For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

4 Days until CHRISTMAS

I promised you that I would be better at this blogging, but have FAILED once again! :( Things have been so hectic for us here lately. However good news: Kitchen floor FINALLY done!Appliances are back in the kitchen and hooked up. 

The pantry has been dry walled and just needs to be sanded and then its ready for some paintin'. 

Christmas Tree is UP, Christmas decor is out, Christmas shopping finished, and ALL those presents are wrapped and ready to be opened for December 25!

Isabella even helped!!

Isabella seeing the tree for the 1st time!

Today I have been a busy bee, Isabella on the other hand has been a sleeping beauty. She has had one 2 hour nap and is on her second nap going on for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Baby girl has a lot of teeth coming in at once, so I know she doesn't feel too good - who would? But she's the best little thing in the world.

While she has been napping I have been getting things ready for tomorrow. Jeff is having a little Christmas Party for his team tomorrow at his work. While he is working, I've been baking!

So far I have made:

Holiday Pretzels
Minute Cookies (aka no bake cookies)
Bacon and Cheddar Dip
S'more Bars

I still have a few more things to make before bed time tonight.

So from all of us to you.....

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Wreaths and a Proud Momma Moment!

With the kitchen still under renovation we have not put up our tree or any 'in house' Christmas decor for the simple fact of the tons of dust that I would have to dust off of all my pretties long after the process would be done if I have gotten them out before hand.  Putting tile floors down is a hot mess, along with mudding, dry walling, and sanding (for the new pantry) is messy as well. So I would rather wait until all of that is done and THEN put out my pretty 'in house' Christmas stuff.

I did however march out to the shed to get out some out door pretties the other day! I put out our "winter wonderland" sign and our window wreaths:

On another note I have not really started on my Christmas shopping this year.  Yes I have gotten a few things here and there, but I haven't really made a break through yet either.  Which is funny because on my side of the family we have decided not to buy for brothers and sisters.  We've decided just to buy for the the little ones my neice and nephew and of course Isabella. Christmas is for the little ones and being together with family anyway. So with less to buy you would think I would have more bought! Wrong! :(  

With that said my mom, Izzie and I took a little shopping trip to the mall on Wednesday

Isabella was snug as a bug in a rug. She was wearing her frog hat
 and mittens and ready to go!!

Lastly on Wednesday......a big YAY moment for Isabella (and mommy & daddy of course)!!

For you moms that read this blog you remember when you had the moment of 'Oh my gosh!' The moment when something you taught your son/daughter finally paid off and you couldn't be more proud of your little one or more so of yourself? haha 

Well if you know little Miss Isabella YOU know that she LOVES LOVES LOVES PBS Sprout (DirecTV Channel 295) She is in love with Chicka, the Sunshine Barn, and all her Sproutlet Shows.  Well the other day Isabella was playing with her toys and of course making a mess and then all of a sudden she started putting all of her toys up!! Of course not where she got them.. but the point was that she was actually putting her toys up after she was finshed playing with them.  I was so proud of her! Way to go Isabella!!

If you and your kiddo watch Sprout, you know that they have something called Kindness Counts - Well I entered her name and a photo saying that her kind act was, "Isabella put her toys away after she was finished playing with them." Put her name and age on there and clicked on SUBMIT....

Here is the video proof for all you skeptics (hehe)

But anyway... On Wednesday morning at 10:39am EST WA - LA! Isabella's picture was on TV!! They had chosen Isabella for the Sprout Kind Kid Spotlight!!  Here is the link to the Sprout Website of her picture.  But I was such a proud proud momma and I still am. My baby girl got her 15 seconds minutes of fame!! :) I love you Isabella Jean!! Momma is so very proud of you! xo