Found this old photo and saw some definite similarities!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
(Isn't she cute!?)
This sweet lady is now 95! She is John's grandma on his mother's side. The only living great grandparent on John's side! We love her very much!
The whole Kelly clan headed to Hastings yesterday to celebrate with her! We partied with hats, blowers, balloons, a crown for the birthday girl, beautiful flowers and yummy cake and
It was a wonderful day... celebrating the life of a wonderful lady!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I love Christmas! Not the commercialism and extravagant gifts, but the true meaning of Christmas and charity. Giving truly is better than receiving! And spreading peace, joy and love to all those around you.
Here's a few other things I'm loving right now!
- The twins donated 66 new books to their school book drive for needy children! We've been buying books all year- and they were so excited to take them in this week. I'm so proud of them!
- this 'Home for Holidays' candle I have! YUM!
- Finding the perfect gift for your loved one
- and all the built up anticipation as you wait for them to open it!
- Watching a child's eyes light up when they talk about Santa
- Knowing all the chaos leading up to Christmas is totally worth it!
And to top it off my mom will be home for Christmas! Its been a long tough year with a third of it spent in the hospital.
I have a feeling its going to be a truly wonderful Christmas and an even better NEW YEAR!
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Our house is beginning to look all Christmas-y and I'm lovin' it!
Here's a sneak peek into our home!
Wreathes are obviously one of my favorites! Wintery, plain and understated- perfect for the whole winter season. In the future I would like my 2nd story window wreathes to be on the outside...but with John's bum foot and my inherent clumsiness....I think I'll live with them on the inside this year!
No Christmas lights...which is fine- we never had them growing up either. But I do like this idea...and maybe instead of wreathes on the second story we do these swaggy things...
Saturday is baking day so not only will the house look festive- but it will smell yummy as well! Gotta love the holidays!
Monday, December 06, 2010
Pucca and the little neighbor boy were playing in our bathroom (they like the big tub and often play 'Santa' in it!). It usually ends with all of Pucca's stuffed animals displayed neatly around the tub and the tub itself filled with every toy imaginable. Not sure how they came up with that idea...but they love to play it!
Somehow wanting to play Santa became wanting to be Santa...
I heard lots of giggling as I walked passed the stairs- so I headed up to investigate. Low and behold - Santa was in my bathroom! Two of them!