25 December 2009

A Few More of My Favorite Things

My favorite two year old, singing Away in a Manger!

Apple Cider and Mulling Spices!

Frosted and sprinkled sugar cookies!

My two year old with a vest and boots, in front of the tree, with a cheesy smile!

Cousins excited to see what gift the baby girl received!

A baby celebrating her First Christmas with a Grandma with excellent health!

A little girl so excited to play with the people that Santa brought to her house!

New Christmas Decorations!

Cousins celebrating their First Christmas Together!!!

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind;
Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.

~ Helen Steiner Rice

I do not like that we can't make it to where we want to go today. I am thankful that tomorrow it should be better and we can make our way to see the rest of the family!


22 December 2009

Away in a Manger--Calla Style

"Away in a Manger, no crib for a bed.
The little Lord Jesus, lay down his sleep head.
The stars in the sky looked down where he lives.
The little lord Jesus sleeped in the hay."

20 December 2009

A trip to the North Pole

Ok...so we probably did not go to the North Pole to visit the big, jolly man; however we did see him indeed! We took a visit to Central Avenue to his "dot house" and went inside. Calla had been talking about visiting since Friday afternoon when we visited to check out his hours.

When we arrived, I took off her coat and she walked right in, climbed up the steps, and sat on his lap. She told him she wants a pony. He admired her baby and then she told him that she wanted another baby and then he asked if she wanted clothes for her baby and she agreed! Then she told him that she needed a table. We have several tables, so we are not for sure why she thinks we need another! HA!

Hopefully your shopping is nearing an end, you have your goodies baked, gifts wrapped, parties attended, dresses bought, tree decorated, stockings hung, snow scooped, and still remember the reason for the Season.

Luke 2:11-14
Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah. This will be a sign to you: you will find the baby wrapped in clothes lying in a manger.
Suddenly a company of the Heavenly Host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the Highest Heaven, and on Earth Peace, Goodwill to men."

12 December 2009

Deck the Halls...

with a Heisman Trophy! Suh, Suh, Suh, Suh, Suh, Suh, Suh, Suh, Suh!

08 December 2009

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Chad. He is a great Dad to Calla, he pays bills, he does laundry, he challenges me to be a better person, he cooks wonderful things, he does dishes, he is kind, he lets me be in charge when I want to be, yet he takes charge when he needs to, he lets me watch my shows on the television and then watches his online later, he allows me to be a part of things that I want to be in, he encourages me to play board games that require more than luck, he is one of my greatest gifts this year.

A late start for school on Monday! A No School Tuesday following that late start Monday! A No School Wednesday following these other two great days!!

Christmas Music!

Nativity Sets!

Christmas Decorations!

A trio of decorated trees with gifts for those we love littering the floor!

Sugar cookies and other Christmas baking!

This precious little girl who loves to bake with her Mama!

This amazing child who will sit and read stories to herself!

This little girl who stands by her tree and asks me to take her picture. She also loves to dance around the living room singing Taylor Swift songs. She loves to find toys on commercials and say that Santa will bring them. She loves to go to church and see Pastor Dave and Pam. She misses her friends when she is not with them. She asks to go to Grandma's brown house. She asks where Burlynn is and what she is doing. She wonders where we will go when we leave Shirley's house. She wants to know if Grandma Karma is at work. She loves to cuddle and watch Biggest Loser. She is one of my greatest gifts this year!

What are your favorite things?