As I sit here at the beginning of February, the holidays already seem so far in the past. It’s true what they say about being a parent, the days are long, but the years (months!) are short. Our holiday season was completely different in 2017 and I loved (almost!) every moment. As you can see below, we did all of the traditional holiday activities and attempted to get some “Pinterest worthy” photos of Carson during all of these activities. *Note the word attempted…asking a 7 month old to pose for pictures does not work!* You can catch up on our earlier 2017 activities HERE and HERE.
- Carson spent his first overnight (weekend!) away from us in November. One of our GC cross country runners advanced the the NCAA DII Cross Country Championships and I was fortunate enough to accompany her on her trip. The Professor was at an economics conference so Carson stayed with my parents.
- The Professor, my dad and I ran our 5 mile Thanksgiving day race. The Professor won the car this year, whoop whoop!
- We celebrated THREE Thanksgivings with family. Carson was too young to taste all of the goodness, but I found him a Turkey and Sweet Potato meal and a delicious “pumpkin pie” for dessert.
- We took our nephew on a special date to Wendys for some chicken nuggs & Build a Bear where he got to build Chase from Paw Patrol.
- We coordinated a family photo for our Christmas cards. My mom snapped this in her backyard and it turned out AMAZING!
- Carson visited Santa at the GCSU bookstore. I ate his cookie and drank his cocoa for him this year 😉
- I took a million pictures, hoping to get at least one of this guy in front of the tree! He started crawling in early December and hasn’t stopped moving since!
- Carson got to visit Santa again, this time at his workshop! My little guy LOVED Santa and was not scared at all.
- We went to Christmas Eve Mass with the Huber family and then did presents at my grandma’s house.
- Carson sat out cookies for Santa (and then tried to eat them)
- Santa (and memaw and papaw) spoiled Carson on Christmas morning. He loved all of his gifts, but he loved the wrapping paper more!
- We went to Christmas day mass with The Professor’s family and then had lunch and opened gifts. More wrapping paper!!! (and gifts) for the little guy.
- I TURNED 30!! on the 30th. The Professor surprised me with a new coat and a ski trip in Vermont over MLK weekend (more photos to come soon!)
- We rang in the New Year in our pjs, playing cards with my parents, sister, and nephew (who surprised us all and made it to midnight!)
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my recaps. Have a wonderful week!