When 30° feels luxuriously warm but you’re still the only ones at the park.
Haven’t been to school in a week. Spent this (hopefully) last snow day at the library 📚
2/3 happy boys in their snow bibs (Jonah was grouchy because we said we were going to the backyard vs the front 🤷🏼♀️)
When you like the idea of snow and ask to go outside but after a few steps you realize “I don’t like this!” and need get back into your jammies ❄️
Jonah’s latest art project was this collection of Pokémon commissioned by @whykatewhy. He chose them especially for her and even included a picture of himself with his favorite Pokémon because “she really needs to see these”. Excited for these guys to head to Scotland this week! (Can I go with them?) and if anyone else needs some Jonah Richards originals... he loves drawing animals, dinosaurs or Pokémon haha
Eli’s at the doctor getting a flu test 😕 but that didn’t stop the rest of us from having some snow fun. Caleb had a blast even though he couldn’t walk in his marshmellow suit 😂 but Jonah’s hands got cold quickly after too many snowballs haha
The little boys has no interest but this one was itching to get out in the white stuff ❄️ of course it finally starts to cover the ground now that it’s completely dark out 🙄 hoping for some more “snowmobiling” tomorrow!
Trapped inside by the cold and trying to detox from the Daniel Tiger cloud we’ve been living in this month 🎨
I’ve been loving everyone’s reflections the past few days but I honestly wasn’t sure if I had taken enough videos this year to make my own. A lot of our year was filled with the mundane. The everyday, routine, survival type stuff. No exciting family trips, way less events around town. We actually spent more time at home last year than we ever have before haha Looking back at all that I captured though I was struck by how much we really did accomplish. How much we all grew and how much I treasure these memories from this strange year of our lives. There were so many moments of joy. So much excitement and pride. But also paired with stress, fear, and frustration. We were humbled in so many ways this year. We couldn’t do any of this alone and are unendingly thankful for the family and friends that carried us through. We’re starting this year with a lot of hope. Things that felt impossible this time last year (like simply getting out the door with 3 kids) have started to feel easier. Our bedtime routine finally feels manageable to do solo. I’m more confident in my ability to cook for our family and my patience somehow seems to find a way to continuously expand. I know that 2018 will come with its own challenges but I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to sit back and enjoy it a little more. At the very least, we’re starting 2018 with a house full of people that can all walk so that has to mean something 😂 thank you all for being part of our tribe and loving us through the crazy parts of our life! (Also, for 6 more minutes of this video- head to Facebook)