uncle Jud

Wonder full

Yesterday the girls had many of firsts.

From swimming in the river (Adelaide’s first time), to roasting their own hotdogs and s’mores on an outside fire, these two little girls just kept on going all day long.

I seriously don’t know what’s better sometimes, to do something for the first time or to watch someone do something for the first time.

All of us adults had such joy watching Lily and Adelaide’s little faces as they experienced things for their first time.

By the time their little heads hit their pillows (at regular bed time), they had had a wonder full day. 🙂

a morning walk

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A magical white Christmas

Christmas was in one word, MAGICAL!

There was eating, drinking, sledding, singing, dancing, napping, movie watching…

We were all together as a family having the most magical white Christmas.

Everyone got lots of wonderful gifts but, the best gift of all was for all of us to be able to be together.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well! 🙂

Here are some (a lot) of pictures of Christmas eve and Christmas day.

Lily and aunt Sarah on Christmas eve

receiving matching Christmas pajamas that avo Hayes got for everyone

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Family, it’s a wonderful thing

We had a wonderful weekend with the whole family together.

Something that doesn’t happen as often as we would all like.

It was wonderful seeing Lily and Adelaide play together. The two cousins had not seen each other since Christmas time and Lily was not even 2 months old then.

There was some fishing in the pond, lots of running around with the dogs, blackberry picking, rolling on the grass, and lots of good cooking by avo Hayes.

It’s wonderful to be surrounded by family and nature all around. I feel so blessed to be a part of it all.

Lily and cousin Adelaide meet again

avo Hayes and Lily

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Things we LOVE!

We finally got some family pictures printed and inside the Sassy Photo Album we got for Lily and we all LOVE it!!!

Inside the album we have pictures of family that Lily has met but hasn’t seen in a long time and of family that Lily has not yet met.

There is a picture of avo Carmo, avo Hayes, avo Joao, avo Ricardo, uncle Jud, aunt Sarah, tio Ricky, Anabela, cousin Adelaide, aunt Desiree and prima Ana!

We know there is lots more family on both sides but, there were only 8 slots. 😉

Love you all!!!

Here is Lily with her family album. Lily wears shirt and shorts by Old Navy.