First item of business: this girl.
Right smack dab in the middle of our business for a whole night.
I loved every minute of it.
To my niece, Yaz Ma Taz: When you are a rich and famous Broadway star, you still have to claim me and send me free tickets to your shows, and there isn't much you can do about it. That's just how family rolls, and you are mine and we are yours.
Next up, we kicked 2015 outta here in style, because it was a year that was good to us, despite the fact that Casidee, Brynn, and Cali decided to move in with their dad (though Cali came to her senses and came back home), aside from that little tidbit, which is not so little, but putting it aside, 2015 was good to us. So very good. I'll be trying to catch up on year of posts that have been neglected, but it was a year worth remembering so hopefully I can jamb the highlights in here soon-ish.
Plus, also, New Year's Eve is my wedding anniversary with The Man so that in and of itself requires some pomp and circumstance.
We hung out at home with snacks, games, and The Circus. But don't be fooled, after getting my butt handed to me by Brynn in Settlers of Catan (that game!), we did get fancied up with cookie cocktails and midnight kisses.
Proof that Pinterest doesn't always fail.
We also found a long forgotten bag of hats and noise makers that Papa Mike gave us a few years ago and those came in quite handy as well.
Sorry to our neighbors on both sides who have babies... Happy New Year and all.
AND, The Man had lost/forgotten about Christmas presents that he had bought me as he had stashed them around the house. Merry Christmas to me on New Year's Eve (or perhaps happy anniversary?) as he found a bag of York Peppermint Patties in his car and this shirt in his desk:
He amuses me.
He also gets me.
This is why we're married.
This brings me to January the first. Today.
For Christmas we gave The Circus a day pass to Provo Beach, where The Man and I had gone before (here), but had not yet taken The Circus. (Also, I was happy to see that the golf simulator was gone; replaced by laser tag which is a million times more enjoyable. Times a million more.) I joined the email list in hopes that a deal would show up at some point where we could go again, and Cyber Monday did not disappoint.
Merry Christmas kids, you have to spend time with us.
Which, thankfully, is something The Circus has not outgrown.
But not if I have anything to do with it.
So today we drove down to Provo Beach where Cas and I watched everyone high above the ground on the ropes course (we know where our feet should be... safely on the ground), and we all joined in on great croquet tournaments, laser tag games, bowling, and arcadia bliss.
Plus ice cream.
Oh, and surfing. How could I forget the surfing already?
Cue onslaught of pictures:
January the first, I think you've set a solid standard for 2016.
Bring it on, we're ready.