Snow Day!!!

There has been lots of talk about all the snow we were going to get and we got it!!!  Being from Montana I always have laughed about how talk of snow sent people running to the store and eggs, milk, and bread flew off the shelves.  I have to admit that we were one of those people this time.  I sent Matt and Kellen to the store on Sunday morning just in case and I am glad that I did!  The roads are really bad and it doesn't look like tomorrow will be any better!  Matt's work called him this morning and said work was closed!  So we have enjoyed a lazy day at home as a family!  :o)  Here are a few pictures of us in the snow!  





Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to everyone!  I can't believe that it is already January 5th!  I wanted to have this post done on the 1st!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday!  I was so stressed over the holidays and a little disappointed because I was having to change some of my family traditions to fit everyone else's time schedule...BUT it could not have been more perfect!!!  For Christmas Eve we headed to Papa & Mimi's for Christmas dinner and presents.  It was a lot of fun and a little chaotic when it came to present time, but with 12 people opening gifts and 4 of them being ages 5, 4, and 2 under the age of 2.  After we left there, my mom picked me up and we went to our church's Candle light service.  It was was wonderful!

Christmas morning brought the fun of stockings, a yummy breakfast, and then more presents.  I was a little of kilter because we normally open present on Christmas eve, but it didn't work out!  Kellen was very spoiled, Nana was very spoiled and I was very spoiled (Matt did not stick to our budget for each other).  Poor Matt, he didn't really have anything too exciting under the tree other than socks and underwear (but he needed them).  He also got a really cool study bible.

We had a light lunch and watched the snow start to come down.  While Kellen was napping Uncle Andy came over and we started to play cards.  We had a blast and My mom and I beat Andy and Matt after a very rocky start!  We made our deer chili that we normally have on Christmas Eve and boy was it yummy!!!  After everyone left I made Matt go out and take some pictures of the snow with the Christmas lights on.  Having a white Christmas really topped of the absolute perfect Christmas.  It really reminded me of being at home!

I can't believe that my little boy is 23 months and is just a few weeks away from being 2.  I really think he was just born yesterday, but each day I am reminded that he is becoming more and more independent.  He is saying a few more words here and there, and I have just decided that he will talk when he is ready, because he knows way more than I give him credit for.  A couple weeks ago he handed me a baseball and said "baseball".  I got so excited and tried to get him to say it again for Matt, but he wouldn't....until the next day he got excited when he saw a bin of baseball's and said it for Matt.  He has associated a lot of sounds with words, so he will say the sound of something when he wants it....like when he wants a car, he will say "vroom, vroom".  He loves cars, balls and music.  He is growing and getting taller and taller.  I can't wait to see how tall he is at his 2 yr appointment.  I am also looking forward to getting his hearing checked to see if that has anything to do with is lack of speech.  We will see!

I think this was his favorite gift...The Curious George Movies.  He was giving George a kiss.

New Years Eve was spent with great friends.  Nana kept Kellen for us and we headed to the Goodwald's and the newly married Rehm's.  There was so much good food....Sarah really out did herself with all the yumminess.  It was nice to sit and talk about Girl things as the guys sat outside doing Tequila shots.  It really was the perfect evening!

I will wrap up my novel now, but I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  Love to all!

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