365 Project: December 15 - December 21

Mady found Minnie-Elf getting cozy with Santa this AM.

It doesn't matter if the ground is soaking wet, this girl will throw her backpack down the second she gets to the bus stop.

My name is Amanda and I have a wonderfully crazy, full life. I have been with my love, Nate, for about six years now, and have been for married to him for almost three of those. We sure have been given more than our fair share of ups and downs but in the end, we have come out more united and even more in love [too mushy? I don't care.]. We made a beautiful, silly, loving, helpful, sassy little girl from scratch almost five years ago. Yes, you read that right, FIVE. Time really does fly when you're having fun. A little over two years ago now, we lost a baby [at 23 weeks gestation] due to severe health complications caused by Turner Syndrome. Since then, we've created a beautiful butterfly garden

First snocross race of the seaason! My five year old girl raced against kids up to two years older than her and still placed 8th out of 18. Proud Mama right here.

On her last day of Kindergarten before a two-week winter break, parents were invited to partake in gingerbread house making and a "Winter Party". Mady's favorite part was licking the frosting from her hands that "accidentally" got there.

Christmas lights.

Our first Christmas gathering of the season... This is Grandpa feasting.

I love my husband's hands because even though they are always rough and dirty, they are also gentle and kind.

Head on over to Channon's blog and see what she was up to this past week!

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