Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Fun

So today I'm being "productive"....creating pages from Christmas photos!
I'm sure everyone has a different interpretation of "productive" but I think I've done quiet well!

More to come...but I figured it's after noon and I should go shower :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Boxing Day!!! I'm pretty sure Canada created this holiday because they didn't know what to do with all the boxes left over from Christmas!! Here are 1/2 the boxes...the "shirt boxes" are being saved for next year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

unedited photos from the past week. we are blessed to have family to spend the holidays with. we are even more blessed to have a God who sent his Son to earth for us!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Here comes Santa!!!
This windsock was made by my moma. It hung outside each winter when I was a child.
We don't have hooks outside yet, so it hangs in our hallway!! :)

Now get to bed....santa comes tonight!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I'm avoiding cleaning the house, so I went outside to take photos of the pretty frosty air!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No photo today....Just enjoying having the day off, well actually 2 weeks off of work!! Although you may think I sit around all day thinking of things to blog, I've been busy!
Today my moma and I went shopping and had lunch at our favorite place...Sweet Tomatoes!!
It was a great day to finish up last minute items and get clothes for our family photo next week. I came home, ate dinner, and wrapped gifts.
I am thankful I have days off of work to spend with the best-est moma and do shopping that I wait until the last minute to complete!

3 more days until Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Here is a photo from 2005. It is one of my favorites of my hubby. He's the greatest! I love him! We were getting our first tree was way to big for the living room, but he insisted on having it. After getting it inside he said "I may have misjudged the size" :)

Enjoy the Christmas cheer with your loved ones!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Winter's so nice to look at when you can sit inside and watch the snow fall. It's snowing again tonight so we're sure to have a white Christmas. Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!
And secretly when I don't have to do it early in the morning, I like to use the snow-blower!! :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas #1

Today we spent the day with the Lueshen family to celebrate Christmas. It was an awesome day of yummy food, great presents, and a competitive wii bowling tournament! Here is the group photo from today. I'll try to do some editing and make scrapbook pages tomorrow.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

old photo

So I decided I would post right away today!

I am bored going through old e-mails and while deleting I came across photos my mom sent me. Here are two old family Christmas photos!! We are having family photos professionally done (sorry Jess) the week after Christmas...time to update :)

Friday, December 17, 2010


Yes, for the second time I forgot to post....let me tell you about the week of forgetting....
Went to Hilander...was so concerned about how much % I would save with my card, i FORGOT my milk at the self check out!

Went for a hair cut, bought product, FORGOT it on the counter....then kept forgetting to call my hairdresser to ask for it!

Baby sat and said "sure I can watch them again" and both days I FORGOT I had other things going on, so I double booked!

Worked on Christmas cards, took 3 of them to work, FORGOT to sign one of them! Please forgive me if you get a card the I forgot to sign! :)

Finished up Christmas shopping for our first family Christmas this weekend....let's hope I didn't forget anything!

One week until Christmas! Don't FORGET the real reason for the season.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The true countdown to Christmas....advent!
Happy Birthday Jesus.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Our collection of Nut Crackers. My parents collected small decorative bells at Christmas time. Kelsey and I decided we would collect Nut Crackers each year....then we realized how much room they would take up!! Note: the small nut cracker! We will continue the tradition, with many sizes and themes.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thank You

A GIANT Thank You to my wonderful "girls" for the gift of a date night with my husband and Mark Schultz!!
I have followed Mark since college friends and I are even in his book and video!

One of my favorite singers!

I had the privilege to travel to his Christmas Concert courtesy of my aides in my classroom.

It was awesome!!! Thank you ladies!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

two for the price of one

Yes, Yes, I know I missed a day...thank you to my readers!!! Now I know I have people who read my blog :)
Two photos for today...seems how I missed yesterday.

Remember when the leaves where changing colors, it was 55 degrees and sunny!!??
Today...19 degrees with a 24 mile an hour wind!

Just wanted to remind you that it will get better!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010


A reminder of the birth of Jesus and the angel that told the good news in the night.
This one is made of metal.
I bought it at a craft show at a church. I thought it was neat. I added the greenery from left overs from our tree.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!!
Here is this years tree. It's smaller than normal, but because of the way we rearranged, we didn't have room for a large tree.

It's a perfect fit and as long as I remember to water it each day, it shall be perfect until Christmas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kelsey's ornament pick of the year. He has started collecting the "doorways to the world." He has 3 so far. They are neat...showing off decorations from a variety of countries.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This is my 2010 Ornament. It is from the "Frosty Friends" collection. Each year (since we were born) we got an ornament for the tree. For several years I have collected from this series. He is fishing using a candy cane!

Monday, December 6, 2010

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care......

Sunday, December 5, 2010


A fun decoration!! A snow globe monkey from my moma. I love monkeys and I love my moma!! (and yes I know I spell "momma" wrong :) )

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Today we attended two Christmas Parades. Glen was on a float in the AM in Belvidere.
We spent the evening wearing 3 layers to watch the lighted parade in Rockton. It was a fun night shared with friends and family! We decided it should be a yearly tradition to go to the parade.

Friday, December 3, 2010

My Nativity Set. It started with Mary, Joseph, and a shepherd from my friend Lindsey. Each Christmas after being married, Kelsey has given me a new addition. It is one of my favorite decorations. Very simple but beautiful.
Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

retro santa

Here are a few of my "retro Santas." They are super old and super cool. They are courtesy of the family from whom I bought my first house. They left me many awesome treasures including Christmas decorations from the 70's.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 days of Christmas!

I have decided to post each day until Christmas! I am hoping to post pictures of Christmas related items :)
Day 1
Our village. It has slowly grown over that past few years. Kelsey's parents give us a building each Christmas. I enjoy the village because it's also "winter" related so I can keep it up until February :)


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