Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Honorary voluntEAR

What a surprise we got today in the mail. Our mail lady brought us a package from Disney World. At first I thought maybe hubs had something sent to me as we we're there on Christmas. Then on the box I saw it said vacation planning so just thought OK just info for planning another trip. Nope I was WRONG. This was our Thank You for volunteering in our community this year and being annual passholders.
What a nice thank you for something we enjoy doing to help in our community

his and her's gifts to each other..Christmas 2010

Well Hubs and I gave each other some pretty awesome gifts this year. I have been wanting to start my fiesta ware collection for some time and this year I was blessed with some new plates and bowls. I am one lucky gal :o)

I pulled off the biggest surprise of the year with Hubs New coffee maker. Our little Santa's helper tried to give hubs and gift which would of given away the gift so I had to jump up and say NO this one..Wish I would of taken a photo of his smile when he saw what was in the BIG box that he thought was for the little man....I am stoked that I pulled it off I'm not good at keeping secrets of this kind.

Miss Bella Boo opening up one of her gifts...Loving this tennis ball that squeaks

Christmas at Disney World...2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Disney World

K in the pre-parade FUN walking the red carpet

Loved the dancing Minnie Mouse's in the window

K was picked to come out and be part of the Parade at Hollywood Studio's

Hi Daddy

SNOW..in Florida
Only at Disney :o)

Monday, December 27, 2010

K opening gifts

Merry Christmas....2010

From our family to yours.

Santa has arrived

In our house we have gifts that start flowing in once the tree is up and then we have our SANTA gifts that show up magically Christmas Morning around the same time that our Elf leaves for the year.
K got a Huge empty box to unwrap as Santa dropped the gift in the back yard with a big BOW on the hoop (Basketball hoop)
(The tree is a mess by Christmas with cats and a large playful dog)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Traditions!!! Do you have any?


December is here and all our traditions are in full swing with our Elf (which K named Elfie) showing up Thanksgiving. Elfie is a hoot. Every morning he zips back from the North Pole in time for us to find him in the morning and he watches over us all day long until bed time when he fly's to Santa's workshop to let him know if we've been naughty or nice for the day.

This year we are starting a new tradition based on an old tradition but this year instead of just getting in our Christmas Pj's and reading the night before Christmas and sending K off to bed this year we are adding the grandparents via Skype with a little chat and the reading sending K to bed for Santa in the morning.

We have yet to find a neighborhood for Christmas lights so we tend to have hot cocoa in the van and driving through a local park who put up some nice lights for the holidays. It's neat but something about houses all decorated just brings out the Jolly.

Toys for tots.. I felt this was something important I wanted my child/ren to grow up doing. I have been doing this for years (16 yrs old)but K started giving since he was 2 but last year was his first year of going out and buying some toys to donate. each year he becomes more aware of WHY we do what we do. We are so blessed with all that we have it's a blessing to be able to share that blessing with others.

Baking cookies, decorating, the story of Christmas just to name of a few of events we end up doing before Christmas

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

At our house it's just the 3 of us since we live across the country from our family. As you can see we still have the whole makings of a thanksgiving dinner. Yes we end us having leftovers for a while.

This year we started a new Thanksgiving tradition of going around the table saying what we're thankful for. A few of things K said he was thankful for.

I'm thankful for mama and daddy
I'm thankful for our food
I'm thankful for papa and grandma's
I'm thankful for my toys
I'm thankful for hugs and kisses <--this one touched me a little more then some of the others just thinking of the kids who have never shared a hug with mom/dad

just a few of the things that K shared with us as K had so much fun with us going around the table saying what we are thankful it lasted nearly the whole meal time between bites.

Right after dinner the hubs jetted off to toysrus to grab some gifts for K. He stood in line for 4 hours before they opened but he got everything plus some and was home before midnight. As hubs went out I stayed home with K and watched Charlie and the chocolate factory and had pie :o)

Happy Thanksgiving

Our dinner set up this year

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hubby do list

Do you have a hubby do list???

I sure do and well I finally got hubs to get the drill out to put up some photo's. Yes I did state drill. Our walls are 100% brick. Have to LOVE homes built a LONG time ago.
So what do you think??? Now I just need to pick up some of the other photo's

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Wreath

I saw a burlap Halloween wreath online and had to give it a try. I've always wanted to have a wreath on my door at all times. Something about having a wreath on the front door making the entry way much more welcoming..Now all I need is that red door that I am in LOVE with.
simple and basic but fun!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Oatmeal banana muffins

For the recipe I used click the link above
I had some ripe bananas that we needed to use so I thought about some muffins might be a fun way to use them up.
I searched online and came across this recipe with lots of people saying they loved the muffins so why not try it out. I gathered everything and started baking.

<--- Everything minus 1 egg that son was holding

The mix is done and now we're about to put it in the oven.

WOW! the banana smell

I'm not a huge fan of bananas unlike my son so I wasn't sure if these we're going to be any good or not

I tried them and I like them. huge hit in our house