Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Daily#31

Happy New Year friends!

We celebrated tonight with friends and all of our 10,000 kids.  

Seriously though, whomever invented noisemakers...I kinda hate you.
Cheers to 2014!
Champagne and a baby bottle.
This year has been the year of change for us Swishers.
Certainly one of the most exciting years ever.
A year ago....well, we didn't know what was about to happen!

B + I have spent a bit of time reflecting this week over the past year and we are feeling ever so grateful for all the changes that 2014 brought.

Eyes forward.
Always together.
Trusting God.
Seeking adventure and life experiences.
Excited for the memories to be made in 2015.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December Daily #30

Breakfast from our backyard orange tree.

The big boy mastering the spoon.  
I love this guy.  
So friendly, so funny, so outgoing.
Also, a fan of the back arch.

Monday, December 29, 2014

December Daily #29

Reunited and it feels so right.

I picked up this old fart from her week at doggie daycare. 
She looks sooooo innocent.
But darling she's a nightmare dressed like a daydream.

December Daily #28

Happy to be home in the sunshine.  Margaritas flowing, eating Mexican food and watching the the Seahawks win.

And I love coming home to a clean home.  I get a little crazy before trips making sure everything is spotless, wash complete and put away, fresh sheets for all, floors mopped, etc.  Because it feels so good to come home to that.  
So worth it!  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

December Daily #27

2 completely different styles...

Friday, December 26, 2014

December Daily #26

Gig Harbor, you are so beautiful!
You are also so gray.
And cold!
And the home to 2 of our most favorite people.

If you ever get a chance, visit this great city.

December Daily #25

Merry Christ-mas!

December Daily #24

If you don't know, now you know.  

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December Daily #23

I just really, really love these two.
A lot.


A White Christmas is probably not happening.  
Gray Christmas...most likely.

Monday, December 22, 2014

December Daily #22

This pic isn't from today. 
It's from Thanksgiving after Kels + I dominated the Turkey Trot.

It just demonstrates perfectly how I feel tonight.

I think I can, I think I can...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December Daily #21

Decembering in SoCal.
It's just so dreamy.

Am I caught up now???

December Daily #20

Holiday Partying with good friends.

December Daily #19

Brian's first practice coaching these 2.

New shoes, new balls, big smiles.

Our team name...
The Oregon Ducks.


December Daily #18

All art, all the time.
Writing, creating, cutting, taping, gluing, glittering, stamping, assembling...
This girl!

December Daily #17

Happy Holidaze!

We have had our butts absolutely kicked by illness this past week.

Which is never in the plans.
Various members of our family have visited the doctor a total of 5 times in the past 6 days.

Colt has a 'raging' ear infection.  

Covered in snot, unable to breathe, hoarse from drainage, doped up + still cute as can be.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Daily #16

Big news people!
I have passed my written California state drivers license test!!
With this pass it brings my lifetime written drivers test record to 4-3.  
(4 failed, 3 passes.)

Can't stop me now!

Lila helped put a sick, snoozy Colt to sleep today.  
Christmas magic I tell you!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Daily #15

Oh, how things have changed in the past 6 months!

Do you see my crew bundled up sitting in front of the space heater???
Yep, it was 64 today.
B + I would've laughed so hard at us this time last year, BUT to be fair, bodies just adjust.  

And warm weather adjustments feel real good.

Just ask my big guy next time you see him.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December Daily #14

Today was a home day. 
All Swishers sick.
Jammies, football, naps, cleaning, Tylenol, nose spray, present wrapping, etc.
Oh, and this moment when B showed the kids Mariah Carrey singing 'All I Want for Christmas' from Fallon last year.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Daily #13

Knock, knock!  
Every single day.
Do you travel for Christmas?!
It. Is. So. Much. Work.

We went to the Nutcracker ballet in San Diego today with some good friends.

'When do they start talking?', says my girl.

Friday, December 12, 2014

December Daily #12

I love this.
I love them.
I love Christmas.

December Daily #11

Colty + Yiya this afternoon.
Colt has pretty much been obsessed with Lincoln from the beginning.  He loves to watch him and play with him and wrestle and tease and on and on.  Anything to do with Lincoln...Colt is in.

And Lincoln, 'Kin-kon', is the best brother.  
So patient.  
So loving. 
So gentle. 
The greatest 5 year old sharer of all time in fact!
Their bond is undeniable.

Over the past couple of months, Lila + Colt have found their groove.  
She adores this dude.  
And he adores her back.
She's caring + nurturing + teaching just might be in her bones.
They are silly and hilarious when they play. 
She is his 2nd mom.
I honestly couldn't get half the things done that I need to if it wasn't for Lila's constant willingness to help!

And I just love watching them together.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Daily #10

This little sign I found in my front yard taped to a bush pretty much made my day.

Tonight these two had their holiday sing along.  They were adorable!

We walked to the school in the dark checking out all the Christmas lights.  What a treat!
Feeling happy, blessed and grateful.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December Daily #9

An afternoon at Mission Beach with old friends.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December Daily #8

A blurry pic of our tree and my Pearl who is a lover of all things Christmas.  

She makes Christmas approximately a billion times more fun with her excitement for every single detail.

I love her so.  

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Daily #7

Christmas lights.

It was a good day.
A very good day.