Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Our latest Nutcracker from the Nutcracker Ballet.  LG named him Greenburg.  

Baking a Red Velvet cake with a mermaid. 
Bob Elf left us a Christmas Eve breakfast along with a letter from Santa granting Lily Grace a very special wish.  She was allowed to open one gift from under the tree early.  

After preparing breakfast, apparently Bob needed an elf bubble bath.

Her early gift was a much hoped for Lego Friends Dolphin Cruiser.

This year Santa got Red Velvet cake.

So excited to have Saige and her horses.

Much of Christmas Day has been spent laughing and playing.  Too bad Santa didn't leave this downstairs in the game room.  Daddy has a big job ahead of him. 

Merry Christmas!  Thanks be to God!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Card Outtakes

Each year we plan for the perfect Christmas card and each year it's a huge relief when it's printed and in the mail.  Here are a few funny outtakes on our way to the mailbox.  

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Cutie

cute in her curls

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Fun

Performing her annual Thanksgiving Day job- the mixing of
 the cornbread dressing. Yes....she washes!
Even Molly got to enjoy some turkey, apple and carrots. 
 No...she doesn't wash, but she is patient!

As always, the day after Thanksgiving, we decorated and put 
up our trees. (wrestled with  lights!! Right Matt?)
We woke to this festive banner and the first appearance 
by our elf, Bob.  Lily Grace was beyond excited!!
Reading her arrival letter from Bob explaining that he 
had left donuts and a Scavenger Hunt for our family.  We 
had to follow clues to find 5 ornaments hidden around the 
house.  We had so much fun!
Following the clues and notice Molly put herself
 in the mix, sniffing out the clues or more likely, 
what is on the counter she can get in to
We had a great time hunting for ornaments and 
yes... we enjoyed the donuts too

On Sunday morning, Bob had left us a decorated chandelier 
and a Gingerbread kit.  We had a great time as a family 
decorating our Gingerbread house after church.

So excited to visit with Santa.   
The holidays are upon us and we are having a cold but wonderful time.  
Thanksgiving brought with it flurries of snow, yummy food and family time together and even a lost tooth.  We had a great time and have so many blessings to be thankful for.  We even managed to see Santa over Thanksgiving.  
The trees are now up, (three this year with the addition of our Jesse tree), Bob our elf has started visiting, the Christmas card picture has been taken, the gifts are wrapped and we are joyfully awaiting the birth of our savior.
As I type this post, snow is steadily falling.  It's a mere 17 degrees outside and it truly is a most wonderful time of year.  I hope your family is enjoying the season and staying warm.  Thanks be to God!