Christmas Tradition

Good morning, I thought I would share a new tradition I want to start this year.. As a child we always got to open one Christmas present on Christmas Eve, they were always pjs to sleep in.  Well I want to incorporate that into our Christmas traditions but instead I made a gift box that included pjs, slippers, a movie, popcorn, and some hot chocolate.. 

I seen this idea floating around Facebook a while back and I knew I wanted to do this for my kiddos.    

 Another tradition we have done for several years is going to my parents on Christmas Eve and watching Christmas Vacation.  My mom loves that movie.

Do you have any family Christmas traditions?  



Eurika Springs | 7 Year Anniversary 

Hello everyone I am writing this blog post in the most comfortable bed from the beautiful cabin we rented for two days.  Today is Sunday meaning the day we go home. I am going to miss this cabin, I want to build a house based off of the features of this place..

 Anyhoo we did a lot of exploring the downtown of Eurika Springs yesterday morning/afternoon. It was great, stopped in at Nibbles Eatery for cinimon roll and a SunnyDay smoothie and then after a morning scroll of checking out all the shops we went to the Christ of the Ozarks.

 By then we were getting hungry so we stopped at The Filling Station. It’s was yummy Justin got the catfish platter and I got the crispy chicken club sandwhich. Both were great, we walked over to the ice cream shop and I tried the pistachio almond ice cream and fell in love with it.

Then after we went back to the cabin to relax for a bit we decided to go to Lake Leatherwood and we went kayaking for the first time, it was so much fun..

What fun things did you do this weekend?


Carson’s 20 Questions | 5 Years Old

Carson turned 5 this past week, so I thought I would document each year these questions and a picture.  Its hard to believe it’s been 5 years since my first born.


Carson: age five

1. What is your favourite colour:


2. What is your favourite toy?

Swing Set

3. What is your favourite fruit?


4. What is your favourite TV show?


5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?

PB & J Sandwhich

6. What is your favourite outfit?

Blue Ninja Turtle Shirt

7. What is your favourite game?

Hide N Seek

8. What is your favourite snack?


9. What is your favourite animal?


10. What is your favourite song?

Love me like you do (Ellie Goulding)

11. What is your favourite book?

Cat & the Hat

12. What is your favourite subject at school?


13. What is your favourite sport?


14. What is your favourite thing to have for breakfast?

Fruitty Pebbles

15. What is your favourite thing to do outside?


16. What is your favourite drink?

Cherry Pepsi

17. What is your favourite holiday?


18. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?

Stuffed animals

19. What is your favourite thing to have for dinner?


20. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A Cop


  Okay so I have not been meaning to neglect my blog.  I will be posting soon about Ellie’s 1st bday party, 12 month diaper bag essentials, and much more. I have been spending a lot of time with my sweet family and haven’t really been able to sit down and write like I would like too. I do not want to just throw stuff together on this blog like I have done with my others. I want to post meaningful and well thought out  post. But I thought I would just state that I have not left my little space on the web I was just taking a well needed break to enjoy my family.. 

Ellie’s 1st birthday is tommorow I cannot believe it’s been a year since our new addition to the family. I feel like my family is complete I have my sweet boy and girl what more could I ask for!! #blessed

Anywhoo I need to go to  bed 5:30 comes early and this time change does not help.