Dec 28, 2017

Christmas 2017

Christmas this year was extra special for us because Jason's parents and son Camdin joined in my family gathering at my Mom's house. This is the first time my family has met Jason's parents. It was a really fun day. 

Jessica(niece), Camdin, Tony(nephew), Leah(niece), and Jake

Jessica and her boyfriend Zach
My Sister Tracy, Jessica and Zach
My Sister Tracy, My Brother Jason and me
Tracy, Lori(SIL) and me


Camdin playing with the kids

My Grandma and Auntie Vicki
Jessica and Tracy(Mother and Daughter)

Scrabble tournament between Grandma and Grandson
Peanut gallery 

Christmas Eve

Grandma and Jake

Feeding the reindeer
Grandma and Grandson
Son and Father

Christmas Morning

He got his kids bop! All he wanted. 

Christmas this year was pretty awesome!! Lots of time with family, lots of great food and a lot of laughs. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and has a happy new year!!

Dec 27, 2017

Cookies with Santa 2017

MNAPVI is an organization for parents by parents of visually impaired children. It's goal is to help Minnesota families impacted by visual impairments. Once a year MNAPVI puts together an event for the kids and families called Cookies with Santa. Jake had a blast! 

Emily and Jake both have the same eye disease called FEVR. They met when they were just babies.  
 Sprinkles the Elf singing with the kids.

Brailling his letter to Santa
 Mailing his letter to Santa 
 Santa reading a story to the kids.
 Santa and Jake
Jake and Mom
 Ready for some kick sledding

Dec 18, 2017

Cookie Exchange December 2017

I can't believe it's been a month since I've blogged. I was doing so good this year. Well, I have some good excuses... Stay tuned for more info on that at a later date. I'm going to be jamming a month's worth of stuff in the next few posts so bare with me. 

Today's post is going to be about the cookie exchange I did a few weeks ago with the lovely ladies in my family. My Mom hosted it at her new apartment and my Sister In-Law Lori and Sister Tracy provided a lot of the food. It turned out to be a great event. I was impressed by the baking and creative skills of my fam. I of course read the directions wrong. My Sister in Law asked everyone to bring 1/2 dozen cookies per person. I thought that meant I was to bring a 1/2 dozen for myself as the per person. Oops. Needless to say I didn't participate. But that's was ok because I don't indulge in sugar anyway. Check out the spread.

Oh good! some lower carb options for me. Yummy!!

 Pretty Tree!


 Jake's favorite thing to do is play with his cousin Leah. They are best friends and have so much fun together. 

Great time with family!!