Monday, December 27, 2010

new and next year...

So Derek has really been into starting new traditions this year. he was very persistent. So of course for him it had to be about food. One word.


A meal on Christmas day will have some form of gravy on it. Yes I am serious, and if you know my husband at all you KNOW i am serious. LOL. This year we had biscuits and gravy (even the doggies got in on it)
He really wanted to have country fried steaks, but I guess this is what happens when you decide to do this tradition at 9 pm on Christmas eve and all stores are closed (except Jack in the box). We decided to that is won't be just one meal it will include anything with gravy in it.
Also a few things I want to remember for next year-
1. I want to do an advent calender.
2. Make my Christams cards in November. Waiting till December means they go out to late.
3. Still didn't make it to Zoo lights, maybe next year.
4. Outside lights, lots more. Dave talked about having a contest between all of us friends to see who has the better lights.
What kind of new things would you like to do next year?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I would love to be like you

Have you ever just wanted to be like someone else. Now don't get me wrong I love who I am, but I would love to...

dress, Decorate my house and be as cute as Serena from Farm Chicks.

scrapbook and be brave enough to hunt (yes hunt, Derek would love that) like Megan K.

have a cute scrapbook line like Elizabeth K.

Would love to be as busy and clean as well as the Merry Maids.

give great Organizational tips on my blog like her.

look as good in tattoos and dress like Kimi (my sister)

be as crunchy as my sister, Beth.

cook as well as The Pioneer Woman as often as she does.

be as thrifty and as Collin from Hip2Save.

I just look at these people and am like I wish I was more like them. Do you ever feel like that. Like you could be doing more. hmmm thanks for listening and I really hope to be on here more come the new year.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Christmas Cone trees

So this last few weeks I made a few Cone trees. Here is my white pom pom cone tree and my ribbon cone tree (the red pom pom, my sister Jenefer made for me).And then just to share 2 years ago I made this button cone tree. Still one of my favorites.

Thanks for stopping by. What have you made this year, share yours in the comments for me to see.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Excited for the month to come

I love December, just as much as the summer time. All the planning of things we want to do, enjoying family time and the season.
I have lots on my December To Dos-

-Zoo lights
-mail cmas cards
-go sledding
-see Santa
-Clear Creek Nursery to see the camel, Santa and reindeer
-make a snowman with Wyatt
-build a ginger bread house
-finish decorating the church
-have a cmas party for the kids
-my 3rd annual wrapping party
-My my get together Chex football party on this Monday
-cookie exchange
-have to have a ladies craft night
-a few friends house for holiday parties
-make some Christmas treats

I am sure there is more, but that is all I can think of right now.
What do you have planned this season?