Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our New Tradi!!

We love us some Christmas time. And we love us some tradi's. One of the beauties of marriage is getting to start new traditions just for us and our little fam of two peeps and a dog. This year we started one of the best yet. We decided every year we will choose our 10 favorite Christmas movies and we'll watch all of them throughout the month of December along with a different festive drink of sorts. Made with love in the Cocoamotion. Recharges the holiday spirit in our house every few days. 

I'll let ya in on the little secret that is our Christmas movie/drink plan for this Decemb...

Mr. Krueger's Christmas - Hot Chocolate
The Preacher's Wife - Christmas Diet Coke {ha!}
The Santa Clause - Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa
It's a Wonderful Life - Hot Apple Cider
A Christmas Story - Egg Nog
Home Alone - Frozen Hot Chocolate
Scrooge - Spiced Caramel Cider
Jingle all the Way - Hot White Chocolate
Elf - Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
The Grinch - Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes

And the crows for the win!

So we totally scored a date with the two cutest little sweet faced, always wanna be held, nute-nack-poppin baby girls. Nute nacks are Fruit Snacks for those not trained in Lucy speech. We planned this Nieces date and were just dying for it alllllll weeeek looooooooooooong. So, last sat-day fun-day Chris & I took little Lydia and Lucy to the Phoenix Zoo. loved it.

Kicked it off feeding the giraffes. Lucy was a champ. With how much she talked about only wanting to see the "yittle animals" all week we were surprised that she fed that long neck no prob. They were kind of overstimulated and didn't show nearly as much emotion at each animal as Chris and I did. "Ohhhhhhh myyyyy gooooooshhh...look at the Cheetah...he's for reeeeeeal". That's me. This is Lucy. *nod yes*.

Favorite animales of the day. Baboons, goats, elephants, and flamingos.  But...BUT...the win goes to the plain ol' crow that came down from the sky to grab a nute nack that Lyddie dropped while we were waiting to feed the Giraffes. thrilling...that crow.

We love our little ninis. And we count that date as a success. A full day with a 1 year old and a 3 year old and no meltdowns. money. Afterwards we took the little tykes to Targ to pick out ornaments to remember our date. So romantic. The girls each chose their favorite animal ornament. Luce got a pink elephant and Lyd chose the pink monkey. Memory locked.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Another great one. period.

We got to spend Thanksgiving weekend in our favorite St. George. Had a brilliant Thanks feast with some of our favorite Conners & Southwicks. Chris & Dad played in the turkey bowl. Went Black Friday shopping at Target & Best Buy even though we swore that we weren't doing it this year. Black Friday fever is a real illness. Saw two movies 1. Perks of Being a Wallflower and 2. Red Dawn. Did some more shopping with my best sisters. Met Dr. Seuss and Einstein {the turtles}. S'mores and Chili around the fire pit. Birthday party for Tyler with some awesome party games. Sweet Cream Pancakes breakfast with our Hayes fam. Lots of eating. Lots of laughing. Good weekend all around. 

& basically the whole story can be told through my instagram...