Thursday, December 31, 2009

My 2009 Favorites

Holy smokes! 2009 has flown by and I am really looking forward to 2010. Here are some of my most favorite things from this past year.

My favorite photograph:

My favorite girls in tutus: My favorite trip: Salzburg, Austria

My favorite television show:

My favorite coffee place:

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More December Daily Pages

The whole concept of the December Daily album is to have the guts of it assembled before December actually rolls around. This year I failed! I only had days 1-15 completed. As of right now I am behind! I have just finished days 16 & 17 and day 18 is currently in the works. I really like this project but just don't seem to have the scrappin' mojo flowing right now. I need to add journaling to some of the pages still but have pictures for the pages I have completed.

The photo for day 10 was my first attempt at setting up a tripod and using the timer. That was the only way I could get both of my girls to sit still for a photo. Day 11 is the girls sitting in my bed while I am getting ready for the day.

I hope everyone is ready for Christmas! Only 5 days away! This month has flown by. I have been finished with all my shopping for a couple of weeks now but need to wrap up the girls presents. I will head out to the commissary on Tuesday to pick up a few things I will need for breakfast and dinner on Christmas day. Nothing fancy this year since James is deployed. Other than that I am ready to go. I actually can't wait until the holidays are over because that means we are really close to James coming home!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


We have snow! Really it is just barely a dusting of snow but none the less the ground is white. I think there is something magical about December snow. Everything looks better. Christmas lights, trees, roof tops. As I sit here drinking my coffee and typing this it is snowing now and Aubrey looks out the window every so often and tells me there is "nose" outside.

I am really enjoying the magic of the Christmas season with the girls this year. While they certainly don't get the entire idea of it all just yet they greet the lighting of the Christmas tree with lots of clapping and giggles every day. I hope they always get such joy out of the little things.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cookie Time

On Monday night I decided to be brave and let the girls help me make cut out cookies. Aubrey and Lolo both love being in the kitchen with me and this time was no exception. I love this picture because both of my babies are looking and smiling at the camera at the same time. The stars must have been aligned just for me!

Monday, December 7, 2009

It Was an Experience!

On Saturday morning all 3 of us got up early and got ready to leave the house. Saturday was the day we were going to meet Santa Claus. I put Aubrey and Lolo in cute little green and brown dresses and pulled Aubrey's hair into a braid. We left home around 9:30 and pulled into the Grafenwohr Px parking lot at 11:00. Santa was arriving at noon so I took my girlies into the Px and picked up a few things. We got in the line at 11:45 and waited for Santa. Right at noon the jolly guy arrived and walked through the line saying hello to all the children. When Santa walked up to say hello to Aubrey she put both hands on her hips and turned away! My sassy little girl. Lolo was not a fan of Santa at that point so I had to pick her up. The line was moving quickly and by 12:10 it was our turn to sit with Santa. First up, Aubrey. She still wanted nothing to do with Santa. I tried to set her in his lap and she stiffened right up and refused. Then I tried to get her to stand next to him and didn't work either. Ok, 1 kid down and no photo with Santa. Up next, Lolo. I picked her up and set her in Santa's lap and my baby was crying the entire time. She wouldn't sit with Santa and wouldn't let go of me. So, 2 kids and not a single picture of them with Santa Claus. For nearly 2 hours after we left Santa just the mere mention of his name caused Lolo to burst out into tears. My poor baby sobbed the entire time she tried to eat her lunch! I don't think we will be going to see Santa anytime soon. Thankfully Lolo is past the tears part when we mention his name.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Another Week

Time is flying and I have just gotten lazy with my blog and many other things! Yesterday we went to the Nuremberg Christmas Market with my friend Stephanie and we had such a great time. Last year James and I went in the rain and that almost made the day unenjoyable but this year we had a dry but cold day. The girls were so good even though they spent most of the day in their stroller and I had them bundled up in their snow pants and boots. They didn't make a fuss or cry and Lolo even got in a nap after lunch. We went made our way over to the Kindermarkt and the girls rode on the Merry-Go-Round. Aub went first because Lolo was still napping and then they both rode once Lolo woke up. I was able to get a coffee from Starbucks, eat some delicious cookies and some sausage. The girls and I were so tired that we were all asleep early. Tomorrow I am hoping to take the girls to see Santa! I hope the line isn't long and that the girls don't cry when they see him.