Thursday, December 10, 2009


At Kelsey’s school they have all the 2nd graders come together to have a big winterfest celebration.  We did crafts and they children sang songs.  It was a lot of fun.  Both girls came home with a few crafts and lots of cookies in their bellies. I would post more but feel funny having her other classmates on the blog without parent permission.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

There is a reason.

There is a reason I don’t own snow boots, snow jacket, snow pants, not even a nice cozy beanie for my head and ears.  I don’t even own a pair of mittens or gloves.

I don’t do snow.

I don’t do super cold weather.

So yesterday I wasn’t really all that excited about waking up to snow.  Even if it was only less then an inch, when I did get up.  The girls were excited.  It is pretty to look at, the white is so pure and bright.  But when you have to load  your kids in the car (with out heat – that’s another negative post) its not super fun.  I am glad it is over.  I am glad that the super cold weather is followed by the sun shinning and no ice on my windows.

But here are some pictures of the pretty white stuff taken from my nice cozy warm house.

The only good thing about snow is the hot coco and burning wood in my fireplace.

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The poor dog couldn’t even do his business this morning without having his poor paw pads freezing up. 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Decorating for December

I love love love Christmas and the month of December.  I love the smells, the lights, the cheery voices and magic that this holiday seasons brings.  On Thursday we were able to pull out some of our decorations and the girls went wild.  We put up our tree (yes fake) and I love it.  We now can put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving and keep it up until Jan 2nd.  I am a happy girl.  

I love waking up in the morning and turning on the lights on the tree, and looking at all the pretty ornaments that we have collected over the years.  The girls had so much fun decorating the tree.  And they did a pretty good job.DSC09387 DSC09391 DSC09393 DSC09409 DSC09413 DSC09422

The mantel looks amazing (not the decorations but the actual mantel.) Stephen did a fantastic job and it is beautiful.  I am going to change the decorations on the mantel I just wanted these off my kitchen table.  This is the first time we have had a mantel to decorate for Christmas. Can’t wait to start wrapping presents and putting them under the tree.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


We had a really nice and on the go Thanksgiving this year.  Nothing new though, we seem to always be on the go on holidays.  Maybe someday that will change and we will be able to enjoy our home.  But until then; her are just a few pictures of the girls and their Papa and Nana, and a funny of my little sis JJ.DSC09262 DSC09263 DSC09264 DSC09265

Shelby made her turkey headband at school the day before.  She kept quacking though when she wore it.  She could not remember that it was a gobble gobble.  Maybe next year.