Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Christmas morning was pretty leisurely! The joy of having older kids I guess!! Breakfast around 11:00!! Didn't start with gifts until around 12:30!!
We spent the day doing puzzles...
And playing this little game...
We had a great dinner...no pictures...and lots of treats...no pictures....visits from friends and neighbors...no pictures...! But the memories are there just the same!!
We are so blessed!!!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Last night the siblings started a new Christmas tradition. Instead of buying each other gifts, we decided to gift ourselves with time spent together. So yesterday we met up in Seattle at Palomino restaurant for and early dinner and a white elephant gift exchange.
A lot of thought and junk cleaning was put into these gifts....such as:
The coveted "Bumpits" that I should have stolen from Meagan. Mistake on my part!
A really nice BB-Q condiment set...
This lovely tissue box holder (call if interested!)...
And what gift exchange is complete without a Snuggie???!! There was also artwork, a dancing/singing poinsettia and a few other trinkets. I think everyone was "really happy" with their gifts!!!
We did a little shopping while the guys took our gifts to the car.
We went to Pacific Place and Westlake Center. There were so many people out including an organized group of over a thousand Santa's! Bands were playing, carolers singing, street performers and just a great feeling of festiveness all around!!
We ended the night at Starbucks with a hot drink and conversation.
This was my favorite night this season!!! I'm so blessed to have such great "sisters and brothers"!! I hope we do this every year!!!! And I hope Meg gives me another chance at the Bumpits!!!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I've been decorating for two weeks, and seem to keep finding things to add here, and there...enough already!!!!
Welcome and come on in!!!
Grandiflora this year...I think it's my favorite thing! I got the sparkly trees and the old bingo cards there too. I collect cookie cutters and Thermos's, enamelware lids and kitchen scales too! I would like to get lights in here to make it a little brighter.
While this is just a snippet of my Christmas decor, I hope you enjoyed it!!
And of course the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Brian and I spent the day in Bellevue on Saturday doing a little work for Haggen and having a little fun too!
After working we headed over to Woodinville to Molbaks Nursery. We'd been there the week before, but my camera quit and I wasn't able to get any pictures. This place is a feast for the eyes!! So many decorations, hundreds of trees and thousands of poinsettias, not to mention billions of people! I may have exaggerated on the people, but not the rest!!!
Turn up the volume and enjoy the Christmas music...I play it all day!!!!