Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas 08

I guess getting up at 6:30am to open gifts wears a kid out!! I was ready for a nap by noon myself.

The kids also got a wii and many other wonderful gifts this year!

Megan got alot of stuff for baseball practice and sports tshirts which is exactly what she loves to wear. She is really into baseball.

Maddie got a new bike, furniture for her dollhouse, dolls, games and many other wonderful gifts.

Mikayla loved her penguin from Grandpa and Grandma.

Michelle got a few new movies, gift cards, money, and mp3 player from Grandpa and Grandma and much much more!!

Grandpa and Grandma love to spoil thier grandkids!!! Hey I was's only fair!!

The week was also spent celebrating 4 birthdays. Yes.... 4...the week after christmas. I'll save that fror my next post!!!
Hope everyone has a blessed and safe new year!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

What? No pink???

Our home decorated for the holiday season. My dining room Christmas tree decorated with sweet treats and handmade ornaments.
Then to change things up a bit, we painted over the pink kitchen! It looks clean and nice and I even decluttered somewhat to make it a little easier to clean in there.

The above pic is over the tops of the cabinets.

Here is my bay wondow all ready for christmas as well. The white valances look so sweet in there and when the morning suns shines thru- it brightens the kitchen so much!
There are so many projects we need to complete around the house and we are tackling them one at a time. When you start one project, it amazing how it opens your eyes to other things that need to be done! Step by step.. we'll get them done!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sweet Christmas Tree

Another late night project...

Maddie is late one! She likes to stay awake late and sleep in. So while she is quietly watching her programs I have been hard at work!

I made cupcakes, lollipops and pink gingies and put them on my sweet treats tree.

I am trying to think of what to put on as the topper.

I am all done christmas shopping and I have been crafting special things for the childrens teachers.

I love all the projects I do around christmas, just wish I had a better crafting spot other than my dining room table.

The Snowmen on the shelf in the pic was given to us by my dear neighbors. They are so sweet! Each year they get the us all gifts and Madison especially loves the one they got the whole family!

Friday, December 12, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things

I got my christmas gift early so I was playing around with it (digital camera) and
took some pics of all my stuff around the house.
So here are a few pics of some of my favorite treasures from around the house!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Let it snow

Well maybe not real snow!!
Living down south, we don't see snow, but here is Maddie as happy as can be in front of our big blow up globe!!
We have some decorations outside and the kids always help take part in the decorating.
Here is Mikayla helping put up the lights around the kitchen window.
She is alot more brave then I!! I can't make it up the second step of the ladder without getting nervous!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My tree is up

Yesterday afternoon I got my dining room tree up.
I love this tree. All the pink bulbs and frilly ornaments I make every year.
This year I am working on pink gingergirls.
This weekend I am super busy with the kids. We have dance performances at the
nursing home, a christmas parade and we'll throw in a birthday party,a dance rehearsal and on Sunday a trip to the SPCA where Mikayla and her troop ith give special gifts to the cats and some doggie treats as well.
This is such a busy time of year!!
But we love it!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tis the Season

To sart decorating for Christmas.
I have started putting some decorations up in my big window in the kitchen.
I think I may add more smaller village pieces and take away some tea party stuff.
Today I am going to put up my victorian tree in the dining room.
The family tree is up in the living room and the outside lights are a work in progress. Thats my husbands area. He is good at the outside decor and I hanndle the inside.
Each week we add a little more outside and eventually by christmas it is done!