Thanksgiving Update and Christmas Card Exchange

We are having a lovely time at my parents’ ranch. The whole experience has been completely different/BETTER than the last time we were here. Grayson has been GREAT- he’s sleeping well, and for the most part, content to listen to his tunes inside or be outside in the jogging stroller or swing. We’ve been eating yummy food, taking long walks on the many hiking trails on the property, and just have been enjoying being together as family.

(I apologize to my FB friends who have already seen most of these pictures)

My sister Rebecca is here, so of course, we had to do a family photoshoot. We took pictures for our Christmas card, which I’m not showing here, but here are some cutie pie ones of G-Man.

You have to get creative when you are trying to get a two year old to pose and smile- that’s me acting the fool under the towel!
Last night, my brother built a campfire…

Ryan got to drive my dad’s tractor this morning, and was in heaven (he would LOVE to live in the country)…

After much frustration with the website last night, I finally got my Christmas cards ordered this morning. Christmas cards are probably my favorite tradition- I just love sending them out and receiving them in the mail! I ordered extra this year in hopes I can exchange with even more people. If you would like to exchange cards, fill out this form and I will send you one of ours- and I will email you our address if you’d like to send one to us. If we’ve exchanged in the past, I already have your address (unless you’ve moved), so you don’t need to fill this out.

Bring on the Christmas season!

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  1. allthesunforyou on November 24, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Oh my goodness – what I wouldn't give to spend a major holiday at a ranch! It sounds like the real deal too. So jealous!I'm so glad you're having a wonderful time 🙂

  2. Esperanza on November 24, 2012 at 4:48 am

    I'm so glad you're having a good time at your parents' ranch. That makes my heart swell with happiness.We're not doing a holiday card this year so no address from me. Sorry!

  3. Coco on November 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    The ranch looks amazing! My husband would love to drive a tractor. LOL. And Grayson looks so sweet and happy… such a love! I love Christmas cards… but I've never done any. I am such a slacker and I always feel guilty… but every year it just falls to the bottom of my priority list and never happens.

  4. Amber on November 25, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Shutterfly must have been a mess all day because I struggled with it for hours early in the day. Stupid sale. Grayson is so adorable, it's ridiculous. He has amazing eyes and the sweetest smile. 🙂

  5. Stefanie Blakely on November 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    We exchanged last year and I can't wait to do it again!Such sweet pics of G!!

  6. Sharon on November 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Great pictures!

  7. Erin on November 26, 2012 at 3:33 am

    So happy you had a wonderful time at the ranch and a wonderful Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see the results of the Christmas card photo shoot!! What fun!

  8. Kyla on November 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    So glad you guys had a great time and G was a happy boy! :)My husband wishes he was a country boy, too, the chickens in the backyard are evidence. LOL!

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