December 30, 2014

telli turns twelve


// twelve //

Our sweet chantell turned twelve today, and we have had such a great time with her! This morning, we started our day off with some french toast, and then ran out the door to the temple to be with Chantell as she went to do baptisms for the dead for the first time! It was so fun being there to help her + explain things about the temple. She had wide eyes the whole time and came away totally loving the experience. *fist pump* 

This afternoon I was also able to throw a birthday party for Chantell + her friends. It turned out so cute, and I am so happy that everything went so well! Chantell is turning into quite the beauty and has such a fun and bright spirit.  (wow! I sounded like a grandma just barely....oh well. ) She definitely brings sunshine into our home and I am so lucky to have her as my sister! Happy 12th Telli! We love you and can't wait to spend many more birthdays with you + your pretty smile! 

Love P

Christmas Break in Black + White


// highlights from december //

Finishing my third semester of college 
Moving home for the break 
Getting packages in the mail 
Spending my days with mom in the kitchen 
Sleeping in my own bed with my favorite sheets 
Christmas shopping (that never ends!)
Testimony meetings that are bursting with the spirit 
Piano performances that go great (by some miracle) 
Having Jess come home from serving a mission in Spokane, Washington
Ice skating + applebees with my favorite girls in the whole world
Catching up on all the things we've missed during the past few months
Working a few days at Sand Hollow + catching up with work friends
Being the only young person at the work party *insert laughing while crying emoji*
Getting packages ready to send + wrapping gifts for siblings
Ebelskievers + hashbrowns for breakfast on Christmas Eve
Caitlin + Charles staying with us for the holidays
I'M GONNA BE AN AUNT!!!!! So excited for little baby canfield to come in july!!
Christmas Eve festivities + traditions with the family
Sleeping over with the kids in the hotel room... With us all on the same mattress!
Breakfast at grandma's on Christmas morning
discovering some pictures of my grandpa that are AWESOME
talking with ty on mondays
Setting up for chantell's birthday party
Having Lexi + Dawson with us for a few days 

...maybe I better stop there, or else I might go on for forever! 
Hope your holiday season was full of cheer + happiness
Love P

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