Last Thursday we went to pick out our Christmas tree. It was so cold and started to rain. I wanted to get the tree because Dan was going away for the weekend. We got a 12 foot Frazier Fir. It was dark and we were freezing so we picked the first tree that looked good to us. We only got one picture of us picking the tree. Dan went to Pittsburgh this past weekend for a guys weekend for the Steelers vs Cowboys game. Yes, Dan is an Eagles fan so why did he go?? Couldn't miss out on a guys weekend. Uncle Jeff is a Steelers Fan and Two-Pop is a Cowboy's fan. Dan went for the fun.
Picking out our Christmas tree
Friday night. Karen and I at our Holiday work party.
So, Katie and I spent the weekend together. Saturday we went to our local FCC annual "Potluck/Pollyanna". This was our first time attending this event. It was very laid back and the kids had a BLAST just running around the place. It was in a church hall and it had a stage. The kids LOVE playing on the stage. It was snowing when we left. Katie immediately looked up at the sky and started catching snow flakes with her tongue.
Hannah, Rachel, and Katie at our FCC party. I have become such a camera snob...Dan took our new camera to Pittsburgh and I had the old point and shoot. The quality of these pictures are not great.
Katie and Taylor
Hannah and Katie
Katie on the stage
Katie with her gifts
Rachel and Katie enjoying cupcakes.
Sunday, we stayed home and decorated the house. We also attempted to make a gingerbread house. I never made one of these before and didn't realize you need to let the house dry for 2-3 hours before you can decorate it. Well we didn't start this project until 7pm at night. So we let it dry overnight. Well the next day the rest of my icing was hardened!!! So we have a gingerbread house that is still not decorated. I need to go buy some regular icing in a jar and finish it.
Dan came home Monday but Katie and I both have Dance on Monday night. So, Tuesday night we started to decorate the tree. It took forever for Dan to put the lights on the tree. I like alot of lights on the tree. We have this same struggle every year. I keep telling him more lights, more lights. It got late so we decided to finish the tree tonight. Katie had a blast putting the ornaments on the tree.
Helping Daddy with the lights
Helping Daddy with the ornamnets
I also got a dining room set FINALLY this past week. Katie and I carried all my sewing stuff to the basement last week. The dining room set arrived and it is all set up. My dining room actually looks like a dining room! I can't wait to set my table for Christmas dinner.
When Katie was helping me take my sewing stuff into the basement she said...."Mommy, I wish for a telescope so that I can see Santa. It should be pink with Barbie on it". I said "That sounds like a great wish". She said " I am NOT so happy that it is not Christmas yet". I just laughed because she was so serious. This was while we were both walking down the basement steps with our arms full of sewing stuff. Our next trip down the steps she says "Mommy, I wish for rubies and jewelry". I said "Wow, you have alot of wishes today". She just smiled and my heart filled with love.