Saturday, January 12, 2013

Baby Movin'

I know I'm gonna want to know this so I'll blog about it.  I'm pretty sure I'm feeling the baby move.  Just a tap here and there!  17 weeks.  Oh the fun that soon awaits!


Friday, January 11, 2013

Anna's New Room

First step in preparing for Baby...

Anna got a new room.  Purple, with bunk beds!  And a new closet!  YAY! 






Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Ok, now all the hustle and bustle is over, and this year is sure to bring the newest Dollar, every day passes a little slower as we wait!!  Everyday that passes is a day we are closer to meeting this new baby that will fill our arms, hearts, home with so much love and personality.  We've yet to have a "dull" Dollar!  I cannot wait.  I'm so excited!  Really I am.  I usually enjoy being pregnant and this time...it's not so much fun!  All I want is to start this venture of a family of 7 ...

So, to bring in the new year we celebrated with Bret and Delilah (as neighbors this year).  We ended up watching the Moonpie drop (instead of the ball) and made Gingerbread houses.  Another year in the books.  The kids love this tradition and they built the houses and I just filled mine with royal icing and ate it.  Not decorating...I'm a drag these days but it sure was a good SWEET snack.   









 
 
 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Our Merry Little Christmas!!


The kids had a GREAT Christmas!  I love Christmas so much and it seemed so short this year.  We are always running from here to there and it makes the season always fly by. 

I love shopping for Jason and the kids.  I love finding them what they asked for and also for the things "they didn't know they wanted"...  I try my hardest to make it as magical as it was for me when I was a kid.  My kids are spoiled when it comes to Christmas... They don't get much during the year but at Christmas...they rack up!

Christmas Eve we went to see SANTA with the Hootens. Wasn't sure if we were gonna make it this year. But thankfully we did.  And the tradition remains alive...One more year!  The Bass Pro Shop is always so fun!


The girls enjoyed the Mary go round...
Isaac loved it too...
Noah...Not so much!  He might be getting a little to big for this stuff... He's a trooper!

Isaac loved the train...

Everybody is getting so big!!

Sweet little moment with Santa!
The kids in their Christmas Eve PJs from GRANNY!!


Ready for Santa!

Checking out where Santa is...TOO FAR!! 
 
Christmas was different this year. Staying home. The morning is always so exciting and everyone loved their gifts. Jason's parents came over and gave the kids BIKES for Christmas. I was over emotional about it being different and not travelling. Hoping for a different Christmas day next year. Or that time will heal the hurt of a lost tradition!