Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had a fantastic Christmas this year. We stayed with Sean's parents and have had a great time. Sean's brother from Texas and his family were also able to come and we've had a lot of fun.

On Christmas Eve it is a Ricks tradition to do a live nativity. Jackson got to be the baby Jesus this year and I giggled throughout the whole thing because he looked so funny! Here is Mary and Jesus:

Christmas morning was so much fun this year. Santa was good to us :) I wasn't sure Jackson would catch on to the unwrapping part, but he did good job! He seemed really excited about his gifts. It was so much fun to have a kid at Christmas!

This was his favorite Santa gift. He LOVES it (in case you can't tell from the sheer joy on his face):His nana and papa gave him this awesome chair that I know he is going to love. I wish they made them for adults.
Tuckered out after all of the excitement.And I thought I'd include a picture of Sean in his sweet new mechanic's suit.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Family pictures

We got family pictures taken awhile back and I am just getting around to posting them. My sister's friend Jane from See Jane Shoot took them for us and did a great job. I am SO happy with how they turned out! Here are my favorites:

Now I just have to worry about Jackson's 1-year pictures in January and then I am done with pictures for awhile. They are stressful! At least I won't be in those ones and won't have to worry about sucking in!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gingerbread house

We made our annual gingerbread house last night. We actually didn't make one last year because I was the size of a blimp and couldn't muster the energy!

Eating candy before we've even started :)

Note: this is what happens when you forget to pick up the candy you let fall on the floor and you have an 11-month old. Somehow he managed to get it all over the back of the shirt too. Miraculously, it came out!

The end result: nice and rustic--just how we like it ;)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The stockings were hung...

I made Christmas stockings for our family this year. It is something I meant to do last year but just didn't get it done. I am so happy with how they turned out! A few months ago I got a Crate & Barrel catalog and I saw a reindeer stocking I loved. I decided to try and re-create it and hence we have Jackson's stocking:

They also had a cute little snowman design on a candle that I copied and put on Sean's stocking:

And finally, they are selling some really cute plates with a design similar to the one I put on my stocking:

I love Crate & Barrel! I used this free pattern to cut out the basic shape of the stockings.

Finally, I had to throw this picture in from when we set up our Christmas lights last week!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Meeting the big guy

There was no crying or tears, just smiling and a lot of looking around :) We went to Festival of Trees with my sister and her kids and had a great time. I forgot my camera, but luckily my sister grabbed this pic on her phone!