Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Years 2018

We had a great New Years holiday! We had planned to go to a block party with Justin's siblings downtown and stay at his sister's apartment that night. It worked out because my mom recently moved into a new place and the girls were so excited to spend the night there. They did some New Years Eve celebrations with my sister and the kids before spending the night. They also saw Ferdinand that day which I was cool with because I didn't really care to see that movie. Before Justin and I met up with his family downtown, we went to a little New Years Eve dinner. We were trying to take advantage of the fact that we didn't have kids so we went to Taco Guild. It was really good and they had happy hour so with drinks and an appetizer I think our total bill was like $30. I have been on a margarita kick lately and theirs did not disappoint. The salsas and tacos were super yummy as well. After we ate we hung out at Justin's sister's apartment for a while before heading to the block party. We all pre-gamed pretty well. There were a lot of people out but it was a fun night. Since it was outside, thankfully it was not super cold. I also ran into an old friend who was in town from Chicago completely by random so that was super cool. I know it was a good night because I barely took any pictures. I also actually stayed up past midnight so it was basically a miracle! The next morning I was definitely tired but eventually I got my crap together and ran a couple miles with Everly while she rode on her bike. I had been doing a 4-day running streak that went from Thanksgiving to New Years Day and so it was my last day. Everly did great on her bike as well. I am so excited for all of the fun things coming up in 2018.  Disneyland trip in about a week and a half, 2 new baby nieces/nephews, and a trip to Octoberfest in Germany. Happy New Years!
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clearing out Grandma's nuggets!
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these three crazies
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Give me all the chips and salsa!
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She looks little here and I love it.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Winter Break Zoo Day

During Winter Break I had some time off so I met my sister and the kids at the zoo. We got there pretty early but it was not too cold. I heard it got really busy later in the day but thankfully we avoided any crazy crowds. We started with some donuts and the giraffes before heading out to see the dinosaurs. We are really getting full use out of our dino pass. Also, I believe we have created donut monsters. These kids can't go to the zoo without donuts now! Lou lou the rhino was out so that was cool to see and we also used some vouchers to see Rudolph in the 4D theatre. Everly and I have actually seen it before but she really wanted to see it again. We also got to see the tiger, baboons, prairie dogs and bobcats. I don't know if I have ever seen the bobcats walking around. They totally smell like cat piss. I love that we are members and get in early because the zoo was just starting to get busy as we were leaving. Yay for avoiding crowds!
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Sephora Play: December 2017

I got my last Sephora play box for a while. I decided to cancel after my December box. I did not cancel because I don't love it anymore. I still love it, but I just have so many samples and trial sizes of items between the play boxes and the holidays so I decided I will cancel it for a while so I can go through and use them all. December was another good box. This month's theme was glam. I don't use dry shampoo that often but I am really excited to use the Dr. Jart cream. I have heard lots of good things about it. This box also came with a cute smashbox eye shadow duo and a Clinique eyeliner pen which I don't have and wish I was better at using so I am going to play around with that. I am going to miss these little boxes each month but I don't think there is a wait list anymore so I will be definitely be signing back up in the future!
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Christmas Day 2017

Christmas Day we woke up and let the girls open up their presents from Santa. Aspen is still at that age where she is so excited by the first present she could care less about the rest, but it was fun. After that two of Justin's sisters and his niece came over. We had a delicious breakfast with lots of mimosas. I love just hanging out and catching up with everyone on Christmas morning. After that, we laid low until heading over to my sister's house for Christmas dinner. We had our usual honey baked ham and it was a good night. The kids played and we face timed with Mae in Nebraska. It was a good night and we ended with a game of bezzerwizzer which took me entirely too long to remember how to play. I also just finally got back the girl's Santa pictures so I figured this is the best time to share them!



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I inherited this nativity that my Grandma hand painted and Everly made a cross out of wrapping paper for it.

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Justin got me the maple candle we originally got on our honeymoon!
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Aspen was not into this but we convinced her to hold Ev's hand and just take a picture.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Christmas Eve 2017

The night before Christmas Eve my sister brought the boys over along with stuff to make gingerbread houses. Justin was out with his sister that night so it was a fun thing to do with all of the kids. Teddy basically just wanted to eat his immediately and the same with Nora. Everly took her decorating very seriously. It was so cute. We finally convinced Aspen to leave the Mickey she was watching with Cameron to come and decorate hers. She was very meticulous about putting the candy on. The next morning we planned a ne little Christmas Eve tradition called Bagels and Bingo. I am not sure if this will be something we can do every year since I often work on Christmas Eve but it was fun to do this year. My sister had a Christmas bingo game and some candy canes as prizes and I picked up bagels and brought them over. It was a fun little way to start the day. Christmas Eve I was running late as usually and we barely got a seat but somehow I managed to sneak in and get a row for all of us. The kids were all actually pretty good during mass but part of that was because Teddy was sick. After mass we headed home for our Christmas Eve appetizers and presents from the cousins. The kids had a great night and it was fun to watch them open everything. Even Cam got really into ripping off the paper. It was a great night and we finally headed home to put out cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer!



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Ted, "Can I eat this now?"
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frosting everywhere
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Missing Mae!
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We clean up well.
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New Years 2018

We had a great New Years holiday! We had planned to go to a block party with Justin's siblings downtown and stay at his sister's ap...