Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Monday, December 17, 2012


I'm not sure if we can really say that seeing Santa is fun for Eli and Will. But I have to admit, I don't mind the crying photos. :)

The boys would not let go of us. They were terrified. Very terrified. Will was actually clawing at my back with his arms tight around me when I tried to pull him off to even go to Nick.

And being the good parents we are, we forced photos upon them anyway...

Here's our free Santa pic at Cabela's. I didn't want to be in it, but oh well. At this point Eli was hysterical...and of course my eyes are closed...

I was able to peel Will off me to get a photo of all of them by Santa with my camera. At this point Will was hysterical.

But Will settled down fast enough to give Santa a high five! This pic is adorable!

And how could I not post these photos from last year? The boys were 15 months then. As you can clearly see, the boys were not big fans of Santa then either!

Here's the Cabela's Santa...

And the ECFE Santa...

These photos make me laugh...does that make me a bad parent? :)

That's okay they aren't big fans of Santa.

We know Jesus has us covered.

Happy Birthday, Jesus! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 15, 2012


As we celebrate the birth of our Lord & Savior, we give thanks for another precious year together as a family surrounded with so many people we love & adore. Life is busy & sometimes absolutely crazy. But we are healthy & we are happy. We are grateful...we are blessed. Here is what happened in our 2012~

Learned what life is like with 2 busy toddlers who run in opposite directions. They can run fast. Really fast. Survived flying with two 18 month old boys to Florida. Vacationed on Sanibel Island with the Hess family and Cox grandparents. Didn’t want to leave. Will be back again. Dr. Nick celebrated 3 years at Horizon Eye Care here in Owatonna. Very grateful for his career that he enjoys. Eli and Will have gone to daycare a few mornings a week with our friend, Lisa, aka: the best daycare provider EVER! Amy is thankful for a break from the boys while she crafts. And the twins enjoy a break from mommy too. It’s a win-win for all. Amy celebrated 3 years with her online craft business, “Vincelli Designs & Decor” www.vincellidesigns.com. Business has really picked up this year and she is very thankful to do what she loves. Vacationed in Detroit Lakes with the entire Vincelli family for our annual golf vacation. Continue to do most everything in twos. Continue to do most everything in twos. (That is not a typo.) Celebrated Eli and Will’s 2nd Birthday in September. Questioned how we have survived 2 years of raising multiples. Are currently potty training two 26 month olds. Use your imagination. They are boys remember. It’s quite an adventure. But like we said, even with some rough times (no one told us parenting was so hard!)...we are grateful...we are blessed. Merry Christmas! Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

The Vincelli Family
~ Nick, Amy, Elijah, & Will ~

Thursday, December 13, 2012


You'd think since we live in Minnesota and with it being December and all, that we'd already have a lot of snow. Well, no, not at all. And I have been dreaming of a white Christmas. I wasn't just dreaming of it, I was literally praying for it. It just doesn't seem like Christmas without snow...

Here's a photo of our house that I took on December 6th. No snow. And in fact, our grass is greener now than it was this summer. For real. Greener. A lot greener. Weird.

But on December 8th, we finally started getting snow. And we got to play outside. Yippee! My dream come true. It was Eli and Will's first time playing in the snow. (They did get out in the sleds once last winter, but that was only for about 10 minutes. We hardly had any snow last year either.)

It only took 20 minutes to get them all bundled up and ready...

First we put them to work. (One of the perks of having twins...twice the free labor.)

Then we let them play. :)

And boy, did they have a blast! They were giggling and so full of joy. We played outside for a long time.

They built their first snowman together...

We pulled them around in sleds on our street...

I adore my little family!

And I adore my amazing husband!

Here's to hoping that all the snow doesn't melt before Christmas...