Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in January 2020.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – January 2020

Dear January 2020,

You are a welcomed month by all. You bring excitement and realization of a new year and a new beginning. You were a month filled with dreaming and goal-planning, and that in itself is great! After a fabulous holiday break, school and activities are now in full swing and bringing a jam-packed schedule to this new decade. But, as I have said before… Busy is fun!

February, we are so excited for you to add a little sparkle and love to our schedule!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – January 2020 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in January 2020.

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New Year's Day is always an exciting day that brings new adventures. It is a day that allows us to look forward to change. Hello 2020!
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Hello 2020!

New Year’s Day is always an exciting day! It is a day that brings new adventures. It is a day that allows us to look forward to change. It is a day that opens the door to new goals and dreams. So as we ring in the new year, let’s give thanks for all of our blessings!
For my family, we say goodbye to our first year as a family of 5, and we say hello to a new year ahead of growth and more adventures to come.

We are so excited to celebrate new beginnings… HELLO to a new decade – Hello 2020!

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Take time today to thank God for the blessing of Day 1.  
Lamentations 3:23 – Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.


From my family to yours, we wish you a Happy New Year! Hello 2020!www.espressoeverafter.com

Thank you for the beautiful photos La Brisa Photography.

Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in December 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – December 2019

Dear December 2019,

December was just as great as we’d hoped it would be. With all the holiday festivities and Christmas functions, it is a month we will always cherish. We love filling the month with Santa, Christmas decorations, holiday lights and Christmas parties! But, I must say… The best part was our mountain getaway. We were able to sneak away and visit Santa at the North Pole, hung out with friends in the snow, and the girls got to ski for the first time! We are a winter-loving family, so December you are always our favorite!
This December was extra special because our girls are old enough to understand that Jesus’ birth is the true meaning of Christmas, and there is nothing more special than that!

As January brings a new year and a new decade, we are beyond excited to see where 2020 takes our family. We have so much to be thankful for and looking forward to a bright future as the Wodiske Party of 5!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – December 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in December 2019.

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I love sharing a good book. In my new book review series, Recent Reads, I review the books I have recently read and let you know my thoughts and opinions.
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Recent Reads – December 2019

I did it!…  I have officially joined the digital world of Amazon Kindle reading and I am a huge fan! Don’t get me wrong… I know there will be times that I miss actually flipping the pages and smelling the paper, but so far I am loving it. Go Team Kindle!  And ever since I bought a Kindle, I have been able to fly through Books! It goes everywhere with me and it is filled with all of my favorite titles. Thanks to the convenience of electronic reading, I have some great books to share… I enjoyed these titles and I think you will as well.

So here you go, a good round up of books that you can’t go wrong with!  In full disclosure, please know that I adore a Hallmark style love-story with a happy ending, but I am happy to say I branched out a little bit this time around. These books have some unexpected plot twists, surprise endings, in-depth storylines and historical connections… Which I found very intriguing as well.  I also read 2 great books that have a Christmas theme – just in time for the holidays!


My 12 Recent Reads

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Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come.
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2019 Christmas Traditions: Christmas Cards | Family Photos | Matching PJ’s | Santa Photos

These are a few of my favorite Christmas Traditions… Family Photos + Christmas Cards + The Santa Visit + Matching Holiday PJ’s!


SANTA is always a fun visit for us.  It is our chance to see who will smile and who will cry.  Is it bad that I always (secretly) wish for tears?? Sadly, my dream didn’t come true.  Kensie held it together and we are officially the ‘smiley-Santa-photos’ family.  Oh well, at least I am thankful for the joy.  Don’t get me wrong, Kensie is extremely skeptical of Old St. Nick, but I am sure next year she will be his biggest fan!  Payton and Paisley, on the other hand, never wanted to leave his side.  It is so sweet to watch their belief shine!  Enjoy our Santa visit!Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Continue Reading

Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in November 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – November 2019

Dear November 2019,

As always, you were a month filled with thankfulness! We celebrated daddy’s birthday and we soaked up all the fun turkey-day school festivities while preparing for the big family feast! We spent lots of quality family time together as we enjoyed riding bikes around in the amazing cooler and rainy weather that you brought us! We stood as a family and dedicated ourselves to raise Payton and Kensie in a Jesus loving home surrounded by encouragement and support. And we spent a maroon and gold filled day at ASU Homecoming, taking the girls back to where it all began for our family.  Wow, it was a special month!

December… we are so excited for you and the special memories you will bring us in this festive month!!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – November 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in November 2019.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in October 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – October 2019

Dear October 2019,

You were a month of soccer, more soccer and a slice of pumpkin everything. You are always one of our favorite months filled with decorating the house for Halloween to picking out cute costumes… We always adore October with the kiddos!

This month was filled with changing weather (It almost feels like fall here!) to school parties and costume events. It was a month filled with fun and, of course, … lots of candy! Did I mention soccer??? With two girls playing we are on the field a lot, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.

As we prepare for November and the grateful-thankful month ahead, we look back with a smile and we look forward with excitement!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – October 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in October 2019.

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Halloween Costumes 2019! Our trip down Halloween costume memory lane and good costume ideas for kids and babies! (Cop, Waitress + Pink Flamingo)
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Halloween Costumes 2019

They picked well this year!  We decided to let the girls select costumes that made them happy!  So we jumped on Amazon/Target online and let the girls browse and pick what stood out to them.  As an added bonus we let the big sisters select Kensie’s costume, and I am pretty sure she is not thrilled about the head piece.  HaHa – The life of the littlest sister!


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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in September 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – September 2019

Dear September 2019,

You were an unexpectedly delightful month filled with travel, sports and celebrated double-digit weather.

I loved jetting off on a magical NYC girls trip filled with glitz and glam and fabulous shows! Every-time I visit New York I fall in love with a new spot… You can’t go wrong in that city. It sure is something special!

Travis and I also snuck away for a quick 48 hour adventure to California, thanks to a fabulous family wedding. It was so nice to explore Newport Beach together and fulfill my need for a visit to the ocean.

And of course a big round of applause and thank you to AZ for dropping down out of the 100 degree weather, just in time for soccer season to begin! We are so grateful!

Time for some fall weather to match the fall season. We are looking forward to you, October, and we already have our costumes picked out! Let the fun begin!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – September 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in September 2019.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in October 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – August 2019

Dear August 2019,

August, you were the perfect end to a fabulous summer! One month into school already, August kept us busy! We were able to sneak away for a kid free weekend in the mountains, which was heavenly! And we enjoyed our last month together as a family before the sports season fills up our calendar.  August… We heard you loud and clear, we have so much to be thankful for.

September, we are ready for you! Bring on the busy weekends and football season!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – August 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in August 2019.

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