Day 203-217: Elle’s 1st Christmas…& all the happenings in between!

What a SEASON.

These last few weeks have been full of family, friends, parties, laughter, love, way too many gifts for Kensie πŸ˜†, and too many memories to cover one by one…so here’s the highlights. πŸ€ͺ

There was bribing involved to get K to participate in this photo session.

We spent Christmas Eve with the Hall side of the family at B’s house! She hosted us all for our annual white elephant gift exchange and of course spoiled all the kiddos with thoughtful gifts and allll the love.

Elle and B 🎁❀️
The Halls!
Great Aunt Chrissie!

I’m obsessed with these little bloomers for L!! They’re from Spearmint Love and her bow is from Little Poppy Co!

We got back in town super late, but we tracked Santa on the NORAD website and K kept an eye out the whole drive back in case she saw his sleigh. She was really worried he was going to come before we got home and think we weren’t there and not leave her presents. πŸ˜‚ She also wanted to stay up so she could talk to him. We convinced her to leave him cookies and go to bed…

L just over here helping herself. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚
K is excited. L is still trying to steal cookies.

We had their adorable Christmas PJs made by my sweet friend that owns Monograms and Mimosas

Christmas morning was one for the books! This was the first year K (mostly) understood Santa and Christmas…though she kept confusing Santa and Jesus when “birthday” was mentioned. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

Her “big” gift was quite literally, BIG. She has a few smaller houses that she plays with every single day, so we knew she’d LOVE a huge dollhouse!! (plus y’all know I love a good Amazon deal πŸ™ŒπŸΌ)

L was spoiled with alllll the things she could put in her mouth, and her favorite is the baby doll K got her. Not sure if y’all knew Cabbage Patch Dolls double as teethers, but it’s quite useful. 😜

We spent the morning playing with (and putting away because I can’t deal with clutter πŸ™ˆ) all the new goodies while Chris made us some yummy Christmas pancakes! Healthy, I know, but K loves them and any calories we can get her to consume is a win to us. πŸ‘πŸΌ

Also, she loves bacon. Like LOVES it. Which is so weird to me that this picky of an eater would touch a brown, less than pleasant looking piece of meat. Haha!!

My family came to town to spend the rest of Christmas Day with us and of course we had to take our annual matching PJ photo!

My brother and his wife were able to make it down from Colorado so we had the whole gang together for the first time in a year! It was also the first time they met Baby Elle!

We spent the day playing games, attempting to teach K how to ride her new balance bike from Gramma and Grampa and some of the crazies (not me) got in the pool. I mean I know it’s Florida and all…but that water was in the 60s when they jumped in. πŸ™…πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

The last of our Christmas visits included a drive up to Jax to see my Grandma and Aunt and they got to meet Leighton for the first time!

We rarely get to see each other and it was so special to see the girls play at my grandma’s house just like I did when I was little!

We spent the rest of our week making fun memories with the greatest friends! We took the kiddos to see the Johansen Lights and spent the day with one of my best friends who was in town from NC!

K wanted to go dance. Not pose.
These two melt my heart. They walked around holding hands the whole time. πŸ₯°

K’s new favorite photo face πŸ™„ and of course she got Ri guy to participate πŸ˜†

Love love love us some Aunt Casey!

We spent the last few days of the year celebrating our sweet friend’s Golden Birthday and closed it out with the wonderful Framily we’ve created! (Minus a few)

Happy Birthday to the freshest prince(ss) there is!!

And shoutout to Encantos Orlando for creating the perfect setting for her 90’s party with their amazing backdrop and party details!

L should be sleeping. But she was committed to partying.
New Years lovin…sorta. She loves him off camera πŸ˜‚

PHEW!! Anyone still here?! 🀣

I spent the extra free time purging the playroom (WHERE did all these toys come from?! πŸ˜–) organizing the pantry and all of the bathroom cabinets with baskets and containers and weird things that make MY OCD happy!

Probably partial because I like to nap on the Nugget when K wakes me up too early, but this is easily my favorite corner of the playroom. πŸ₯° Name pillows are from this adorable Etsy shop and the “babe cave” pillow is from Hobby Lobby!

So grateful for each and every one of you that read and follow along on our journey! While it’s still a little strange for me when people ask “how are you?!” and as I start to talk they say “I know! I read your blog!” (Many times it’s people I don’t expect…) and it truly means so much to me. We have such a huge family & “framily” and I love being able to use this outlet to stay connected with friends and family that we don’t get to see every day all while creating an awesome website of memories for the girls to look back on when they’re older!

Because how else do I record K’s obsession with Tutus, Elsa and sticking her tongue out for photos? πŸ˜›

Monogrammed Top Marley Lilly β€’ Sparkle Leggings Target

While OF COURSE I’ll still be sharing a ton about the girls, I’m also going to start sharing other things I love!! This is something that’s been on my mind for the last 2-3 months and I have no idea why I didn’t just start then πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

It’s no secret I love to shop πŸ˜‚, decorate & host! So many of the things I love I find from other blogs I read or because someone else has recommended them to me…so I should obviously pay it forward. πŸ˜‰

If there’s anything you think I should share here that I don’t already, let me hear it!

Happy 2020!!! πŸ’₯

We’ll be back tomorrow with Leighton’s 7 MONTH update! 😭

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