Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December Daily - Day 14

Today was Secret Santa Sales at school.

T. packs everyones gifts far under and into? the tree...
where is he going?

Here he displays that the biggest one of all is for MOM!

First homemade holiday treats of the season...
Rudolph's nose!

December Daily - Day 13

Writing a Merry Christmas wish to Mrs. Hayes
and her family.
Wrapping his teacher's gift.
Gathering of gifts to deliver the next morning.
Two to North Platte Care Center residents, one to classroom
teacher, coffee for the staff at T's school and one for a fellow Boy Scout.

December Daily - Day 12

Planning shopping trips for the week....gathering ideas for
the girls and Aunt J., looking for
sale items and the best buys in town!
Comfort food. Winter food.

December Daily - Day 11

Today's purchases...gifts, ornament, baking needs, postage.

C. choose Alice in Wonderland as
her ornament for 2011.

December Daily - Day 10

Wrapping gifts while the spouse and children are away....

December Daily - Day 9

Watching the winter weather report.
On this "nice" day it was short sleeves for everyone but me!
I think it was near 50 degrees! so
out came the outdoor decorations because you
can't predict Nebraska's winter weather.

December Daily - Day 8

Choosing "angels" to receive gifts...
one for an infant - one for a 3 year old girl - one for a 9 year old boy -
one for a teen boy - one for a teen girl

December Daily - Day 7

Watching holiday movies on TV
Farewell Mr. Kingle
Christmas Cupid
Jack Frost
Sundays at Tiffanys
Comfort and Joy
The Christmas Shoes
On Strike for Christmas
Eloise at Christmas Time
Santa Clause
Santa Clause 2
Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause

December Daily - Day 6

Tis the season to taste the season!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Daily - Day 5

Card making and Secret Santa preparations.
I saw this idea online early in the day, hunted for the itty bitty
trees and snow spray and asked J. to retrieved this
antique from the rafters of the garage.
T. went with me late this afternoon
to Hallmark to choose and purchase
his annual ornament for the tree.
Go Steelers!
(and they won today too!)

December Daily - Day 4

Decorating the house...
watching the game...

remembering the true reason for the season...
mom's reading list for the holiday.

December Daily - Day 3

The letters and photos have started arriving....
gift wrapping for he nieces and nephews

T. tells us that a candy cane really is a "J" for Jesus.
A. loves candy canes!

December Daily - Day 2

The finishing touches on her own tree.

A's Christmas tree.

Visiting Hallmark to choose and purchase her annual ornament.

So many choices...but really it was obvious!
(she chose the fancy red high heels!)

December Daily - Day 1

Tree without ornaments.
Tanner sorting through all the Hallmark ornaments
to find his own to hang on the tree.

The beginnings of the annual Christmas letter....
The first of three bright orange Shutterfly packages arrived today!
The annual Christmas photo....

These are photos that I will consider adding to my December Daily album. This ideas was one that Ali Edwards launched three years ago. I created a 4x6 album last year ...well started one...maybe I will finish it this Christmas break.