So I had a good run of Forest Says for a few years. And he still says funny stuff all.the.time (both intentionally and unintentionally!) but I’ve stopped keeping a record of as many. Instead, I’ve have a note on my phone that I keep a running list of all the funny things Peyton says or does. She is her father’s daughter after all!
Talking about when Gigi and DohDoh would be here to visit:
Peyton: bath… n… night night… n.. wake up… n…. doh doh!!!
A few days after we had a movie night with popcorn and watched Rock Dog when and I took a picture of all of us sitting on the couch together with the camera sitting on the tv stand:
Peyton: *sat down in front of the couch with tino, a giant stuffed teddy bear* cheeeese!
*got up to check her “camera” sitting on the tv stand.
Mama: was it a good one, Peyton?
loving. Our new den doors!
loving. Sweet Baby Sawyer!!! I’m so glad we got to meet and snuggle her!
wanting. Sloane to sleep through the night again…..
loving. That the Olympics will be starting in just a few days!
needing. To get started on the baby quilt for our niece who will be arriving in February.
wanting. To continue putting the Word before the World as I’m reading through the Bible in one year.
A few of my favorite pictures from end-of-the-year 2017 Project 52.
It has been one year since my mom went to walk with our Lord and Savior, free of all the physical pain she was experiencing on Earth. I thought for the longest time that I would never write a post about my mom’s passing because what is there to say? But it has now been a year without hearing her voice, giving her a hug or having her hold my girls. I feel like there is A LOT to say but what I want to focus on is how great our God is.
I expected to break down. I honestly thought that at some point during this year I would completely break down. Mother’s Day without mom, the birth of our baby girl without mom, Peyton’s birthday without Gramma, a trip back to Indiana without mom, my first birthday without mom, our first Thanksgiving without mom, our first Christmas without mom, our first you-name-it without mom.
The post I’ve been putting off for far too long now — our 2017 Christmas festivities/traditions that I’m affectionately calling Christmas Extravaganza because it’s going to be a monster of a post (because…. pictures!!).
You can see us putting our tree up here and the girls in their Christmas dresses here (you don’t want to miss that one – these girls are adorable!!).
But the parts that you haven’t seen are….
Making Christmas cookies! Peyton was struggling with not licking her fingers (because she’s 2.5 and all the icing and crumbs go straight to her mouth!) so we put her in charge of the sprinkles. And she loved it! Sloane got to icing her first cookie this year – what a sweetie, trying to steal a lick!