Monday, March 18, 2013

Christmas Season

 I quite like this entire month I like people trying to give just a little bit more, trying to be just a bit nicer.  It should be how we are the other 11 months of the year but I'll take it for one.  I love being with family and traditions that we have and new ones to be added.  The elf on the shelf came to visit us this year he came with a knock on the door and brought Christmas jammies right from Santa. We named him Loop and had quite a bit of fun seeing where he was the next morning and if he had brought anything or done anything crazy that night.  There was also something else at the door as well, their Great Aunt Inalee had sent them Christmas pillowcases with a poem that told all about the Christmas Magic they held and the good dreams they would have while sleeping on them.  We put them on right away.  I try to impress upon them that we are very fortunate and that others aren't so lucky so we always try to do a little something for someone else.  We couldn't find a giving tree down here, so we bought a couple toys and put them in the Toys for Tots bin.  I love this time of year and I hope that my kids will grow up loving it as well, that they will try and have Christ like attitudes and do things for others and not only themselves.
 Our package from Santa!  So Excited for new jammies and a surprise.

 Loop checking out some stylish Elf attire!
 Loop brought us a Gingerbread house to decorate.
 Loop crash landed Dad's helicopter in the light.  We came out to a dark kitchen and blue and red lights flashing we couldn't figure out what was going on.

 Pillowcase poem

 Trying out the new pillowcase.
Having some cookies and milk with some of Santa's helpers!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gingerbread Houses

We went back to Gingerbread houses this year to decorate Loop our Elf on the Shelf brought it too us.  Press was more than excited to decorate, and sneak a few treats.  She did a great job and really got into this year.  Ridge just tried to tear everything down so he will have to wait until next year to help.  Love my sweet girl, she is getting way to big on her mom, and I really don't like it!  Can't they just stay little forever.

Christmas Tree Hunt

We were able to go with the family to help Uncle Jace and Aunt Krystal get their Christmas Tree.  The kids loved playing in the snow as you can tell by the pictures.  They had a tree all picked out so all we had to do was go and get it.  The weather was around 50 so it was a perfect day to find a Christmas Tree and play in the snow.