Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#100HappyDays #Day6

#100HappyDays #Day6

Late Sunday evening, Kare11 posted a request for kiddo Santa pics. On a total whim and without much thought, I submitted the girls photo. Look at what I received from my girlfriend the next morning at 6:25 am. 

Ha. My girls had their 15 seconds, well maybe even 2 seconds, of fame!  Take a peek! And yes, I know the Santa's a wee bit creepy. 

Merely Christmas Eve! 

Also, please send your positive thoughts and prayers to little Nora. She came down with RSV, which is no good for little babies, and might be stuck at home for her first Christmas. We are looking for a Christmas miracle for her to feel better ASAP!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

#100HappyDays #Day5

Evie continues to amaze us with how sweet, patient, and nurturing she is with her little sister. Even when Nora is her shadow stealing her toys and now food.  

This pic makes me smile. She's even patient with Stanley too. 

#100HappyDays #Day5

Impromptu picnic time!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

#100HappyDays #Day4

Friday night selfies with my 2 crazy gals!

#100HappyDays. #Day4

Everyone do the Nora! What's that you might ask? Well, open your mouth wide and yell..."Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" 

No need to be shy our Nora-Bora. We embrace your craziness!

I bet your Friday was just as action-packed as ours! :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

#100HappyDays #Day2

Today is my Day #2 of a #100HappyDays. 

This is not an easy post because yesterday was a difficult day. My beloved grandpa passed away. That man was a hard-working, creative artist that was persistent, witty, and oh-so lovable. He was our energizer bunny. He kept going and going and...well you get the picture. My gramps didn't have an easy path with his health. He was a cancer survivor, had heart troubles, and Alzheimer's. The dreaded "A" word. Ugh. Such a horrible disease; however, throughout it all he was a family man that loved to love and we sure loved to love him. 

Over the years, he would always tell me that, "I was a keeper." He also said that about Aaron. My grandpa was very protective over me but Aaron quickly gained his approval. He loved Aaron and how he was such a grounded, educated family man. When he met Evie and Nora he would sweetly say, "You've got a keepers, Chris." Well are my keeper and I will miss you terribly. I will forever be your Chris, Cricket, and Chrissy. :)

You always inspired me to be creative and too not worry about being perfect. Well, tonight we made this for you grandpa! If you were watching you were probably laughing since I cursed like a sailor when the walls caved in. This was our way to share stories with Evie about you as my little family made a creative, artsy, messy gingerbread house. Gramps, do you think it's a keeper?!? :) I know that little girl in the pic is because you told me so. 

I love you to the moon and back... x1,000,000. And I promise, to continue to embrace the values and life lessons you have taught me over the years. 

#100HappyDays #Day2

Rest in Peace, grandpa. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

#100HappyDays #Day1

I have had quite a few friends participate in the #100HappyDays challenge and I thought this would be great to post on my blog. 


Day 1: An amazing day with these two lovies at Disney on Ice & Santa's Workshop!

Evie and Deacon are the best of friends and got to enjoy some big kid time today. They both behaved so great. Best line of the day came from Deacon when he saw Barbie and Ken dancing on ice..."That's so sweet. I'm going to cry!" 

So much love for these 2 cuties!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Catching up...! last post as 6 long months ago.  When I was supposed to be completing a blog challenge.  And...I failed to keep up with my blog and complete my challenge!  I know, I know.  I am consistently inconsistent with keeping up with my blog.  But, I am making a mini goal.  One blog, once a week.  Who wants to make me pinky swear that I stick to it?  I truly enjoy reading my family member and friends blogs, and want to ensure I am documenting memories myself.

So let's get caught up with all that has happened over the past 6 months. Here are a couple of quick highlights!

The Fab FLake 2014 babes all made their entrance into the world!  In our circle of Forest Lake friends, all of the ladies were due with 2014 babies.  2 girls & 4 boys!  We are yet to get all 6 of them in the together, but here is one of the most recent pictures.  Please note: It is common to see the baby off to Nora's right crying.  She's a bit aggressive with her future friends. #bully

If you read my last blog entry, I mentioned finding more balance in my life.  I am happy to report that I have a new job that will offer flexibility and balance.  My new coworkers quickly made me feel at ease and are wonderful, so it has made the transition pretty seamless.  However, I continue to miss my past coworkers and have attempted to stay in contact with them.

Ms. Evie Mae is now 3 years old (and some change)!  She is a mini-me.  It is pretty scary how similar we are in looks and personality.  She looks a lot like my childhood pictures and can push my buttons pretty well!  She is still so sweet but oh so very sassy at times! She is a planner, a bit shy, and a creature of habit. Ev is starting to use her imagination and it is so much fun to watch her play.  She's a lovable little lady with a heart of gold!  She is naturally very nurturing and such an amazing big sister.

And our sweet Eleanor Anne is now 10 months old (and some change)!  :)  She is a completely different baby compared to Ev.  She carefree, little risk taker that is fairly mellow still.  But, boy oh boy is she a busy little lady.  She has been army crawling a little before 6 months and now couch surfing. She is a big babes weighing in around 23 lbs and in 18 month clothes...soon 24 months, but I wouldn't change it for the world.  Happy, content, and fun are words I would use to describe our Nora.

Additionally, we celebrated many weddings this summer.  Evie was the flower girl (well, attempted to be) in two weddings.  More pictures to come!

Another exciting event happened just this week!  My brother-in-law & sister-in-law added a new addition to their family! Larsen William Remitz.  Such a great ring to his name!  He was born on December 8 and was a big boy at 9 lbs, 12 oz.  I am yet to meet this little peanut but I can assure you more pictures to come!

I haven't loaded my pics onto the computer, so excuse only Halloween pics above.  I will continue to share more highlights from our summer once I get those pics up.

Cheers to being back to blogging!  Someone keep me accountable for keeping to my one blog, once a week please!