Thursday, December 31, 2009

new years eve...


we had a beautiful blue moon to send us off into 2010...
i know 2010 is going to be a great year, full of new possibilities.
are you ready?

Friday, December 25, 2009

for your viewing pleasure...

video

merry merry twenty-fifth...


merry merry mess of joy...


merry merry morning breakfast...


merry merry christmas lunch cooking...


no more merry left under the tree...(sigh)...

hope your day was merry and bright!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

december twenty-fourth...


surprising family at the airport...


surprising family with gifts...


spending time with family, celebrating with traditions...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

the twenty-third thing i love...









christmas lights at the county park and santa cow!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the twenty-second thing i love...


time off from school which allows for good teacher friends to have their annual girlfriend holiday lunch at olive garden (for we think the 10th year in a row!)...love ya, michelle!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

day twenty...


matching ties and favorite guys...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

on the nineteenth day of christmas...




as we were visiting a friend, we heard a firetruck coming through the neighborhood...

s..l..o..w..l..y... and LOUD!

the firetruck had santa on it, and they were giving out candy to the children who were running out to meet them! fun!

wish our neighborhood firetruck would come visit us...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

the seventeenth day of december...


i rewrapped my gifts...i needed them to be merry and bright!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

the sixteenth day of december...


gazing at neighborhood lights...isn't this yard amazing???

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

the fifteenth day...



gotta love me some starbucks!

Monday, December 14, 2009

fourteen...


sweet holiday ornaments...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

december thirteenth...


the coburg cow dresses up for the occasion...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

twelfth night...



lessons and carols...our school's opening to the holiday season, nine lessons from scripture on the foretelling and birth of the Christ child.

Friday, December 11, 2009

december eleventh...



my christmas dishes...we use them every day in december.
and in november and some of january, too.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

december tenth...



oh how i love love love wrapping presents!!! and i am really particular about how they are wrapped. one year i even unwrapped everything and bought new paper because i didn't like the way it all looked under the tree. i know, i know...
i also use a family photo as our gift tags, an idea i found on another blog a few years ago. it really helps them all look uniform. i can't help it...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

the seventh thing...





Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:13-14

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

december fourth...



i love the lights...but i don't love hanging them up!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

december third...






my pink flamingo christmas tree!

this pink tree has a collection of flamingo ornaments, which are my favorite animal and favorite color. i also have a collection of hershey elf ornaments and noah's ark ornaments. i like themed trees, and this one is my favorite!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

december second...


o christmas tree, o christmas tree...
the christmas tree is THE symbol of christmas for me. i have a small little tree in every room of the house. a quick and easy decoration that lights up the room with its glow and lets you know that the holiday season has arrived!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

december first...


a charlie brown christmas! no better way to start the season!