Sunday, January 27, 2013

Painting fest…

Over Christmas vacation, we visited our favorite painting place with some of our favorite friends!

IMG_3417 IMG_3418 IMG_3419 IMG_3421 IMG_3423 IMG_3424 IMG_3425

Silly girl…


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fletcher Family Extravaganza!

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is one we call our Fletcher Family Extravaganza! We started it the first year that we were dating and have kept it alive all these years.  This year we didn’t get to do it before Christmas – thanks to the brutal strep that hit Harper. :( Luckily, Trent’s birthday falls the day after Christmas – we were able to continue our tradition and celebrate him at the same time!

We always start with dinner at Campisi’s:

IMG_3393 IMG_3394

After a delicious dinner, we head to Starbucks to grab some yummy treats.  Then it is off to gorgeous Highland Parks to look at the lights:

IMG_3397 IMG_3399

One of my favorite days of the year!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Christmas Day!

Christmas morning this little guy waited very patiently on the stairs for us to deliver his little sister:


Trent carried her through the living room (covering her eyes) to the stairs so they could come down together:


But not before morning hugs! Someone was not quite awake yet:

DSC_1423 DSC_1427

Santa came and delivered exactly what they asked for!

DSC_1430 DSC_1433 DSC_1435 DSC_1439 DSC_1444 DSC_1449 DSC_1451 DSC_1459 DSC_1465 DSC_1483 DSC_1485 DSC_1491 DSC_1505 DSC_1512 DSC_1526 DSC_1533 DSC_1538

We took a break for breakfast. Yummy, homemade cinnamon rolls!

DSC_1549 DSC_1550 DSC_1558

This is one of my all-time favorite pictures now:

 DSC_1564 DSC_1571 DSC_1573

After lunch we got the best gift of all….SNOW!!!!!


Snow makes my heart happy.  It makes my sweet boy happy too (and my sweet girl, but from a distance…she is not a big fan of the cold):

DSC_1613 DSC_1628 DSC_1645

We didn’t get much, but enough to call it a White Christmas!!! It was the first time in my life that it has snowed ON Christmas.  My kids are going to think we get snow like this all the time…little do they know. :)

We had a Mexican feast this year for our Christmas meal (Trent cooked his big meal for Christmas eve). This is definitely our new tradition! Yum!


Hud and I took frequent breaks to check on the snow:


After waking up from another long nap, Harper rested on the couch. Sweet baby was still not feeling like herself:


The boys enjoyed some legos:


After baths, we jammied up and headed out to look at some lights:

IMG_3326 IMG_3331

Despite Harper’s illness, it was a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful celebration of our Savior’s birth. :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Eve!

Since baby girl was still not 100% on Christmas Eve, we decided to forego church this year. Since we would have gone to the 2:00 service, we would have had to cut Harper’s nap short.   That turned out to be a good decision because Harper napped for three plus hours that day.

My attempt to get pictures of the kids in their Christmas outfits:

DSC_1282 DSC_1286 DSC_1291  DSC_1298 DSC_1305  DSC_1308 

We had both sides of our family over for Christmas Eve dinner. 

The kids table:


Then it was time for the kids to exchange presents…you can see Harper is starting to get her spirit back:

 DSC_1327 DSC_1347 DSC_1348 DSC_1353 DSC_1356 

I have the FUNNIEST video ever of Harper. It is on Trent’s phone though, so I am going to have to post it later.

After getting our dose of medication in:


We went out in the (freezing!) cold to spread the reindeer food:

DSC_1376 DSC_1380 DSC_1384 DSC_1387 DSC_1388 DSC_1393

We were in such a hurry to get everyone to bed, we TOTALLY forgot to leave cookies for Santa!!! I was kicking myself for such a major mom fail, but then Hud woke up out of nowhere!  So like any good mom, I brought him downstairs to put the cookies out:

DSC_1395 DSC_1398 DSC_1400

Good thing because Santa paid a visit not long after that ;)