Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas is almost here......

Its already Tuesday!! Christmas is almost here yay!!!
This is the last week that we'll play Christmas music, how sad! Then I'll have to wait until next year! It feels like we just started listening. I am so glad we got an early start on our Christmas tree ;)
I had an extra box of lights so I went ahead and strung them up outside. I haven't seen what they look like at night from the outside yet, but they look sooooo cozy shining from the inside! 

Our weekend was full and busy. We finally got the car to the mechanic and we are so excited to have two cars again. Benjamin had to work the whole weekend, boo for him and for me. It always seems so quiet when he is gone those extra hours. When he works his regular schedule, the time usually flies by and I can't believe he is on his way home already, but those unexpected long hours really get to me and Winston.

So I finally played with our camera. I did figure out how to take pictures at night without the flash, but I couldn't quite get the focus right. And with this little cutie always on the move its a little difficult.

Not only was the car sick, but I accidently placed my laptop down on my hope chest one night in the dark and thinking that the surface was flat, (there were folded clothes that I hadn't put away yet) it fell down on the ground and lost the function of the screen.
So I have been without my laptop for the last month and half or so. And it looks like today we can go and pick it up  from Apple!
No more laying things down in the dark :( 

You can see Benjamin working in the back ground and his toes too he he :D 

I made some rice crispy treats last night. As I was searching for a pan I found these cute little Christmas tree pans that I had bought two years ago after Christmas for like $1.00 each. 
They were perfect for my crispy treats! The treats molded right into it. And then I pulled the two trees out and smacked them together :D 
After I took the picture I decided to un-smack them so we could could eat them easily.
We ate one tree last night and the other one probably wont last much longer!

I got all our presents wrapped today. I even got the cats a can of canned food. They are not accustomed to eating canned cat foot. They eat the hard dry stuff. So I bought them a can each lol. They were sniffing their wrapped presents after I placed them under the tree. That stuff is pretty strong smelling I guess!

We were so blessed to receive a very nice car seat from Benjamin's work last week. It was donated from several families that want to bless military families. Its a super car seat because we can use it for infant, toddler and then booster. We both are so overwhelmed with the generosity of these families.
 So we have a big box sitting next to the tree waiting for us to unwrap it and put it in the car for Winston :) He is just now ready for it too. He has outgrown his infant seat, so this was just perfect for us.
The Lord is so good!

I hope everyone is blessed this week as we celebrate the joy of the season which is
 Christ our Lord.

Merry Christmas!


living from glory to glory said...

Dear Elizabeth, I want a bite of that yummy christmas tree treat! Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

How are you all doing? I just feel like I miss you all so much, your like my very own daughter. Thanks so much for sharing your family and life with me. Love Ya Roxy

Kirsteen said...

It's so lovely to read of all your Christmas preparations. You must be extra excited this year as it will be your little man's first Christmas.

I feel the same about the Christmas music. I don't think I started listening to mine early enough this year, so I'm trying to cram in as much of it just now as I can!

Nollaig Chridheil to all of you xxx

Pam said...

I can't believe how long it has been since I have been on. Oh what a wonderful and delicious feast, just waiting to for me to eat up. Happy sigh. Your ornaments look soooo good down below, I love how they came out. Love the pictures of Winston. He seems to grow and change every day. Love the Christmas tree crispy treat, and all your happy Christmas preparations. Wish we could be there to see in person. Also, I love the Winnie the Pooh stocking, where did you get it? It is perfect.

Love you and miss you sweetie,

Danielle said...

Loved loved loved spending christmas with your family!!!!