December 10, 2008

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!

Hi all!!!! Well, yesterday was a very busy day, but also a very productive one!!! Car washed, hair cut, Christmas shopping done, tree decorated, baked cookies, mailed out all my Christmas cards....Whew!!! But, I felt good about it even though I had no stamp time!! However, I thought I would share some of the pics I took of the kids as they decorated the tree last night!! I was trying to keep it very upbeat since their dad was not there, and for the most part, I succeeded!! We laughed, looked at all the ornaments, remembered when we bought/made certain special ones, and then I gave them their ornament from me for this year. And, instead of me doing all the hanging of the ornaments, I let them decorate the whole tree by themselves with me just watching and taking pictures!! We had such a good time! And, Kayla and Tyler were actually being nice to each other, which is a welcome change from the norm - LOL! And, look how nice the tree looks! (well, a bit bare since there is nothing under it yet, lol!) They really did a great job! Here are some fun pictures of the two of them - they crack me up! They were posing and dancing all around with each other in their silly hats. Here is a sweet picture of the two of them, I just love how this one turned out and can't wait to have it blown up and scrapped!! And, not to feel left out, Cisco wanted in on the action so we gave him a hat too and he offered to shake my hand - too funny!!! He is such a cutie, even if he is getting to be an old man at 11!! The kids would not let me get away with not having my picture taken, so here is one of me with my new do! Now, be honest and tell me what you think!! I went for a totally new look, and even had my highlight colors changed to a much lighter shade. I was starting to feel like I looked old and tired, and not very attractive so I thought a new look might make me feel better! I really like it and the kids seem to like it, I just hope Tony does, lol!!! Well, that's it for today - I am off and running with a TON of errands, but I really hope to fit in some stamping time today. I hope everyone has a fabulous day, and I promise to stop by and visit later on!

29 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Your tree looks so beautiful, Alex!! I love all of your great pictures, and your new do looks great on you!! Love the highlights!! Hugs!!

Dottie K. said...

Beautiful tree. The kids did a great job. Love all the photos and your captured a perfect picture of the two of them. Fun photos of you and great new do. :)

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful pictures Alex! Glad you had a productive day...I love those ones! haha! Your hair looks awesome!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Cute, cute hair! Love the pictures of the kiddos! Awesome tree...ours is up but still naked!

Dani said...

Cute hair! Looks great! Your tree is beautiful!

Melissa said...

Awesome tree Alex! I'd say you really had a productive day alright! Love the photos of the kids and your new do rocks!

Many Blessings,
M.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love your tree Alex, it's beautiful! Looks like you had a great night with the kids and the doggie too! :)

Chris said...

your tree looks fab!! if i let the boys do wll the decorating, everything would be hanging on the very far end of the branch, all at quinn's height. so i MUST help! i love your new DO. it totally makes you look younger. good choice!

a portland granny said...

What a fun glimpse of your family time. It all looks great! I love your new 'do".

I check your blog daily, but life has gotten hectic, as you know, and I haven' been very good about leaving messages.

Just know, that I always love what you do! I really liked the tins--what a great idea!

Beth Norman said...

Well, that's a lot you got done. I just finished my baking. Actually there is two different doughs in the fridge getting cold, but at least the big mess is done. I made fudge for the first time and boy is a good recipe. Your tree looks lovely, and clearly you look happy.

Hugs,

Beth

Lauren said...

Gorgeous tree Alex!!! I love the pics too - so fun and festive.

Lisa said...

Hey there Alex! Love the new "do" and all your christmas pics! Looks as if your kids had a great time!

Wendy said...

Fun photos, Alex! Isn't it great when your kids surprise you?? HA

And I LOVE your hair! I am going in to get mine cut next week because I am sick of it, so you are an inspiration to me!!!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

kathleenh said...

I love your new do Alex! It looks great on you!

Latisha said...

I love your new hair cut!! Not lying, it looks really good.
I let the kids decorate our tree this year too :)
You got a lot done yesterday!

Christie said...

Alex! I love your hair! Such a fantastic look for YOU! YAY!
The photos of your kids are so adorable. And the amount of things you accomplished yesterday is mind-blowing!

Shannon McGann said...

LOVE your new look, Alex! You look beautiful! And the tree is gorgeous too!

Manna said...

Al cute kids. You have cute artwork. Now you have cute hairdo! I'm getting a little jealous :) Love your new hair!

Michelle said...

I think it looks great Alex! You look soooo young!!!

Diane said...

I'm exhausted just reading all the things you did!!! Your tree looks awesome,great job kids!
Your hair looks fabulous,I really love the color,it makes you look so much younger!TFS your pics,and don't do too much tomorrow!!!

Deborah said...

Great fun with the kids! Your tree is wonderful and so festive! Love your new "do"! It makes you look younger! (wink)! Merry stampin'! Deb

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What happy and festive photos!!! Gotta love the hat on the pup!!! LOL

Ila said...

Love the photos Alex!! your tree is Beautiful! and what cute pics of your great looking kids!...Love your haircut..the highlights look great..you look Gorgeous!!..Hugs, Ila

Angie Tieman said...

What a cute fun family! The tree looks great!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures Alex - your family looked like they were having a blast!! Your new haircut looks awesome too - I know your husband will love it on you!!

mochamama said...

awesome pics Alex!!!

Natalie said...

TFS your lovely photo's Alex. I love your new look, you look great. x

Charlotte said...

Hi Alex,
Your hair looks SO cute! I love it! I thought I was on the wrong blog... LOL. I love all your teacher gift ideas. I am sending something to school with Tommy everyday this week.
Charlotte

ScrapMomOf2 said...

HOW did I miss this post? CUTE photos! Your kids are so cute, and your dog is adorable! You look GREAT! My girls did the tree this year too!