Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

We spend New Years with our favorite family - the Odells! Emmy has a sweet little crush on Reed :)

These two little sous chefs helped me make treats for the night!

An early NYE toast....

Kristin is very creative and had activities for the kids to do every hour! Love this one....

Fireworks too!

My main squeeze (I'm thankful the winter beard is now long gone!)

Fake countdown - these little people need to go to bed!

My blessings everyday!

Thanks to our bartender, Glenn!

We made it to midnight! Cheers to great friends and a great 2015!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas 2014

We hosted my family on Christmas this year! I loved having my two older nephews over - and their girlfriends, too! Here is sweet Madison (Gage's girlfriend) with the younger kids. She was awesome with them and just so precious!

I think Pop is pretty proud of this bunch! 

Kiki and G made cookies for Santa! They also sprinkled reindeer food for Santa's helpers!

Santa was good to the kiddos - glad to see they were on the NICE list :)

Emmy is a Frozen fan. She will sing LET IT GO on cue! LOVE!

Dear Santa, thanks SO much for the Snakeez - his #1 gift request. He has NOT been without this snack cup since Santa left it for him. So random and cracks me up!

G has been asking for a basketball hoop for quite a while. Santa left this ball as a hint - and we found the hoop ready to go outside! He got a little nervous that Santa forgot the hoop, but thankfully, he pulled through!

Guess what Emmy has done since discovering her new slide?? She has gone up and down all. day. long. Little daredevil, this one. 

Anna and Elsa love. 

A little bb game after breakfast....

My little dream come true also wore her first pigtails on Christmas day. We all just melted into a puddle after watching her run around with her little bows. 

The Reed family is blessed with another year of fantastic friends and family! As this year comes to a close, we reflect on what is really important and how we love each other through it all. 

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a HAPPY 2015!
Love, Hans, Kim, Griffin, and Emmy 

Holiday Happenings!

We returned from Disney World ready to take on the holidays at home! My MOPs group had a Christmas breakfast that included a visit from Santa and some crafts - check out lil miss enjoying her cookie!

Every year, I make the Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls to give as gifts and to have for Christmas morning. This year, I had the perfect sous chef! 

She also found Bubba's pirate patch - she ran to find it one day when watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates. You can take the girl outta Disney, but you can't take Disney outta the girl :)

She was just too cute during the .4 seconds she wore this headband. She opted for the Minnie Mouse purse for our shopping trip. And who knew they made hot pink carts?? Super exciting. 

Big brother had fun at his holiday party at school - complete with games, crafts, and Santa!

We spend quite a bit of time outside with the kids. Our sweet neighbor, Bella, is pretty much a new member of our family. She is so good with both kids!

We had the Odells and VanCompernolles over for a holiday dinner complete with a hot chocolate bar and a trip to see Christmas lights!

Our friend invited us to his home for a traditional Mexican posada. It is a beautiful tradition where you reenact Joseph and Mary's journey to find a place to stay before our Savior's birth. My sweet girl and I before we left for Gerardo's.

And look who was asked to play Joseph! He did a great job! I loved this holiday celebration so much - G asked many questions, and it started some good discussion about what this season is really about!

The traditional pinata was a huge hit for the kids!

We also took G ice skating to finish out all the holiday fun! What sweet memories - we laughed ourselves silly! How perfect is this face??

The holidays are a time for us to catch up with old friends! We got to meet sweet babies Caroline and William and see their mommy, Page! Emmy also made a new friend with this sweet pup. 

I love the fun of the holidays as well as the memories made! So far, it's been a wonderful holiday season!