Monday, December 31, 2012

Our Year End Review

These are our most favorite photos from 2012.  We enjoyed looking back on the past year and are looking forward to making many new memories in 2013.  Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 25

We left New Boston early because of the weather and it still took us 5.5 hours to get home instead of the normal 3 hours.  But we had to get home to see if Santa had visited Ladybug.  Of course, he did!  

Monday, December 24, 2012

December 24

We hit the road to New Boston just as quick as I could get off of work on Christmas Eve.  T was awesome, as always, and had the car packed and ready to go.  He didn't forget even one present!

I would say that we arrived around 9 pm, ate a quick snack and then unloaded the car as fast as we could.  The stocking stuffers had to be sorted into all the stockings and guess who was old enough to get on a chair and help stuff the stockings?  She loved this little project.  Do you see that Gdad added a G to his stocking?  Love it!

We only opened our tree gifts on Christmas Eve and as we went around and opened them one by one, Ladybug had to run around and help each us open every gift.  I'm pretty sure it was almost midnight by the time we all went to bed.

On Christmas morning, we all grabbed our stockings and sat around to open the stuffers.  Oh, I forgot to mention...the inevitable finally happened....someone had forgotten her stuffers!  They were still at home sitting in a bag in the living room.  She was just sick about it...but we'll just get to open more stuffers later on!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23

Look who wanted to go see Santa again! 

And....she's in his lap this time!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22

Instead of the gingerbread house this year, Bug and T's project was to create and decorate a rice krispie treat train.  How fun!  She loves cooking in the kitchen, always wanting to help.  

The next morning we noticed that our elf, Adam, decided to put a few finishing touches on the train!

Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21

I taught Ladybug how to wrap presents tonight.  She helped me with quite a few of my stocking stuffer gifts...she loved using the sticky tape and couldn't get enough of it!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19

We had our little Christmas celebration with Lori tonight.  She came over and since we were all too tired to cook, we enjoyed our favorite Villa Grande.  I can't believe I forgot to take a picture there at the restaurant...even after hauling the camera inside.

Coco served us a little cupcake for dessert and then we all opened presents!  Buggy received a new Dora DS game and a pink guitar.  I'm now thinking she might be the new Taylor Swift....she strummed and sang with her new guitar the rest of the night.  So cute!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18

My sweet mother's Christmas card photo for this year.  We had so much fun getting this together and we are always so happy to get at least one good shot.

Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17

We both managed to get home from work in time for T's work Christmas party at Maggiano's.  I love, love, love Maggiano's and T works with some really great people too.  We had a fun evening!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16

Stealing the baby Jesus!

Because she needed to take care of him.  


Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 15

Working long hours is taking it's toll on me and I barely made it through my work day today.  I'm hoping this crud will be gone before Monday.

Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14

A quick peek at the picture we used for our Christmas cards this year.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13

All day yesterday we talked about going to see Santa Claus.  Ladybug was all ready and excited to go and let him know she wanted a car for Christmas.  When we arrived at the mall and waved at Santa, she changed her mind and didn't want to go see him at all!  We inched closer and closer and watched several other children go up and see him.  But she still wouldn't go.  

Santa offered her a little finger puppet, which she gladly took and they waggled their finger puppets back and forth to each other.  Still, she wasn't ready to go see him.  Santa pulled out a little picture book and asked her to come stand and look at his book.  I walked over there with her and she really enjoyed looking at the book.  Next thing I know, Santa is whispering to me to step back Mom and Buggy jumped up on his bench all ready for a picture!

Wow, way to go Santa!  I gave him a thumbs up sign... this is a long way from last year!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 12

12 Photos from 12/12/12.   

I also had the family participating along too, you'll see their pictures below.  Everyone had to post their picture of what they were doing at exactly 12:12 today!  My picture from 12:12 was of Buggy crying in the middle of the kitchen floor right before I was trying to get us into the car.