Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 Christmas Eve

Jacob ready to open Christmas PJs and ornaments

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Daddy & Maggie opening PJs

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Gree Gree & Bea waiting for her turn

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Grace helping Bea open her ornament

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Maggie opening her ornament

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Jacob and his shark ornament

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More PJ opening for Bea and her sisters

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Grace showing Bea her PJs

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Maggie and her PJs

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Grace and her PJs

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Clare & Maggie, Grace & Bea, and Jacob

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Our Tree – ready for Santa

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

2013 Picture with Santa

With two babies, it was necessary to avoid long lines to see Santa.  Fortunately, the kids get of school at 12:30 every Friday, so we went right after dismissal to avoid the crowds.  Last year we went to the Galleria because it is right up the street, but the lines were long and it is ridiculously expensive.  After seeing some other friends post photos from Bass Pro Shops on Facebook, I decided to look into that.  Guess what?  It was free!  You can’t beat free, so we decided to give it a try.  Thanks to our ability to go while most kids are still in school and parents at work, we only had to wait about 10 minutes.  I wish we could see the babies’ faces better, but I still think it turned out pretty cute.  The babies even got to wear the same outfits that Jacob and Grace wore here!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

2013 Annual Christmas Tree Hunt

We went to get our Christmas tree, and oh my gosh was it cold!  The forecast said mid 50’s so we dressed with long sleeves and relatively light jackets, but it was so windy that the wind chill had to be in the 30’s.  It was bitterly cold!  We ended up with the babies in the Becos zipped inside our jackets.  We picked out a tree as fast as possible, played for a bit, got some hot chocolate, and headed to load up the tree.  We actually fit it inside the van!  We have half of the back seat out for extra cargo storage and we were able to just fit the tree in that spot.  No strapping it down to the roof of the car this year!

Maggie with Mommy

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Bea with Daddy

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With our tree – Daddy & Bea, Clare, Jacob, Grace, Mommy & Maggie

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Assistants

Grace and Clare wanted to help with Bea and Maggie’s 2 month pictures and then insisted on getting in on the action.

Grace and Maggie (love Maggie’s expression)

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Grace and Bea

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Clare and Maggie

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Clare and Bea (sweet smiles!)

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Where was Jake?  Off playing Minecraft…

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bea and Maggie’s Baptism

We baptized Bea and Maggie this afternoon at our local parish.  Both sets of godparents live out of town.  We missed them but know they were with us in spirit.  We are 5/5 for babies sleeping through their baptisms.  Both babies slept through the entire thing.  It was a really nice ceremony and everything went smoothly.  We are now home relaxing and enjoying our sweet-smelling babies.

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Clare, Grace, and Jacob waiting for the actual baptism

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About to be baptized

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Miss Bea

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Jacob and Grace watching the baptism

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Miss Maggie

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Newly baptized Maggie and Bea

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Bea being anointed with chrism oil

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Maggie being anointed

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All of Us

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Maggie getting ready to head home

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Bea waiting to change out of her baptismal gown

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Grace after the baptism

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