Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The main reason I have continued to blog is because every year I print our blog off as a family photobook/journal. It is my version of scrapbooking or photo albums. These albums are some of my most treasured material possessions. However there is still a lot of reformatting that has to be done when transferring the blog to book which requires endless hours of work so I have decided to just make the books from scratch rather than from the blog. That means my primary reason for blogging is gone. What that means for my future blogging I'm not sure- will I quit altogether, just blog a lot less or in less detail? All I know is lately I've been strongly convicted of wasting precious time with my babes especially while they are little and I would rather spend my time living life than documenting life so this may be the end for me and blogger or it may just mean we see each other less often or this may just be a season where I take a break and eventually pick back up but for now I feel something has to change.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Happy New Years from our family to yours! Wishing you a blessed year ahead!
Our New Years turned out to be one of the best I can remember! We went to a progressive dinner New Years party in Fairway with several of our friends. It was a perfect night, good food and drinks, lots of old and new friends and the best part was the DJ and dancing at the dessert house! I danced until my feet were killing me and Justin busted out his moves in fact I would say he was the center of the dance floor anytime he was on it! We danced together all the time when we were first dating so it was fun to get to do something together that we both love so much!
In the bathroom getting all glittered up with three of my favorite girls!
King of the dance floor!
New Years Day we hung around the house, did some shopping with our Christmas money, got a new rug and ottoman for the living room...
then we went to mom and dad's for New Years Day dinner. Jett wanted to ride on Nana's rooster!
I made dripped beef,
kale for our greens,
and chocolate chunk bread pudding for dessert!
We had some sparkling cider
even Jett got some
and we toasted to the New Year!
Monday, December 31, 2012
You know it didn't go very well when your photographer says "I think we might have to redo these." To which I replied with a very large sigh! I used to think family photos were rough with one child but now with two they feel like torture for everyone. I left the session thinking the best shots we would end up with would be something like this...
But once again Hannah worked her magic and we didn't have to reshoot and we ended up with several good ones to choose from! I tell you she is truly a miracle worker!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from the Jarretts!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I think Christmas morning gets more and more fun each year as the kids get older! We woke up to Bing Crosby singing White Christmas and the kids got up to see if Santa had eaten his cookies...
then it was off to see what Santa had left...
for Ava it was a Barbie jeep...
for Jett a sports climber!
Of course his favorite part were the balls which he shouted when he saw them!
Buddy left the kids a little note before he headed back to the North Pole
We checked out our stockings- bandaids, cookies and movies for the kids, massages, perfume and candy for me and a massage, juggling balls, a key finder for daddy!
Jett loved riding along with Ava in the jeep!
The kids picked out a snow globe and hungry hippos for daddy
Jett got Ava a princess crown and wand
Ava got Jett a school bus book
And Ava picked a chocolate mask, lotion and eyeshadow for me
Mrs. Williams will be so happy that Ava Kate got a new bigger backpack, she might have even requested that!
Her first sleeping bag!
And Doc McStuffin and Lambie dolls, she was so worried that Santa wasn't going to bring this for her the night before and then when she saw her jeep and opened her stocking and it wasn't there she looked up with huge tears in her eyes and said "He didn't bring me Doc McStuffin!" I reminded her she hadn't opened her presents from mommy and daddy yet! She was thrilled!
A Scout dog for Jett,
his first dump truck
and a cars tent!
A golf gear organizer for the car
new Toms for mommy...
After opening gifts at our house we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to open with them
new blue sparkly shoes
Popstar Princess barbie and dressup
an airplane dress up for Jett
and his own Jeep, a surprise to us all!
my new favorite sweater which I've worn almost everyday since Christmas, not sure why my head is turned away!
After opening gifts at Grandma and Grandpa's we headed to Nana and Pop's for a yummy Christmas lunch with everyone!
We ate till we were stuffed, napped and then ate again! After we got back home that night the kids played in their new jeeps some more!
It was great Christmas full of family, food and fun!