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{JANUARY GOALS // 2023}

For the last two months, I have shared some goals here on the blog. I think I will keep this up in the new year.  Here's a look at both what I accomplished/didn't as well as new goals for the month of January. 


{2022 A YEAR IN REVIEW}

Time is such a weird thing. On one hand, 2022 flew by in such a flash but on the other hand, it felt like a long year with all that we did! 





{CURRENTLY // JANUARY 2023}

Linking up with Jennifer for her "currently" series. For January, we are sharing what we are currently loving, resolving, organizing, anticipating, and eating.




{CHRISTMAS AT NANA & PAWPAWS // 2022}

After a sweet morning at home, we got ready and drove around the block to Nate's parent's house to celebrate Christmas over there. It's the 11 of us plus Nate's aunt and grandmother. 



 

{CHRISTMAS TREE CAMPOUT // 2022}

Mason and I had our annual Christmas tree campout after our cookie decorating night at Nana and Pawpaw's house. We started this tradition when he was just a little tot and it's one of my favorites. 




{HE LOOKS LIKE A PINK NIGHTMARE // 2022}

The Christmas Story 24-hour marathon is a tradition for us when we celebrate Christmas at Nate's parent's house. We've all grown to love the movie and love the tradition of watching the movie on repeat on Christmas Day. Last year I ordered Mason the bunny suit from the movie but he decided last minute to not wear it. It still fit this year and he wore it to Nate's parents for a little while! 




{CHRISTMAS MORNING AT HOME // 2022}

I love spending the holidays with our families, but there is something so sweet and sacred about those Christmas mornings at home with just the three of us. I look forward to those quiet moments each year! It's such a joy to see Christmas morning through the eyes of your child, no matter how old they get. Mason is twelve and the magic around here is still in full force. This mama is soaking it all in! 




{CHRISTMAS EVE AT MIMI AND PAPAS // 2022}

For as long as I can remember, we have always done Christmas on Christmas Eve with my parents. Even when we were younger, we got to open most of our gifts on Christmas Eve, and then of course Santa came on Christmas morning. This year was no different! After the candlelight Christmas Eve service, we went back to our house to get our things. Then we went to my parent's house to gather with my family. 




{CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE // 2022}

Christmas Eve candlelight service is one of my favorites of the entire year. Our church prepares such a special service for Christmas Eve. It's truly a gift and a blessing to get to attend. This year, my parents joined us and it made my heart so happy. I wish we would have thought to get a picture together. 




{COOKIE DECORATING AT NANA AND PAWPAWS // 2022}

We left town on the 26th for a week of camping (in a cabin) so I have lots to catch up on here. Going back to the 23rd, we went to Nate's parent's house for a night of cookie decorating and preparing the saran wrap ball. We've started to make this a tradition and I love it! Everyone was able to attend and we had the best time!