Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Flowers

After being out of town this past weekend, Prince Charming appeared at my door Monday night with this beautiful arrangement of flowers.  What a surprise! The glass gingerbread mixing bowl, cinnamon sticks, pinecones, and wooden spoons are adorable. The roses are just beautiful!  I am so lucky to have found a true gentleman that treats me like a princess.  What a blessing!!

A closeup of the cute bowl.

The flowers from above.

 So sweet!  It's the little things that make the best Christmas memories!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Traditions

Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays because it is full of family traditions.  I have such happy memories from years past.  When my sister and I were little my mommy used to help us make a gingerbread house every year.  Year after year we constructed our little house and embellished it with brightly colored candies and  royal icing galore.  Candy placement and color decisions were oh so important.  Amber and I worked so hard on our gingerbread house and we always made a huge sticky mess to prove it!  I will treasure those memories for forever and always!

This year my mommy and I decided we would continue our tradition. Making a gingerbread house without Amber just wasn't the same this year, but mommy and I know she was sitting right there with us.

The makings of a gingerbread house.

Candy!!! The colored twizzlers are fantabulous!!

Me hard at work. This is serious business!

The finished product.

Sissy, I hope we made you proud!!
We miss you SO much!
Merry Christmas in Heaven!!

Love,  Squirt

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Home for the Holidays

Christmas is my favorite holiday!  I love the way the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree can make a home feel all warm and cozy.  It warms my heart!  I thought I would share some pictures of my home during the holidays.  Enjoy!

The mailbox.
You can definitely tell a girl lives here with all the pink!!

The wreaths on the front doors.
So fun and whimsical!

The foyer.
The snowman is there to greet everyone!

The stairs in the kitchen.

The little reindeer that guards the Christmas tree.

The centerpiece for the coffee table.

My stocking that hangs by the chimney with care.
(By the way, my mom made the stockings with love!)

The mantle and my Angel.

The living room.

In case you can't tell, the Christmas tree is huge standing at 10 feet tall.  I like to call it "10 feet of madness"! It is an explosion of color and happiness which makes me smile! All my decor is the result of a fabulous collaboration of creativity on behalf of my mommy and me!

You should check out my mommy's Christmas decor at:

Thanks SO much for visiting! For a closer look click on the pictures!
More pictures to come!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Ultimate Christmas Gift

I truly believe the reason for the season is the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Christmas is a celebration of his birth! Because Jesus was born and then died on the cross for our sins, we will spend eternity in Heaven.  Now that is the ultimate Christmas gift!  Who could possibly ask for more?

As a Christian, I believe it is my responsibility to share the love of Jesus.  Christmas is a perfect time to do so! This year my fiancee, my best friend, and I each participated in the Angel Tree Program through our church.  Our job was to provide two children (a brother and sister) with a fabulous Christmas.  While Christmas isn't about extravagant gifts, it is about the extravagant love of God!  Providing these children with some items from their wish lists demonstrates love and generosity!  I hope these children wake up on Christmas morning filled with excitement knowing that someone truly cares for them, loves them, and is praying for their salvation.

The fabulous spread of gifts!!

All packaged up and ready to head to church for drop off!

Merry Christmas!  Remember it's not too late to be a child's angel!