Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This and That

Dont cha just wanna squeeze this chubby cheeked, squinty eyed baby?? He has been thrilling us with smiles these days... so fun to watch him grow.

This is TUG... she is our Christmas MIRACLE this year... she had been missing since September... we were convinced she had been eaten by a coyote this fall... and POOF... she shows up at our door the other day! I was SPEECHLESS when my husband walked in the door with her! Gives me hope for the other missing kitties of years past! :)

AWWW.... So its IMPOSSIBLE to get a decent picture of 2 boys under age 2! I cannot get them to smile and hold still simultaneously... so I decided if I cant do it... neither can a photographer and Im not gonna waste $$ on watching one try! I got some really good ones of them SEPARATELY instead... but Im too lazy to upload them right now! :) So this is what you get off my Iphone for now :)

How nice is it that its in the 50's in IOWA right now? feels like SPRING... not Christmas! its just crazy. I found this bench at a local flea market . LOVED IT... and bought it up....added a" handmade by me" snowman.. and my handmade NOEL sign to welcome my guests. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER putting that cute snowman outside... the DUMB DOG mauled him within 24 hours..... oh poor frosty. I DID manange to sew him back together again... but he smells like DOG SLOBBER. gag.

Well NOW WHAT? all the partying for Christmas is over! It took us 3 days to get all our gifts was THAT over the top of a Christmas. The inlaws came form Georgia for a week and SPOILED our boys rotten. Yet... I caught Isaiah playing with the trashcan today....SERIOUSLY???? Go play with a NORMAL toy! Now all he needs is a toybox to put them all in so mom and dad stop tripping over it all :)
For Christmas hubby gave me some new UGG boots which I LOVE.... but needed skinny jeans for. I have met a new LOW... I found and bought a pair from the GW!!! (Limited brand) but STILL... my 130$ shoes with 4 dollar GW jeans! haha! But hey... I still have baby weight to loose and am NOT spending $$ on new jeans now. I also got a primitive/ colonial table runner and a primitive thermostat cover, a subscription to The Simple Life magazine, and some cash! I will try to post pics later.
 I did regret not getting THE NATIVITY movie viewed with the family.... so easy to get caught up in the superficial nonsense and not spend near as much time focusing on the birth of our Lord and Saviour. We DID have a LOVELY Christmas eve service and Sunday morning service on Christ as our PRINCE OF PEACE !

Hope your Christmas's were wonderful! ~Elisha