December 14, 2011

Just call me Mrs Claus

I love Christmas!

I mean I really love it!!  Like, get giddy when I think about it sort of love!

This year I especially love it.  Maybe it is my new surroundings or the fact that I have a wonderful family and friends that I just can’t wait to spend extra time with. Or maybe it is the fact that I am ULTRA prepared for it with all my presents beautifully wrapped and made, just waiting to be distributed.  I love being prepared. Just look at my pretty tree.

It has been for 2 weeks now and has so far survived Tanner.  He doesn’t even go for unwrapping the presents either.  He just picks them up and says how pretty they are, then puts them down (sometimes in different locations around the house).


I usually do a pretty good mix of homemade and store bought presents.  This year I feel I have really outdone myself.  I won’t give away ALL of my secrets because some of my friends and family who read this will be the lucky recipients of these presents but I did some pretty awesome homemade with LOVE gifts.

I got some freezer meal ideas from the Fabulessly Frugal website!  AWESOME!  I honestly felt like I had invented the wheel and wondered why I haven’t always done freezer meals.  A friend from high school also has a bunch of really great freezer meal recipes HERE on her blog that I just can’t wait to try now!  Of course I had to try some of the recipes out before gifting them.  Here is the Ham and Cheese Braid…DELICIOUS!!



I also made these little gems- Homemade Brownie mix in a Jar.  I think they are so cute!

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Whether buying or making your presents, I hope your holiday preparations are going just as well!!

Merry 11 days till Christmas!!

December 13, 2011

My Munchkins

I realize it has been entirely too long since I had a good old post just featuring pictures of 2 out of the 3 of my favorite people on the entire planet.  (Paul just isn’t as fun to photograph while he is wearing a tutu or mis-matched shoes)  Without further ado…my beautiful babes:

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Adventures in Eating!!



So Happy






He wears this around and says “SUPER BABY!!” (notice a horse in each hand)



Just playing (again..the horsey)



Graduation board!






My boy



Getting sleepy in her jumper.



Hand me downs for Emmy Lu that Tanner couldn’t resist trying on.



Makes my heart melt.  So much love I could just explode!!!