FamilyThese past few weeks of celebrating the holidays have been wonderful. We were intentional about keeping things simple and were able to really savor the season.

We kept every aspect of Christmas simple.

We only had a Christmas tree and nativity. {And, I purged some of the excess Christmas stuff, everything now fits neatly into one storage tote!}

We kept gift giving simple. The past 2 years we have given Paxton 3 gifts. This year the thought of bringing 6 gifts into our home seemed a bit excessive {considering the generosity of our families, the boys are not deprived}. This year we budgeted $20 per person and filled up stockings {we call them ‘present socks’ since that’s what Paxton says they are}. Most of the gifts in these stockings were consumable but there were a few little things like paint brushes for Paxton and a mini dust pan for Weston {he loves ‘helping’ mama sweep!}

Here are a few glimpses into some happenings of the past few weeks:

Hubby

Spending time with my hubby. I love the ‘mini dates’ we have some nights once the boys are in bed. It’s nice to just relax with him!
SillyFaces

Making funny faces with Paxton. This child is a hoot! He does all kinds of faces and they’re all hilarious. This one is a shocked face!
Birthday BoyWith my littlest man on his birthday. He turned one on December 22nd!

Livingroom CampingWe have had a few nights of reading and camping out in the living room.

Baby in UnderwearAnd, we also rearranged the boys rooms. They were having night time sleeping issues since they were disturbing each other. We decided to put them in separate rooms. So far, they’re sleeping much better! {This photo shows some of Weston’s room, the real reason I shared is because of the cute baby in the boxer briefs! We were letting him ‘air out’ in big brother’s underwear…too cute!}

My intention is to get back into a regular routine of writing here, sharing about toy rotation, clothing storage, homeschooling thoughts and more glimpses of our life. But, life with these precious boys doesn’t allow much time to sit longer that 3 minutes at a time {and I’m too tired to think once they’re in bed} so I am making no promises!

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Rachel

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