Wednesday, December 30, 2009

daily photo: December 30

Dropping the boy off at Cross Country practice.

He runs Cross Country and during track season he runs Distance. It sounds weird for me to say "track practice" because that's not really what he does... but he keeps reminding me the Cross Country season is over, oh well. The picture is from my phone, I didn't have my camera with me and I had the setting on the wrong size... bummer.

One more day to go... woo! hoo!

daily photo: December 29

Updating the main calendar and my datebook for 2010.


daily photo: December 28


Pretty much what I did all day.

Pretty darn boring...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

daily photo: December 27

Lunch time.

Our fridge is overloaded with Christmas food and items that are for New Years Eve... plus a quick run to the store for milk. To get lunch it was like working a puzzle to get everything out and back in to get what you needed.

Happy Sunday!

daily photo: December 26

It was a hanging out, playing video games type of day.


daily photo: December 25

Some of my gifts.

It was a wonderful day. It was just the man, the kids, and I this year (which it normally is). We had a long morning opening gifts, drinking coffee, and enjoying time together.

Merry Christmas!

daily photo: December 24

View of the tree right before 
Santa and Mrs. Claus went to bed.

I wish I would have gotten a better picture of the tree this year. I love it after the Santa gifts are put out, the house is quiet, and the tree is all glowy. Every year, the kids have their own special "Santa paper"... gold, red, and green shiny paper. One color for each kid... this way Santa never has to write down their names and they always know which gifts are theirs year after year.

That Santa's pretty smart!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

daily photo: December 23

My youngest singing The Twelve Days of Christmas.

I'm not sure where he gets half the ideas he has but today he asked me to get the words for The Twelve Days of Christmas song. I printed them out and handed them over... he's been singing the song on and off throughout the day.

What's a Partridge anyway? lol!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

daily photo: December 22

My oldest son giving a gift to a friend.

Nothing says Christmas like Spiderman wrapping paper held together with Duct Tape. And the gift? A box of Pop Tarts! Funny how boys are nutty and sweet all at the same time.


daily photo: December 21

(oh so good!).

I see an extra workout in my future!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

daily photo: December 20

The girl just hanging out, watching a movie.

We all seem to be enjoying a nice, quiet day... doing our own thing. I love it!!!

Happy Sunday!

daily photo: December 19

Pizza night.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

daily photo: December 18

Heading out to the man's Christmas party.

Ignore the toys! lol! I completely forgot to pick up the floor and was pushing a variety of toys out of the way with my foot. I wore the same dress as last year, but the man is with a new company this year so know one knew... recycling at its finest!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 18, 2009

daily photo: December 17

Christmas cards!

I started my cards and finished all in the same day... woo! hoo! Thank goodness I have an awesome printer, that totally helped the process. I included school pics (which as you know, are always stellar *cough cough*) and printed out the collage picture below taken on the 4th of this month when we actually had snow.

I'm still working on todays pic... no ideas as of yet!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

daily photo: December 16

Little Christmas tree I made for my Grandma.

My Grandmother will be 92 in February. She doesn't always put up a tree every year since she's older but I wanted her to be able to have one, so I made this little one for her... easy to store and put up (just pull it out and set it somewhere!). The extra special heart tree topper was made by my 8 year old.


daily photo: December 15

A typical morning for me... in my scrapbook room
enjoying coffee and the computer before I take a kid
to school by 6am (seriously!).

Unfortunately the light blocks out the candle I light in the picture but whatever, I know it's there! ;-)

Have a great day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

daily photo: December 14

A never ending supply of wrapping paper...
which doesn't include the stuff hidden in the closet.

Have a great Monday!

daily photo: December 13

Small fry gettin' his craft on.

Gotta love a sale at Michael's! Drew had a good time creating his own spin on the snow globe.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

daily photo: December 12

Santa and Drew.

We went to Breakfast with Santa at the elementary school this morning... so much easier than trying to go to a mall. Drew just talked and talked and talked... his list is way long after all, lol!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, December 11, 2009

daily photo: December 11

View of our mantel this morning right after
the countdown Santa got changed.

Only 14 more days to go...

daily photo: December 10

The girls favorite ornament.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

daily photo: December 8

I made this for my daughter to give to the boy 
whose name she drew in the Secret Santa 
gift exchange for her orchestra class.

May your day be merry and bright!

daily photo: December 7

My daughters Holiday Concert at the high school.

On Monday night we went to my daughters Holiday Concert, it was a long night but the performances were incredible. The choirs performed first and then the orchestras (my daughter plays the violin) played. At the end of the concert, they all performed one final song together.


Monday, December 07, 2009

daily photo: December 6

Angels from the donation tree at church.

Tis' the season to give.

daily photo: December 5

Drew's Christmas list. seriously!

That is our pantry door... my youngest keeps adding to his list, it's five pages long now! I keep having to move it higher and higher so he can write on it.

Three of my favorites that he has listed:
  • a live forever ray
  • invisible spray
  • a beanie that can make a person fly
gotta love a good imagination!

Friday, December 04, 2009

daily photo: December 4

My baby girl (who isn't really a baby
anymore at 15) making a snowball.

It snowed today! Un-freakin-believable! The kids got out of school early and enjoyed every second of it. I had so many photos to choose from for todays daily photo but I picked this one because she was full of pure joy and positively beaming as she told me she made an actual snow ball.

We live in the Houston area so snow is not normal for us. I'm thinking she might have made one when she was a toddler before we moved here but she's got no real recollection of it so this was definitely a pretty exciting moment.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

daily photo: December 3

Current view of your kitchen table.

When I made my Thanksgiving table runner, I made one for Christmas too!


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

daily photo: December 2

Adding Christmas lights to the kids room.

Drew's room was the only room where I had to do anything major... I had to move his bed so he wouldn't be able to play with the lights.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

daily photo: December 1

To document this holiday season, I am taking a daily photo everyday in December. My plan is to share these photos on my blog everyday but that might vary depending on when the photo is taken. It's December 1st so I'd better get started...

Early morning view from my kitchen into my family room.

I love early mornings when the lights are on and everything is quiet and looks peaceful, I love it!

Enjoy the holiday season!