November 23, 2010 - Free
And so happy to be free. :)
November 24, 2010 - Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Heaven
To. Die. For.
November 25, 2010 - Too Much Turkey
November 26, 2010 - And I Made $10
Gotta love Walgreen's Thanksgiving Day deals. :)
November 27, 2010 - Grateful
The kids had a little assignment to show me a few things they were thankful for. Their overflowing gratitude blew me away. And made for one proud-to-be-their-mommy moment. :)
November 28, 2010 - Tree Day
Turck's Trees is our favorite place to get a Christmas tree. Santa, hot cider and cookies, live reindeer, and they shake and bale your tree while you enjoy it all!
November 29, 2010 - Rainy Bokeh
November 30, 2010 - Don't. Turn. On. The fan.
December 1, 2010 - Christmas Mice
Very sweet ones. :)
December 2, 2010 - Candy Canes
December 3, 2010 - Welcome
December 4, 2010 - It's not hot cocoa till you add the candy cane. :)
December 5, 2010 - Gingerbread Trifle
I have to make this every Christmas since we found the recipe a few years ago. It's a big hit, and when there are a few leftovers, it makes an AWESOME breakfast. :)
December 6, 2010 - Keagan and Sunday
December 7, 2010 - Cousin Hugs
December 8, 2010 - Carson's first Christmas
Was he really ever that little?!?!
December 9, 2010 - Christmas Dinner
Yes, we knew it wasn't the 25th. Since Eli had to leave on the 14th for Basic Training, we celebrated a little early. :) And it felt like Christmas.
December 10, 2010 - Where's the Mistletoe?
December 11, 2010 - Lights
Colored lights are quite a treat - I'm usually for all-white. :)
December 12, 2010 - "I'm Mommy"
"I'm Mommy at Teresa's getting her hair done!". Heehee!
December 13, 2010 - Going Away
December 14, 2010 - Leaving
Next time we see him, he'll be an Airman First Class. :) Too bad it's so far away!
December 15, 2010 - The Reason
We try to keep Jesus the center of Christmas. My great-grandma made this nativity for me when I was little.
December 16, 2010 - How Many Days?
118 until Eli comes home. 59 until he graduates and we get to see him. For a couple days. Boohoo.
December 17, 2010 - Hot and Fresh
My mom and sisters made home-made doughnuts for the first time and I happened to be there to taste them! They were awesome. :)
December 18, 2010 - What Minnesotans do in the winter.
Snowmobile. Carson and Auntie Bethany.
December 19, 2010 - Merry Christmas, Daddy!
He can get letters and pictures, so we're taking lots!
December 20, 2010 - Looking up
I love how you see new beautiful things just by changing your perspective!
December 21, 2010 - New Kicks
I've been drooling over Skechers Shape-ups for months and finally splurged on some - for $30! :)
December 22, 2010 - What may happen if your camera gets kidnapped...
Or if you forget it at your mom's house.
December 23, 2010 - Christmas Eve Eve
We (the kids) always sleep under the tree on Christmas Eve. This year we did it on Christmas Eve Eve. :)
December 24, 2010 - Christmas Lollipops
December 25, 2010 - The Untraditional Christmas
Spent playing cards with family. :)
December 26, 2010 - Creme Brulee
For the first time, we (my mom) made creme brulee, and now we don't know why we were so intimidated by it! So you use a torch. It's easy. :)
December 27, 2010 - Elisa's Letter
And she's been "scrapbooking" with me, too!
December 28, 2010 - Naptime
I don't know why just the word "naptime" makes me smile. :)
December 29, 2010 - New Hat
And he looks like a little elf in it!
December 30, 2010 - It Takes a Village
A "gingerbread" village.
December 31, 2010 - Ringing in the New Year