Monday, December 31, 2007


Yesterday was Christmas all over again when we had Nan, Grandpa Gary, Uncle Carl and Chris over to open presents and have dinner. You'll see below that Bridgette made out like a bandit once again!

More Pokemon!

Scott looks like he already hit the pub...

The most popular present of the year- Digital Picture Frames!

Santa Plates...

I made Nan a mini album of the things B loves about her...

All the loot...

More UB Funkeys. For the unenlightened:

UB Funkeys are little plastic dolls that fit into a large plastic receiver doll that hooks up to your computer. After they are hooked up, you can play all sorts of games and build different worlds with them. Very cool! (According to Bridgette)

We had a good time with everybody and were very thankful to spend the day with them since we don't get to see them as much as we like.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Baking Cookies

Christmas Eve:
Baking cookies is a major holiday tradition for me.
When I was little I used to help my grandma make sugar cookies and we always had a good time. My favorite part? Sneaking pieces of the cookie dough.
Now that I am older I make my own cookies. Bridgette has helped me since she was about three but this year she was really old enough to do most of it by herself. I made the dough but she cut out most of the cookies. It took almost all day (11am-6pm) but we had fun and she ended up saving me a lot of time.

This is the snowman she made out of the dough!

I am not sure if you can tell but she has flour all around her mouth from sneaking some of the dough.

Decorating took a lot of time but they turned out great!

After it was all said and done I was exhausted but we had some nice, fresh cookies to give out on Christmas.

Christmas Morning

Finally some christmas pictures...
Spent the morning dividing our time between
our house, grandma's and grammies..

Bridgette got my mom this mug at the school store.
I'm still not sure what this is....

Pokemon ruled this christmas:
Pokemon DVD game
Pokemon dolls
Pokemon card game
Haru's gift from B
B and Aunt Cyndi at Grandmas
This whole box was filled with stuffed Pokemon

UB Funkeys were the most requested gift at our house

No Christmas would be complete without PJ's and underwear
Spiderman boxed set.

We had a good time!
Can you tell?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Gingerbread Tree

I am a little behind on posting so it will take me a little while to catch up but here are some pictures from before christmas. These were actually taken last Saturday, the 22nd. Bridgette got a gingerbread tree kit from her girl scout leader.

These are a little out of order but notice the sneaky dog...he wanted that tree so bad and thought a little snuggle would give it to him. Silly boy!
The finished product!

Love the face!

These two are the cutest!

Friday, December 21, 2007


I made these boxes with a kit I got at the Crop with Heart way back in September.
I was very excited to make them and, as you can see, they turned out pretty cute.

Can't wait to see how my family likes them!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Santa Kitty

Ok...I'll admit it. I am a sucker for funny animal pictures. My sister told me about the website I got this picture from and while a lot of the captions on the pictures are really stupid, some of them are hilarious. Here is one for the season:

funny pictures

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Dad...

is crazy.

This is where I got my love of photography.
However, I am not crazy...just over-zealous.

I do not dart across busy highways to get pictures of ice, no matter how beautiful.

I do not stand in the way of oncoming traffic in the movie theater parking lot while people in their cars laugh and swerve to avoid me.
I did not chase down Santa Claus on a fire truck just to get that 20th picture.
I am much more level-headed when it comes to my picture-taking.
Then again, I didn't get these gorgeous shots. Maybe I should take a lesson from my dad and get a little crazy sometimes...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

No School

Bridgette had an unexpected day off yesterday due to the ice and wind. A lot of families in our area lost power so the district decided to close. We took advantage of the time off to spend some QT together. First, we lazed around on the couch watching TV and playing Littlest Pet Shop. Then, Bridgette wanted to go to McDonalds so we headed over there for some lunch. When we got home we wrapped the presents she got at the Santa Shop at school. I actually did most of the wrapping but she was in charge of the tape and filling out the tags.

It was nice haning out together with nothing to do. I can't wait for the next snow day!