Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas Time

Our Christmas season consisted of many things...

like cookie making play-dates with friends...

 hot dogs, kettle corn, cotton candy & hayrides at church to go see Christmas lights...

and baking cookies....

many times! 

Sewing some handmade Christmas gifts...
(a ruffled table runner for my mom)

We celebrated Christmas with Jake & Jessi a.k.a. Guncle Jake & Aunt Jessi.....

We did crazy things like remodel our sunroom and get new carpet...I mean who doesn't want to rip apart a whole room of there house the week before Christmas?



We spent Christmas Eve going to church, then to my MIL's for dinner, stockings for the kids & Bill read us a book about the story of St. Nicholas.


The stockings were hung, the tree trimmed, and filled with the gifts we felt blessed to give this year.....



Christmas morning...gifts....breakfast...the reading of the Christmas story....and then toy time!

Christmas day was spent with family....eating....more family...more eating.....and gifts!
 I made some adorable sleigh's I found on Pinterest but of course I had to "papercutz" them up and added my own twist!  I wrapped each candy with pretty Christmas paper, stacked, glued, and tied with ribbon and a bell.  I added a punched ornament with a name on it for each place setting.

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We spent the majority of the days after Christmas in our PJ's....watching movies....cleaning...organizing....snuggling....playing games....and just being together!  It was a VERY low key break!  We took the kids to the movies a few times but mostly hung out at home!  I LOVED it!

New Year's Eve (9 year anniversary) we spent the day together--dragging our kids through memory lane as we watched our wedding video - ahem - on vhs!  haha  Gabe was amazed it rewinded all by itself!  I think every time we came to a part of someone significant in our video - singers - groomsmen -  Gabe would ask if they were dead or alive, haha.  It hasn't been that long son!  We enjoyed the morning together, followed by lunch at Osaka and then home to spend the afternoon with Nanny.  We took the kids on a nice long walk and a trip to the park because it was 75 degrees out!  Yes, very nice!

We hung out at home where we rung in the new year with non-alcholic pina coladas, fresh fruit, & lots of game playing!  It was a fun night!

Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas & a blessed New Year!



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