Saturday, February 18, 2017

11 months (November 26 - December 25)

Wow!  What a month this was!

First of all, I think we had one of the most MAGICAL and special Thanksgiving's EVER!  We were invited to NYC to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade... VIP style!  Enjoy the pics!

We usually drive to Staten Island and take the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan!

We had friends whose parents have an amazing place that has 180 degree views of the parade route - but this Thanksgiving it was SO WARM so they had reserved front row seats at the parade and we enjoyed every minute of it!

View from the apartment!

Lots of security and media everywhere!

So, we went from the apartment to our front row seats all morning long - however our front row seats had coffee and pastries so we were all set!  

Mariah Carey!

Nothing like being able to nap during the Thanksgiving festivities!

After our big feast, we walked to Central Park to let the kids run around and get some energy out.... 

Nothing compares to a NYC evening skyline pic!

Our friends made an incredible Thanksgiving Feast for us! 

Of course, we went to the Rockefeller Tree but it wasn't lit up yet!

The amazing windows of Nieman Marcus!

Lego Store!

Waiting on subways.....

Back Home to NJ - everyone is exhausted!

We went to North Jersey one weekend where Brendon spoke at a church - they had an amazing gift basket for us!

Grace checking out the Pastor's library!

Grace digging into the gift basket!

That trip wore someone out!

Chinese Food with Grace!

Grace helping with getting out the Christmas decorations!

Outdoor lights!

Staff Christmas Party!

Katelyn read every day so she got a gift certificate for her own personal pan pizza so I took her for lunch one day before school!

What Grace has done to her crib!  Well... that was one VERY EXPENSIVE teether!

 Daniel is in Street Hockey!

 He has Jersey #1

Birthday Party at Chuck E Cheese!

 Toys R Us Christmas Shopping with this guy - I think he would rather have 5 root canals than do this!

Daniel's Christmas School Production

She is mastering the stairs!

Cookie Baking!

Caroling at the Senior Citizen Home with the Girl Scouts!

One of my favorite traditions is looking at Christmas Lights!


 Our Church hosted Breakfast with Santa at the Ice Skating Rink!


For the first time ever, Fusion Church had rented out a performance art theater to hold its Christmas Service so we were very excited!  

I took Katelyn to see the Nutcracker like we do every year - we first had to stop to have lunch at Chipotle!

Katelyn's Christmas Program!

Her class party!

Party Favors!

Santa came for a visit!

Feasting on Pizza!

Then to Daniel's party!


"Helping" me with laundry!

I really love my Baby Food Making devices - it makes my life SO easy!

Early "Christmas" with our family in NJ before heading to AZ!

Playing with Christmas toys!

 After MANY packed out Christmas Eve Services, we pack up our family and fly out to AZ on Christmas morning!

A little tired?

Check out this guy's suit!

We finally arrive to Poppy and Grandma's house on Christmas Day and all the cousins get to be together as my sister and her family flew in from Nashville!  Both little girls celebrate their 1st Christmas together and meet for the first time!


What a month!  Happy 11 months to our Baby Girl!

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