Well, hello there

I’ve spent months telling myself I would start blogging again soon, but I am nothing if not a supremely talented procrastinator.  So many months later, I am finally logging in and playing a little catch up.  To be fair, a LOT has happened in the past half a year.  We went to New York as a family for Thanksgiving, Sienna and I flew back in January for my sister’s baby shower, we bought a house and moved, my sister had her beautiful twin boys, we hosted my in-laws and went to Savannah with them, and I flew up to New York to visit my sister’s family and love on my newest nephews!!  Then all five of us drove back up to New York to see family, and we hosted my husband’s teenage cousin from England for a couple of weeks!  Those are a few of the biggest events that jump out to me, so we have been keeping ourselves quite busy.  I am excited to get back into a more regular routine with sharing what is going on with our family and also talking about some of the wonderful books I’ve been reading! #imanerd  So without further ado, here’s a little photocentric walk down memory lane.

Our Thanksgiving Trip to New York

While there, we visited our NY house for the last time, as it had just sold after being a rental for a few years.  That was a very bittersweet experience.  It is the place we brought all of our children home from the hospital to.  We lived there for seven and a half years, and it will always be where our family began.  There were some tears, but it was a great chance to say goodbye to our first home.  I’m so thankful that we were able to do this!

We got to see some dear friends that we used to live around the corner from!

After we came home, it was time to get ready for Christmas! We started with our annual pizza and Christmas tree night.

We also took a trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.  It is so beautiful at Christmastime!

They even had visits with Santa in the Antler Village section of the estate!

Sienna was really oohing and aahing over the dollhouse village on display, which I was happy about because I had been working on assembling a little gift that my parents, sister, and brother-in-law had bought her for Christmas…

(Which, by the way, still isn’t entirely finished!!) It took so many hours, though, that I am having a nice, long break.  Maybe it will be completely done by next Christmas. 😉

I will continue some updates in the next post – working my way into 2017!!

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