This Christmas, give a gift that gives TWICE

The gift that gives twice

As part of our #GrowCampaign, we’re doing a t-shirt fundraiser with this beautiful hand-lettered design that was created and donated by our friend Andrew Frazer (adf designs). From now until December 1st you can order men’s and women’s t-shirts, v-necks, … Continue reading

Our most amazing ever Christmas gift ever… that was awesome and amazing… and still is awesome… and will be forever. And ever. (Awesome, that is. Like amazingly awesome.)

You guys. YOU GUYS. This: We never actually posted anything on the blog about our car since we’re pretty sure almost our entire network of friends and family follow us on facebook anyway (and would have seen our news there). … Continue reading

It’s a wonderful life

A big THANK YOU to all of our friends and family that helped to create such a special Christmas for us – Levi’s first, Ryan’s first white Christmas, and my first at home in five years. We are so, so grateful.

Here are some of our highlights from the Christmas holidays…

Levi’s first snow:

Having a fresh tree:

Untangling Christmas lights:

Levi helping to decorate his first tree:

Shiny, pretty things:

Celebrating Norwegian-style with my grandparents:

The novelty of being all bundled up in winter clothes:

Christmassy flannel footy jammies:

Meeting the big guy for the first time:

Special times with my parents, including dedicating Levi at Westside Church:

Days spent not changing out of our pj’s:

Hot tubbing in the snow:

Quality and quantity time with my awesome husband:

Morning sleep-ins and family cuddle time in bed:

Dressing up for Christmas Eve church:

Levi’s first gift on Christmas Eve:

Opening our stockings in bed on Christmas morning:

Taking our time enjoying the small things:

Precious moments with precious people, including all four of Levi’s grandparents and four of his six living great-grandparents, as well as many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins from our extended family:

Christmas round two during a long layover in Sydney on our way home:

And a smooth, easy, fun trip home:

Of course there are so many other wonderful moments and memories from our trip pre- and post-Christmas… most of them involving good friends and our amazing family. Thank you again for making our time so special. This is a Christmas we will never forget!