Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

If I only had one decoration to put up at Christmas time, I would choose my Precious Moments nativity set! I got this the first year that Tony and I were married, and added pieces over the next several years.

It really conveys the true reason why we celebrate. The birth of Jesus!

"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Luke 2:11-12 (NIV)

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Santa's Little Elf

Santa's little helper, aka Tressie, has been bringing little surprises this week for Grandpa and Grandma.

Yesterday morning I went to her bag to get her clothes for the day, and there was this candle from Bath & Body. I LOVE the Frosted Cranberry scent!

Today it was Peppermint Candy Cane cocoa and scratch tickets! Well, didn't win anything on the scratch tickets, but sure will enjoy the cocoa!

Thank you Tressie!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Time!

Yes, we are going to celebrate Christmas at our new little house on the Wild Horse prairie! I am just very slow in getting things done this year. We finally got this pretty tree after searching thru the town of Lamar, CO, one Saturday several weeks ago. Tony, Tressie and I went on the hunt and came up empty handed. Seems any place that did have them in Lamar, was sold out! We quickly made a call to Tony's Mom and Dad who were in La Junta buying a tree, and they brought this pretty tree home for us!

I think that I mentioned in an earlier post, that I collect snowmen. These happy characters are scattered throughout our house!

This little guy has the honor of holding Tressie's cute little Christmas picture!

Emily got me these three cowboy snowmen on one of our Christmas shopping trips. They will greet you when you come in the front door!

And, our new Christmas stockings that I bought at Target on Black Friday. Oh dear Santa fill them well!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Judds Concert!

Emily and I went to the Judds concert last night in Colorado Springs! We had a great time! Emily mentioned the idea of going way back when she found out that they were coming to town! Being the practical homebody that I am....I said, "Oh, it's on a Tuesday night and it will be late! It's in December, and what if it snows and the roads are bad?" You know, the un-fun Mom! Well, on Monday after checking the weather report and finding out that the weather was going to be great, Emily embarked on a mission to figure out how to get us to the Judds. Ends up, getting tickets was no problem at all! Yes, as you can see, my ticket proves that I was there! Unfortunately, none of my pictures turned out! You will have to check out Emily's blog,, for all of the fun details!

Oh, Christina, we had to drag each other out the door at the end of the concert to keep from buying Judds t-shirts! We figured that Tony and Justin wouldn't understand the importance of $30 Judds t-shirts!

It was a great time, and they were just as good, or better, than when we saw them 20 years ago at the Greeley Stampede. Thanks Emily for taking me along!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Crafts

Emily and I have been working on our Christmas crafts and are going to take them to the Craft Fair in Kit Carson this Friday afternoon. We decided to add some pink to our crafts as there will also be a benefit dinner for a Kit Carson employee who is just starting her battle with breast cancer.

These chenille snowman turned out to be quite a bit of work, but aren't they cute!

As many of you know, I collect snowmen, so it's only right that we have ALOT of snowmen in our crafts!

Something without snowmen! Tony cut these metal stars for us, and I think that it is about the favorite for Emily and me!

I saw these cute button ornaments in one of my new Christmas magazines. They were so easy to make, and would make a nice little gift for the seamstress in your life!

I made these ornaments out of a quilt that my Great Grandma made for me when I was a little girl. Yes, an antique! Why did I cut it up to make ornaments? Because I had used it so much when I was little, it was literally falling apart! So I just tried to salvage what I could.

And, last but not least, the cherry mash! This has become a hot item at the craft fair! Last year I didn't participate, and had many, many requests for the cherry mash!

If you happen to be near Kit Carson, CO, on Friday afternoon, stop by the school and check the craft fair out!