Monday, December 22, 2014


Happy Christmas Week! 

We had a fun-filled, jam-packed let's get to it! 

Warning: Lots of pictures! :)

It was my last day of work for 2.5 weeks, and our boss treated us to lunch at Mellow Mushroom before we all took off early. Then, Walker and I came home and took a quick nap until Brandon's plane landed. I got a haircut, then picked up dinner at one of our favorite local Mexican restaurants. Of course I had a glass of sangria while I waited! 

We had Christmas with Brandon's family at my in-law's. It was so fun seeing Walker and his two cousins {Brayden, 1.5 years and Ellie Kate, 14 months} "open" their presents! They were all more interested in the tissue paper and boxes than their gifts. Oh well! 

Before any of that, though, we had to take a ton of pictures. My mother-in-law loves them, so I think we have every familial combination of photos there is! Ha! 

And, uh...True Life: I Have a 10-Month-Old. Exhibit A: 

And Exhibit B: 

Me, my niece Ellie Kate, my sister-in-law Becca, my mother-in-law, and my brother-in-law's girlfriend Nikki 

My brother-in-law Jeff, Brandon, my brother-in-law Todd and my father-in-law 

My in-law's with Walker 

My in-law's with their three grandchildren: Brayden, Ellie Kate and wiggle worm Walker

The cousins: Walker, Brayden and Ellie Kate 

Walker in my mother-in-law's vintage rocking chair that was hers as a little girl!

After our 5,001 family portraits, my mother-in-law brought out a rocking horse she was gifted for the babies from her neighbor. Walker absolutely loved it {which is great because Santa is bringing him one!} and wouldn't get off! 

Clearly he loved his first Christmas experience! 

We did a whole bunch of this: 

We were complete lazy bums and had so much fun! I went to Target for a couple of things {it was a mad house!} and we just lounged around. Walker and I both took two hour naps yesterday afternoon, and that was absolutely heavenly. 

Walker has decided he wants to "share" his paci with his Daddy. 

Last night, we did our annual "Jammie Lights," where we wear our Christmas pajamas, go get hot chocolate from Starbucks and drive around to look at Christmas lights! Brandon and I have done this since we got married, and I was so excited that Walker got to do it with us for the first time! 

I hope you have a wonderful Monday! Only four more days until Christmas! 

Linking up with Biana and Meghan 



  1. That's good that you have so many pictures! It's better than not taking any, which is what we do. I have a feeling that will change once we have a baby though. Looks like a fabulous weekend! Love Walker and his Christmas jammies. Have a great week off!

  2. Oh mu goodness, he is adorable! Such cute pictures

  3. Sounds like such a wonderful and festive weekend! Your boy is so cute in his Christmas jammies :) And my family is the same way, we have to take every family combination photo possible haha

  4. Those pictures are so cute! I haven't been to Mellow Mushroom in too long. I might have to figure out a way to fix that soon.

  5. So cute!! My little Olivia had Walker's Christmas jammies last year! Adorable!


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