I have so much to share from Colorado!
What a fun trip and beautiful way for us to ring in 2016 – with a few of our favorite people on the planet. We are blessed with an amazing biological family – on both sides – but we’re also blessed to have some amazing ‘chosen’ family. Thanks to the Jacobson clan who introduced my kiddos to snow for their first time, and gifted us with the most ‘fun’ snow trip I’ve ever had (& likely Jesse has had).
As they say, you can pick your nose, and you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick a friend’s nose…
(We’ve picked some great friends, that’s for sure!)
I have a million pictures and videos to post, but thought I’d start with a funny clip of Ash tasting snow:
Happy New Year family and friends. Wishing you much love and many blessings into 2016!
Clearing out more space on the phone to make room for more snow pics!
This year Selah played soccer for her first time. I wouldn’t say it was necessarily unsuccessful, but I wouldn’t call it her life’s calling either. There were a few games where she REALLY didn’t want to play, but powered through. And a few times she got in there and got after it. But for the most part, she could have taken it or left it.
I will tell you, the high note was the trophy (yep, participation trophy, not ‘champion’ trophy). She was adamant that next year there was no soccer, until the trophy had her thinking twice. I told her if it was the trophy she was after, she can spare us every Saturday for fall and we’ll figure out another way to get a trophy!
Best Christmas Eve ever – visiting a friend’s ranch with brand new puppies, sheep, pigs, grandma & grandpa, and a lot of mud!
Only issue is Selah now of course has a new Christmas wish! And a baby Great Pyrenees puppy isn’t on momma and daddy’s list, that’s for sure!
I don’t know if Asher’s favorite was feeding the sheep…
…or playing in the mud!
That is, until he fell in and got it all over his hands and couldn’t ‘unstick’ his boots!
Regardless, a great day in San Luis Obispo! I agree with Selah – ‘I want to live here! Look, I could have my secret garden right there!’
It was fun weather too – a bit cold and rainy, which I normally avoid, but can’t deny how cozy it makes Christmas!
Merry Christmas Eve to all! 🎄❤️. I’ll leave you with a video of Asher and the (very loud) sheep!
my favorite three, snug as three bugs in a rug:
Clearing off my phone in preparation for a big Christmas Day, and found a few I wanted to put in my memory blog. Here’s my girl performing a ‘show’ as always, outside our favorite spot, Blenders! Quite a familiar scene for us and still a favorite:
Another typical Saturday scene in the Wheeler house is ‘helping’ me in the kitchen.
Of course, “help” is all relative, but it’s fun for us all (at least until clean-up!)…
And it appears we don’t have much longer that they’ll both fit on the same stool! So, I’ll try to appreciate that they still want to do it, despite the bit of extra work to have my babies both ‘help’! 😉❤️🙈
Boxes are you favorites – maybe Santa will bring a few new ones 😉🎄
Asher gets on stage at church, goes to the center, and gives me a big thumbs up and yells, look Mom, I did it!
It’s also a good thing they had the mic out of reach because they had to pull him off the stage – he wanted to stay up there and sing his little heart out!
After church, doing a little shopping: Asher says: Mom, I’m such a cool guy! (As he watched himself in the mirror of the store trying on sunglasses and doing the robot):
And humble too, it seems 😉
And his beautiful sister was twirling away in the store happy as can be:
So, while its not tears, it’s also not sheer delight, that’s for sure! Here’s our pictures from visiting Santa at Westmont a few weeks ago:
I would say it’s a healthy skepticism 😉❤️🎄