Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sometimes life...

{or perhaps pinterest at times;)} gets in the way of blogging. It's been a while.

Christmas came and left before we knew it but here's a few pics of what we've been up to for the last few weeks...

 Christmas morning- trying out a new toy!  On the left is Seth (my brother-in-law) and then Ty and Micah-my sweet nephews.

 My sister came all the way from Chicago with her family and we had some gorgeous North Carolina weather to share with them!

 My sister Alexa with her dog Bear and Micah.

 Micah and Ty were loving the warm weather!

We did have one rainy day so we decided to take the kids ice skating indoors...

Needless to say Ainsley didn't have much fun.

 It was a rather interesting experience.  Harper had fun and begged to go the very next day.  I told her maybe in a few weeks and maybe just her;)

 Bennett enjoyed time away from therapy or maybe that was just me;).  But he became quite attached to Grammy (my mom).  There are only two adults (other than Mike and I) that Bennett will really go to and sit with and that's Grandpa (Mike's dad) and Grammy.  Hopefully we can add more to his list this year.

Well then after my family left, on New Year's Eve we were lucky enough to have The Tobins come to visit!!  Remember this sweet boy??...

Yes, it's precious Colin.  And let me tell you, he is a love!  I mean seriously!
 Bennett had fun sharing all of his toys!

We always like to try for that perfect group picture, don't think it's happened yet!  We seem to forget we have two little boys!

The boys are getting so big! {Well Colin is, not so sure about Bennett...just kidding!}  We first met Colin and his family almost 2 years ago.  Hope to be able to see them every year for many years to come!

So here we are, 2012.  Last year was very hard on our family so we're all hoping and praying for a nice, quiet year.  Time to settle into our lives.  I think we've all felt a little unsettled with new circumstances, new houses, just a whole lot of newness to get used to.

We don't have anything big on the horizon and I like it just fine that way.

Sometimes life...

just needs to be quiet.

Quiet is good.

Happy New Year.


  1. happy new year! bennett is getting so big!!

  2. Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

  3. I'm right there with ya, darn pinterest :) Happy New Year!

  4. What a lovely, lovely blog you have. I came over from Home Bunch after seeing your gorgeous initial there...and stayed!! You have lured me in with your loveliness!!



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