Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Chapman Christmas Vacation - Colorado Edition

After celebrating the graduation in Texas, we flew straight out to Denver to see all our people.  We fit in horse back riding at Auntie Alycia's house, a trip to Golden, lots of grandparents, a baptism for Rowan and Christmas!  It was our longest trip home ever, and our first with 3 kids, so needless to say there were some learning curves.  But after everything was said and done it was a great trip, and that Christmas morning can't be beat with all those little cousins running around and tearing into wrapping paper (or refusing to...depending on the minute.)  It was the messiest, loudest, best Christmas ever.

Here are the pics!

- K

First stop: Auntie Alycia's house to ride horses!  The girls have been begging to do this for forever and they loved every minute.

All the grandbabies and grandhorses in one place!?  Grandma heaven.

Grandma K!

We headed out to Golden for a couple of nights...mostly because these kitties were begging us to.  ;)

We went on the prettiest Christmas light tour through downtown Golden.

And we even found Santa in a bar!  The girls were sure he was the real deal.  If I were Santa I'd probably be in a bar too, so who knows, they might be right.  ;)

Snuggling up with my boy.  I think this would be about 63 weeks pregnant??  :)

Chewing a new bacon teether with Auntie Kate.

So cozy!

Cutest stocking stuffer everrrr.

Something tells me the kittie's face isn't quite as peaceful and happy.

The whole fam!

Opening early Christmas presents!

My boys.  :)

Ready for Row's baptism!

All the cute cousins.

My handsome guy.  Ugh, I just love him.

Christmas Eve!

Cutest Christmas Eve boy ever.

Hanging with Pop.

Opening Christmas Eve presents!

We started a new tradition with everyone wearing Christmas Vacation sweatshirts on Christmas morning!

Grandma made Lyla and Samantha matching nightgowns.

Row got his own taggie blankie!

We headed out to Great Grandma that afternoon.  :)

Sweetest guy!  Last day in CO.

Best part was having a long weekend off of school and work still when we got back!  We took the girls to see Star Wars.  Little Rey may have been a little worn out.

Sleepin Sissy.  :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Chapman Christmas Vacation - Texas Edition

Last month we packed up the troops and took them on a 2 week tour that included 2 states, 2 climates, 2 new teeth and at least 2 days of questioning why we'd ever booked the trip to begin with.  ;)

We started out in Fort Worth, TX to celebrate Auntie Kate graduating from TCU with her nursing degree!  The long weekend in TX was jam packed with celebrations and ceremonies.  Lyla's description of it sounds something like this: "it was all hurry up and go here and hurry up and rest and hurry up for dinner!  There was LITERALLY only ONE day for relaxing!!!"

They really did have to put up with a lot of grown up events, and they did pretty darn well all things considered.  The last day we got to spend a really fun, low key day at the Stock Yards before heading to the airport and Denver.  The girls loved it, and Lyla was even considering becoming a Horned Frog herself!  :)

To our Auntie Kate - we know how hard you worked over the last 4 (1/2) years and we're so proud of you!!  You deserve every bit of your success, and you're going to be the best nurse out there!  So glad we could be there to celebrate with you.  XO

Here are some pics!

- K

Had to take them to their first In-N-Out!

The first night was the grad party for Kate and her nursing besties.

Prepping for the pinning ceremony!  If this isn't the most handsome thing you've ever seen, I don't know what is.

This is my most favorite candid of all times.  Sis was not handling her skipped nap well, and Ryan and I were clearly not amused.  Look at that snarl on Ryan's lips.  Ha!

Post pinning ceremony / pre dinner nap time.  Teething had this guy not wanting to sleep anywhere but in my arms.  Which I kind of loved.

Loving on Great Grandma at dinner!

Bouncing our babies.  :)

The whole fam!

Sleeping on Grammy during the entire graduation ceremony.  So rude.  ;)

The graduate!!

Watching the cattle drive in the Stock Yards.

Had to stop for some real BBQ.  It did not disappoint!

Future Horned Frog right there!  :)

Evie couldn't stop singing Jingle Bells and Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Mrs. Clause was smitten.  She lead us to this Texan Santa and they had to get a pic.  :)