Christmas Time

Since we were in South Dakota for Christmas this year we had Oliver open his gift from his aunt Anna, Grandpa and Grandma Riederer, and us before we left. He’s still figuring out how to ride the tractor, as he calls it but I think Oliver, Joseph, and Isaac will enjoy it for years to come.






David’s company also threw a family Christmas party before we left where there was food, bowling, pictures with Santa and crafts. Oliver decorated his first gingerbread house by eating a piece of candy for every piece that was put on the house.



I realized only after I returned home from our time in South Dakota that I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked. We spent two weeks there and definitely got our white Christmas. Derek, Laura, and Jordan were all able to come while we were there too so Oliver had plenty of playmates and Isaac got plenty of holding.

Oliver helping make Christmas cookies

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I got together with a couple high school friends while I was home. Mika is currently pregnant with her first baby due in March. Hannah had her first baby just a few weeks before Isaac was born. She named her son Isaac too! Isaac meet Isaac.


Pictures after Christmas Vigil Mass

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Christmas morning the boys got gifts in their stockings. My mom made their stockings and I think they are super cute.

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Then more presents were opened once Jordan arrived the next day.

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Isaac started sitting unassisted while there
Isaac started sitting unassisted while there

These are the only pictures I have of Oliver and Isaac with their Aunt and Uncles.

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Oliver got to go sledding several times

Merry Christmas 2014
Merry Christmas 2014

Isaac-5 Months

It’s so hard to believe life without this little boy. He’s so full of smiles and joy. Already Isaac is rolling over, sitting up, and has two teeth coming in. He”ll be a year old before we know it. Oliver of course makes his appearance in these monthly pictures and yes when I ask him to smile what proceeds occurs.

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Hubby Love

I just had to make a post highlighting David. He is an incredible husband and father and I can’t imagine life without him. You haven’t seen many posts by him but he does a lot of behind the scenes work to keep this blog up and running. I need his assistance for every other post in some way or another. He’s up everyday before 5am to hop on a shuttle to go to work and then comes home to help with whatever I need help with, dinner, bath time, dishes, etc. I know I’m running on little sleep, but I think he may run on even less. Then on the weekends there are obligations to family, the parish, and our house/vehicles, which take up most of his time. I honestly wonder how he keeps going each day.

Sweet Snuggles
Sweet Snuggles
David with the boys on Halloween
David with the boys on Halloween
GQ Model right there
GQ Model right there
Story Time
Story Time
My Anniversary Dates. How Blessed Am I?
My Anniversary dates. How blessed am I?




David, I love watching you with our boys and appreciate all that you do for our family. Thanks for being my husband. I love you!