Thursday, December 30, 2010

oh! i almost forgot....

i MUST share this picture with you.

but first...let me explain.

you see...this house if full of Christmas "traditions"...
traditions that MUST not be broken.

there are three kinds of them in our household.

(the normal kind)

decorate the tree the week before Christmas...leave it up till the Epiphany
celebrate all 12 days of Christmas

(the family kind)

the kids get their new Christmas outfits on Christmas morning.
that is their ONE gift, before we head off to Mass.
this year, we bought the boys suits.
they look so cute and handsome. sigh.

(the fashion blunder kind)

yes, my son wore his $1.94 target clearance shoes with his new suit, as an altar boy on Christmas morning.
i love that boy.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

on the 3rd, 4th and 5th

...days of Christmas

  • mama tried to design Christmas cards
  • gramma knitted some really sweet hats

  • hubby and the boys built a backyard ice rink
  • the girls chased their furry frenzzies all over the house
  • bubba cleaned the toilet with toothpaste
  • the boys built their k'nex roller coaster

  • the girls doodled in their new doodle books
  • bubba ate the ends off the nerf gun bullets

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

on the 2nd day

...of Christmas

Monday, December 27, 2010

This Christmas morning

...we placed the Infant Jesus in the Manger, with great joy!

We wish you all a very Blessed Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

baking sugar cookies

is not for the faint of heart
not in this house.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

the most beautiful tree


just ask my kids.
can you find the ONE ornament i put on?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

with a little help

from some of my little people
 Christmas preparations are coming along nicely

gifts for the cousins


tree for the living room


treats for the aunts and uncles

double check

all i need now, is a set of eyes in the back of my head

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

a special gift...

the kind that makes a mama cry


the kind that makes you burst with joy...
cause your baby wants to give something special to someone who is in need...

yeah....thank kind.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

preparing the way

one candle at a time.

ok we actually lit the first two candles this week,
 life is a little crazier around here than normal.

yup, this mama's pretty much lost it.

see what i mean?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

were YOU good this year?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

an obsession of mine

in the making....

can you guess what it is???