Thursday, December 15, 2016

Photo Dump Wednesday: Family Fun

Happy Thursday! The title reads "Photo Dump Wednesday" but unlike other weeks where I actually type this up on Wednesday and forgot to post, this week, I am actually doing it on Thursday due to other commitments. 

I FINALLY picked up my new glasses a couple of weeks ago. I wear glasses...used to wear contacts  until I had kids and then I didn't feel like dealing with the routine in the morning. 
Anyways, I got my prescription for new glasses back in February. And I have been going WITHOUT my glasses since then because in my mind, I figured "hey, the ones I have now aren't effective so technically, I don't need them." 
Well, I honestly am singing a new tune now after picking up my glasses cause I didn't know how much clearer I could see until I wore them. 
So here you with my new glasses. I promise to do better about wearing them. I should say though that I ALWAYS have them in my bag. I just get lazy about wearing them :-).

So if you recall last year, we did matching PJs. I ordered bigger sizes for the girls this year. Well, wouldn't you know I ordered ANOTHER of the same size JOE was wearing last year. It didn't occur to me until MUCH later that JAE could wear the PJs JOE wore last year. 
Oh I have an extra pair of PJs.

I'll be going to get my hair straightened on Monday. In anticipation of that, I decided to do a length check. You should know that I couldn't figure out a way to take a picture and do the check so I used a pin to hold my hair at the base. So technically, it is slightly longer than shown but not by much. 
I'll do a progress update at some point in the next couple of weeks.

I get to wake up to their beautiful faces every morning. THE BEST feeling in the world! Yes, I am still a member of the "wear your retainers at night" community.

This was a recent order from AyoBE Boutique. I love this onesie set so much, I can't wait to see the recipient in it.

And of course, this matching cufflinks for an adult male. 

Last weekend, J took me out to celebrate my birthday. Incase you are wondering, yes my birthday is in September. However, as they say "life happens."  
We went to one of my favorite restaurants Fogo de Chao and enjoyed the adult time.

It was good company...

Good food..

Good drinks...

Yummy bites...

And of course, the "i-tis" afterwards :-) .

They didn't have anymore of my usual creme brulee. But the flan was close enough and delish.

J got his usual. We were STUFFED!

It occurred to us that evening that 7-years and 1-day ago, J asked me to marry him. So in some ways, we were also celebrating our engagement anniversary. FUN!
On our way home, we saw this beautiful tree close to the Capital.

Every year, one of the houses not too far from our town puts up A TON of outdoor decor for Christmas. I love driving by each year to look and take a picture.This picture doesn't do it enough justice. The entire place is LIT!

On Sunday, before Church, JAE was intently watching the iPAD. Look at my little girl with her feet up. Looking so grown!

And of course, our usual car selfie. JOE was in a mood on our way to church but her mood improved with a bribe...I mean motivation :-).

I guess I should start a blog post about JAE's church pics because here is another one of her in the sanctuary. I often give her my phone to play with and find stuff like this. There were a few blurry shots but this was the best one.

Later that night, JOE put on a show for us. She is a Cowboy (hat) Owelette (mask) Princess (shoes). Yup...she has quite an imagination.

Her sister who didn't want to be outdone decided to wear her own hat as well and give a good show.

Howdy Sheriff!

Last year, my family started a new tradition of a family game night on Christmas where each family participates (the singles play on the same team as my parents) and tries to win a prize. Last year, our family won and we got a very cool wireless speaker! This year, we are upping the ante and the winner will get this trophy and possibly other stuff. 

J and I are READY!!! We want to come home with the award this year! Oh and wondering about the name of the award? It is a childhood joke about our grades. 

I'll be baking cookies and packing for Christmas. Until my next post, have a FABULOUS weekend and remember now more than ever to be kind to strangers!


  1. OK so many to mention, lol.
    - Love your new glasses, they suit you well!
    - Your hair is growing so nicely.
    - That onesie is adorable!
    - Your birthday meal(s) look yummy!
    - Haha, your girls are the cutest! Loving the little heels on JOE.

  2. Faith is right, there are so many things to mention :). I can't wait for your hair post, your hair is looking so full and healthy.

    When I see the girls I just thing about that song "girl they just want to have fun" :)


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