Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Teacher Christmas gifts

So I'd like to consider myself a creative, crafty person. But, the reality is - I'm not. This was my attempt and creating something cute for Sean and Nathan's teachers for Christmas. I have to say, I was pretty pleased with how the turned out!

Each teacher got a Bath and Bodyworks Christmas soap (either Twisted Peppermint or Winter Candy Apple), a Christmas scented hand sanitzer (the opposite scent of the soap they received), and three white chocolate dipped pretzel rods. What do you think... kinda cute, eh?

They were delivered to each of them this morning, and seemed to be a big hit!

Christmas program at ABC

Sean's pre-school class had their Christmas program last Friday. It was SO cute!!! Although Sean didn't sing (of course that's all he's done since), he was of course the cutest little munchkin up there!

Here are a few pictures (excuse the poor quality... I need a new camera).

Thank you Snodgrasses!

The other day, we received a package in the mail from our dear friends Will, Amy, Natalie and Lauren. Jamie loooooved the Nutcracker M-n-M dispenser (so does Sean!), and the boys have really been enjoying their gifts too! Nathan got a Melissa and Doug magnetic fishing puzzle (being enjoyed by Sean below), and Sean got a Toy Story 3 Picture viewer... his very first! What a neat suprise to come home to. Thanks guys!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas 2010 photo shoot

Once again, my uber talented sister came over to take the boys Christmas pictures. Since both boys have been battling a sickies, neither were really in the mood to have this done. However, E is quick with the shutter so we were able to get some good ones for our card. Here are a few that didn't make the cut... cards should be mailed out this week, so stay tuned for the final outcome!

Our 6th Anniversary

December 4th marked our sixth anniversary. SIX YEARS! Where does the time go? I can honestly say that I would never have imagined six years ago, that my life would be so amazing. I have an incredible, loving husband who is an AMAZING father, and two beautiful, healthy boys who are my world. I truly am blessed and am really trying to remember that every day.

My bestie from college, Jodi, invited Jamie and I to come to Peoria to see a dueling piano dinner show. It just so happened to fall on our anniversary, so we thought it would be fun to make a weekend out of it! The kiddos stayed with Aunt Elaine and off to Peoria we went! The show was SO much fun, and so was the group we were with. I can honestly say I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard. The next morning, my cheek muscles even hurt! It was a great way to celebrate and we are so grateful we got to do it with an amazing group of friends!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree...

A couple of years ago, Jamie and I decided we really needed a new Christmas tree. The one we had (which had been graciously passed down) had definitely seen better days. So after Christmas, we waited until the after Christmas sale got to 85% off. We ended up getting our pre-lit tree for under $40! I just love it, and I love all the mis-matched decorations. I can tell you where each one came from, and I honestly wouldn't have it any other way!

Check out those guns!

Isn't it beautiful?!?

Cute Nathan video

Nathans LOVES to "talk" on the phone. Normally he carries around the real phone (of which I am close behind him making sure he's not calling China!), but he does love the play phone too!

Boys will be boys

Yes, this is what my life consists of... watching my four year old and my one year old wrestle! It's all fun and games until someone loses and eye. ;-)