Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


the tree!  I walked into the living room and caught Gwyneth doing this. 

Too cute!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh, Christmas Trees!

We have all of our trees up, and thought we'd share them.  We've been enjoying putting only the Christmas tree lights (plus a few lamps) and listening to Handel's Messiah a lot. (Okay, maybe I enjoy it a little more than the kids!)   They prefer Jewel, Josh Groban, Bing Crosby, and Mariah Carey (OF course!) a little more.   
Anyway... I've gotten pretty much all of our gifts bought.  I'm loving online shopping this year.  You'll have some dude drop it off at my doorstep for 97cents? Yes, please!
I'm getting off track here.  Without further adeau (a deu? adieau?  adoo? adeaux?)
Our Trees..

The Living Room Tree 
All gold and silver

The Dining Room Tree
Our "Family Tree"
Red & Green and all our homemade/other ornaments
 I love this one.  Not that I don't love the others.  This one just has a special place in my heart because it a)reminds me of my tree growing up in the Lloyd household, and b) It is so fun to look back at the ornaments the kids have made so far and to see their little handprints making wreaths and what-have-you!

Gwyneth's Pink Tree
(really hard to take a picture of)

The boys' red tree
(even harder to take a good picture of!)

And there you have it!  I'm off to find something to use as a makeshift tree skirt...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

I Know that Thanksgiving is not about the food or the family, but giving Thanks to God. 
That being said, I pretty much only took pictures of food on Thanksgiving this year!!  We spent Thanksgiving Day lunch with the Lloyd bunch at Connie and Kevin's, and then supper with the Kemps at Butch & Bobbie's.  We ate a turkey that mom and dad raised.  Yummy!
Saturday we had John's family here at our house. Great times!

I brined my first turkey, with encouragement from my mom.  It was BY far the best turkey I've ever eaten.  Sorry everyone (:
I used Alton Brown's recipe from   Here is the finished product.

I about died because this was the dessert table at the Lloyd gathering.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  Good stuff.

This is about the only picture that I took of people.

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving, and didn't forget what it really is about.  Next year I'll try to pictorally back up what I say and focus a little less on the food!