Monday, December 24, 2012


Christmas Eve we went to the candlelight service at church. Afterwards, the Brethauers came over for appys and a visit. Then it was time to put cookies out for Santa. Aiden wanted something healthy for Santa. ( a bowl of spinach) and Amelia wondered if Santa would like a rum ball.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Cousin gift exchange was lots of fun this year. Candy cane hooker champion!

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Loving my new Christmas photo card display. One binder ring and viola all together and organized.

Friday, December 21, 2012


Dale's childhood Christmas book.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Our 2012 Christmas ornament! We picked this up on our Orcas Island romantic getaway,

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


My parents came down and spent some time hanging out with the kids while I went to dentist and eye dr. appointments.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Amelia went caroling with her Daisy Scout troop followed by a patch ceremony and potluck at Hanna's house!

Monday, December 17, 2012


Almost all the shopping and wrapping is complete!

Sunday, December 16, 2012


The Nutcracker at MBT! Wonderful performance and a tummy dinner followed at Scotty Brien's.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Volunteering at The CommunityToy Store. The kids and I helped many kids do Christmas crafts while their parents shopped for toys. When the dust settledAmelia hopped on Santa's knee and told him she wanted a kitty. Good luck with that!

Friday, December 14, 2012


School's out for winter break! First thing Amelia wanted to do was open her gift from Mrs. Potter. It was the book 'You Are Special' by Max Lucado.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Gingerbread house making in the kindergarten classroom!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Fancy day at school for Aiden! His teacher surprised the class with a decorated classroom, lots of yummy treats and fun crafts.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012


Celebrated the sold out brand new movie theatre with consolation drinks at the new Barkley Woods Coffee!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Running helps keep me sane this time of year and helps with the cookie calories too!

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Christmas cocktails by the tree!

Friday, December 7, 2012


A day in December wasted sick in bed. Boo hoo! Lots of sleep and it looks like I beat this bug.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Amelia's artistic rendition of the Christmas Fairy.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


December 5th we decorated our gingerbread house. Amelia has full creative license this year!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


December 4th was Dale's 39th birthday! I met him at Starbucks for a morning coffee date and then met him for lunch after some Christmas shopping. The kids and I took him running shoe shopping after work and he got a pair of waterproof shoes. Interesting concept for our climate. Then it was home for dinner. Grilled salmon, Israeli couscous and Greek salad followed by the perennial rhubarb crisp for dessert.

Monday, December 3, 2012


The third day of December the Christmas Fairy brought some pink gloves! Perfect for jazz hands before dance class.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


The second day of December we had our book club cookie exchange.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

december daily {12.1.12}

On the first day of December we went out for a double date dinner at The Silver Reef Steakhouse with the Schweigerts. Fancy Schmancy

Friday, November 30, 2012


Day 30: thankful that all my Christmas baking is complete.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Day 29: thankful that I can do sweet surprises for my kids!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Day 28: thankful that almost all the Christmas decorating is complete!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Day 27: thankful for this sweet note from Aiden on my birthday ;)

Monday, November 26, 2012


Day 26: thankful this bathroom remodel is almost complete and has turned out so nice.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Day 25: Thankful for my beautiful family celebrating me today! An early birthday brunch at Mt.Bakery and yummy family dinner at my sister's. My heart and stomach are full!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


day 24: Thankful 'Movember' is almost over!

Friday, November 23, 2012


day 23: Thankful for piggie noses!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Day 21: thankful to be hosting family and friends tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Day 20: Thankful my boy loves to read as much as I do!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Day 19: thankful for tippy tap shoes!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Day 18: Thankful for lazy Sunday afternoons at Starbucks.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Day 17: Thankful for rainy quiet Saturdays to get a jump start on holiday crafting.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Day 16: Thankful for my new heated towel rack!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Day 15: Thankful for fresh flowers in November

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Day 14: Thankful for all the artwork in my life :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Day 13: Thankful for this sweet girl. She has such a personality and kind heart sprinkled with a whole bunch of sass, sparkle and mischief.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Day 12:
Thankful for 'artisitc' Grandpa for coming to help watch the kids while we are both working today.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Day 11: Thankful for the sparkly girly things in my life!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Day 10: Thanful for coffee every morning :)

Friday, November 9, 2012


Day 9: Thankful the shutters are being installed in the bathroom today! After 3 months of ducking and flashing the neighbors!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Day 8: Thankful for my awesome work schedule. After 8 days off I look forward to going back to work for two days!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Day 7: Thankful I'm still cool enough to go on school field trips!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

if i were president...

Amelia brought home this paper from school today. If I were president... I would help people stop wars.


Day 6: Thankful that I was able to vote for the very first time!

Monday, November 5, 2012


Day 5: Thankful for the gift of an extra hour of time! Feeling so relaxed and caught up today.


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