Sunday, December 31, 2017

{December in iPhone Photos}

Someone like high heels! :)

My love & I snuck away for a few hours to see a concert in Charleston...finally celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary {which was in July!}.  We bought tickets in May for this acoustic Needtobreathe show & it was amazing!

Sweet girl got about a 4 inch hair cut...accidentally!  I guess that's what happens when your mama attempts to trim your hair and you are a busy body! At least it looks cute!

We did our daily Jesse Tree Advent together each morning to prepare our hearts for CHRISTmas!

Whew!  That's a LOT of stockings!!!

A sweet moment between these two after church one afternoon!

She watches TV in a rather odd fashion...and he's completely unphased!

Playing with our Little People Nativity is by far a favorite pastime! AG added Olaf to it this year and made sure he got a front & center view of Baby Jesus!

She learned to fly!!!

Getting Belle's special place all decked out!  AG picked out the goodies and I quickly realized that she had an Elsa/Frozen theme going on!  A silver & turquoise garland on clearance with a couple pics & a silver bow...and a styrofoam wreath...and our sweet Belle is set!  

Cuddling under the tree is our favorite...

Sillies at Publix' Christmas Snow scene...

We had a super fun afternoon decorating gingerbread cookies with our sweet friends!  These kids have the most fun together!

We were invited to drive up to the Charlotte area once night for a Live Nativity...of which the kids were the actors/actresses!  Two other families met us there & the kids did a beautiful job reenacting The Christmas Story.  AG was an angel with a sword, Bubba was Joseph once & a shepherd the other time and Bear was a wise man & the Roman Guard.  :)

Little Miss & I had several busy days baking away!  She's an excellent taste tester!

After church on Christmas Eve {morning}, we headed to our favorite Chinese restaurant to enjoy lunch & celebrate Ailee James' last Christmas without her family.  We can't wait to have her home next year!

And a few photos from my phone on Christmas morning...

My sweet hubby knows the way to my heart...anything that screams Southern & Charleston!  A sweetgrass basket all my own!

AG's Wish has been granted!  A big trip to China to get baby sister is first though...and then maybe by the end of 2018 she'll meet her favorite princesses!

A huge huge huge part of this adoption process is DONE!  All our dossier documents {with the exception of the immigration form that we are working on now...and takes a while because...well, government red tape} are on the way to get authenticated at the US Dept of State & Chinese Embassy!  After that they will be sent to China to get their OK to bring home our baby girl!

My top 9 social media pics from 2017!  I love that all my babes made it in this!

A long day at FedEx getting immigration & dossier docs sent off!  WHEW!!!  We also had a cool opportunity to share about the gift adoption has been to our family with the guy that works there and said he and his wife just started talking about it! :)

We celebrated New Year's Eve at home!  YAY!  A toast at 10pm because mom & dad just about couldn't hang any longer! HA!

My kids had too much fun with the bubbly grape juice! 

What a FUN month!  Here's to 2018!!!!!

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