The holidays are officially a wrap….. It feels like a blur of happiness, joy, and memories-made…Here is a recap of our last two weeks… unfortunately, my babies got the flu during the holidays so we were “shut in” for part of our holiday break…but despite sickness we thoroughly enjoyed every moment!!!!
We started our Christmas break with a “Christmas Lights Tour”…..
Stop 1: Wild Lights at the Zoo- This is our second year of going to the Wild Lights at the Zoo… and I have to say I loved it even more than Boo at the Zoo… such a fun way to spend the night… seeing animals and finding the hidden scavenger hunt –stamps from the animals/characters. Carter was on a mission to find all… and he did!!! Travis, of course, was just as apt to find them as well… where does that acorn fall….
Before the lights, we ate at Cheesecake Factory… I must say a far a Gluten Free is concerned, Cheesecake Factory has my vote…. The salad, fries, and flourless cheesecake were delicious!!!! Definitely returning for another piece of cheesecake…. You must try!!! Godiva Flourless Cheesecake
Stop 2: Santa’s Magical Kingdom: This was the first year we went to Santa’s Magical Kingdom….My sister in law and brother in law invited us and It was so much fun. There are several ways to enjoy the lights, but we took a carriage ride through the park. Colby and Carter loved every minute of it…. Being outside with music playing and light shows displaying…. It was so much fun… we definitely will be going back….
Stop 3: Way of Lights- this is such a wonderful place… we actually drove through two more nights because it is so magical. PJs, Coffee and Christmas Lights… what more could you ask for…. We love to drive through with coffee and hot chocolate… it’s a nighttime treat for our family AND it is only a few minutes from home.
This was just moments before Carter became ill with the flu…one would never know from these smiles. Trying to get open eyes with Christmas lights and a camera flash is not an easy feat…. It’s the best I could get!!!!
Christmas Wrap Up, New Years and MORE Decorations….
I don’t want to take them down!!!!!! Its my Holiday Card Tree- I just can’t get over this tree. This is our Holiday Card Tree. I use the Holiday Cards as ornaments. To me a Christmas Card is a piece of someone’s heart… I love looking at the pictures and how kiddos have grown OR the world travels of friends…. I keep each one..… such a fun way to display….
I promised Id share…. Here is our Christmas Card for the Year…
My heart shines on Christmas morning… the saying is true… There is nothing brighter than the eyes of a child on Christmas…. The boys create their Christmas List to Santa using this saying. We spent the morning rejoicing about the day, enjoying our new gifts, and having a Christmas Brunch.
I just have to share this gift: It’s the “Something for our Family” gift-a gift for our whole family will enjoy. This year we needed…. AHHHHHHH… A New Rug (I said that in an Ana voice from Frozen expect insert rug instead of sleigh), … yes, I’m such a goof but I just love it……this one fits our décor beautifully. Santa noticed it on Overstock, and delivered it magically to our door…. I highly recommend- so soft , if interested, Click the picture for the link.
New Year’s Eve: Full Bellies, Warm hearts… We spent this New Years at home with the boys… 2016 has been good to us but we are ready for the new beginning of 2017… My favorite saying is “Beginnings are Usually Scary, Endings are Usually Sad, but What Counts is in the Middle.” Cheers to making 2017 the best Middle yet!!!! Much love to all!!!!