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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Let it Snow!

We went to upstate NY to visit Greg's extended family after Christmas.  Our original plans were to drive halfway on the 26th, but a big snowstorm forced us to leave a day early in a hurry.  After enjoying Christmas with my family Christmas Day, we made a quick decision to leave that afternoon to beat the storm.  We packed up everything and left within an was chaotic to say the least!  We didn't even stop to think about everything being closed on Christmas Day, so we ended up eating some "delicious" gas station goodies for dinner...something to remember for sure :)  We spent 4 days visiting with everyone and got to play in ALOT of snow.  Brayden had a blast sledding, making snow angels and throwing snowballs (Connor missed out on all the snow fun)  Below are some pictures from our trip:

Connor with his Great Gramma Sharkey, who celebrated her 80th birthday while we were there!
Brayden in the snow
Clearing a path to the sledding hill with Brian

Snow angel

 That's a lot of snow!!
Brayden and Luciana
Making a snow igloo with Uncle Skip


Christmas 2012

Didn't realize it had been so long since I posted!  We had a great, but busy holiday season.  Lots of fun holiday festivities to attend, shopping for Christmas gifts and lots of Christmas season / year end things at work for mommy to do!  I've learned that "work from home mom" are four words that don't really belong together when there are 2 children at home!  It was almost impossible at times, but we survived and stayed mostly sane ; )  Below are some pictures from our Christmas happenings...

Meadow Lights carousel with Tanner
Preschool Christmas program
Meeting Santa at Connor's reaction!  Brayden was really excited, although you couldn't tell from this picture!
Someone loved the Christmas tree!  
Meeting Santa again at breakfast with Santa at our church...Connor still wasn't a fan!
Pajama day at preschool Christmas party
Reading the Polar Express at preschool
Brayden's edible Christmas looked so yummy, but he wouldn't let us eat it!
Final meeting with Santa Claus on Christmas Eve with Caroline...had to get in those last minute requests!

Christmas Eve at church.  We were the Holy Family, with the addition of a shepherd boy :)
All ready for bed on Christmas Eve.  I loved their Christmas PJs!

The boys checking out their gifts from Santa Christmas morning

All the Grimes' cousins at my parents on Christmas day