Christmas Eve

December 31, 2012 in Cabin, Christmas, Tanner Family, Traditions - No Comments

‘Twas the night before Christmas and the snow piled all around us (by the foot). We bundled up, grabbed our sleds, and headed out to the winter wonderland. Nash ate some serious handfuls of the white fluff. Blake wore his swimsuit underneath his snowpants so he could hop right in…

The Polar Express

We kicked off the weekend before Christmas by riding on the Polar Express. It’s a real train that takes passengers through the mountains and during the Christmas season, transforms into a Christmas wonderland, complete with hot chocolate, elves, cookies, and the jolly old man himself. All of Troy’s family came…

Merry Merry

December 25, 2012 in Christmas, Gratitude - 2 Comments

I am so grateful for these children of mine. I’m grateful for how they look out for one another. How they genuinely love each other. And how even though they fight to no end (this isn’t even staged), they are quick to say “I’m sorry.” They truly are best friends….

Dear Santa,

December 14, 2012 in Blake, Christmas, Nash, Preschool - 2 Comments

This is the letter that Blake dictated to Santa at school: I love it. As for Nash, he wants a new squirt gun for the bath (Blake always confiscates the working one), and an iPad. That’s right, my two year old wants an iPad. When did cars and trains become…

Blake’s Big Day

December 12, 2012 in Birthdays, Blake - 3 Comments

Blake’s birthday celebration was kicked off with his party at school. I came in with donuts and taught his class yoga (per Blake’s request). I love that he is at the age where having a parent come into your class in the best thing on the planet. After school, we…

Rainbow Birthday

December 11, 2012 in Birthdays, Cooking, Crafts, Traditions - 2 Comments

Blake only had one request for his birthday this year: a rainbow cake. Every year, I have good intentions to throw him an actual birthday party with friends. And then his birthday rolls around year after year smack dab in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And despite my good intentions, I…

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