Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Family Room Christmas Tree

I am slowing going to show you Christmas at my house and yes, probably bore you.  This is more for me to remember how I decorated.  I will start with the family room tree.  It is a small tree, stands about 6 1/2 feet tall.  This is the tree with all the ornaments that mean something to me and the family.  I love the peppermint lights and candy canes.  This year I added the red and white ribbon.  I am enjoying the pop it brings to the tree.  So get ready for lots of tree pictures.

Tree at night

 I have done this tree topper for the last few years and I absolutely love it.  Most of the items I bought in Texas.  It just adds some whimsy to the tree.  The little wood ornament was made for me by the kids I babysat back in 1984.  I love that I can tell a story with some of the ornaments on my tree.  It was fun to tell the kids this year where some of the old ornaments came from and what they mean to me.

This little house was made by my brother Ross 30+ years ago.  I still love it and would like to have more.  It has a hole so a light from the tree can go in it.


The tree skirt is something I will keep forever.  My mom made it many years ago and I have always loved it but now I hold it a little more dear to my heart.  It will be fun to give it to my kids one day.


This last picture is just a little snippet of decorating on the t.v. console.  Love the picture that says 'At Christmas all roads lead home'.

So there you have a little glimpse of Christmas.  I have come to realize this year, that less is more and I will be getting rid of the stuff that holds no meaning and I have no space for.  I probably have 3 bins that I did not put out this year and it will be leaving my house.  Getting ready to purge a little.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Evan's 1st day of Kindergarten

My mind is confused, I feel lost.  My little buddy started kindergarten today.  I need to figure out my new normal.  I am excited for him to start school but I am sad that my little buddy isn't home with me.  He kept me company and was my companion on so many errands and other fun things.  I will miss him  (and Emma too).  But I know he is so eager to learn and I am eager for him to continue to grow.  He is so smart and I know he will have a great year.
Nervous for school, sister is coming to check on him
I am a little scared, Mom.
A little happier and showing off his new backpack.  

I worry, for him, because he was so nervous and scared to start.  He woke up at midnight screaming and crying.  It broke my heart.  He even got a little teary at the bus stop.  I know he will miss me too.  But it is time for him to spread his wings just a little more.  I am already anxiously waiting for 4:15 when my kiddos will come home.

Waiting for the bus, a little nervous.
 Well it is time to figure out what to do with myself.  Watch out house, here I come.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

1st day of school

Emma is off to school today.  She was very excited!!  She will be going to 1st grade for one more year and it will be fabulous.  She has the same teacher and para-professional.  I must say that I love those 2 ladies.  They are the biggest cheerleaders Emma has had to date.  They are excited to see her grow this year and with them I know she will.  Here is to a great year, sweet Emma.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

World Down Syndrome Day

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Today is World Down Syndrome Day and it is a day we celebrate our sweet little girl!!  We will honor her with cake and balloons and a small little gift.  We feel honored to raise a child with Down syndrome.  Our little girl has opened our eyes to so many things and for that, we are forever grateful.  

Yes, I know these pictures are from December, but it is the most current I have down loaded.  But this just shows my girl and all her silliness and how she loves.