Monday, December 6, 2010

Tis the season

The countdown to Christmas was officially on at our house over a week ago....Sophia and Joseph have enjoyed tearing off their chains and hunting for our special elf every morning.  I, on the other hand, feel like my head is spinning...  So much to do...so little time.....Need.to.stop.and.smell.the.roses.  So.... here are some things that (when looking through my pics over the last few weeks) have helped me to remember the REASON we celebrate this time of year..

1.  Finding beauty in a simple decoration


2. Sitting on Santa's Lap



Sophia asked Santa for the Elizabeth American girl, Buzz Lightyear, and the Toy Story 3 DVD (to share with Joseph, of course!!)


Joseph asked for a Lightning McQueen Leap pad book, a BIG mixer truck and the pizza delivery truck from Toy Story 3.


(Another reason why I hate using the automatic setting on my camera....very bright flash!!!!)

3.  Building together.....Here are the pieces to our annual gingerbread project....only this year there will be a twist.....


I didn't get a picture of this part when we had green bean cans and spaghettios propped against it overnight....just to be safe....Hopefully the next post will unveil the final product!

 4.  Christmas cookies!!!  I LOVE to bake Christmas cookies....but sadly... I have only made a few Christmas designs so far....still have been trying to get caught up on Cookie Construction orders.





5.  And last but certainly not least..... a crowded mantle....and children in eager anticipation of the Magic to come on Christmas Day!



3 comments:

vanillabeanbaker said...

With two young children (beautiful by the way) and your cookie business I am amazed that you have already done so much decorating and preparation for Christmas already! The gingerbread sleigh is beautiful and I know it is going to be totally awesome when it is all constructed! Getting excited to see the finished product. Your Christmas sugar cookies are so pretty!

yiayia said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW----love love love the innocence. You are right---you must smell the roses--cause this time soon will pass. I can still remember the delight in yours and Angela's eyes. It passed waaaaay tooo quickly. They are angels. <3

Sue said...

Your cookies are beautiful, and I especially LOVE the sleigh!!!