Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Year End Review!!


2015 was such an amazing year filled with memories and firsts!! We rang in the New Year at my in-laws new farm and visited lots of museums in the district. Austin got his first passport stamp in February when we went to Playa Del Carmen for a week as a family! He is definitely my child and LOVES the beach and sand in-between his toes!

We headed to Phoenix, Flagstaff and Sedona, AZ in March to visit Papa and Grandma Joann and got snowed in. It was such a wonderful couple of days sitting around the fire and bonding with Papa. Austin also turned 6 months old and started to sit up amongst many other things. 

April was full of many fun Spring playdates to see the Cherry Blossoms and other DC gatherings. We celebrated Easter on the National Mall and then headed to Grammy and Poppi's for little boys first EasterMy mom asked me what I wanted for my first Mothers day and my only request was to spend it with my baby, my hubby and my mommy, so she booked a trip and came to visit for a week. We visited a few museums, wineries and had a great time! 

Jonathan celebrated his first Father's Day in the Outer Banks, NC when we took off for another beach trip and Austin surfed for the first time (Kind of, ha). Austin also received his own personal tour through the US Supreme Court and got to meet Chief Justice John Roberts, hang out in Justice Anthony Kennedy's office and meet all of his law clerks that thought he was adorable as can be. 

In July, Grandma came back to VA and brought all of Austin's cousins for two weeks of summer fun. The whole month was spent swimming, going to Luau's, farms and eating ice cream with his cousins and Grandma! I also went on a girls trip to Charleston, SC to celebrate Meg's final days as a single woman. 

We jumped on another plane and headed to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in August to visit all of our friends. We went wine tasting in Napa and spent time on the beach in CA!

Our sweet little boy turned ONE years old in September and we threw him an amazing "Sock Monkey 1st Birthday Party" to celebrate. 

October was full of apple picking, pumpkin patch fun and weddings! My sister-in-law married her prince charming and we gained an amazing brother! The wedding was spectacular and Austin was the cutest little ring bearer ever! We also threw daddy a spectacular birthday bash to celebrate the BIG 35 with all our friends and family. 

We prepared for the holiday madness in November and counted our blessings at Thanksgiving.
December is always the most magical time of the year and we headed to California to celebrate Christmas with the family. We also took my nieces and nephew skiing and snowboarding for the first time ever and they loved it! We celebrated New Year's Eve at my brothers beautiful home dancing, eating and talking about the best moments of 2015! 



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Mountain High Ski Resort

Uncle Jonathan and I took the kids to Mountain High Ski Resort over the holidays! It was such a great day on the slopes, so I made a little video of the family! Enjoy!!


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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas 2015

Happy Holiday, From the Oliver's!! 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with love, laughter and family! Christmas with kids is the absolute best thing in the whole world! Austin is still a little too young to appreciate it, but his older cousins sure do! We flew to CA this year to celebrate with the family and had the best time. Every year for Christmas Eve, we have tamales and make egg nog. The kids always get to open one present and than its off to bed for the littles. Christmas day is so memorable every year, but now that we have Austin, it is magical! Here are some snippets of Austin's 2nd Christmas!! 
I sure do love this family of mine!!
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