Father/Daughter Dance

It was their first father/daughter dance and I have been a gushy mess all night.  The theme was fairy so I had too much fun turning my sweet little girl into a fairy.  They had a blast and I hope they can cherish these pics forever!


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Happy 1st Birthday

Ty turned one on the 22nd.  It’s crazy and he’s amazing.  Here are some pics to remember  this sweet phase.

Toddler Talk

While driving 

N:  mom are we going too fast?

S: nope!

N: good because if we we’re the police would come give us a ticket and money.  Then… we’d have to give all our toys and treasures back to the police!!!!

Nixon was blabbering something ‘important’ to me that I just could not understand.  I was trying and stuggling and trying and struggling.  Finally…

R:  Mom!  Just say “Oh… ok…. Nixon!” and then he’ll start talking about something else.

It totally worked!  Brilliant!

Reese and Nix were in the bath

R:  Nixon! I’m going to get out…

N: no!  Don’t leave!

R: don’t worry Nixon you’re not alone.

N: I’m not???

R:  no, Jesus is always with you!

N: no he’s not!

R: yes he is Nixon!

N: where is he?

R: patting her heart He’s in here Nixon

We got back from an overnight celebrating our 10 year.

N: mom!  Are you still married?????

S:  Nixon!  Can you please ask your sister for a crayon MUCH nicer than that??

N:  Ok, how about I say “please Boo-Boo-Butt??”

S:  Trying not to laugh!  No, use that’s not kind try again.

N:  Ok, I think I’ll say “boo-boo-butt”

S:  ugh!

N:  Mom!

S:  Yes?

N:  Can we go meet Jesus….on Saturday?

Swinging Nixon in the backyard in silence (rare with him)

N:  Mom!  Did you know… Jesus lives in our hearts?


Christmas Eve!

Hope your Christmas Eve has been nice.  We spent the day baking cookies and hanging out before heading to church. We finished the night with dinner, cookie decorating and reading about Jesus’ birthday.  What a special night with the little and in-laws.

Grammy and Pappy 

Grammy and Pappy stopped in Denver on their way to o California this week.  It was snowing the day they arrived so we took advantage and make a Christmas heavy weekend of it.  The first day we combated the cold by cuddling by the fire, making a ginger bread house, baking cookies, and eating chili.  Reese, Grammy and I went to a play at the Arvada Center which was a hit!  Reese was so cute dressed up in the white dress.  She got so many compliments everywhere we went.  We went with the ‘rents one night to Ophelia’s and then to see Santaland Diaries that night.  The dinner was good and the show was ok but it was just fun to be out and about without kids :).  Their last day here we went on the Celestial Seasonings tour (one of my favorite tourist activities) and to church before opening presents.  The kids had so much fun getting gifts and partaking in a Stafford tradition of pizza before presents!  I am so thankful for this time with Grammy and Pappy and can’t wait to see them again soon!  Love y’all!


Santa found our house again this year!  The city of Westminster has a lottery every year and the lucky winners get a visit from Santa on a fire truck!  We’ve had him over a few times before so we were grateful he found our house this year.  We had several new neighbors over and our other dear friends.  When Santa arrived on the fire truck, Nixon went crazy.  He grabbed Santa by the hand and asked him “do you want to see my playroom?” Then all the kids sat on his lap and adorably told Santa what they wanted to Christmas.  When is was Nix’s turn – he got up there and just pulled on the poor dude’s beard!  Hilarious.

 Everyone brought food, we had a hot chocolate bar and cookies to decorate.  The kids did a book gift exchange which turned out cute.  The party got us in the Christmas spirit and the kids are pumped for the rest of the season!  ​


One of our dear friends dad bought a property in Breckenridge Colorado. He’s extremely kind and invited us to come relax at T-bones lodge.  It was a much needed weekend in the mountains. We went in the middle of November but for some reason it was extremely warm. House was amazing and since we were some of her best friends it was a wonderful weekend of cooking, lounging around, and chasing little people.