Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas To All!

Our family enjoyed a quiet Christmas at home with simple festivities that included reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas before putting two cute boys to bed in their new Christmas pajamas, Jared and I staying up late to wrap presents and then watching It's a Wonderful Life together (love. that. movie!), waking up for lots of paper ripping and present opening, followed by homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast. My sister and her family also came to visit us later in the day so the boys had fun showing off their new toys and playing with their cousins. All in all it was a very fun holiday. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas too!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sensibly Styled

Oh lookie! My cousin just informed me that the family picture I took for her is featured on the blog Sensibly Styled. If you aren't already a reader, it's a great fashion blog which finds stylish yet modest clothing solutions for women. Recently they have been doing a feature on successful family photos and I was thrilled to see Christy's cute family featured!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Twelve Days of Christmas

Geez, it's been awhile since I made an appearance here. I've been busy enjoying the holiday season and spending time with the Mister who is currently on Christmas break-yahoo! Anyway, my sister turned me on to this clever rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas by the a cappella group, Straight No Chaser. I love it. Enjoy:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Making Merry

I got this simple but splendid idea from my friend Marnae to make some paper snowflakes with the boys yesterday. It was so fun. I know it sounds cheesy but I felt like a little kid again-getting really excited to unfold the paper and see the creation I'd made. It's also making me happy to watch them flutter around in my front window.

P.S. If you are looking for some fun holiday activities to do with your kids, my afore-mentioned friend, is sharing some great advent activity ideas on her blog all month long. Go check it out here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Advent Calendar

Holy cow, it's December 1st! Making an advent calendar is one of the many projects on my list that I just haven't gotten around to. Lucky for me, (and you!) there is a really cute advent calendar you can download for FREE right here. Also, Jordan over at one of my favorite blogs, Oh Happy Day, has posted a great list of fun activities to compliment your calendar, right here. Happy Holidays!

(via Say Yes to Hoboken)