Monday, January 12, 2015

Update & Christmas Recap

Hello there!  Happy 2015!!  Life has been crazy town for the past month and I have had no time to spare.  I got a new job (yay) and spent my last day at the job I've been at for almost 4 years.  I was so ready to say goodbye but also very sad at the same time.  So, I started a new job in December, we celebrated Christmas, Derek and I took a road trip to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl, and lastly, our Nanny gave notice that she is leaving us and thus, we have been searching around for new childcare.  Whew, I'm exhausted just thinking about all of this!  And on top of everything, I'm traveling for the first time with my new work group and woke up this morning with a rash all over my neck and face (Awesome!).  Life is sure exciting right now :)

So, to back up to Christmas, we had a great one!  We traveled for the two days that Derek had off of work and I have to say, it went really well.  Charlie was a great traveler!  We were a little worried because we have never had her fall asleep for the night in her car seat and then try to move her to her bed...we didn't know what we were in for.  She surprised the heck out of us and went right to sleep both nights we did this.  We could have not been more proud of that little girl.  Now, on to some pictures...

We started Christmas Eve day with a trip to Derek's parents house.  Charlie was on the move the whole time we were there with her new presents.  She really had no interest (whatsoever) in unwrapping...I guess we will have to wait for that excitement next year.



Her favorite toy was the little car she received from her grandparents.  She loves getting in and closing the door, opening the door and getting out, etc. etc. etc.



Next up, we attended Derek's dad's family Christmas that evening.  We were really excited to go as it has been a number of years since we could make it to this Christmas.  We always have such a good time with this large family.



The number one important thing to us this year was to be home Christmas morning.  We really want to make it a tradition to have Charlie wake up at her own house Christmas morning and see what Santa brought her.  This year it was a kitchen.  She "washed" and "baked" all morning in this thing.


Also, love our new tradition of having Christmas PJs on and cooking a big breakfast together!



Christmas afternoon and evening was spent at my Mom's house.  Charlie had a great time here playing with Josie and eating a really large Christmas meal!



Thankfully, my mom took a family photo of us.  Again, we need to get back in the swing of taking more pictures!!



Overall, we were thankful to see so much family in the short two days Derek had off of work.  Hope everybody had a great Christmas!


10 comments:

Sarah said...

That leather jacket...I die.

Allison said...

Wow girl. You have had a TON going on! I hope that rash clears up for you! That first picture of you and your girl is just beautiful! Glad you had a great Christmas and I hope to see you at Brittany's soon!

Kayla MKOY said...

Ahhhh! You HAVE had a lot going on! I applaud you on still having your sanity ;) you are so darn cute! Happy New Year!

According to Jax said...

Yay for a new job!! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! xoxo!

Kristen said...

Congrats on the new job!

When we have kids, we will definitely need to stop the running around to multiple houses, because I'll also want to spend the morning at home.

I can't believe how big Charlie is getting!

Jen said...

Sounds like a great Christmas and you got some great family photos. I can't believe how big she is getting!!

Anne said...

Holy smokes! Clearly we need to catch up... congrats on the new job, wahhhhh on the nanny, and jealous on Hendrik's behalf of Charlie's amazing Christmas gifts. So fun! When we have more space in our next house I've decide a play kitchen is a must - I love them. So glad you all had a great Christmas admist the crazy!

Ericka said...

Congrats on the new job!! I just started a new job on Dec. 1 and left a place I had been at for 4 years too. Looks like you guys had a great Christmas :)

Ashley R said...

Aw, congrats on the new job! You've seriously had a crazy time. Charlie is so cute, I love that big smile!!!

Pegster said...

Looks like such a fun Christmas celebration. Seems like you have a full plate and are super busy. It's all good things though so that's awesome.