Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Last night we went to the Nutcracker Ballet at Bass Hall with friends Joan and Chad.

When people saw our mad skills, they thought we were IN the play. I don't blame them - we're that good.

Today is Christmas Eve, so naturally we had lunch at Whataburger.

And...are you ready for this... it's SNOWING. We are going to have a white Christmas after all.

Considering the fact that it was in the 70's yesterday and we had the air conditioner on, this really is a Christmas miracle.

I'm off to roast marshmallows in the fireplace and nestle my child all snug in her bed so the sugar plums can start dancing. Merry Christmas to all!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Tunesday

So last year, I bought this Christmas album and it was totally my fav. Still enjoying it (rather a lot actually), but I've added to it.

This year, I've added picks from this (awesome!)and this. Here is the playlist I keep on repeat:

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Barenaked Ladies w/Sara McLachlin
Someday At Christmas by Jack Johnson
Song For A Winter's Night by Sara McLachlin
Oh Holy Night by Avril Lavigne and Chantal Kreviazuk
The First Noel by Leigh Nash
Maybe This Christmas by Ron Sexsmith
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer by Jack Johnson
All That I Want by The Weepies
No Christmas For Me by Zee Avi
Blue Christmas by The Perishers
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Hem
Guadete by Mediaeval Baebes
Silent Night by Zach Gill
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Martina Sorbara
Green Christmas by Barenaked Ladies
The Man In The Santa Suit by Neil Halstead
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear by Sixpence None The Richer
Sweet Secret Peace by Neil Finn
Christmas Time by ALO

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Cards

They are a beating. I don't know why I do it. Lots of work. No one send me a Christmas card. Seriously. We got one this year - from Craig's Aunt. Now I totally know what Charlie Brown was talking about. But all of mine should have been received by now, so here it is.



Thursday, December 17, 2009


Yes, this really is the restaurant they just put in by my house. Lovely.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I think I've reached a point in the season where I finally have time to update my blog. Christmas cards have been sent, the last gift packages are shipping today, presents are bought, decorations are done. Besides neighbor gifts, I think I only have to sit back an enjoy the rest of the month (and blog). I hope someone still reads this!

BTW - I am back-dating my posts for the last two months for my own journal keeping.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Nativity Exhibit

Every year, the Colleyville Stake puts on an AMAZING Nativity exhibit. This year, they had over 900 Nativities on display. After we toured the exhibit, we watched the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional. A perfect way to kick off the Christmas season!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bell Helicopter Day at Six Flags

Instead of a Christmas Party, Craig's work has Bell Day at Six Flags. Not my choice, but no one asked me. So there you go.

And since we paid for our tix ahead of time, we went even though it was FREEZING. But we bundled up and made the best of it:

Santa in front of the chopper at the main entrance:

Hot chocolate with the Looney Toons Gang:

Waiting in line to see Santa:

The big guy himself: