Monday, December 28, 2009

it was a merry Christmas (part 2)

On Christmas afternoon we headed back to Craig and Julie's for a little Crazy Christmas. There were 23 of us for dinner and a crazy gift exchange.

I think in the end Pete and I ended up with a new game and stacking cookie racks.

The little guys all got a new book and a transformer from Grandmother- very exciting!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

It was a merry Christmas (part 1)

Pete and I have a tradition of spending the night with my parents on Christmas we headed to Hot Springs with the boys on Thursday night to join my parents and 2 of my cousins for Christmas fun.

The boys woke up while it was still mostly dark (6:45), but not as early as my brother and I use to ( i think even as teenagers we would wake my parents around 5 a.m.)

They had so much fun with presents and stockings...

...and the best part, our traditional scavenger hunt.

These are the faces of 2 little boys who are CRAZY excited about their BIG Christmas present.

We had a great day hanging with my family in our pj's.

And then we packed it up and headed to Pete's parents (aka: our current residents) for more Christmas fun.

Merry Christmas

We had such a great time today celebrating with family. Really hope you all did too. Can't wait to share our Christmas stories and read some of yours too.
Merry Christmas!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

twas the day before Christmas

...and man there is a LOT of rain!
So we are taking this opportunity to enjoy some Christmas movies and take it easy.

the boys are loving it. Wilson even turned all the lights, except the Christmas tree, off to create a movie theater feel.

Hope you are all enjoying this time to take it easy and prepare for the celebration of CHRISTMAS.

Friday, December 18, 2009

10 years

10 years ago today! Actually almost to the minute, we got married at 1 o'clock.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

time flies

and it really has been fun.
Tomorrow Pete and I celebrate 10 years of marriage!!!!
I truly can't believe it.
Thanks Pete for being my best friend and growing up with me.
I love you so much more today than I could have imagined 10 years ago.

Monday, December 14, 2009

i heart weekends

both mornings this weekend i woke up to my sweet boys doing this.
they are currently LOVING calvin & hobbes books.
they have been falling asleep reading them and waking up talking about them.
this growing up stuff is KILLING me!!!! I really love 4 & 6.
sorry for the bad pic...i just can't post w/o a picture.


This weekend my favorite helpers and I made some yummy chocolate chip coconut cookies. I took our favorite chocolate chip recipe and then rolled the balls of dough in coconut. (I did not use the nuts....usually do, but just not with the addition of the coconut)

The boys love to use the kitchen aid and the cookie scoop and this was even more fun because they got to roll it all in a bowl of coconut.

They turned out super yummy! They were not exactly what I was going for, but we will for sure make them again.