The title of this post was taken from the song For the First Time In Forever from the Frozen soundtrack.
We put up our Christmas tree tonight. Five kids, one tree, conflicting ideas about how it should look, and four different arguments at the same time made me want to drink all the left over wine we used to cook a sauce for Thanksgiving. Good grief! Now that the tree is up and the kids are kind of settled, I'm a little more calm and totally enjoying the lights and the traditions. I am excited about this Christmas. John has a special gift planned for Sebastian, Tyler and Mason and, when he told me, I cried. I love that he works so hard to be the best dad that he can be. I'll post pictures when it all gets worked out. Sometimes it's really easy for me to forget how blessed I am but the quiet moments like this remind me that, even at the craziest, I truly have so much to be thankful for. Here are some recent family pictures that we had taken.
Mason, Jaxon, and Blake at my grandpas house.
Blake - 10 months old
Jaxon - 2 years old
Mason - 9 years old
Sebastian - 16 years old
Tyler - 14 years old
All five of my beautiful children. I love them all so very very much.
Uncle Dale and Aunt Joyce
Our traditional picture
Have some fun!