I decided to “splurge” and get a LivingSocial deal for a JCPenney’s photoshoot. I wanted to get a photo of Paty and the kids for her to remember her time in the US with our family. I was pleasantly surprised at how the photos turned out! Take a peek. One of these will likely be our Christmas card.
Christmas this year was amazing. The boys were so into all the presents. In fact we actually got them WAY too many things. The boys told me that it would take an entire year to unwrap everything. We had to almost yell at them to focus and finish unwrapping. At one point I unwrapped a few of the boys things. Anthony *might* have unwrapped a few of Nathan’s things. The girls were also pretty into it. They didn’t really understand how to unwrap the presents but they enjoyed ripping the paper. It was so nice having Steve’s mom and dad around to help out with the kids. Unfortunately Paty was not here though! She spent Christmas day with her cousin in New York City but we got to celebrate when she got home.
I had the boys write some letters to Santa. Super cute. “I was 100 good”.
This year was so much fun going trick or treating with the boys. Anthony sprinted as fast as I’ve ever seen anyone run between houses. Nathan was slow and steady making sure to inspect the candy bowls of all the houses and pick out the one he wanted at each. Our friends, the Myers, came over beforehand for pizza and then we were off. We had a blast!
Steve’s cousin Chrissy got married on a beautiful Friday evening, on August 19th, near Pittsburgh so our family took the day off of work and packed into the car. The wedding site was gorgeous and we had a great evening with family.