Hello, I know I know it has been wayyy too long! Day’s have been flying by and the blog got lost in the dust! I have every intention to continue again! I miss posting and most of all I can’t seem to remember thing’s as well “mom brain forever?” so this is a great place to write thoughts and stories that I can look back on when my sweetie is all grown up! I have tried to keep a journal… I did really well writing each week of pregnancy and the first month after Lydia was born, continuing once a month until she turned one year. Also I did a entry when she first really started to walk and a 18 month entry. However what about all the day to day things I don’t want to forget?! I have Instagram for little pieces of daily life and Facebook… but is there such a thing as oversharing? The blog is a place that people can come if they care enough to read, if not… well it will be here for me to look back on and see how much my life has already changed! That being said Lydia is 19 months old and such a joy! I am an obsessive mama photographer that wants to capture her every move and see seems to enjoy being in front of the camera! With the holiday’s starting up and Christmas right around the corner I am taking so many holiday photo’s it made ordering our Christmas cards super hard! Could not make up my mind… too many cute photo options! I am hoping to start some new (for us) Christmas traditions now that Lydia is getting older. We are hoping to enjoy the Garden of Lights at the Botanical Garden this year, also I have never and am actually very excited to make our first ginger bread house! The house is all decorated and the tree is trimmed, stockings are hung waiting for St. Nick to come tonight! We have parties planned every weekend until the end of January and I am loving it! This is one of the most magical times of the year! We plan to keep Christmas gift’s simple. Cory and I prefer to put the money toward traveling.. (planning a family road trip for new years) and I really don’t want to overwhelm Lydia with a bunch of thing’s she will play with for a day and then forget. That being said the whole something they Want, Need, Wear, Read and something from Santa is where we are at! Thank’s to a friend I came across Usborne Book’s about 9 months ago and since then have hosted a party and gotten about 30 books to grow her Library. I set aside a few to wrap as her Read. Want/Santa is a little people princess castle that we are sure will be a huge hit! Need is a new potty and potty watch for potty training in January! Wear is some new jammies and a new pretty cotton dress for church! I really want to teach her to joy’s of giving and spreading kindness as she continues to grow! What are some of your favorite Holiday Traditions?!