A White Christmas ( for the home )

December 18, 2014

It's a little dreamy over here.
My mom is pretty INCREDIBLE when it comes to decor and I'm obsessed with every little part of her house!
I keep telling her she should open a business and decorate for a living.
Because being a mom to 6 kids isn't busy enough ;)

She's one of those people with a knack for everything.
Cooking, Decorating, Putting outfits together, shopping, working out, eating healthy, ETC..

You name it. She's good at it.

You could say she's my hero,
but that would be an understatement.

I took a few shots of some of my favorite areas!
I'm LOVING all the white, silver and gold, and the slight accents of red.
It's a beautiful, clean look and it's so elegant!

I will just let the pictures do the talking.

I have to chime in and say that the candles are my favorite part.
She has put them in every corner and at night they light up the house.
It's so beautiful! 

And pillows. My other favorite part.
Every couch has Christmas pillows and I love it so much.

We are currently jamming out to Christmas tunes and baking sugar cookies galore!


Home for Christmas - AND A GIVEAWAY!

December 17, 2014

We made it to beaUTAHful Utah! 
Aaron had to work this week but will be flying in this Friday night.
I'm in heaven and my mom's Christmas decor is probably the prettiest thing I have ever seen in my entire life so just beware of picture overload.

Ryan was a champ on the plane. We make one good team.

We just happened to sit right next to the wing of the plane and that made Ryan so happy.
He kept saying "Look, Mommy! WING! Fly fast!"

( My two youngest siblings and my child ^^ )

My little brother came home YESTERDAY!!! ( More to come! )
After 2 years that hug felt so good! We cried lots of happy tears!
2 of my brothers overlapped on LDS church missions so it has been 4 years since us 6 siblings have ALL been in the same room!
We were reunited yesterday and it has been heaven all around!

I'm pretty excited to be home for the holidays!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful December!

And for a giveaway because who doesn't love a good giveaway!!

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Day 4 - Barnes and Noble

December 15, 2014

For Ryan's 4th day of Christmas we took him to Barnes and Noble to pick out his first Christmas book.

After seeing 100 choices,
and reading a couple to see if he liked them,
he chose "The Night Before Christmas".


I was pretty happy with his decision given it was one of my most favorite childhood Christmas Stories.

Since this day, we have read it about 50 times.

The Dog adoption cages were conveniently right outside of the bookstore.

Walking by the cages kill my heart.
I slightly considered it for .2 seconds when he looked at this little black dog and said "Have it" HA

The classic Ryan Finger point.
"Look! Mommy, Is that??!" ( AKA: What is that )

He thinks the Christmas garlin smells?
He has to stop and smell every single one.

We are currently boarding a plane to UTAH and Ryan's freaking out about getting on a plane!
Let's hope he's this enthusiastic about it at the end of this 3 hour joyride. :)
I hope everyone had the most wonderful weekend!

P.S. To all of you who had the sweetest things to say regarding my last post - THANK YOU.
You have no idea how much it meant to me and my little family - so thank you.
I wish I could hug each one of you!