a picture heavy post + a VIDEO from christmas weekend!

we hope you had a very merry christmas. we absolutely did! turns out we started a christmas eve breakfast tradition without even meaning too! last year was christmas tree french toast and this year, rudolph pancakes! i'll be excited to see and document what we come up with over the years as far as traditions go with our little family! 
christmas morning we woke at our own home like we like to do and then headed over to my mom's house or Gra Gra's (grammy) as abel would tell you. we had a the warmest morning. it started snowing pretty early & continued to snow throughout the day which was a dream come true. i mean, white christmas? seriously. we played games, ate, opened gifts, and all around enjoyed the company of one another. the littles add so much magic to christmas, there really is nothing like it. i naturally made a little video from the day. i'm so proud of myself for following through with my pledge to take more videos in 2014, i hope to continue the more full life gets and the more babies that come! here's hoping! 

above || christmas eve breakfast + below || christmas eve pigs
my mom's house is beautiful^^
the makings of monkey bread^^
^^finally got that vintage church pew i've dreamed of for years! thanks mama!
^^a full day of family + then it snowed... amen.

canvas + cocktails

Helloooo Monday after Christmas!
I hope you had the very best holiday, we certainly did! ...but I'll talk about that tomorrow.
TODAY... a post from that time my sister + i kicked off Christmas week and took our husbands on a painting date! I've shared before about Pinot's Palette (HERE) + how awesome it is :) but this time was extra special because husband's were there. The painting was hard. SOOO many straight lines haha, but i think we all did fairly well + the wine boosted our level of confidence too ;)
Enjoy! xoxo

a life that's good.

Sittin' here tonight,
By the fire light,
it reminds me I already have more than I should.
I don't need fame, no one to know my name,
at the end of the day,
Lord I pray, I have a life that's good.

Two arms around me, Heaven to ground me,
and a family that always calls me home,
Four wheels to get there, enough love to share
and a sweet sweet sweet song
At the end of the day,
Lord I pray,
I have a life that's good.
merry christmas pictures from our family to yours + merry christmas eve! enjoy the holiday with your loved ones!