Thursday, December 17, 2009

Can't wait for break!

Amanda (14), Thomas (7), Emily (13)
Jack and I are, of course, just about to turn 29

Did you know that kids are out of school in just 1.5 days? Only one more morning of getting up and a school/work day, and then it's officially Christmas break. For two weeks!

these shortbread type cookies are soooo yummy with a cup of coffee

We are plugging away with prep for Christmas:
  • tree is up
  • lights are on house
  • presents are taken care of
  • some presents are wrapped
  • candy canes are in the elf bowl
  • attended the children's Christmas Play at church
  • opening the doors of the advent box... each holds a slip of paper with an old testament prophecy about Christ that came true in the new testament AND candy!
  • ipod is updated with new Christmas tunes
How do you get ready for Christmas? Do you have a favorite tradition or way to celebrate?

Decorated Christmas cookies
(go see Leanne's blog,
for the recipe)

A close up of our tree at home

Me, Leanne and our beautiful Christmas Forest tree
"All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small"

"Who's that behind those Foster Grants"

Yikes. I hate heights. I love my husband for being on the roof so I don't have to!



  2. I'm soooo glad you blogged again! And I'm hoping it's a new trend. Miss you tons and love seeing the pictures and hearing the stories of your world down south. Great picture of the five of you. The girls are beautiful. Those are MY nieces!

  3. Welcome back! Love the family pic in front of the tree.

  4. Who is that very handsome young man in the front row? I sure would like to have a chat with him about his choice of Christmas shirt! A Fine wardrobe selection if I do say so myself.