose :) and a real one...
Sunday was the kids' brunch. The kids had a blast! We were in this gorgeous room on a higher floor, all windows and it started snowing!!!!
Then we walked back to our hotel in tons of snow and we felt like we were in a movie :)
We ended up getting snowed in that night and bless our hearts we had to stay one more night at the Ritz Carlton. We were not upset at all :)
 
We finally got home the next day and we were in full on Christmas mode....

We went to the square with my family...
Here are bunch of other fun pics...church pics, shopping, Christmas chapel at school when Claire played the recorder, Daddy's birthday, seeing Santa, church program, parties at school, watching Christmas movies on a pallet in the living room, looking at Christmas lights in our pjs....






Finally Christmas Eve and Day!!!


Christmas was wonderful. We are so very thankful for the true reason for the season, the ultimate gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. He has blessed us immensely and I could not be more grateful  This little family of mine is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I am so happy the Lord chose me to be the mama.  It is the best job in the world. The BEST.

10. NEW YEAR'S EVE! We did our usual big party and dinner with family and friends and the kids!  It is so much fun and one of my favorite events!!! 






Thanks for all your sweet comments!! Now let's go 2014!!!!!  This is going to be the best year yet, I know it!

4 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful family! So much fun. Phili is a great city! I love all your outfits and I'm hoping you'll do some shopping posts. I let you do the leg work and then I buy what you say! I love the way you belted that one top, when I do it I'm soooo self conscious feeling I'm all boobs but you look amazing! I think we are too hard on ourselves! So glad you're back! I love how honest and real you are!

Betsy Lynn said...

Where did you get your white fur vest from? Love it! And your family is so adorable!!

Brandi said...

You guys are too cute, I want to be in your family!! Love the snow pics, amazing! And all the festive Christmas pics, so fun! Where in the world did you get Claire's Christmas Eve dress?? And those red shoes..major presh!!!!!!

Tammy said...

Looks like a fabulous Christmas :) Loving all your photos from Philly !!!