Random December

Ok.  I know we are well into January.  And who wants to see Christmas pictures in January?  But I’m behind.  So very behind on posting pictures that mean a lot to me.  Pictures that I want to always remember.  This blog is a lot of things to me and one of them is what it started out as – my personal family scrapbook.  So yes.  Christmas pictures in January.  Kenny is asleep on the couch and I’m watching one HGTV home improvement show after another.  It’s catch up time.  :)

We spent a lot of December evenings taking the kids to look at lights and especially loved visiting the San Diego temple.  It is always beautiful, but at Christmas time it’s simply breathtaking.  We visit several times each December and talk about why we celebrate Christmas.  It has become a favorite tradition.  Clearly my kids love the nativity.  So do “Softie” and “McKena” – the stuffed animals that accompanied us on every trip.  :)
Love this picture.  
 I also love that El is wearing a coat and a skirt.  Winter in San Diego!  

Don’t love that Kenny was at the bottom of a hill looking up to take this picture, but I don’t have many pics of me with all three of my kids and because of that I cherish this one.  When I look at this picture I can’t help but feel incredibly blessed.  These three mean the world to me.  You were in the mood for a little sap now weren’t you.  

Playing around with camera settings trying to get a good picture of the Palm Tree lights.  
While juggling a two year old on one hip.  :)
 Grinch time!  We took the girls to the Old Globe Theatre in December to see The Grinch.  Such a fun play.  We enjoyed it so much that we all decided it needs to be an annual tradition.
 One of my Cindy Lou Who’s.  :)
 Kenny and Ad messing around waiting for the show to start.  

 Too fun.  Fingers crossed next year my little man can join us.  Verdict is still out on whether he will be able to hold still or not…  hmm..  fingers crossed the year after next my little man can join us.  :)

Fun spending time with family over the Christmas break.  I didn’t take too many pictures this trip, but I love this one with my mom and sister.  Yes.  My sister is there.  She made me mad so I cropped her out.  Ha!  Kidding.  :)  Her decision.  We were on our way to lunch with friends.  Much needed girl time!  
 Shopping with my kids and mom a few days before Christmas.  

We took turns.  One of us shopped while the other one entertained the littles.  
Last minute Christmas shopping at its finest!  
It was a great December.  And now I’m caught up.  :)  

Comments

  1. says

    I don’t mind seeing Christmas photos in January. I probably will post some until Feb. haha :) But seriously, love looking through them :)

  2. says

    AWE, Erin. Those pictures are so sweet. There is something so special about the Christmas season. I was looking through all of the picture Christmas cards I got this year tonight, (again.) Then I got depressed, (again) that mine weren’t made. I will get over it by mid March. :)It is hard to believe that December is already over. It looks like you had such a great time with all of your family.

    Speaking about Christmas. I finally had to cave and get rid of my scrubbing brush for the kitchen and buy the OXO one. I am in love with it. ( It really is the little things with me. ) The one I was using didn’t squirt out enough soap. I am so happy I bought it! :)

    Have a great weekend. It is going to be really windy here this weekend and won’t be getting out of the high 30’s during the day. It is so crazy how our weather is so much colder then yours since we don’t live that far from each other. I think it is going to be a stay at home weekend. I should get a lot done. I hope!!!

    Cathy

  3. says

    i had to laugh when i saw your grinch poster photo. and thankfully my four year old wasn’t over my shoulder…she doesn’t like the “grunch” haha.
    mentioned you on the blog again today…my pantry is no where near yours…but its a start! thanks:)

  4. says

    I’m hoping looking at your pictures will bring some warmth to Minnesota. Christmas in CA is so different than Christmas in MN! Love your pictures, looks like you had lots of fun!

  5. says

    Fabulous pictures! Fun enough that they made me brave the Captcha to leave a comment :)

    I love the Christmas lights on the palm trees. Also, I would totally crop my sister out too if she made me mad ;)

    So happy to see that you had a fun December.

    Also? I totally want to move where you live! I am so over snow. Today there is a storm warning in effect and we are expecting 10-20 cms :P

  6. says

    Thanks for the sweet comments everyone! So glad you still enjoy a little Christmas in January. :)

    Cathy – Sounds like a perfect weekend for a little organizing. :) Enjoy a cozy weekend at home!

    Carrie – Thanks for the mention! :)

    Thank you to all of you for braving captcha to leave a comment! (Esp. you Stephanie – I know how you feel about it!) :)

  7. Anonymous says

    your kids are so adorable! addison’s eyes are super blue, kole is starting to look like a big boy and ellie is just wonderful
    -Anna

  8. says

    Erin – just like you stated in the photo with your three kids – you are truly blessed. It’s so nice to read about your family and all the love that you share. God bless you all!

  9. says

    Love seeing some of your Christmastime festivities! I was really sad for Christmas to be over this year! I’m already excited for this next Christmas! Love all the pics and LOVE the one of Kole looking up at the Nativity! so sweet! Love you guys! We miss you!!!

    p.s. Madi was pretending we were at a hotel in Hawaii today, made me really miss you! :)

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