Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sledding & Snow Shoeing (January 2013)

Gotta find ways to enjoy these long, cold, snowy months!
Sammy was a little scared at first :)
Ashy LOVED it!

Daddy couldn't help himself

Annual Snow Shoeing Adventure with Matt & Amanda (missing Brooke this year)

New Year's Eve Bash

Three little cousins having no trouble staying up late!
"Friendly" game of Pictionary :)

New Year's Kiss!
Happy "2013"!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A reminder of our blessings

Every Christmas we receive some extra special gifts from Ashlyn's birth family. We enjoy opening these packages separately and remembering the amazing gift that was given to us through adoption. Ashlyn's birth-grandparents always pick the perfect gifts for both our girls! We are so grateful for our contact with them.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Joy on Christmas Day

Santa brought new bikes!! Too bad it's such a winter wonderland outside..

 New books and coloring books

 One of Sammy's favorite toys- her microphone from Aunt Darcy

 Always posing for the camera!

 Norwegian Christmas brunch. So yummy... soooo full!

 All the Hansen cousins (from L to R): Sammy, Ashlyn, Hayden, Grey, Finn & Jude

 Setting up Grandma's cool new train

 It wouldn't be Christmas day without our 2nd annual "Just Dance" party!

2012 Christmas dresses (thanks Grandma!!)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Christmas Eve Festivities

We began our two days of non-stop holiday celebration at Corbin's parents where we spent our time playing games, eating (and eating), and opening a never-ending supply of presents! We were short on cousins this year, but there was still enough joyful noise to fill the house :)

Grandpa explaining the many symbolisms of Christmas. One of these years they will actually remember what everything represents.
Opening all the presents for Grandma's & Grandpa's toy room. Trust me, it's the envy of neighborhood!
Glitter nails with my girls
Ashy wanted to do her own nails :)

Back over to Stef's parents house to sleep.
A little quality cuddling time with Aunt Brookie before going to bed.
Grandma told them an elf brought a big sack and inside were dream lite pillow pets for all the grandkids!

Kind of a waste of a queen sized bed...
Yes, Santa delivered... as usual.