This year I was spoiled. With camera gear.  The gift that keeps giving! The Hubs knew I really really really (really!) wanted that new camera lens and boy was I really really really (REALLY!) excited when I opened up that small box Christmas morning! As much as this a gift for me, I like to […]

Christmas in a Nutshell

Our Christmas weekend has been wonderful so far!  I say so far because I refuse to believe that Christmas is already over, meaning that it’s a whole YEAR before next Christmas.  Plus, our family decided to do something spectacular this year and divert a lot of the Christmas Day stress by putting off our big […]

New Traditions: Santa Key

Oh boy!  I have been waiting for my own little munchkins to arrive just so I could start this tradition! I heard about this a few years ago, and I’m pretty sure I cried when I first thought about using it with my kids.  It’s such a sweet tradition that allows children to keep the […]

Christmas: It’s Back!

I love how Christmas comes every year.   I look forward to the Fall every year, but that’s mostly because we live in Arizona where Fall is pretty much the first stage of “nice” weather we see. But I feel like I’ve been waiting for this Christmas, all year long.  Last Christmas, all I could […]

My Christmas Wishlist

This year The Hubs demanded that everyone in our families do wish lists.  Every year there is this big scramble of “What do you want?” from every direction.  So, he thought it would be a good idea to just hunker down and make lists.  I’m pretty sure he’s going to be wishing he  hadn’t after […]

Who Brought the Alien?

This year we had a stranger show up for dinner – Yes, we did stick two decorated clementines into our turkey breast.  This thing looked way too freaky to not add some eyeballs. In other news, I burned my homemade cranberry sauce, which I waited ALL YEAR FOR.  Which resulted in me attempting to rehydrate […]