The Most Wonderful Time of the Year was truly the most wonderful time. I can't believe we ended another year, enjoyed the holidays & now looking into a new year! It's always such an exciting month! WE love the holidays and all that comes with them! I love looking back at all the photos of so many smiles, twinkling lights, snuggling with kiddos, friends making up memories that we will always have! Our kids are getting so big & the older they get, the older Santa gets which leads to more soaking up of every moment of the month. Sometimes with all that can be going on or things that need to get done, soaking up the moments can be hard. For me, I think the busy gene has been removed from my body at least for December. I just can't do it anymore. There are SO many things to do around this time of year. AS fun as they all seem, I just can't do them all. I can't go to every event or party or do every Pinterest activity. It just makes December feel too tired & dreadful. As good and yummy as all the holiday food looks, you just can't fit it all on your plate or you will have a terrible tummy ache. Picking & Choosing our most favorite things & if there happens to be more room, you can always add something. So is the same with holiday hustle & bustle. You just can't fit it all on your plate or you end up feeling exhausted & unable to enjoy each day of the month. This year, I tried so hard to not get too overwhelmed and pile my plate too full. I tried to just move slowly through the month & remember what truly mattered....we already had. So if something didn't happen, it was ok. It truly was ok, cause it felt like a sweet, sweet month & a great Christmas. Lots of fires and family time. Just how I like it. There's No Place Like Home & that is why we say...
Let's Stay Home
As we begin our new year, that thought will come along with me.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! Everywhere you go......
Under the mistletoetoe.... come on let's get in the spirit
"Can you just take the picture Noah????
Trying to take a good pic of just us...but we can't stop laughing
Annddddd....... This Is Us
Merry Christmas 2017
Love the Orange Family
This year we decided to include the rest of our "farm" on our Christmas card
She is happy about her surprise decorating Mama did while she was gone.
These are the little things that make it all worth it...
decorating for Santa....
Christmas Eve Service... My FAVORITE!
Late night wrapping for me and Santa
Yummy Christmas biscuits made by Daddy
Do you hear what I hear????
A guitar 🎸 electric drums 🥁
3 microphones 🎤 🎤🎤
How about a karaoke machine....
to make things louder for everyone?
We may have sang “Silent Night” at church last night, but today....
Hark the Harold Angels Sing...
👼🏻👼🏻👼🏻👼🏻 Glory to the Newborn King! Happy Birthday to Jesus! Merry Christmas Friends!
coloring by the fire is always cozy
Why did I think this would be fun?
Christmas Dinner with the family
Merry Christmas to Us
See ya next year...... Love, Sonny
A few more December pics
Just a December night feeling the warmth of an Italian cuisine and children singing
these two have sure grown up so much
snowman wine glasses keep you warm when it's cold outside
just a December throwback of Noah... Oh Me, Oh My
We did a LOT of this in December
Sweet little best friends singing to the people of the nursing homes around town
the kids were sooo sweet going around and talking with these people, telling them Merry Christmas & how glad they were they got to come sing
I had such joy watching their faces....
Precious voices making December look even brighter for so many special souls
Happy Hot Cocoa Face
Just excited to get festive & go be with friends
I just don't know what to do with her
Love these ladies! Life is always more fun when the impromptu get togethers happen
Jensie at a playdate
there can never be too many sprinkles