Monday, December 01, 2008

winter wonderland

So another crazy weekend is behind me, thank goodness. On Friday night we had our Christmas dinner for all the women at church that I was in charge of, and I am so glad it's over! It went really really well, and so many people helped out, so it was great. Our theme was "The True Spirit of Christmas" and it was just a nice way to bring in the Christmas season and be reminded of what Christmas is really about.

(here are a couple pictures, sorry for the crappy quality! they really don't do the decorations justice!)

And then on Saturday night Payton danced at the Festival of Trees. Remember this from last year? Well lucky for me we didn't have a repeat of that incident, everything went off without a hitch. She looked so darn cute in her costume and did an awesome job. It's crazy to see how far she's come in just a year...I can't believe she's almost 4!

(The video is a bit long, I just put it here for grandma's and auntie's that weren't there! Also, sorry for the crappy video-ing...I was trying to watch her and video at the same time...didn't do so well. Ha ha! Ah,'s the memory that counts.)

Now that this weekend is over I just want to start focusing on Christmas stuff with my family. On my to-do list this week:

-finish Christmas shopping (or at least attempt to!)
-bake a little bit
-finish putting up my Christmas decorations
-work on Christmas cards
-watch some fun Christmas movies with my kids

I can't believe it is already December. It feels weird this year because we've had no snow and warm weather. I could deal with a teeny bit of snow, just to make it feel Christmasy. But that's it. Just a teeny bit.

Oh, and in case you're in need of some Christmas inspiration, check out the 12 Days of Christmas from the Goodie Box last year. There's some cute stuff to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Hope everyone has a great week.



Anonymous said...

awwww - so cute!! wish we were there! (hugs)-niki

s a n s k u :) said...

You did such a great job with the Christmas party. It was Perfect!

Payton looks like she enjoys performing now. Cute dancing!

s a n s k u :) said...

Love, love, love the picture of the girls with tutus and santa hats!

Lindsay Dawne said...


Kim said...

Sounds like the party went really good!! And Payton looked soooo cute!!! Her dance was great too :)

diane said...

Adorable decorations, dance number, costume and pic of your girls in the santa hats, too... tutu cute once again!

Anonymous said...

okay, so all this snow is your fault? way to go Tal. ha ha. I guess we were due. Payton looks adorable!
xo, Jody