Over the Holidays

Hey, friends!

It's been a little while since we've chatted: the holidays are always so busy, and I've been struggling to get back into a good routine. Plus, I got a pretty nasty cold/flu which knocked me out for a couple of days.

Anyway, here's some photos of what we did over the holidays!

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I decided it was high time I made some frosted gingerbread cookies. Helen LOVED helping out.

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I tried my best to teach her to get the cutter right out to the edge without going over. :)

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You guys, I'm rubbish at frosting cookies. These are the best of the bunch.

However, these tasted amazing.

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Christmas Eve at Reuben's family's house! Their tradition is to have everyone bring a different kind of soup. This year I made ramen from scratch.

Also, I curled Helen's hair with a flat iron.

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James enjoyed the feast as well (he ate special baby-friendly food that I made for him).

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Keeping kids entertained (AKA not destroying everything in sight) at someone else's house is always...interesting. I love it that Reuben's family has toys readily available!

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Happy but a bit incredulous that he was allowed to rip paper!

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The chaos of opening presents.

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Half the fun of getting presents is showing them off to your cousins. :P

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Rommegrot (technically Floyelsgrot) - AKA the most delicious Christmas treat ever! Get the recipe HERE.

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Opening presents at my family's house.

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Helen wore her new pink sparkly dress (a present from Reuben and I).

New Years was kind of a depressing day. I was thinking about sad stuff. And I didn't intend to stay up until midnight, but it just happened anyway. Ha!

How did y'all celebrate Christmas/the new year?

Also, would you prefer to see a "Top 10 Photos of 2016" or "My New Workout Routine" post next?



  1. Lovely pictures. James's expressions are hilarious. I was probably "up" nursing my newborn on New Year's, but I don't remember! Personally, I'd like to read about your workout routine.

  2. Happy New Year, Erica!

    James has such an impish look with that left eyebrow. I love it. I was reading at midnight on NYE, so I was up and nudged my husband, "Honey, it's midnight." "Mumble", he said.

    I'd like to see your year in pictures. Thanks for your lovely blog.

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