Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Happenings!!!

So we have been very busy around here. Parties, concerts, more parties, gathering gifts, making cookies etc. I am sure you know the routine! I love Christmas time and all of the festivities it brings, it can be exhausting at times. I did change something up this year and probably will continue with it for the coming years. I normally make all of the baking in one day, which does take up a WHOLE day and can be overwhelming and not fun. This year I decided to make this event to be spread out through a span of 4 or so days. Last Sunday I made 3 different kinds of cookie dough. These dough consisted of being refrigerated for awhile so I thought hmm I could just make a couple batches and then we can pull out the other dough in a day or two and make those so on and so fourth. The girls and I have added pretzel bites to our Christmas giving treats, as well as pretzel turtels mmmmmm!

 Hailey ready for her first official Kindergarten Concert! She did Awesome! 
No shyness from this girl this year!

Hannah at her Christmas concert! So Cute!

As embarrassing as it is I had to show what my laundry room looked like as Logan is home from college and of course did not do a stich of laundry since Thanksgiving! uhg! Like loads this only shows a very little my hallway is lined up with baskets! 

 And I saw these at the store and since it just snowed, these definatley are cozy and stylish! Win Win!! Thanks Honey! :-)

My little reindeer!!

I believe I have finished up my shopping, I also believe I have spent wayyyyyy too much on the kids. I now need to wrap everything...which will probably take a week. 
The girls were supposed to have their last day today however school is closed and it was pj day and they both were bummed. So they will be having their pj day at home and watch The Polar Express (favorite Christmas Movie, besides Miracle on 34th street). 

Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Tree and other fun festivities!!!

So we went to get our Christmas tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving, since Logan was still home and we normally take our Christmas card pic by the tree we have chosen. It was a fun adventure as always. I wanted a certain kind of tree that had a certain look, and Bruce and Logan were looking for the biggest tree possible as if we had alllll the room in the world for a tree in our home! I really tried to talk Bruce out of getting a real tree and purchasing a nice fake one and then compromising with putting it up every other year. That idea failed, as the kids started whining Nooooo, we like the real ones. Darn Bruce, hes got power with that army of his! Anyway here is some pics of our festivities!


 Having hot chocolate after getting the tree!

Here is the end result! Its very nice! I added some gold ribbon after the fact. 

I recently had a favorites party! I read about this over at sunny side up .
It was a fun night, everyone thought it was a great idea and I plan on doing it again next year, but before Thanksgiving, since some ladies could not make it due to other holiday events occurring. This time of year can get so busy. I forgot to take more pictures of everyone's gifts they brought. There were cozy socks filled with chocolates, scarfs, night cream, small bottles of wine, lotion, and I placed candles from bath and body works. We ate, had some wine, talked and laughed, it was a fun night. It brought in the beginning of Christmas festivities. 

I am almost done with my shopping, alleluia! Now I just need to start wrapping everything, as staying up on Christmas Eve till 2:00am is no fun! I am in the spirit, and awaiting Jesus Birthday!!!!!!