Monday, December 26, 2016

A Christmas at Home

We stayed home for Christmas this year and Mom and Dad didn't come either, so it was really quiet.  At first, I was pretty sad we would be all alone on Christmas, but it turned out to be a sweet time with our little family of four.  We are so thankful for all God has blessed us with, but mostly, each other, our health and happiness, and His son, Jesus!  Those are the most important things! 

I love making a special breakfast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I also love setting the table cute/different ways too! 

On Christmas Eve, Jack and I made some cookies for Santa!

They won't win any awards for the prettiest cookies, but they sure were tasty!  (Just ask Santa!)  ;)

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

Santa came!

Santa decided to have a little fun with the boys this year!  He sent them on a scavenger hunt, with clues, to find their loot!  ;)

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!  They found it!

What in the world??

Santa came to see Max too!  He loved his sweet potato pie and doggy candy cane cookie!

This was funny.  The boys had NO IDEA what this joint gift was at first.  Judd thought it was a humidifier!  BWAHAHAHAHA!  Can you imagine Santa giving them a humidifier for Christmas?!  Haha!  (We aren't that mean!)  ;)  It was actually an Electric Unicycle.  The boys were shocked!  They were not expecting this at all!

See....Could possibly be mistaken for a humidifier, I suppose?  LOL!

The aftermath...

Jack trying out his new Mini Bike (it's basically a lawn mower engine on wheels - ha)!

Judd's big gift was a GoPro.  He is into filming and editing videos, so he will have fun with that!

Bart guessed all of the gifts I got him (sort of). Grrrr.  ;)  He managed to surprise me with a pretty/cozy Barefoot Dreams sweater/robe and a beautiful black leather jacket which I LOVE!  The boys gave me lots of lotions, perfume, and a candle!  They know what I like!  It was a great Christmas!

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, as well!

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas!

Ice Ice Baby...Texas Style!

Since it was just us for Christmas this year, we tried to make some new memories together as a family.  Every since we moved here, we've heard about the Gaylord Texan's Ice Exhibit.  So, we decided to check it out!  

The Gaylord Texan is beautiful!  The these pictures were taken indoors, but you felt like you were outside.

We bundled up in the parkas whey provided and went into the 9 degree area to check out the ice!  Brrrrrrr!  It. Was. COLD!  

It was truly amazing!  So pretty!  We were glad we went, but would prefer to go at a less crowded time if we ever do it again.  So many people!

After the Gaylord, we drove over to the Ft. Worth stockyard area so the boys could ice skate at Panther Creek.  They had a great time!

I don't have any pictures to show, but we ended our fun day with dinner at a fancy steak house on Sundance Square.  It did not disappoint!  

It was a great day with my people!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Party Time!

Jack had his very last elementary school Christmas party on Friday.  Boo hoo!  My baby is going to middle school next year.  HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??!!

Anyway, some pictures from his party...

On Saturday, we hosted our Oklahoma turned Texas dinner club for our Christmas party.  It was a fun time!

This is what you have to do when you bake your kid's favorite cookies, but need them to serve at the party that night...

Let the fun begin!

Did I mention the girls wore PJ's?!  

One last thing...

We tried out a cute little French restaurant for brunch after church on Sunday.  When we went inside and Jack saw they had a buffet, he said in a very loud voice, "Buffet!".  So embarrassing!  It would seem we don't get out much!  ;)  Obviously, we need to work on his manners and social skills a bit.  ;)

He's so cute, though.  He wanted to take a picture with me by the fountain!  :)

After brunch I said to Bart, "Let's take a selfie in front of the fountain and try to get a last minute picture that I can turn into a Christmas card and mail out tomorrow.".  Ummmm, yeah.  So much for that idea!  Next year, friends!  :)  

The rest of the week has looked a lot like this...

Hope you are enjoying the pre Christmas festivities, as well!