Friday, January 31, 2014


Ever since January 1st I've been posting everyday on my Instagram account just something we are doing that day.  You can follow me @kelly28a and the hashtag for our everyday pictures is #townsend2014.

I've been trying to decide how I'm going to post these, whether it be weekly or monthly so for now it's monthly!

A few of them I guess got deleted from my photo album so I had to take screen shots of them off Instagram.

Day 1: Happy New Year!

Day 2: Just a little relaxin' while watching Sofia.

Day 3: All signed up for gymnastics class!! Someone's super excited!

Day 4: Trying on leotards!

Day 5: Sunday morning snuggles in the big bed!

Day 6: This girl had the BEST time at her 1st gymnastics class!

Day 7: It's too cold outside!

Day 8: I walked into Hannah's room and she had built this all by herself, she said it was a princess castle!  I'm impressed!

Day 9: Girls night!

Day 10: It's "H" day at school.  We've got Hannah, her H shirt and a hat.  We've got H covered.

Day 11: Painting a pottery princess!

Day 12: Playing with her cousins for 24 hours will wear a girl out!

Day 13: When you don't feel good, you get to watch movies in the big bed.

Day 14: At home with Daddy today!  Hopefully it's the last day of the sickies for this poor baby.

Day 15: Watching some after school Tinkerbell with my girl!

Day 16: Silly faces = feeling better!

Day 17: Playing at the park after school!

Day 18: Look at my pants Mommy, I'm a mermaid!

Day 19: I caught this wild child jumping on her bed.  Maybe she was hopping like a bunny.

Day 20: Mommy, look at my silly face!

Day 21: Dance party!!

Day 22: Someone was extra sleepy this morning.

Day 23: The day her hair looked like this.  Haha.

Day 24: It's cooooold outside!  Delayed start to work means playtime with my girl!

Day 25: The day her Daddy let her walk in the store instead of ride in the cart.

Day 26: Beautiful day for a hike!

Day 27: Fun at gymnastics!

Day 28: Cuddling with my girl on this cold day!

Day 29: Hannah ran up to me and said "Mommy, I'm happy!"

Day 30: "I run like Mommy!"

Day 31: College day at school!  She was excited to wear her Aggie dress.

I post at least once a day on Instagram (obviously) but I usually post 1-2 more times during the day.  I also add hashtags because they're funny and explain the pics better.  :)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Christmas Eve

This year for Christmas Eve we did what we usually do and went to Aunt Janet's house but it was just pretty low key since Tracy, Ryan and the girls were in Ohio.  It's so hard to believe it was our 2nd Christmas Eve at their house without our Uncle Jeff.  He was definitely missed.

Before we left our house we took a family picture.  All three of us smiling and looking in the same direction!  A Christmas miracle!  Haha.

Hannah passed out on the way to Aunt Janet's.  This is how she chose to wear her sunglasses.  Silly.

Emily and me

Townsend crew

Lainey & Pops with Hannah

Aunt Janet & Em.  Pretty girls!

After dinner we started opening presents which doesn't take too long since there were 8 of us that night!  This girl was constant entertainment!  Here she was with her head in the box that her Rapunzel doll came in.  She's so silly.

She then walked around helping everyone open their gifts.  Once it was open she moved on to the next present.

Is this bow too big??

Letting Ross try it out.

Putting on "makeup" with Emily's new brushes.  She LOVED those brushes!

Pops, Rapunzel has WAY more hair than you do!

This sweet baby couldn't make it home awake.  Poor thing fell asleep in the car 3-4 times in one week!

It was a nice night spent with the family!  Next up, the last Christmas post!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Christmas #2

We got back in town from visiting the Valley, unpacked, got dressed and ready and headed over to Lainey and Pops house for our side of the family Christmas celebration!  Tracy, Ryan and the girls were heading to Ohio the next day so we had an early celebration on Sunday afternoon. 

When we got there I said "Whoa.  We got too many presents!"

That tends to happen when there are kids running around and so much cute stuff to buy them.  ;)

These little cuties were so excited to open their presents!

Raise your hand if you want to open presents!!  Hannah must have REALLY wanted to open some presents since she raised both hands.

This picture says it all.  Leah does something and these two admire. 

The present opening begins!  We used to open presents one at a time in our family so everyone could see what each of us got.  Then the munchkins arrived.....  It's just chaos now.  Hannah was super excited about her Rapunzel doll and dress from Aunt Tracy, Uncle Ryan and the girls.  Of course she wanted to wear the dress right away!

Oh my silly daughter.

Haley was excited about the tricycle we got her!  There is a HILARIOUS video we took of Lainey riding that bike around the house with the girls screaming and running after her but she probably wouldn't want me to post that on the internet.  Priceless.  Trust me.

Hannah LOVED (and still plays with it every day) her princess castle from Lainey and Pops.

Tracy's fam and my fam both took family pictures this fall (separately) and decided to get them framed together for our parents.  We gave them each a pic of the girls.

And also a family pic from each of us. 

After all the present excitement and yummy dinner that Pops made we put the girls in their Christmas jammies.  Every year since I can remember my mom has given us Christmas pjs and that's the only gift we get to open from our parents on Christmas Eve.  So, we got our jammies a few days early and the girls looked so cute!

Love them!  Hannah is so lucky to have such sweet cousins!

Lainey wanted a pic with her girls.  This is pretty much how the next three minutes went.

Two out of three girls kind of smiling isn't bad!  One looking like she was O-V-E-R it all....  Oh Hannah.  In her defense, she had a VERY long day!

Again, two of the three girls smiling.  One making a pirate face.  Sigh.

Aaaaaand we're done.  Hahaha.

She loves her Lainey!

And Pops!  Even if she doesn't look like it here.  This little elf was TIRED!

For the second night in a row she fell asleep in the car.  Sorry baby girl!  She didn't even make it five mins this time.

I'm halfway done posting about Christmas!!  Only a month behind...