Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas! What a fun day we had. Santa found us once again. And, once again, the kids slept in! They talked a big game about getting up at 5am, but we had to wake them at 7:45!Dash was our main present this year, and he was simply adorable.  He loved sitting next to the…

Nativity Night

Our annual Banks family Christmas party was pretty special this year.  My mom had helped me scan over 600 of Alan and Sharon’s old picture slides at the Family History Center.  Then, I pulled my favorite ones and made them into a photo book. All the members of the family included notes of love and…

Kids White Elephant Party

The kids hosted a White Elephant Party for their friends this year.  Coincidentally, it fell on the same day we picked up Dash.  Trust me, I wouldn’t have planned it that way.  It was a crazy, fun day!  They split up into groups and did the Plastic Wrap game, ate snacks and had hot chocolate,…

Advent 2018

It felt like we didn’t have as much time for Advent Activities as we normally do, so I went for quality over quantity.  Love spending time with this crew in the Christmas season. Dec 1 Scavenger Hunt.  I found a Harry Potter Funko Pop advent calendar. I had been telling the kids I couldn’t find…

Cornell Christmas Party

Many nights of Dec Josh goes to bed licking his chops, dreaming of Christmas Eve dinner.  Ribs and Cheesy Potatoes.  His FAVORITE!  And it lived up to every expectation.  So yummy.  My mom even changed up her recipe a little to make it Gluten Free for me.  She also went to Cravings and bought me…

DASH, Welcome to the Family!

Our best Christmas surprise came early this year.  I still can’t really believe it.  After we babysat cute Churro, I couldn’t get puppies off my brain!  So, we called the same breeder, Tracy from Powder Valley Poodles, and as luck would have it, she had some black mini poodles and some Yorkiepoos for us to…