Christmas 2017

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Since being married, my favorite parts of Christmas are Felipe's sound effects and facial expressions. His eyebrow gets so excited!

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Our 2017 Christmas card pictures from the farm. Felipe was a trooper since there was a lot of trial and error self-shooting.

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Philadelphia | USA

In an effort to see all 50 states before we move on, we took a quick weekend trip to Philadelphia. The weather (mostly) cooperated and Felipe learned a lot about American history! We also took a drive to Gettysburg and stopped off in Amish country for while. There is nothing quite like the beauty of fall in the north!

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Los Angeles | USA

I don’t know at what point Santa Monica became the annual Irons family vacation but I wouldn’t change it for the world! We generally travel around the Fourth of July because of my dad’s work schedule. This year, we spent the holiday playing volleyball on the beach!

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Walls Family Farm

Being abroad for five years, one of the things I missed the most was the seasons changing in the fall. Since this is Felipe's first whole holiday season in America, we took full advantage! Over Thanksgiving weekend, we made the trek to Terrell with family to the Walls Family Farm for some Christmas cheer. We've been an artificial tree household my whole life so this was a new experience for us all. It was well worth the trip for Felipe to chop his first tree. Thanks to my sister Haley for snapping the shots of Felipe and I!

Felipe was chomping at the bit to chop a tree down but he was a champ and made it through our little photo shoot first for me.

Post-tree chopping was a quite the experience too! Newly chopped trees were put on a de-piner to jiggle out the excess needles then thrown through a black hole to cover the tree in a net. Our little guy got stuck under a larger tree and almost went home with someone else!

YMCA Turkey Trot 2016

For the second year in a row, Felipe and I have made it to the YMCA's annual Turkey Trot in downtown Dallas. The Turkey Trot has been an Irons family tradition for as long as I can remember. The costumes have gotten quirkier but the announcer is still the same (Sic 'Em). Piper also made the trip with us and had a great time sniffing and making friends. But, she slightly underestimated how far 3 miles was!