Claire finished her soccer season.  2012-11-30 winter 659762012-11-30 winter 65983Love those girls she’s played with for so many seasons now. Max finished his club volleyball season.2012-12-08 fall 65744 Dave and I have had so much fun watching him gain so much confidence on the court.  2012-12-08 fall 65746Oh man we love this sport.2012-12-15 holiday stuff 66510 …and love these crazy, good boys too.2012-12-15 holiday stuff 66512 Birthday lunch with friends:2012-12-19 Christmas prep 67027 French “International Night.”  (We don’t do this every Wednesday like I dreamed it up to be, but we do it whenever we can.  Still love it.)  .2012-12-19 holiday stuff 66577We had baguette Panini sandwiches and sparkling apple juice. The french music we looked up is what really made it though. Some of my favorite girls:2012-12-20 Christmas prep 67045(…who really can’t drive but who were posing like they can…) Gingerbread houses at school with Lu.2012-12-20 Christmas prep 67047 We found the funniest home videos…I’ll have to post them some time.  We laughed long and hard about those things and watched them over and over again.2012-12-06 iPhone 65938 The number of books I’m in the middle of reading on my nightstand is getting a little bit out of (4) The bike brigade on Fridays and Saturdays:2012-12-21 Christmas prep 67057 Pajama Day and “Doughnuts with Dads” at school.2012-12-21 untitled 67636 Claire often leaves me nice notes on my bed.  I love them.  Especially when they come with money! 🙂2012-12-23 iPhone 67230 Some service for a friend who’s Dad passed away at Christmas.  Our hearts have been aching so much for this family.2012-12-28 new years 67317 A sliver of our beautiful world.2012-12-28 iPhone 67238 …and one more (it is Fall here).photo (5) I’m so grateful for it.

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  1. Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and it just makes me excited for all the future things I get to experience with my 3 girls as they get older. Thanks for all the time you put into your blog and letting complete strangers like me a glimpse into your awesome life!

  2. I so love your posts, Shawni. I hope one day I can meet you and give you a giant hug…haha! Thanks for being such a beautiful example to me of finding joy in motherhood, womanhood, and in the little and big things that go along with them:)

  3. Oh I love how you do international nights. That's something I've always dreamed of doing too. You've inspired me to just get up & do the things You want to do as a mother & not wait for an invitation from your husband or kids. You've helped me realize we need to make things happen! Thankyou!

  4. Just a random note: I noticed the pic of your fam crowded around your hubby watching videos. Have you considered apple tv? We recently purcahsed it for our home and have loved it!!! You can connect wirelessly to your tv from your ipad, iphone. We love streaming videos for the whole family…home videos, mormon messages for FHE, youtube funnies, and i love to catch up on the shows i have missed via online. No I am not an apple employee:) the picture just looked really familiar!

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