Did I mention how much I love the holidays? I am making cookies again today :) and just sooo excited for Santa to come I can hardly stand it! Last weekend we were at Scott's parents for a fun evening of food and cookies, when guess who showed up!?! That is right kiddles and those of us who are kids trapped in adult bodies! SANTA! It was a very momentous event and we even had some tears, BUT the magic was there!
Anja didn't want to have anything to do with the jolly old elf , she sent her brother to go get the gift he brought. She was clinging to Rich like glue. And the kids were all looking very festive in their cute new jammies! We had such a fun time along with the kids it was great. It is amazing how much they grow up each year! Carter is mister know it all (I know all about having heart disease), Jensen is always giving hugs and I love that! Nadia is the girl of the bunch and she even has a picture of me in her bedroom! I love that girl, and Anja is just a sweet little thing that can play and beat up the boys! We love all of you!
So Scotty was planning on being home for a few days and we decided to invite the boys over and miss Anja came...THANKFULLY! We all had lots of fun, baked and ate cookies, kicked each others butts at the Wii, colored, and chased the kitty's around.
The best part about the night was that fresh chocolate chip cookies ended up on the newly cleaned luv sac....and you should have seen Scott's face....Mine was smiling ;).
This is the photo I got of our entertainment room (aka...Man Cave) at 10:00 a.m. today. My first thought was...."I'm having a heart attack! Someone get the aspirin!" My second thought was "He's DEAD", and my third thought was "He's DEAAAAD" Seriously, when the luv sac directions say not to take the foam out....they mean it. Needless to say this foam is everywhere in and outside of my house....the man cave, the back porch, the family room, the washer (that's right my friends, the washer), AND apparently the dryer...although I haven't physically seen that one. Anyone want a husband...he is for sale.
I am so happy that the holidays are here! AND that I figured out where and how to put my photo's on my blog from our computer! (Thanks Mandy!) I love the holidays and always go overboard with the decor and the amount of ribbon I use :) This year we have five tree's....If I had my choice I would do one in every room and they would all be different, but I think Scott wouldn't come home if I did that.
This is the tree in the family room. When I bought the butterfly for the top...well, you can all guess what Scott said. It was something along the lines of "that's not going on MY tree." Fancy him! Thinking that something in the house is his! Ha! :) I'm kidding, I love you dear. You get your office upstairs, oh ya, and the redneck tent next to our house outside....
My creativity has been carefully put in a box lately, so I really spent almost all day putting things together. It was refreshing to think that I could still make things like "horrible" butterflies look beautiful. (sorry, I had to stroke my ego for a minute there) Here is the living room.
I was feeling bad though, as I was doing the tree's ...I think my children might hate their mother because she will have a coronary every time they touch the tree!
We hope you are all warm and happy this season! We love you and are most grateful for our many blessings and family and friends!