Thursday, January 7, 2016


Such a wonderful Christmas we had!! 
Harper really got into opening presents and was a pro at it! 
Santa Claus or "Claus" wasn't a hit yet again. Maybe next year. 
We continued our tradition of new jammies on Christmas Eve and Harper loved her dear jammies. She seems to really like dear right now!  
Harper helped make her first gingerbread house, except she was more interested in the m&m's;)
Harper's favorite toys: wooden eggs, shopping cart, and Minnie and Mickey stuffed animals.
We also started a tradition of writing down what she would like for Christmas. This year when we asked her what she wanted, all we got was cookies! She loves her sweets!!! 
In all of the tradition starting/making, presents, baking, family gatherings, Christmas light looking ....may we always remember the real reason for CHRISTmas.   

Helping mom decorate the tree

The finishing touch

Fell asleep before the fun began

Stopped to look at the tree in French Lick

Polar Express here we come

Waiting to board the train

Harper loved the elves 

Helping write her letter to Santa

In the mail it goes

She loved her frozen hot chocolate, she couldn't stop drinking it

Another weekend stop in Santa Claus

Looking at the Christmas lights 

We celebrated cousin Lance's First birthday 

Making our gingerbread house

At granny's Christmas 

We bought granny a cookie jar with all her grand-kids names on it. I always love giving more personal gifts.

Harper usually doesn't complain much but we had a pouty face for a few seconds.

Sitting at the big kid table

Aye, yai, long will this take us! haha

Had to throw her wrapping paper away after each present

She loves her nana

The ornament we bought for Lindsey's tree in remembrance of her

The girls

Christmas Eve

Christmas morning 

Excited to get her shopping cart

Love that sweet face

The kids getting ready to open a gift at the Schroering Christmas 

One of the few pictures we got as a family

I just love this picture of our nephew, simply adorable!

I think I can handle two kids:)

The Knepp Christmas 

These two just have so much fun together. So thankful Harper has cousins close in age!

I love receiving Christmas cards and get excited when I check the mail! I loved looking at these everyday! 

And, our Christmas card

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!