looking back at 2012…

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on saturday for about an hour or two, we finally had our snow storm in new york city with the biggest, fluffiest snowflakes! and it was beautiful and thrilling and so much fun because we happened to be out running errands as a family when it hit and got to walk home together in those big pretty flurries.  it made me be extra obnoxious to the point that i may have pulled my groin (fuuuun) skipping and jumping the entire way home with josh.  now with the holidays clearing out but freezing cold weather promising to stick around through march, i’m ready for all the snowstorms heaven wants to send me. if there are snowflakes involved, i’m pretty sure i can handle the cold a little while longer.

while we were trotting in the snow, i kept thinking, what a great way to go out with a bang, 2012!  nicely done…nicely done.

it was a good year.  as i’ve been reflecting on all that took place in 2012, i can’t help but sum it all up as my blessing year. the year was just so beautiful. while it sometimes felt like i was just trying to survive as i adjusted to life as a mother of two, for the most part, 2012 felt like cloud nine.  this is because i was given a new miracle baby this summer and because peering into his happy and healthy face and into his older sister’s happy and healthy face each morning is the greatest gift i have received. all problems or struggles or personal issues aside, sharing the past year with my family has been nothing short of a blessing.

cheers to 2012! and cheers to 2013! thanks for reading along! see you in the new year….

christmas, part II.

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after christmas morning at the apartment, we skyped with family and then met up with our friend natalie for brunch in the village at AOC. by the way, the quiche lorraine is out of this world delicious! brunch also felt a bit like we were on vacation or something, as we scored with the babes alternating naps while we were out. and the next best thing after having both babes nap at the same time is having the babes alternate the longest naps of their lives while you are at lunch.  the ratio of three adults to one baby practically makes you think you are lunching with no baby at all!  oh, life with kids!

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christmas morning.

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christmas morning at our house was a lot of fun with these two little ones! and it seems to get better each year as we keep adding another new baby each christmas (that was not an announcement though, fyi.) while E still doesn’t quite grasp the “santa” concept, i think we all had a good time opening a few gifts yesterday!  we have decided to keep gifts at christmas on the simpler side at our house, so we got the littles each one gift and then a few little things and books for their stockings. (josh and i also have a lot of fun stuffing stockings for each other in lieu of gifts for one another.)  samson got a xylophone, and eleanor got a red ukelele for christmas! both seem to be in heaven with their new instruments so we are crossing our fingers this means a davis family band is in its beginning stages! i mean, it’s not a dream if you can’t live it out through your kids, right? ;)

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^^^ eleanor got a new hair brush in her stocking. so yeah, sorry samson for what is in store the next few days for you. :| ^^^

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^^^ samson’s xylophone! ^^^

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^^^the look on her face was priceless! her very own “GEETAR!”^^^

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merry christmas {eve}

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we’ve pulled out the air mattress and set up camp under the christmas tree for the night.   gonna sleep as a family under this big colorful tree  while we wait for christmas to get here!

have a very merry christmas!

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