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Friday, January 3, 2014

7 Quick Takes - The Month of December 2013 Wrap Up

Even thought it's January - Happy Anniversary on the 1st, Bill BILL - I wanted to squeeze in the last of the month of December that I didn't get around to posting - 

Joining Jen and her 7 QT's like always.

1.) We celebrated the Feast of Saint Nicholas in early December with aunt Katie.  
She brought the girls the cutest gifts and we feasted on Chinese! 

Katie got Junie this.

Addie quickly grabbed it to check it out.
The ears say 3 prayers in both English and Spanish!

AJ's turn

Our Lady of Guadalupe! And there are 11 others as well - awesome!  

2.) Then that weekend, after mass, St. Joan of Arc had their Christmas/New Parishioner Party in the gym and guess who showed up:

June was a fan of this guy, but Addie… not so much.
She tried to eat his beard.
Don't let this innocent face fool you!

Photo opp on the gym floor with a red pad in the background - reminds me of the pictures of us as kids!
Here JUME, eat this candy cane.

3.) Then later that night, we hosted a family Advent dinner
Mom wants to start a new tradition of all of us taking turns hosting dinners for each of the 4 Advent Sundays next year - I love NEW traditions as much as the OLD ones!

We had to squish in!
Just wait until these two are in high school.  Yikes… Trouble.  

4.) Then the last Sunday of Advent, we did our Christmas exchange with the Sahms and they hosted such a fun night! 

5.) For Christmas this year, I got to upgrade my phone… only about 18 months late.
The guy at AT&T laughed when he saw how old my plan was!  So funny, guy at AT&T, I know.  
Oh well, at least my phone pics will be SPECTACULAR with this new one now haha! 
(I don't know the other perks to tell you the truth.  I leave that to Bill - to keep track of things about my phone). :)

See how blurry pics from my old phone were? ;)

Family trip to the store meant dancing for these 3, of course!  And giggles from other customers.

I was like, "I'm with all the ones in red."

6.)  The girls seem to be getting so big SO FAST!  
June is teething so badly still that this is what she did to a little gift from our neighbor - 


She started crawling at 6.5 months last weekend and likes to crawl her way into the little tent.  
(Addie started crawling at 8 months, so this is new territory for us).

She looks good in elf red.
No hair status quite yet… She's wearing a sweater my grandma Jan knitted for me.

Here are the girls earlier today.  June wants that plastic carrot!!!

And as Addie is quickly approaching 2, she is definitely into playing with June other kids and adults. 

7.) And finally, we had a quite and relaxing New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Anniversary Dinner:

Champagne with Kate.  Notice the clarity of the NEW PHONE and June's bottle in the background.

And then we went out to Outback for dinner on Wednesday because Mom and Dad gave us a gift card.  Then they watched the girls.
So we were super grateful.  And spoiled.

Happy New Year!  Here's to 2014!


  1. I just love sharing your days with you, Sarah!
    Thanks for sharing your happy holidays with us!!!!
    Those babes are adorable. : )

    1. Thanks! I love hopping over to your page too, as you know;)
      Happy New Year to you all!

  2. It's so cool to see your family grow! You were always a great mentor and inspiration to me, it's no wonder you're a fantastic Mom! Happy New Year!


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