New Boxing Day Pastime//Reindeer Games

So, today’s Boxing Day {the day after Christmas} and our family has a new tradition… Deer Wrangling!
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Reindeer rides, courtesy of Mema. {To purchase a 3D Inflatable Deer & have reindeer games of your own visit Bass Pro Shops.}
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A visit from our local fire department {they were just driving by & stopped.}
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The kids were thrilled to sit in the driver’s seat. {Shhh… Mema hopped inside too.}

A lovely trip to the park completed a great day…
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What a fantastic day!

Cheers to Family!
❤ Jen

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Thanksgiving Leftovers? // Ham & Northern Beans // Recipe

I’m sure you’ve found yourself, like the rest of the world, with leftovers the day after Thanksgiving. Our family’s menu included a juicy turkey and delicious ham. Needless to say, we had a mother load of leftover ham, perfect for my Mom, “Mema’s,” tasty stew. This process started early this morning. Oh, how the aromas danced through the air. MmmMmmm…
20131129-215603.jpg We started with this…
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add a little of this… 20131129-190317.jpg & a pinch of that… 20131129-190338.jpg Perfection!
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Cheers to family!
❤️Jen

Our bright-eyed beauties. ❤️

Our bright-eyed beauties have been with my parents, Mema & Papa, all week. I sure am missing their sweet snuggles and refreshing smiles. Excited to see them and my hubbs for some “Family-time” tomorrow.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally making great use of my solo-mommy-time…

Big thanks to my parents!
Cheers to family!
❤️Jen
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Thrills for the Girls // Alone Time for Mommy

This week has been quiet. Productive… but quiet. Our Carseat Dancers are having a thrilling summer visit with my parents as I prepare to go back to the grind and while my hubby is working, nonstop.

They’ve been out & about to the beach, Legoland and Sea World. Lucky little California girls.
Here, they’re at Sea World riding a carnival-type-spinning ride. {Alone.}

They’ve gone to the park. 20130801-194939.jpg {Photo editing app: #aBeautifulMess.}

& Tinkered with their creative sides20130801-195033.jpg {Photo editing app: #RhonnaDesigns.}

Excited to see the girls tomorrow; I’ve missed them. Although, quiet {alone} time has been… well, enjoyable & quiet.

Cheers to spending a bit of time alone!
xoox, Jen

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