Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the night before Christmas

And my girls are baking

Candy can cookies with real candy can piecesStockings with our initials
And big smiles!!This makes my Christmas perfect!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Early Christmas

Today, around 10am I was shopping around at Rite Aid when my parents called and said they wanted to bring me something. So, I say I'll be home in about an hour and they say we'll stop over later. About 3 minutes later, my mom calls me back and says they are coming to Rite Aid to give me this "something". About ten minutes later, they come get me in the store and bring me to their car--My mother starts to explain that she wanted to get me something from her for Christmas and as she says, being a "good kid" :) So, w/ that said; they open up the trunk to their car and low and behold......

An awesome brand new Kitchen Aid Mixer was sitting there! I'm so excited! My mother knows I love to bake and bought me this knowing that I'd love it.
So, thank you Mom! You really made my Saturday morning and my Christmas! I am truly blessed to have parents like you and I am reminded of that every day! Love You!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snug as a Bug

We love to sit by this...

After being out in this...

We love our fireplace!!! :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This Years Ornaments...

Now, my mom gave us some new additions to our tree, an Atlantic City Ornament, an ornament that she ordered from VT which has Lake Champlagne on it (she's so cute, we go there and she buys the ornament--awesome, because now we can remember our trip year after year). And she gave us these:

Little Angels w/ our names...

And my name

And Hailey...(just too cute)

Most of you all know, that last year was the first time Travis and I celebrated X-mas which meant; we had our own tree. Aside from the Oregon Ducks ornament that my Mom got for Trav (which she was soooo excited about) here are the other's she got:

This is a cute one, the ornament is a christmas tree:

Flip over the christmas tree and my mom wrote: "Our first tree, 2007, Jen and Travis". How adorable, she got us this as our "first christmas together ornament" :)
And this ornament...I think this is my Mom's most creative work yet :) She found out that Travis did not have any ornaments here in CT so she made this one because, as she says, "Everyone must have their first x-mas ornament on their tree". So here it is, a green glass ball ornamet upon which my mom wrote with a great gold pen, " 1979. Baby Travis' 1st X-mas". Ha, another adorable memento adorning our tree!!!

Ornaments Continued

Like I mentioned earlier, my mother has always bought all of us cousins, kids, really any family member ornaments. Below are some of them:

Of course, Giants ornaments!!!!

Ornament for the year when I got my drivers license:

And the infamous, ornament when I turned 21!!

And the best part, my mom always rights the year on the back of each one!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Another Year without a Star

You may recall last year, we did not have a star or an angel on the top of the tree, instead we had an Oregon Ducks ornament (which we love--thank you Mom). Well, again, I've been embraced with the "star" again.....Low and behold, our tree topper........

Also, Thank you to my Mother for making our tree full of ornaments---she is the best when it comes to ornaments; it's a tradition she has and cherishes. So deserving in all that she does; a post is coming soon dedicated to her ornaments :) Love You Mom

Saturday, December 13, 2008

We'll be back!!!

OK.......OK.....This is not a real "post", but we just wanted to let you all knonw that we have not given up on this blog...we have lots to say and lots to show....the problem is we lost our camera cord....not to fear a new one is enroute and will be here on the 16th....we will be back on the blog stream then......