Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Day Celebrations

 This year we started our Christmas at 5:15am! Yes, the kids were a tad excited! We made our coffee and then read Luke 2 and opened presents. Mark got me a Kitchen Aid beater attachment that I have really wanted, a microplane grater, slippers and 2 coffee mugs from Anthropology! The kids picked out some costume jewelry for me. Perfect gifts! 




We had our traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon and cinnamon rolls and then headed off to church. After church we ordered chinese for lunch:) and got to work on the turkey for dinner! It turned out so pretty and the Lutzs came over for Christmas dinner!


 We played games late into the night (well 8:30pm- thats late for us)
and we had a Christmas sleepover with Clara and Maddie.
 It was a perfect day!

Christmas Eve Festivities

 Every Christmas Eve we head on over to Grandma and Grandpas for a yummy dinner and Aunt Emys famous homemade cookies! It was a wonderful night spent with those we love! 

 Lots of presents:) 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year- New Do

Got my hair cut today- its been almost a year! 
I got a Groupon for a cut and color at a salon near my house. 
Great deal- I dont think I have ever gone to the same stylist in years- I go where I can get a good deal!
I was sorta nervous when on old guy was my stylist. But he did a pretty good job overall. 
I love it short! I was meant to have short hair- I think it makes my face look skinnier which is always nice! I got some nice warm hazelnut and blond highlights too. Its hard to see in this lighting- I'll take more pics tomorrow in the daylight!  

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from {us} to {you}

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas as you celebrate God becoming flesh for US! 

The Son of God came down and laid aside His crown

Born without great renown, this Sovereign One

All holiness and might, all glory shining bright

Have come to earth this night in Mary’s son

O come, let us adore

O Christ the Lord, our hope and Savior 

Son of God yet made like us 

O Christ the Lord, our King adored 

Born a child, our Lord Jesus 

Messiah born so small, asleep in cattle stall

Come to redeem our fall, nailed to a tree

This tiny, helpless child through death would 


The holy God and vile, His grace so free

O come, let us adore

-Soveriegn Grace Music

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dreaming of Warmer Days

Found this picture yesterday that Sophia drew- can you guess where we all are? 
This SO makes me smile! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Its beginning to {LOOK} a lot like Christmas

We woke up to around 12 inches of snow this morning! It was beautiful! Colorado should have a white Christmas this year! The kids have been busy inside with puzzles, play dough, moon sand, art contests, Kung Fu Panda 2, and eating! But they were aching to roll around in the fluffy stuff- so Mark took them out to play! I love how rosy their little noses get and how pink their cheeks turn.

Mr. Elijah stayed in- he's had a runny nose and cough this last week. And he really has no desire to frolic in the powdery stuff! You'd think it was summer by the lack of clothing!  Thank goodness we keep it toasty warm in this house! 
 After an hour, they all came in to eat warm raviolis and drink hot tea! Dont you LOVE the pile of soppy clothes us moms get to handle when all the play is done:) Its worth it though since it wears them out! and as an extra bonus you get to kiss those chilly rosy cheeks!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Waterless Vintage Christmas Snow Globe

 So I joined Pinterest and found these super cute waterless vintage Christmas globes.
I am going to a cookie swap tomorrow where I am in charge of the craft:) 
so this is what we are doing! You can shake them and watch the glitter and snow fall down.
Super easy and really cute! My kids loved them too!

 So, here is what you need to create your own:
Little Christmas trees- I got these for $6 on sale at Joannes( you get like 20)
Little figurines- I got 3 for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree
Glitter- I like the silver the best- it shows up more
Canning jars with rings and lids- got 2 HUGE boxes at a yard sale last summer for $1.00 a box!
Fake snow
Hot glue

1. Hot glue the trees and figurines onto the underside of the canning lid.
2. Fill the jar with as much snow and glitter as you would like.
3. Place the lid on the jar and screw on the ring.
4. Flip and there you have it!