Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011 - revisited


Christmas 2011 for me will go down in the books as one of my best.  Simply for the fact, that I did nothing but enjoy the season. I didn't stress out over gifts, cards, or the craziness. I did what I could, when I could, and when the day came....I did nothing but enjoy it.

 We have been playing under the tree, enjoying the peace of the lights, the stillness at night and just being in the moment.  Toys are still strewn about, Christmas movies still playing and our lazy home-body attitude is still in affect.



 I hope you all had a peaceful and blessed Christmas as well!



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas! 2011










Friday, December 23, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things...Christmas 2011


Getting GOOD mail in the mailbox and getting excited about each card I get when I see it in my mailbox!


Merry Margarita's with light up ice cubes


Paper snowflakes in 80 degree weather


Baking in my pjs all day


Spending time making a Christmas card for a friend that he never gets around to ordering or using (ok so that one I am adding here so someone can enjoy this card no one will ever see)


Hot cocoa by the fire


Consuming calories by the guzzle in the name of the holiday


My Rudolf necklace


Remembering the real reason for the season :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Countdown to Christmas

We are one week until Christmas and this December has flown by. Today I started the Christmas sausage/pepperoni bread making. My little helper was actually very helpful this year. I love to see how much he loves to cook.




Today after baking we laid  low. Playing cars, golf, painting and making cards for our gifts.
 I have been editing a ton of pictures from my recent photoshoots (check out my photography page!). The weather is cool and I just got a fire going.


You can also see I have decided to start using a self timer on my camera...now I can be in pictures too!  I finally get to make an appearance in the photos of my own life story:)


Cooper's school program was Friday night and his class did an awesome job ringing the bells and singing "Celebrate together" in English and Spanish.  




He took his part very seriously and was front and center during the performance.  I could actually hear him belting out his song. Here is a video capturing the song from his singing in the car.
video


Well, my fire is on, the Polar Express is playing again and a cup of hot chocolate is calling my name.  


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent 2011 - Day 1



 Isaiah 9:6
A child will be born to us. 
      A son will be given to us. 
      He will rule over us. 
   And he will be called 
      Wonderful Adviser and Mighty God.