Monday, January 18, 2016

Tersinar Christmas 2015

After graduation, we raced down to Hepler to spend Christmas with my family and mom and dad's.

We ordered chicken for dinner (of course - yum yum!) and we had some of the traditional Christmas goodies too, like pie and Grandma Sonja's cinnamon apples, French cookies and cheese ball. 

Hudson made the rounds with everyone :)


Uncle Dustin is the best to play with

After dinner and some visiting, it was time to open presents!

The loot!

Kids first of course.

The anarchy!

Hudson among the shreds of wrapping paper

Big kids' turn! Opening my Royals blanket <3

I LOVE IT! Thanks Jen :)

I got Grandma's name again :)

Hudson helped play Santa

Mom loved her gift from Heather - a frame with all our family's pictures in it.

Jason's gift from Raymond.

The kiddos watched a movie or two after we were finished opening gifts. 

Later after everyone left, mom, dad and us siblings (minus josh) played Cards Against Humanity... HILARIOUS. Haven't laughed that hard in a very long time! And my parents are sick ;p Haha!

The kids stayed up way too late (Beckett was putting this gift bag on his head like a hat - silly kid).

The next morning we were off and made a pit stop by my dads house in Chanute to have breakfast with him and Melissa. 
It was all over way too fast but I'm glad my family could get together while we were there and we could spend Christmas with everyone and not miss out. Love my family so much <3

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jason's Graduation: Part II

Dr. Allen, DC

4/5 of our marriage has been spent working towards this day. To say we are excited would be a great understatement. I can't even put into words how excited/happy/scared/proud/relieved, etc, etc, etc we are. There just are no words. Jason has worked tirelessly towards this goal. Countless hours of studying. Sacrificing time with me and the kids. And all the work he put in advertising and recruiting patients into the clinic. Personal training early mornings and late nights to help makes ends meet. 
And I think of all the sacrifice we've made as a family. Living in a townhouse and then a tiny apartment. I've been the primary provider and a mostly single parent during some stages. And a constant cheerleader and standing behind pushing. We've both been pushing uphill for what seems like forever towards this goal. And we've made it.
Not to discount his hard work, because he was the one who really accomplished this goal but I like to think we accomplished this goal as a family. Because of all we've sacrificed together.

Jason's parents came up for the celebration of course. Both my parents came up as well. Lindsey, Nick and the girls all surprised us and came up too! (The rented an RV and made a little family vacation out of it).

The graduate. 

The guest speaker, Hall of Fame KC Chief . My dad, Jeff, was so excited. 

Priceless moment.

Tossing their clinic business cards.

Daddy's little graduate :)

Classmates and buddies, Jose and Kelly. Thanks for all your help and support!

Our family. We couldn't be more proud of him!

Jason's parents are very proud! We couldn't have done this without them either. 

Proud Dr's wifey <3 Love this man so much (even if he drives me crazy half the time)

Let the fun begin :)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jason's Graduation: Part I

We drove to KC a couple days before Jason's graduation (Wed) since we had Jason's presidents dinner the night before. I love the big windmills in Oklahoma. 

We made it into KC fairly late and got to our hotel The Great Wolf Lodge. The keys weren't in the packet when we got up to the room so daddy ran back down to get them while we waited in the hall. Brazos looks way too old throwin up the dueces in this pic...

Daddy and Brazos trying on their wolf ears. 

Brudders

Hudson was very happy to be free of his car seat!

Daddy took the boys to check out the hotel and get some energy out before bed while Hudson and I settled in.



Everything was decorated for Christmas and was so beautiful!


The next day I went into the office to work so daddy was at the hotel with the boys for the day, waiting on Mimi and Popo. They went to the restaurant downstairs for breakfast. 

Probably the sweetest picture of those wolf ears you'll ever see in your life. <3

Thursday night, Jason and I went to the Presidents dinner...unfortunately this selfie is the only pic of either of us that I got.

Jason's slide at the dinner. So very proud of him!!

We had a fun night out at the president's dinner celebrating Jason's success.

Christmas Parade 2015

After church, the boys and I went to the Christmas parade with the Cox's. It was very warm and sunny out which was nice but didn't feel very "Christmas-y". 

Eating pizza before the parade

Cheese pizza. Yum!

Hudson hanging in the shade away from the bright sun!

All the kids love to hold "Bucket" and carry him around.

Marcos helping keep "Bucket" from running off

Brazos and Katlyn

It's so loud!

Grayson & Jaxon



Ashli getting some Hudson love 

Grayson "helping" Beckett wave

Sweet boy

<3



Getting tired



Frozen float


We had fun but it was a little too warm and we were at the end so the kids didn't really get any candy. We left before it was over to avoid traffic and the boys crashed in the way home.