Schumacher 365 Week #52

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Our annual visit to Santa went much better this year. Elsie had insisted to only stand by Santa, which we were fine with. This led to a non-crying picture. I am sure next year when Abbott understands what is going on we will be back to the crying pictures.

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Reading T’was the Night before Christmas before going to bed. This is something I remember doing during my childhood so I thought we could start the tradition this year with Elsie. She loved reading it with a flashlight.

***Okay this is where I realize I have mis-numbered somewhere in my posts for the last year. So…we will consider these “bonus” days because I don’t want to go back through 51 posts and find the mistakes.***



We had a fabulous Christmas with family and I couldn’t end the day without a picture of the kids in my favorite sled.

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Josh and I have been talking about the day Elsie will need a haircut. So while we were shopping in Bellevue we decided to ask her if she was ready to get a trim. She was so excited. We went to a salon in Crossroads mall in Bellevue and it was fabulous. Elsie had a great time and was so excited to leave with a fresh hair cut and an Elsa braid. Just a few days ago she asked if she still had a haircut :). It was a lot less painful for me than I thought it would be. I am also happy to report she still has her crazy curls in the bottom of her hair. Processed with VSCOcam with c3 preset

Christmas with my family is always chaotic. We were able to celebrate this year with most everyone (we missed you Steenhouses and Stephen). The kids were extremely spoiled by their aunts, uncles and grandparents.


We have become suckers for Dickey’s BBQ on Sundays. Kids eat free, free ice cream, what more could you ask for. On this particular trip we allowed Abbott to have some tastes of ice cream. He threw a fit after I took the ice cream away from him.


That’s a wrap on Christmas 2014. It is always fun to get all of the decorations out, but sometimes I am just as excited to get them packed up again after the holiday. This year I feel like I couldn’t get them down fast enough (it may have something to do with all of the toys consuming our house).

Abbott received this cute farm from Nama and Papa for Christmas. He is really enjoying playing/eating the animals. He looked like such a big boy sitting there playing with his farm. IMG_6209


We spent a quiet New Years Eve at home this year. After celebrating at noon with the Sary family we came home, got in our pajamas, and played for the rest of the night. The kids went to bed, we started watching Covert Affairs, and before we knew it it was midnight and we didn’t watch the ball drop.

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