I am writing this one in advance because Mike and I are away for our anniversary weekend! We’re staying at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California, which is famous for its amazing holiday light display. I love this time of year and I’m so glad we got married in December when everyone is feeling happy and loving, and everything is decorated so festively.

The Ceremony

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Sing Out

James had his pre-K holiday concert on Friday. It’s safe to say this kid has NO stage fright. He was super into it and had a smile on his face the whole time. He just kills me.

No Time Like The Present

Mike and I finished most of our Christmas shopping yesterday, thank goodness. I just have some stocking stuffers left to give, but otherwise I can sit back and relax (and wrap) this week!

~We ordered Annie these two cool books, 100 Women Who Made History and History Year by Year.
~Mike also picked out this robot cat thing, the closest Annie will ever get to owning a cat while she lives in my house.
~And of course, you can never go wrong with playdoh. LOTS of playdoh.

Happy Sunday, everyone!