Saturday, December 31, 2022


twenty twenty twooo.

I love reflecting on the past year and seeing all the adventures and blessings. Here is the review and month by month highlights and travels from this past year.


Clay turned TWO! He is spunky and sweet. He loves his brother and dad's biggest fan.

The highlight of this month was going to Spain and exploring Madrid and Barcelona.

Riley turned the BIG 30!!! #oldmanclub
The other highlight of the month was going to London and seeing the shows and having sunshine here.

IRELAND! Quite possibly my favorite trip... this emerald isle is so special.

Luke turned 5 years old, growing up way too fast. 
ITALY! What would I do for some gelato right now... 

Lots of magnet fishing, kayaking, and just enjoying the calm before baby three comes. Also, saw a great college bestie who came a stayed for a few days! 

Chelsea also has two boys and pregnant with a baby girl, one day our kids will meet and be besties like their mommas!

Enjoyed the nice weather and did a lot of waiting for baby sister.. who we thought would arrive this month.. . . 

Lucy was born August 3 weighing almost 10 pounds.
Grandma and Grandpa Moncur also visited at the end of the month

Took a trip to Belgium with Grandma and Grandpa Moncur 
Ethan and Chelsea visited Amsterdam for a few days!

Grandma and Grandpa Stevenson came to visit! Riley took trip with them to Belgium.
France road trip!

Celebrating Dutch holidays of 11th Nov and Sinterklaas
Germany Christmas market trip

Nicole came to visit Amsterdam. Riley took trip with Nicole to Belgium! 
Christmas magic! 

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Christmas 2022

We spent Christmas at home in Amsterdam. It was a great month of magic. Luke listens to Christmas music year around, so when it was really Christmas he was ready and the house was always full of jingle bells and other carols! We welcomed the season with our Christmas market trip end of November and celebrated all month long with daily visits from Sinterklaas putting things in the kids shoes and biking under the lights of the city. We made sugar cookies and enjoyed hot chocolate runs with the kids and a visit from aunt Nicole and made gingerbread houses (minus the gingerbread) and just had a really good month. It seemed like Christmas was spread over a few weeks which made it extra fun and helped get through the cold. Grandma and Grandpa Moncur send a package early December with matching Christmas jammies (everyone was together minus us.. and they wanted to include us). We thought the package was lost, but it arrived right in time to welcome Santa and open gifts. It was a great Christmas this year and so grateful for the fun kids bring to the season and the birth of a Savior making the real reason for the season extra special.