Friday, December 19, 2014


This season has been an absolutely crazy one for us. Between Cotton Bowl prep, Tonto working lots of hours, Taylor wrapping up her first semester in high school (sniff sniff) and keeping up with Tiny, it feels like we haven't looked up - much less had many home cooked meals - in the last three weeks.

That being said, we've tried to make some time to be festive. Because, you know, Christmas only happens once a year and all.

Last Friday we hit up Waco Wonderland downtown but, honestly, most of the activities - with the exception of some CLASSIC Santa photos that I can't currently show - were either too old for Tiny or too young for Taylor. So it was kind of a bust for us but I think it will probably be fun in a couple more years.

They do have quite a lovely Christmas tree...

...and ferris wheel....

...and a lovely stage area where different entertainment acts perform each evening.

I even convinced the girls to take a few photos in front of the Christmas tree. Oh, how I love them...

After dinner at La Fiesta (yum!), we hit up a couple of local neighborhoods that have amazing Christmas light displays. 

Such a fun and sweet time of year.

We've also managed to do a few fun things at home. Taylor and I decorated this gingerbread house one night and I learned that any and all OCD tendencies she has (generally NONE) all appear when decorating tiny houses made of sugar. Who knew?

And, in the midst of me being FRIED from work, Taylor baked some fabulous snowman sugar cookies one evening. Tiny loves them so much you have to give her small pieces because she will literally shove the entire thing in her mouth at once.

And, though it took over a week, the house is decorated for the holidays. I went simple this year and didn't even take everything out of boxes (there's just not room this time around) but it's simple and fun. And I kind of love it. :)

There have also been lots of festive outfits for one small tot.

So, basically, a lot has changed in the past year. But a lot of things - like our Christmas traditions - have stayed the same. And I'm so looking forward to experiencing the holidays through the eyes of BOTH of my girls' eyes.