Sunday, December 23, 2012

Stop worrying2
Ain't this the truth...
So far it has been a VERY merry Christmas and looking to add a few merry more!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Traditions

Every year is full of change...and change is good.
Well sometimes....
This year I am having a really hard time with change. Usually on Christmas Eve we celebrate Christmas with the whole Bloemers side...this year it will be different. Which really is a good thing, since it will be easier for more people to make being the Saturday before. I was hoping we would do our small Bloemers family gathering that night instead, but not he case, which I too understand.
This leads me to my issue...we now have NOTHING on Christmas Eve, or really Christmas Day. Usually both night and day are filled with family and they will, but just the 4 of us.
This I am dreading...
Toby says we will come up with something special to call our own, but it really just makes me miss my mom all that much more...
We have some ideas...but I am slowly working myself up. I wish I could just push it back and think of all the special memories we will be making with our kids, but sometime less isn't more and in this case less people, especially one that will be missing is being missed an extra lot this year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Rush

I don't know about any of you but the holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing at our house.
We have already attended one Christmas party, we have another one this coming weekend and then 2 the following weekend.
In between there we are working hard to finish the playroom, craft room, have carpet installed, finish up our shopping, and for me...making gifts!!
I love to give people small tokens to let them know just how special they are to me, especially at this time of year! I also really enjoying adding some fun new crafts that have been on my "to do" list to my "done" list!!
Currently on my to make list is:
*Initial cup
*People blocks
*Matching shirts (for my neices!)
*Ornaments with the kids
*Holiday tags
*Hot Chocolate mix/chocolate dipped spoons
*Popcorn Seasoning Kit
*Holiday shirt for kids
I think that is it for right now...but I'm sure I will think of many more things that I should make!!
And I finally got around to ordering my holiday cards, so at least that part of things is done! YEAH!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sneaky Elf

With Christmas comes one of my favorite Holiday traditions...Chip our Elf!!
He usually shows up sometime after Thanksgiving and then gets into all sorts of different adventures.
**If you haven't heard of Elf on a need to check it out, it really is A LOT of fun and the kids just LOVE it!!
 Here is his arrival....I think he arrived in style!
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Day 7:
The kids are really loving all the adventures "Chip" is having this year!! I am too!!