Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Door

This is the last of my Christmas decorations that I still have up. I'm usually pretty anxious to put Christmas away but this year was the earliest ever - the night of the day after Christmas was when it all got put away. The main reason for the rush was we were starting Monday morning to remodel our living room and everything, including the furniture, had to be cleared out of there.
I decided to leave the cards and pictures up a little longer since they're in the kitchen on the back door. Its a great thing about this time of year - getting real mail and hearing from good friends and family.
(This post was inspired by my sister's post.)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve

This year we didn't do any baking until Christmas Eve and we only made one batch of sugar cookies! So we could have some cookies to put out for Santa. Brooke is my amazing helper and made the dough a couple of days in advance. So we all helped roll out the cookies and then frost them.

Jared and Taylor playing his new battleship game he got from his friend Josh.

With teenage boys it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture of all my kids.
Notice how cute the girls look!

Christmas Eve jammies - a tradition for 18 years.

The kids commented that this would be our last Christmas eve jammies picture
on their beloved couch.
We've had that couch since we got married, over 19 years
and we bought it used.
My Christmas present is a big one this year -
we're remodeling the living room!

My wonderful, beautiful daughters!

Noodle Noggins

Some cute pictures I found on my camera. This is an activity from school when they were learning about N.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kamryn's Dance Recital

For this year's dance recital, Kamryn's dance group did a cute dance to Holiday Hugs. Kamryn did a great job and looked so cute up there.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Catch-up

Just before school got out for the holidays, Jared and Kamryn's class put on a Christmas program for their parents and grandparents. It was such a cute program - they sang several songs and recited some cute poems. Kamryn was pretty shy at first but warmed up and did a great job. Jared was very handsome all dressed up and also did a great job! Their teacher is amazing!!

Jared and Kamryn with Mrs Armstrong

Taylor showing his Santa spirit
(he wanted a new snowy picture for his FaceBook profile picture)

I bought this cute snowman at the Festival of Trees.
He was easy to make - its a tube sock with a can of soda inside.
The kids and I made these to give to their friends and teachers and office ladies at school.

the Sunday before Christmas my mom commented that we all looked nice all dressed up for Christmas. So I decided we should try to take a family picture. What a trial. It actually turned out okay but I would have liked to taken more time to do it buy my family is not that cooperative.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Cuties

Kamryn and Jared all dressed up for church in their new Christmas clothes.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Jared and Kamryn had fun learning about the tradition of decorating Christmas trees at school. And then had fun decorating their own Christmas trees. They wanted to show them to Grandma and we went their right after school. Right after I took this picture they started eating their very own trees. Kamryn ate the the whole thing and Jared ate just a little and saved the rest for a decoration.

Friday, December 03, 2010