That's A Wrap

Friday, February 24, 2017

I have never neglected my memory keeping quite as badly as I have with this blog over the past few months! As I look back to my last post (in October!), I am stunned with how much has happened and all of the memories that I need to record. Undoubtedly, there will be things left out and many simple moments I have already forgotten.

To help myself remember as much as possible about these last few months, I am relying on my camera reel which thankfully is always full. Here is a wrap-up post to that amazing last quarter of 2016.

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I love the ambiance of October and the playfulness in dressing up. Wyet and I hosted a get-together with some close friends to celebrate. It just goes to show that you are never too old to have fun.

Kevin clearly had the most comfortable costume of the party!
Jarrod and Shay
Whit and Alex
Have you ever seen a more authentic get-up? I loved that Wyet chose to dress up as Jareth the Golbin King from one of our favorite movies The Labyrinth!

My costume was less involved than Wyet's, but I had a great time dressing up as my favorite character Velma from Scooby Doo!
Perhaps the best family photo we have ever taken.
Not only did we dress up for the party, but we even dressed up again the following Monday for the trick-or-treaters! We finally live in a neighbor that celebrates the holiday, and we loved every visit.

I actually began writing a post back in December about the many things I am thankful for. To be honest, it all comes back to one central point: the people in my life. I may not have dozens of friends that I see regularly, but I know that the friends I do have aren't going anywhere. The people in my life are staples that have been there all along and will continue to be forever.

The incredible family that I was both born and married in to couldn't be better. We aren't perfect. We are real, and for that alone, I am blessed beyond measure.

The Chef who handled Thanksgiving like a professional!

My parents {and a great selfie happening in the background}

Good food, great people, amazing holiday!
The mama's as we get ready to Yahtzee!
We had so much fun playing and laughing together. 

This Christmas was truly magical. It was our first Christmas together in our home, and it felt just like a house should during the holidays: busy and cozy. We really splurged and purchased a Griswold tree {truthfully, it touched the ceiling}, and Wyet had to get a ladder to finish putting the lights on.

As always, we saw A Christmas Carol with my family and then went to dinner. Hendryx captured everyone's attention with his silly sense of humor and contagious laugh. JC, Alexsis, Hendryx and I went to the "North Pole" where we learned that Santa Claus is still terrifying, but hot chocolate on a cold night can make it all better.

We spent countless nights at home enjoying nothing but the glow of the tree and choo of the train that was given to us by Wyet's dad. We went light on the gift-giving and huge on the love. It was a perfect way to end a very blessed year.

Opening Christmas Eve gifts!
Wyet gives the best presents! I was so surprised by these handmade easels he built! This was the perfect gift as our newest hobby goal has been to learn to oil paint.

The happiest Bob Ross student ever!
As always, we went up to my parents for Christmas Day brunch.

The best Christmas morning picture: messy hair, wrinkled pajamas and perhaps the happiest {most spoiled} doggies who ever lived.

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