Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas goodies 2013

I can't believe it is Christmas Day! This year's "Christmas Season" has been a little upside-down and caddywhompus and way too fast. Working on w&w goodies (did you get yours???), extra needs at work, Mom and Kamilla's birthdays, and getting ready for Christmas - and we caught a bug (glad that's over).  Here are some highlights!


1. Breakfast at Cracker Barrel before a little Christmas shopping - Pecan Sticky Bun French Toast and Hot Tea
2. A beautifully decorated tree in the CB store.
3. Walter playing / observing the little bumble bee that bounces on surfaces.
4. Birds in the parking lot on a cold winter morning.
5. Kamilla opening Christmas presents.
6. Cute reindeer treat holder - by my friend Becky and her daughter.
7. Penguin decoration for a mason jar cake treat gift from a family at school.
8. Sheldon bobblehead that sits on your monitor - hee hee!!!  Thx Vickie!
9. Fiber Optic USB Christmas Tree with SmartBoard in the background.  Love the color changes!


1. Some of my favorite Christmas decorations - these are sitting on my grandmother's secretary. Love this snowman!
2. Yes, that is me with the man himself!!! So JOLLY!
3.  Yummy tangerines from Kathy M. to my parents.  They gave us a few to bring home.  So pretty.
4. Walter with his new Christmas toy from Santa!
5. Beautiful poinsettia from Lise Ann - look, it is still alive!!! - no green thumb here. :(
6. More Mogford decorations - favorites include the nutcrackers and we keep Nicolae's stocking hung too.
7.  Our humble tree with our giant bright colorful lights.  We never got around to adding any ornaments to it - so busy - but I didn't mind.

We had such a nice Christmas with things from our wish list, treats from friends and family.  We are so blessed.  I've been so busy this month, that when my package from Two Peas arrived, I never got around to opening it, until today.  OH MY GOODNESS!!!  Now, I have to admit that I added a little to the original gift card, but I never would have gotten any of this without Shay and her family's gift.  Let me just say - I can't wait to get started creating!!!


1. Just opening the box - look at all those sprays and thickers....I'm in heaven!
2. I picked up another Project Life album for a song, and a Basic Grey mini too. I'm thinking Kamilla photos..... :)
3. Yes, that is a 6x6 5th and Frolic and Yes, I'm the last person on the planet to get one.  Can you believe it took me so long? Ink, washi, wood vaneers, enamel dots.....{sigh}
4. Crate Paper HAPPY!!! Heidi Swapp sprays (including white)!!! Basic Grey and Studio Calico and a cute little stampset from Prima.

One happy girl!!!
It has definitely been a Merry Christmas!
Thanks Shay family!  What a treat!  :)
Thanks Mom and Dad for all of our goodies!

Merry Christmas everyone!
love, Julie, Davis and Walter