Thursday, January 06, 2011

Christmas time is always a fun time!

So often we forget about the Christmas season with all of the parties, gifts, to do lists, and such that the time we get to reflect back on what just happened is when the dust begins to settle!  Like now when I was putting away the Christmas stuff I was able to enjoy the ornaments I got when I was a young girl, reminisce about my past years of Santa joys.  I wish it was the other way around but its not, so I will relish in the time I have now to do that. 
I have always wanted a nativity set, my grandmother and aunt made them years ago in ceramics class and they have always reminded me of them.  This year I was able to grab this gorgeous pearled ceramic Nativity from the thrift store for $10.00.  I was in my glory as I always am when I find a deal, but the best part was that Steve made me the manger right before Christmas and truthfully it was my favorite gift.  I will treasure this piece of Christmas forever and hope that my children will have the fond memories that I do of my family Nativity. 

The tree that I wanted was over $600, so we used our old tree this year and I will have my 12 ft. tree for 2011!  It was so cozy and cute, we enjoyed each night laying around watching TV, reading or watching meow meow fish for ornaments in the tree! 

Santa's sleigh was full this year, the ping pong table took over the family room and now its taken over a room in the basement.  Kaden broke it on the second day but Dad got it repaired in no time.  Its even stronger now!

But it just wasn't all presents this year, the notorious coal has found its way into the Hallowsboys stockings.  Yes, I was about 7 when I first found the coal in my own stocking so it must be the year for that.  They of course thought it was a novelty, proudly displaying their pieces.  When we went over to grandma and grandpa's for Christmas dinner....that was the item they brought to share!  I think the point was missing....

Warning label on the ping pong table read.............

The boys and our family were very blessed for the holiday season....We had a good time, plenty of gifts and love and snow! 


One Happy Heart Family said...

What a fun Christmas!! I absolutly LOVE the letter!! LOL Thats to funny!! Good idea though!! Sounds like you had a great time!! I always love to see you and your adorable family and how much fun you have!! Oh and the Halloween pictures are awesome!! Love the costumes!!

btw you will have to let me know about your couponing deals!! I am still so new, but need the help dearly LOL!!

Boswella said...

AWWWWWWWWWWW what a nice blog...Perfect picture of Christmas. Everything looks so beautiful.I am the same way about deals.. found a Disney ornament with the tag on it ($10) and I got it for $.50 so of course I am going back to Goodwill to comb the asiles :) Love all of you so very much.
Love, Mom

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

Looks so fun, your house was decorated beautifully! Thanks again for taking Kate Friday, I really know she loves you. :) You're one of the few people I totally trust to leave her with.

Aunt Sandy said...

Looks like everyone had fun at Christmas, your house looks beautiful as always, and lots of smiles from the family...I love you, Auntie.