We enjoyed our second annual trip to the Gaylord! The decorations are amazing! The trip was cut short this year as Keaton took a tumble and split his chin - poor dude! No matter what, we will be back next year :) The ice show and snow tubing were our favorites!
Christmas was spent at Mi-Ma's house - so fun to have everyone together! Lil miss took it all in :)
Chillin' in the bumbo for the first time! Thanks, Aunt Lori!
The little fam!
Mi-Ma and baby girl!
Big boy booster seat! #finally
Oldest and youngest grandchild! How is he almost 21?
Hans's awesome wrap job!
Mi-Ma and her grand babies!
Gunar and his cousin!
Emerson Kate ready for Santa!
G loved finding his new bike on Christmas morning!
Keaton got mustaches so we tried them out!
The best gift of all - my sister refinished an old dollhouse my dad made. Here I am with the house when I was small! Now my sweet girl can enjoy it too :) The note she included which had us all crying. Miss you, Daddy. I can't wait for Em to enjoy it like we did!
As G said later that day, "I'm sad Christmas is over! I love being with my family!"
We have enjoyed this holiday season! Steve, the elf, had a good run too!
This year, I started a new tradition of an Advent calendar. We counted down the days, and G picked a fun activity to do each day (he picked a card for the day based on the date). We did things like drink hot chocolate, sleep by the Christmas tree, look at Christmas lights, and have a sleepover with Kiki! He loved it all!
She loved watching him!
G's Christmas party - crooked glasses and all!
Emmy in her Christmas best!
Meeting Daddy for lunch!
We also celebrated my friend Lori and baby Libby! Libby heard what fun the girls had at brunch and decided to come the very next day! Love being with Ivonne, Amanda, and Lori!
We had a great time in Stephenville for turkey day! Both kids were tuckered out on our way home!
Lil bit scored some new kicks on Black Friday!
Daddy's good buddy, Aaron, came to meet Emmy!
It was also a big weekend for this little hunter - Daddy planned a duck hunting trip. This is what happens when your day starts at 5:00 am!
Emmy also met Gracelyn - Hans' sister's new baby. She's 3 weeks younger than Em.
The new moms gave thanks for mimosas!
Love this picture - last thanksgiving, I was pretty depressed because we still longed for a 2nd baby. I may have drank a little wine to drown my sorrows :) Fast forward a year, and we've got this beautiful baby girl. God is beyond good. His timing is everything.
And in other baby news -- she decided to sit up last week. Stop growing, lil one!! I'm soaking it all in and giving many thanks :)