Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Usually Les is the one to deal with Jack before bed. But on evenings when he is away late, it gets passed on to me. Luckily Malia always joins me so I have company. Plus, tonight it wasn't cold outside.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


After going to bed at 9:30 last night (to try to make up for a really bad sleepwalking night from Malia the night before), I still had a really hard time making it through my day. First work, then a worship team practice meant I was gone for 12 hours. Today that was definitely a struggle!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Malia was happy for this cozy onesie she got from my parents for Christmas!

Monday, December 26, 2016


With all of the highways into the city closed from last night's storm, our family gathering plans had to be postponed till tomorrow. Thankfully I was the only one who was supposed to work tomorrow, and I have a very understanding boss!

Sunday, December 25, 2016


What a wonderful Christmas Day! The Christmas story, gifts and laughs, waffle brunch, Home Alone 2, pizza supper, fondue dessert...and a winter storm looming which may put our family gathering plans at risk for tomorrow.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2016


New PJ's, Home Alone & stuffed stockings. A perfect Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2016


Les and Joelle went out on a father-daughter date tonight, so Malia and I had a cozy mother-daughter date too!

Thursday, December 22, 2016


I wish I had another picture to post today than just this. It was the girls' last day of school before Christmas break, and I had a girls night. But the only picture on my phone is of me crocheting on my lunch break.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


I love my craft. I really do. But it's always stressful this time of year finding time to finish all of my orders and gifts.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


I have been saving the encouragement notes that people have been leaving on my desk at work (aka church) and they make me smile.

Monday, December 19, 2016


There was solid evidence this morning that there was some of the typical sleepwalking happening sometime during the night. But this mama was so tired and slept so soundly that I didn't hear a thing!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Man and man's best friend taking a nap together...

Friday, December 16, 2016


After two days in a row of being gone from morning till night, I'm glad that tomorrow we don't have to go anywhere until 4:00!

Thursday, December 15, 2016


This morning I feel like I looked pretty rested and put together. By the time I got home 13 hours later though, my selfie would've told a different story! Now I just wish tomorrow wouldn't be another 13+ hour day away from home...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Struggling between wanting to go to bed and wanting to stay up to finish a new crochet pattern!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


The beauty that greeted me when I came downstairs this morning.

Monday, December 12, 2016


A little more Christmas baking in the works.

Sunday, December 11, 2016


Today was a long day of music practices before and after church getting ready for the Sunday School Christmas program for next Sunday.

Saturday, December 10, 2016


Two weeks before Christmas and I needed to head to the mall to finish up my shopping. Surprisingly it wasn't even that busy!

Friday, December 9, 2016


We had a fun evening with friends at our annual Christmas get-together!

Thursday, December 8, 2016


When ALL my spare time these days is spent crocheting, this is what the upstairs hallway looks like. At least it's all clean!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Sure enough, there was another snow day today. And I stayed home again too. It's just not worth the risk. I got to spend a big part of my day crocheting a few different things and my favorite was this pair of plaid fingerless gloves (to go with the hat I made a few weeks ago). And Malia was, as always, a very willing model!

Now this mama needs to get back to work tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Sure enough, school was canceled today. Les and I also stayed out today. And at the rate things are still going...tomorrow might be more of the same!

Monday, December 5, 2016


The girls are desperately hoping for a snow day tomorrow!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016


My first Christmas gift as a church office staff! Homemade jam!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Finally having a good hair day so I had to document it. Well, that and I didn't have any other picture!