December 30, 2013

Merry, Merry!!

We had the sweetest time with the Mighty Moose on Christmas morning! 

sleepy head (lookin' just like his daddy @ this age here...but when does he not?!)
checkin' out his HUGE teddy! 
Mikey's something to wear, something to read, something he wanted, & something he needed
teddy snuggles
opening Amos' something he needed (wipes)
daddy and Amos checking out his something to read (the Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
My something to wear, something to read, something I wanted, & something I needed
Mikey's something to wear: from Dapper Ink 
my something to wear
stocking stickers for the car! 

Christmas with the McCraws

Honey's "fancy" tree 
the sweetest boy 
Haley & Kendall
Pop, Ria & Amos
mosie & mama
one super pumped little boy
the whole gang 

December 27, 2013

Christmas Festivities | Part 1

Sunday, Dec. 22 
Christmas with the Richards

mikey, me & mosie
"car" & amos...who wasn't very happy
pepa & mema
my mom, her parents & sisters
cousins | sisters
mom + her kiddos
the only way this boy would smile 

December 26, 2013

recap of 2013

recap of 2013 

1. we rang in the new year with the tingle clan at the lake house
2. we had a ski-trip reunion to west virginia
3. mikey turned 26
4. mike, amos & i visited the Boutons in the Bahamas
5. we ran a crazy @$$ race with some really cool people (the Palmetto 200)
6. melbert & i ventured to St. Augustine with Amos to see Carolyn 
7. we spent the summer at the pool & the lake 
8.. we spent a week at the beach with the Martin clan 
9. i babysat some of my favorite kiddos a good bit over the summer & into the fall
10. i competed in my first crossfit competition (the APEX games) 
11. amber & i took our 2nd annual trip to NYC to see alexa
12. 3 of our very best couple friends tied the knot back-to-back-to-back
13. we celebrated our 4 year anniversary with a trip to the Post House in Old Mt. Pleasant
14. the Mighty Moose turned ONE!!!!!
15. 8 of us from home flew to NH/ME for Thanksgiving with Mere & DP
16. we (just) celebrated Christmas with all of our family
17. i turned 27 

December 16, 2013

crafts & ornaments

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homemade hummus 
honey's homemade sweets
gina's homemade cookies
cheeseball. what holiday party is complete without one of these?
burlap wreath
felt wreath
salt dough ornaments
with our ornaments from the swap

December 13, 2013

token ugly sweater christmas party

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these two
mike, mike & the kid
jam sesh
me & my boy 
gina (the wonderful host), kayla jean & me
girlie girls
and, the boys 

December 10, 2013

oh christmas tree

This year we ventured all the way to Berea (not very far from our home) to cut our own tree. We found the perfect tree - a Carolina Sapphire Cypress (not your typical Douglas Fir) and love, love, love its quaint character, lemony fresh smell,  and dainty, whimsical branches. It's everything I've ever wanted in a tree and more. 

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how Amos felt about getting a tree 
Elves Tree Farm
a very Martin Christmas tree
he's a beast -- carryin' it like it ain't no thang...
Moose checkin' it out! 

December 6, 2013

Thanksgiving Vacation | Day 3 + 4

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Papa & Amos at the local pizza joint
Mikey & Melbug
DP, Mere, Mimi, Grandmother & Gram waiting on pizza
super cute movie treats
another SC shaped rock 
Maine in a nutshell
my boy & me

December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving Vacation | Day 2

Day 2 

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block building
looking at the "gk"
me & melbug
me & my mikey
our wonderful hosts
papa & moose snuggling 

December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Day | the feast

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the cutest handmade place settings
homemade cranberry salsa
brussel sprout salad 
the turkey
Mere: the chef
pecan pie
pumpkin pie 

(not pictured: pine nut dressing) 

December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Vacation | Day 1

Thanksgiving 2013
8 of us from home invaded Mere & DP's new digs in Maine for a long holiday weekend

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even at the @$$ crack of dawn he's a stud
Papa = hours of airport entertainment for Moose
all smiles from this little traveler
sleepy head
ROBERT'S for dinner. Delish. 
And to top it all off...the best homemade raspberry pie a la mode!