Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas wrap up & adios 2010!

So, I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!!! I can't believe how quickly Christmas came and went! My husband went way overboard and spoiled me with lots of gifts!! He's such a sweetie!! I hope you all were blessed big by your loved ones too!!

This year, we hosted Christmas Eve at our home for my family.  It was my very FIRST time hosting Christmas Eve dinner at our house, and it was really a bunch of fun!  Scott had to work on Christmas Eve, so that left all the hard work to me prepping all the food and goodies for everyone.  I love doing that kind of stuff, and only wish that we had a bigger home so that we could do it more often.  I wish I would have gotten more pics of all the food and goodies, but I just didn't have the time.  Here are some of the fun details that I did manage to capture.

I had this cute little Christmas graphic on the front door to greet everyone! I found the link on Be Different, Act Normal, it was a free download and so adorable!

About an hour before dinner, I decided that it would be fun to have a little menu board for the appetizers I made so that I didn't have to repeat myself like 15 times.  I had this frame sitting in my closet, and a little chalkboard spray paint in the garage and whipped this baby up.  Pretty cute for a last minute detail huh?

 We always spend Christmas Eve with my family, then Christmas morning Scott & I always make a gingerbread house, and do our gifts, then we head over to his parent's house to do Christmas with his family.  One thing that I love about our family all living so close is that our kids will get to have 3 Christmases each year! Growing up,  I didn't live close to either of my Grandparents, so I love that my kids will get to have that in their life.  

So here's some pics summing up our Christmas!!

Yup, that pretty much sums up Christmas right there! :) I hope you all had an amazing Christmas, and I really hope that you all have a fun, safe, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 

Tomorrow, I have an awesome post to kick off the new year that your really won't want to miss!!! Trust me! 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Merry Christmas!!

I pray that God would bless you as you spend time with your family today! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

it's a tsnownami!!!!

I couldn't help but title this post with my new favorite catch phrase! This weekend we were POUNDED with snow here in Minnesota, and it truly was a crazy blizzard! (I am sure you all have heard about the Metrodome ceiling crashing!) We got around 17 inches here and I cannot remember a snow storm this bad for quite some time.

Last night, I was supposed to head to my sister's house last night to help watch her boys so she could go to work, and ended up getting stuck in the snow attempting to get on the freeway.  Thankfully my husband packed me up with a shovel in my car, and 3 kind passerby's pulled over to help dig me out.  As if that wasn't enough, trying to turn around to get home I got stuck yet again,  and it required 3 people to get out to push my car out of the snow mound. (Did I mention that this all happened within not even 5 miles of my home?!) Oh, and you think I am done there...nope there's more!! I got stuck TWICE in my own driveway and my husband had to dig me out.  Needless to say, I didn't make it to my sister's house! (SORRY PAMMY!)  I am thankful for all the kind people that helped me out, and even more thankful that I was just able to make it back home safe!

The snow has finally stopped, and this morning the hubs and I went out to "evaluate" the damages and I am sure you will all get a kick out of what the aftermath is!

My front door & walk way

A more detailed view of the height of the snow.  I cannot handle that it actually has my door imprint on it! LOL!!

Snow fort anyone? :) Still my front yard just stacked high with snow!

Our back door is covered too! Snow, snow, everywhere!

On another side note, yesterday was Scott and mine's 8 year anniversary of being together! We don't really do anything big to celebrate it since we are married now, but I'm such a sap and like to still do something to recognize that we have made it through so much together over the past 8 years. We had plans to go on a dinner date, but with the weather being what it was, we postponed that to a lunch date today.

I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that we have made it to 8 years!! Wow! Part of me feels like it's been so much longer than that (in a good way) and the other makes me feel like it's been a blink and all that time has passed.  I am so thankful that I have been able to share my life with my very best friend and soul mate for all this time. God really brought us together, and formed a love story perfectly and uniquely for us, and I love that each day I find more ways to love and appreciate Scott for all that he is to be, and all that he has done for me. I never at 15 could have imagined what awesome thing Scott and I started in our lives that day when we started dating, but it's amazing to look back now and see all the great things that have come from that choice!  I love you more and more each and every day honey!

Our first date back in 2002, only a few days after we started dating.  Aww, young love!! <3

Sunday, December 5, 2010

'tis the season of being BUSY

So it's only December 5th and I already feel the "busy-ness" of the season coming upon me!! I feel like from here on out, there is so much to do every week, but I love all the fun things that we have coming up! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family, I hope you did too.  I would post pics of it all, but instead I made this fun little video for our Youtube channel, and figured it would be easier to share it with you this way!

This week, I also went with my sister and her boys downtown to see the Holidazzle parade, as well as the awesome Christmas display that Macy's puts up every year.  It's so fun to see the wonder of Christmas through the eyes of a 2 year old!!!  My sweet little nephew was in such awe of all the cool things there was to see, it was  a great way to kick off the Christmas season.  Again, I would post all the pics from that, but I am too lazy and so you get another video! :)

I hope you all are having a great December and having fun celebrating the holidays!!! I hope you have more fun posts in the upcoming weeks!!! :)

Related Posts with Thumbnails