Christmas 2011 recap

This post is going to be a bunch of pictures recapping Christmas at our house, the days leading up to and Christmas day, so get ready for picture overload!  

Making Christmas cookies with the nieces…

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Gingerbread cookies and decorated cookies ready to be put in gift bagsDSC_0504DSC_0511

 

 

 

 

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Took some cute pictures of my nephew and nieces in front of the tree

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I made a wreath for a friend for her new house…

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Watching Charlie Brown Christmas and eating popcorn with the nieces and many, many Christmas movies with hubby!

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Hubby and I had a date downtown to our square to take pictures of the lights

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Hosting our College & Career Sunday school class Christmas party – such a fun time!

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I baked and cooked and baked some more – oh, all the yummy goodies!

Pioneer Women Red Velvet cake (recipe from her cookbook)

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as our “Happy Birthday, Jesus” cake

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Coco-Cola cake  – the BEST chocolate cake you have ever had!  A Christmas tradition in my husband’s family that I was glad to adopt! Smile

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Homemade cinnamon rolls Christmas morning

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Hubby reading the Christmas story after opening presents before church on SundayDSC_0636

Our house all decorated for Christmas:

Hallmark snowmen up the stairs

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Kitchen table

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Christmas vignette behind the sink

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Sending and receiving Christmas cards – my wreath is all full!

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Decked my picture ledges out with Christmas balls

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Dining room all set for Christmas dinner with both sides of our family Christmas Day after church.

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Love this little candleholder my nieces gave me this year!  Think I might keep it out for winter Smile

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Our front door

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I liked the wreath I made for my friend so much I decided to re-make my own front door wreath!

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Cozy living room

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Some of my Christmas presents!

  • Hubby did good with my very own Craftsman tool set (think he just wants me to leave his alone. Smile
  • Paula Deen candles from my dad
  • some new pieces to add to my Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Christmas dishes from my mom and mother-in-law
  • a Life Application study Bible
  • a beautiful string of pearls from my in-laws

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Here are some of hubby’s presents:

  • Herbie movies
  • clothes
  • and a new drill/driver set (hmmm…wonder what I can do with that? Smile)

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We enjoyed a wonderful December in the days leading up to Christmas and Christmas Day itself!  Hope your family did too!

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Comments

  1. All of it looks lovely. 🙂 The hallmark snowmen made me smile- I have several of the same ones- the piano one and the snowmen singing about the sweets they want to eat. 🙂 Cute idea to have them going up the stairs.

    • Christina says:

      I love them too – they used to be really cheap like $5-6 if you bought 3 cards – know they are $15-18??? I haven’t bought one new in about 4 years. But I did manage to find 2 at Goodwill in almost perfect condition so was excited to add those to my collection 🙂 There are a few others I would love to have – maybe one day I will find them. 🙂

      That’s the first thing the nieces run to play with when they get here too. 🙂

  2. Wow! Love Love Love. Best part is the hallmark snowmen, cute idea. Oh also in one of your pictures of your living room I saw a white cat

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