Thursday, December 9, 2010

Countdown to Christmas ~ 2010, ♥ Week 2 ♥

Countdown to Christmas

Welcome to Week ♥ 2 ♥ of Countdown to Christmas! Am I the only one who has a hard time believing that we're in our second week of December already? The clock is ticking, isn't it?

We had a great week. It was kind of quiet and relaxed, but that's good sometimes.

So, recap:

Last Friday we went Christmas shopping and out to lunch. We ate at one of the girls' favorite restaurants {no, not McDonalds, thankyouverymuch!}, Lil' Cooperstown. And we finished up almost all of our Christmas shopping. Just a couple more things to pick up.

Saturday we got our tree! We were so happy to have it picked out and put up! We even got a shot of the whole family. That doesn't happen very often ;)

Sunday we had planned to craft, but at the last minute our plans changed and the girls decided to go up to Jeremy's parents' house to help them sell trees. They had such fun as the official tree picker outers ;) We also spent some time in Luke 2. I think the more I read it, the more in awe I am.

Monday we made wreath decorations. I had little foam wreaths left over from last year, and the girls decorated them with rhinestones and sequins.

Tuesday was spent reading some of our favorite Christmas stories. The girls love the Little House books. Makenna received "A Little House Christmas" a couple of years ago. It is a fabulous book filled with special Christmas stories. We read the first one on Tuesday.

And Tuesday evening we were invited to my parents' house to decorate their tree. I don't think the girls could ever get tired of decorating.

And today we made our Rudolph Candy Canes. So much fun!

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So . . . . what have you all been up to? Any crafts, recipes, or activities you'd like to share? Link up below. And don't forget to visit others! It's more fun that way ;)


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15 comments :

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those wreaths and candy canes are too cute:) We need a little help getting our tree decorated....the boys did the bottom half a few days ago and it still isn't finished!!

Connie said...

Fun> Love that picture of all of you!

i finally bought a craft for next week!

Mama 2 Four said...

I love all of the little crafts you do with your girls! That is a wonderful family picture! I hope you are feeling well during these first months of pregnancy, I know it can be tough sometimes. But you look beautiful as always!

Kelli said...

Those candy canes are so cute! My kids love decorating too and had such a fun time this year. I haven't done any crafts with them and I need to get on that. Jamison and I have been memorizing Luke 2:1-14 and it has been a great bonding experience. Love the family picture.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That family photo could be a Christmas card!!!!
Your week looks amazing.
NO, I can't believe it is the 2nd week of December....going now to write some Christmas cards!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That looks like a great week to me! It will be so fun in future years to look back at these posts, won't it?

mindy2780 said...

I love the rudolph candy canes. I made them with my first graders but it hand't occured to me to make them with M and O. I don't know why since candy canes are a huge hit around here!
Thanks for sharing the ideas.

jennykate77 said...

I wish I had a good post to link up today! I promise I'll do better next week.

I LOVE the pictures. The one of the whole family after you cut your tree is the best!! It's Christmas card worthy! I love it.

Love the little crafts you've been doing. We have a few things at our house to do, we just haven't had the time. Hopefully soon! We have been reading lots of Christmas books. Every night Isaiah picks out a new one.

Off to read some more posts! :)

MomBrose said...

So cute! I love the family picture. I can relate...we hardly get one all together too. :)

Mandy said...

how fun! We still have yet to get to all the Christmas stuff...thanks for visiting me:) Are you in Southern Oregon too?

Impulsive Addict said...

Oh no. Another crafty blogger. My self-esteem can't take it. I have ZERO craftiness skills in my body. Zero. None. But I have to say that the candy cane's were adorable and I loved your tree!

Thanks for stopping by my lil ole blog today. Have a fabulous weekend~

Jessica said...

Hi there! I'm not sure how I found you, but I love your family friendly ideas. I linked up to show my annual Christmas cards (I handmake around 160 a year), but i'm not sure it qualifies since I didn't involve my son helping/family project. Feel free to delete it if it is not the right place to post that- I wasn't sure exactly what kinds of crafts to link. Anyway... such a cute blog you have! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! : )

Jessica from Arkansas

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

The crafts are so cute.

And your girls are adorable!!

shortmama said...

What a great family picture!

Miller Racing Family said...

Looks like you all have been busy. We are still working on mastering the Christmas to do list. Love the family photo with the tree and the decorating the tree photo.
Hope you have a fabulous day!

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