My Family

My Family

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Time 2014's December already!! And I am so in the Christmas Spirit this year!  The day after Thanksgiving we went to our favorite Christmas tree farm here and found the perfect tree for us! I love doing's so fun and the kids love the experience. All the kids were able to help cut down the tree this year, pretty cute! Cenley found a stump she worked at for a while trying to cut down? :) The Gilroy newspaper took our families picture while we were there, so we will see..we might end up movie stars! Ha Ha
The next day we turned on Christmas music, had hot chocolate and had a lot of fun decorating. I am glad we don't have 10 trees in our house though, it took us a few hours to accomplish the one :).

Loving the memory making and family time together.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

I can't believe this is our 3rd Thanksgiving here in California.  When we moved here I thought we would possibly be here for 2 years and head back. The time has not come yet for us to leave, but we are really making the most of our time here.  We have not been able to celebrate with all of our family for so long, I really don't think the kids even remember the Holidays back in Alabama. So...I am trying to recreate some of the things (foods) we used to have back home. We are creating some new traditions as well. I just want the kids to have Great memories of all of the Holidays here in California even though we don't have our wonderful family with us.

So, Clay cooked the turkey for us yesterday. While that was baking he took the kids to the park so I could make all of the other stuff :). I pulled out my book of my Mom's recipes and went to town and added some gluten free yummies too to ensure Cohen didn't get the wrong foods.

We had a great day together! Fire going, playing outside and full of thankfulness!!

The dogs filled their bellies as well. I just added a picture of Roxy doing a trick we didn't know she could do! :)