Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Happenings

Christmas time is my favorite time of year and we have been making the most of it here in Denver. Here are some pictures of what we have been up to this Holiday season.

 Brooklyn "helped" decorate the tree

 My chocolate chip cookies finally turned out. New ovens are always tricky.
 We can't keep her away from the ornaments, I hear them bouncing off the tree all day long.
 She clearly has her mothers taste. I couldn't get her out of Pottery Barn and I wasn't about to buy her the $150 sheep.
 She does this new thing where she takes the stickers of EVERYTHING. She was going through the clearance isle and Sports Authority taking all the red stickers off. Whoops.
 The Cherry Creek Santa display is gorgeous.

 Patiently waiting for Santa.
 90 minutes and $30 later, we saw santa. They didn't allow me to take any on my phone. Kind of annoying considered I paid the money! For the record, she hated Santa with a passion.

Presents are wrapped and we are ready for Christmas!

Thanksgiving 2012

It's almost Christmas and I'm just getting around to blogging about Thanksgiving. Proof that I have an 18 month old that keeps me plenty busy. And the fact that blogger told me I couldn't upload any more photos...but now it's letting me? Not sure why, but I'll take it. Trying to figure out Flickr was becoming very time consuming. Thanksgiving was a blast this year. Brooklyn and I turkey trotted with Papa (B didn't do much trotting, but did a lot of sleeping), ate lots of good food (thanks to Lindsey for helping me make the rolls), went to the Nuggets game, and went to the lighting of Downtown Littleton...kinda. We got there at 5, exactly when the banner said Santa would be coming, only to find out Santa wasn't coming until 6:30 and we had to leave to get to the Nuggets game. It was still such a fun atmosphere and we will definitely be going next year. We also did some black friday shopping that involved J. Crew at 11 p.m., and it was worth it.

We have so much to be thankful for in our lives and Thanksgiving is always a great reminder of that. I am especially thankful for my little family and can't imagine a life without them. After hearing of the events in Connecticut my heart is broken and aches for those family. Those were chosen children and teachers that are wrapped in the arms of their Heavenly Father and I'm pretty sure there isn't a safer place to be. This world can be scary and sometimes I just don't understand why things happen, but I am so grateful that families are forever. I am going to hold mine a little tighter. All my thoughts and prayers are with those families.

Downtown Littleton is one of our most favorite places, especially this time of year.

House Update

Our house in finally making some serious progress. And it is oh so nice to see. For a little while there, I thought we had a bought an expensive piece of dirt but I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We are having dry wall done this week and then after that it's cabinets, floors, and counter tops, oh my! I never thought I would be so excited to see electrical work done. Progress is progress in my book, even if it's the boring stuff. Here is what it now looks like...

Only 8 - 10 more weeks and this place will finally be "home" for us. Not that we are counting down the days or anything...