Merry (Almost) Christmas

While we cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by, we are gearing up for another fun family Christmas!

  Such a cutie, even with a runny nose :)

Such a cutie, even with a runny nose :)

  Our sweet girl looking too grown up!

Our sweet girl looking too grown up!

We have a lot to be grateful for this season: Jaxon is another year older and is much happier—and healthier—than he was this time last year, Austin is at the age where she loves many of the Christmas traditions that I hold near and dear, and both kids still seem content to bake pies and (un)decorate the tree and not worry much about what they’ll be getting for Christmas.

  My little helper and our Christmas pumpkin pie

My little helper and our Christmas pumpkin pie

  Jaxon considering his next move in dismantling our tree

Jaxon considering his next move in dismantling our tree

I am excited to celebrate this season with Joe and the kids, and I am humbled to be in a position to share the story of Jesus’ birth with Austin now that she’s able to understand it better. This time of year is always so magical, and we want our kids to understand why.

  Since Joe took this picture, it counts as a family photo, right?

Since Joe took this picture, it counts as a family photo, right?

We hope you and your family experience the wonder of this special season, too. From our home to yours, Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday, Jax!

Jaxon turned one today!

 Two handsome fellas :)

Two handsome fellas :)

I can't believe it's already his birthday; we've had a fun, crazy, stressful, wonderful, tiring, blessed year. Here are a few pictures to show how much Jax has grown and changed over the past 12 months.

 The day Jaxon was born <3 

The day Jaxon was born <3 

 Gotta love the elephant jammies!

Gotta love the elephant jammies!

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 Mommy's prince charming

Mommy's prince charming

 Sibling love &lt;3&nbsp;

Sibling love <3 

 That jacket made him look so much older to me!

That jacket made him look so much older to me!

 Six months #forgotthesticker

Six months #forgotthesticker

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 Can't stay still!

Can't stay still!

 No time for clothes

No time for clothes

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 Jax can no longer be trusted around stickers...

Jax can no longer be trusted around stickers...

 Jaxon's first birthday!

Jaxon's first birthday!

Jaxon, we love you so much! Happy Birthday, sweetheart.