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Monday joy (10 things)

12.12.2011

- It's my absolute most favorite time of the year. I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!

- It's the kid's last week of school for the year, hurrah!

- The new Sherlock Holmes movie comes out this Friday and I have a hot date to go see it with.

- It's holiday baking season and my daughter loves making treats as much as I do. So fun to work with her in the kitchen.

- So fun to have a kitchen slave ;) 

- The fact that even though we don't have a tree yet, I'm not stressing about it. We live in the Christmas tree mecca of the universe... I can go grab one from 10 different locations within two miles of us if we don't get a chance to go pick one together this week. (And let's be honest, it's me that does the picking anyway, being  the huge tree snob that I am.)

- The huge stack of books borrowed from a friend this weekend, just waiting to be dove dived dove into over the holidays. (I'm still not sure.)

- My kitchen cabinet doors filling up with Christmas photo cards from friends and loved ones. I like to tape them on and leave them till Valentines :)

- Speaking of Christmas cards, I didn't have a good family picture for ours this year, so yesterday I enticed my sister over with the offer of a roast for lunch, borrowed my sister-in-law's DSLR camera, dressed my family to coordinate with my church outfit (I liked it and didn't want to change ;), told Kelly exactly what I wanted during a quick 10-minute photo session outdoors, edited my favorite in Photoshop, uploaded it to Costco, and am picking our cards up tomorrow at noon. Bam! Done.

- And I'm still laughing over this outtake:
(Russ lost balance trying to crouch, and pushed me and the kids over while saving himself. Very chivalrous.)

8 comments:

  1. Love that picture. And I like learning new things about you!! very cute outfit by the way!

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  2. Cute Christmas picture! I love the sweater you are wearing!! Sounds like you have got some fun things lined up to do over Christmas break! Lots more fun than moving! =) BUT we are almost there! We will be there this wkend! Love reading your fun blog keep it up!

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  3. ha ha! and Kelly caught it on camera. Way to go Kelly. What a great shot! HOpe the Christmas one was as good!

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  4. So very glad I caught this moment on camera... it was hilarious! And the winning photo - STUNNING! But any picture with Jodalamode in it, usually is!!!! Love ya sis!

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  5. Sounds like lots to be joyful over. That picture is pure fun... I would frame it next to the one you picked for you card. Merry Christmas!!

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  6. Ha! Love your outtake! :) I wish I could double date with you for Sherlock Holmes! We were watching the first one last night to remember the story! :)

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  7. Hugs from your sis-in-law...love watching you with your family

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  8. awesome ! ( nice capture Kel.)

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