Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Day

We had such a wonderful day that I forgot to take many pictures. But here's what I did get:


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas, All.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.


I cant wait! I can't wait to spend Christmas Eve with Auntie K, making sugar cookies and watching the dogs play. I can't wait to put out all the gifts once the babies are in bed, and feel the anticipation of their (well, Ollie's) happiness and surprise in the morning! Its gonna be a good one.

Tomorrow we are going to have a "Christmas lunch" with at the Davis', and then on Christmas Day all my side of the family is coming to our house for the gift opening extravaganza. I am mostly excited to see the reactions because I did a lot of handmade gifts, and put a lot of thought into this year.

Last month we had our family pictures by the always lovely Justine of J. Shelton Photography. There are some gorgeous ones and I cant wait to get them up on the walls!

Hope you all have a very merry Christmas, and I'll be back with PHOTOS! after the holiday. Love to all!

And Emily- if you are reading this- I still havent mailed your gifts but I love you guys and hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I MISS YOU!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Home Life

Now that stores are mobbed and crazy, we have been staying home a lot. One day I built Ollie a fort with couch cushions and a blanket, and he added his tunnel. We took pictures and he wanted one with Mama and his truck, so we all posed for the camera, including the truck.

Last night I made a batch of dough to make doughnuts, and finished them up this morning. Soooo good. Here's the recipe if you would like to make some of your own.

I am loving this time of year when I can enjoy my littles and work on holiday projects. Today is also Ben's last day of class for this quarter, and I can barely contain my excitement! Its been a long couple months with him gone from 7:30am to 8:30 pm four days a week. Can't wait for his beak to start and get back to a better schedule.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Now that my hat shop is slowing down, I've had some time to make some things for my own family!
I got some of my own Christmas decor, and we are getting our tree tomorrow. I also made Ollie and Eva's stockings and got them all hung up on the stairs.

Last night I was looking at wreaths online and decided they are way too expensive, and I was going to make my own. So, we took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Michael's and I made a wreath for our door, and a yarn wreath for Kathryn (even though she doesn't know about it yet, hehe. I think they turned out great, and I am pretty proud of them. Nothing like instant gratification!