Christmas girls.

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Here are my girls are gussied up in their Christmas Sunday best. And as you can see, these were taken with studio lights! I have taken a leap and have myself a little studio set up in my home. Much more to come on that soon with the new year. But for now, I just couldn’t wait to share these cute Christmas girls. Hope you all had a great Christmas! We certainly had a good one.

The color run.

Our next adventure we had while on our big family vacation was creating a color run for the kids.  A few of us had gone on a color run the week before and we kept all of our bags of chalk they gave us.  We might have sneaked a little more too. :)  Each adult had a different color and we made the kids run in one big circle where they got nice and dirty with bright chalky colors.  The adults were supposed to stay clean, but as you will see, the kids got them too.  I was safe because I had a camera!  Ha.  Hazel especially loved it!  I didn’t think she would even take part in it, but she ran around with the kids and got covered in chalk too.  Then we hosed down the kids back at the house we rented and had them jump in the pool.  This was pretty fun.  Highly recommend making up your own color run! photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_21_zps695bcbc7.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_22_zps594b86a5.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_23_zpsf3cabc7c.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_24_zps57a1388e.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_25_zpsad04ed57.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_26_zpsfcdd7573.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_27_zpsdf55aa16.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_28_zps6524cea6.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_29_zps1c71a9df.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_30_zpsae62616d.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_31_zps65378645.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_32_zps4a146901.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_33_zps3319c391.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_34_zpse57858c6.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_35_zps2c061871.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_36_zps1c452088.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_37_zps8a73099c.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_38_zps02292938.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_39_zpsb2374a88.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_41_zps0530c0d9.jpg photo StGeorge_KaraSimmons_42_zps5834bd60.jpg

When you wish upon a star…

Back in September, our little family spent a week with my mom, step-dad, and all the siblings and their families in Saint George. We created many fun adventures while there. One of our first fun activities was sending off lanterns with wishes written on them off to the sky. Each child was given a lantern and every couple did as well.  Lydia’s wish was about becoming a princess(of course).   The kids loved this.  It was like magic watching those lanterns float in the sky.
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More adventures to post from Saint George back from September to come.

She’s a nut.

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Hazel is one of the quirkiest/silliest/sassiest/sweetest personalities I have ever come across. And she just keep getting sillier and sillier with time. Hazel can make Lydia belly laugh when acting silly around the house. Greg and I can only make Lydia belly laugh when tickling her! Hazel makes things lively and fun(and perhaps a little harder) around the house. She is picking up words left and right. Her latest is popcorn. I made popcorn last weekend, brought a bowl out for her and she exclaimed, “popcorn!” She loves the stuff.
We can’t get enough of our Hazel. And I am darn curious to see what she is going to be like as a teenager! And a little scared. :)