Wednesday, December 18, 2013


It took about 300 pictures and three different attempts to get one decent photo for our Christmas card this year (and I still couldn't get all three to look and smile at the same time)! So here are a few that didn't make the cut.

They literally fell for - "look it's Santa Claus!" Except for big brother, there's no fooling him anymore!  

I even tried coaxing them with fruit snacks. Clearly that didn't work as they ate them in two seconds.

This was my 2nd choice! 

"I'm outta here!"

Violet's Christmas Show

Violet's preschool put on an adorable Christmas show last week complete with a baby Jesus and shepherds. Each class hand-painted a special shirt for the show and had been practicing their songs for months. Despite a few tears from some class mates, the musical was a joy to watch!

These next two videos are a little shaky as I was trying to film while holding Teddy by his shirt to prevent him from running on stage!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Race Weekend

After months of training, Nick ran his first marathon race this past weekend in Kiawah Island (about 35 minutes south of Charleston, SC). We left a couple days early to explore the area, visit the beach and relax before we embark on the holiday craziness. 

Day of race, waiting to see Nick at the 1 mile marker. As you can tell, it was early! 

Stop #2 - mile marker 12. Teddy waiting for Daddy to appear.

Nick at mile 12 (in black shirt) - still smiling.

Coming up on the finish line. Me and the kids were cheering, Nick not so much. 

A hot shower, a nap and a few crazy kids jumping all over him, Nick was feeling better. We are so proud of him and all he accomplished!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend Visitors

We were lucky to have Nick's parents drive down for the long Thanksgiving weekend (and hurrah that we didn't have to travel)!

We relaxed over a good family turkey dinner, watched lots of football, watched the tree lighting, took a little road trip to the zoo and ventured out to our first Carolina Panthers game. Looking forward to seeing all of our Ober family in just a couple weeks!