Lake Tahoe in December

Lake Tahoe in December

Currently, I am sitting in our resort room with my feet up by the roaring fireplace and I’m convinced that I’ll do very well in retirement one day. The kids are doing their Mandarin practice and the baby is contentedly sleeping on his own.

HAHA, just kidding. Everyone is screaming and running around and it’s pure chaos and I love it. We are still in South Lake Tahoe and heading home tomorrow morning. It has been a lovely trip so far. My mom joined us and she has been a life-saver with having an extra set of adult eyes and ears. And plus, she is ten times more patient than I am which helps in confined spaces.

Mostly, we’ve just been enjoying each other with lots of snuggles and movies and cookies and laughing. The big kids absolutely love playing in the snow. They must have gotten that from some other side of the family tree because I am firmly in the camp of snow is to be looked at and not waded in. I enjoy the frivolity from the safety of the salted side walk. But it is just the BEST watching them play in the snow with all their snow gear. Theo has just been a cuddly snow angel and I am grateful for his chill disposition.

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Emma says

Emma says

Now for some quotes from our favorite four year-old.

Emma: Daddy, you drinked a lot of beer and it made you grow a beard on your face.

When trying to get my attention about something.
Emma: Daddy, I mean Mommy, whatever your name is.

After Paul smashed a mosquito in the house.
Emma: DADDY, you killed NATURE.

After tripping a bunch of times in the house.
Emma: What is going on with me?!

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Theo at two months

Theo at two months

I am wondering what life was like before this little butter ball came on to the scene because I can’t even remember. Well I can, but our family is absolutely bursting with love for this little boy. Theophilus is a treasure. Besides his screeching while having a diaper change, he’s a fairly content baby. In fact, he seems to thrive in the chaos. His older sister and brother run and scream and dance and sing all around him and he’s just happy with watching everything play out.

Currently, we are on a family vacation in Lake Tahoe. Theo experienced his first snow fall yesterday and a few little flakes kissed his face and I felt like I was in a movie. I then put him out in a pile of snow to build a snowman but he was being lazy and just laid there. (JUST KIDDING, he made snow angels.)

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Planner set-up week 49/52

Planner set-up week 49/52

Hello! Guess where I am right now? I am sitting in front of a the fireplace of our room in Lake Tahoe. There is a glorious blanket of snow covering the mountains and my favorite christmasy trees. The lake is still and shining and I am in my happy place. My husband and I (and the growing family) travel to South Lake Tahoe multiple times per year (I’d go every season if I could). It might be my most favorite place in the whole wide world.

My mom joined us this time and I am so happy she gets to see the kids play in the snow and enjoy a much-deserved vacation. We will be here the week. I’m not the best actually IN the snow as I prefer to look at it from a safe and warm distance, hehe.

We don’t really do snow sports but I’m sure Paul will take the bigger kids to do some tubing while the milk-addict and I will enjoy hot beverages, good books, and that fresh mountain air. We have our favorite restaurants here in South Lake and really, I’m just looking forward to a little respite from the daily grind at home to relax.

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