House For Six

Let's Catch Up!

Deme Crinion1 Comment
We have a new home...for our family updates and pictures anyway!   

We've decided to move our family's webpage to a blog.  I wasn't doing a very good job of keeping up with our other site and I hope that using a blog format will allow us to give you shorter but more frequent updates.  And of course, still be able to share lots of pics of our sweet kiddos.  Yup.  Them...

To start, we had a great Christmas!  Last year was actually the first Christmas in our new house but we had just moved in a month prior and were expecting baby Jack any day!  I remember putting up the tree and few decorations.....and not being able to find which box our stockings were packed away in until after Christmas.  Drove this OCD girl nuts!

So this year truly felt like our first Christmas in this home.  We celebrated Advent with a family activity calendar.  There was a pocket for each day that held a piece of paper with some sort of family activity.  Some were directly related to Advent and preparing our hearts for this special season (celebrating feast days, Mass, adopting a family for Christmas, etc)...and other activities were just about fun family time together - a drive to see Christmas lights, decorating the tree, special hot cocoa treats, and holiday movies with popcorn.

The kids loved every bit of the wonder and magic of the season and are still asking to listen Christmas music and play with the nativity set. 

December also brought quite a bit of SNOW! Enough to build a snow man...

to take a little taste of something new...

and to strike a pose.

We are trying to get back into the swing of things after being on Christmas break and a month of passing illness and general ickiness around to each other.  Mia loves being back at school with her friends and wonderful teachers.  Sully and Jack continue to lead each other to mischief and all kinds of trouble....but boy do they all make us smile :)