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…


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






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










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


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


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


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


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

Pioneer Women Red Velvet cake (recipe from her cookbook)


as our “Happy Birthday, Jesus” cake


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


Homemade cinnamon rolls Christmas morning


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

Our house all decorated for Christmas:

Hallmark snowmen up the stairs


Kitchen table


Christmas vignette behind the sink


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


Decked my picture ledges out with Christmas balls


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



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



Our front door


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


Cozy living room



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


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)


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




  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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