Thursday, December 17, 2009

A time to celebrate!

One of my most favorite things about Christmas is how it really brings people together. Which is so suiting because isn't that what God is really wanting? For us to be brought together with him through His Son Jesus!
Which leads me to the Christmas parties we've gotten to go to!

Austin and I went to a Christmas party (just the two of us) at our friends, Teddy and Emily Holmes.

They have a wonderful home! I love Emily's taste.
They had warm beverages, all that were very yummy!

The food was also soo amazing! Cheese, Olives and Jam...
really makes me thankful that God made us with taste-buds!

The next party was the...
(this year at Solid Grounds Coffee Shop)

I think there were about 22 of us total!
It was a BLAST!

There was even a real tree to put our gifts under.
We had gift exchange and the gifts were really awesome this year!

Who are you excited to see this Christmas season?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Song: The Holidays with a Two Year Old (almost)

Oh the delights of this joyous season!

I, like my best friends, love this season. I mean who doesn't want to bring trees indoors for crying out loud (I love trees for all of those who don't know). This year, however, we are doing things really low key. It's not that Wyatt wouldn't eventually understand that Christmas ornaments are more beautiful on the tree rather than in his sweet little mouth, it just brings me more holiday cheer to be minimalistic in my decorating endeavors.


If you were visiting us the first taste of Christmas
would be this beautiful wreath from Dad and Mom Olinger.
I like it a lot because it feels Colo-radian

On the other side of the door is this felt star ornament.

These little snowmen candles are on our mantel.

These berries are also on the fireplace mantel.
(I actually have these up all that cheating?)

Last but not least, our little snowman that resides in our bathroom.
Can you see our new camera??? I LOVE IT!

It's twelve days 'til Christmas. What are you doing to celebrate???