Hey y’all…I’m still here, ha-ha! 

We’ve been living in the frozen tundra called Missouri. ⛄

It has been sooooo cold here lately, like -14℉ one morning and consecutive mornings in the single digits!!! Since we get our internet thru satellite, I’m pretty sure our dish was frozen because today is the first day we’ve had a strong wifi signal.

December as a whole was pretty good to us, besides the temps, we ate a lot of yummy food, spent a lot of family time together and we celebrated Christmas, yay!!!

It finally snowed!!! ❄❅❆

It looked so pretty but it didn’t last long at all…it was all melted by the next day but it still made for some pretty scenery and a little snow play. 

The girls lasted about 15 minutes outside and quickly came in to warm up!

Here’s the Christmas cookies I made for Santa! 

Christmas morning Santa arrived!

Naomi got a Doc McStuffins Nursery and

Maddie got the doll house right behind Naomi.

Bryce got a new Lego set for Christmas and didn’t waste no time putting it together.

Doesn’t Bryce look so handsome with his new work boots!

Since the kids were still on winter break, we had to find things to do around the property and out & about!

It was cold out but not frozen tundra cold yet, so we were walking around the pastures stepping and breaking ice.

(The kids kept saying that the sound of the ice breaking sounded like breaking glass)

Warming up with some hot cocoa!

Another little adventure we went on was taking the kids to Sky Zone, it was the perfect place to let the kids get some physical activity and it was something we could do indoors!

Bryce loved playing dodge ball with boys that were right around his age. 

He was getting bored at home and I knew we needed to do something active!

Naomi loved jumping into the foam pit.

We were also really surprised at how well Maddie was doing, she loved it too!

With the deep freeze brought broken water pipes that Jer spent a few days getting back together.

Bryce helped to get parts and be moral support, but this was all at temperatures of only a few degrees!

This has been our job the last few weeks…feeding the beast wood!

Before it turned cold-cold, our dogs slept at night in their kennels with a heat lamp on them.

Now they sleep in the wood-room and get excess heat from the wood stove and have cozy little beds!

Here’s Harley!

Our last big adventure we went on was visiting the Wonders of Wildlife at the Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, courtesy of my Aunt Teri who treated the family to a “family-outing” and we had a blast! 

It exceeded my expectations and more…

They had so much to look at and it changed every so many yards.

I loved how the scenery changed and was built to make you fell like you were in that specific environment!

This was the perfect way to round out our winter break!

 The kids loved it and we loved it!

That was our December in a nutshell and talk to ya soon.

I hope you are all have a great start to the new year, 


1 Comment

  1. Kathy DeMoville
    January 5, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Love the pictures and all of you.

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