Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Visiting with Family- Pics Finally!

Well I have about 600 pictures from my family's visit up here and a bunch from Christmas too. Since there's no way I can show you all of them, I'm picking out a few of my favorites. :-)

So cute!

So Cute again!

Even cuter!

This might be my most favorite one from the whole trip!

The Brower Boys :-)

Love this one :-)

It's hard to get a picture of the two of them together. I really like this one!

Playing in the kitchen :-)

We had an enormous snow fight the morning before they left. It was so much fun!!!

These next pictures are from our annual trip to Old Man's Cave while they were here. That is Ben crouching on the edge there in case you were wondering. :-)

We love this stone bridge. Isn't it pretty?

This is a beautiful waterfall!

Love. :-)

Brothers and sisters :-)

It's really hard to give you an idea of how amazing this place is. This picture helps though :-)

I like how they are all looking up in this one :-)

So pretty!

Yes, it's as steep as it looks ;-)

I'm not sure what Brason was doing here, but he looks funny! :-)

Josh being goofy on purpose and me being goofy on accident~
The rock is so amazing!

They were just standing around talking.

And now, a few pictures of a VERY RARE EVENT! In fact, it's so rare that it almost NEVER happens!

Josh POSED for pictures, and even seemed to ENJOY it!!!! Amazing!

He sure is handsome:-)

Well I guess that turned into more than a few! Oh well. :-) I hope you enjoyed them. Those of you who are in Florida and don't already know may be pleased to hear that we are planning to come down in February. I can't wait!
Have a blessed afternoon!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Decorating for Christmas!

Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I love decorating for it. Last Wednesday Josh and I went and bought our Christmas tree, and it has been making the house smell WONDERFUL! My dad always used to take the trimmings from the tree and use them to decorate the mantle and I always loved it. Josh and I don't have a mantle, but I decided to use some tree trimmings to make centerpieces for our coffee table and dinner table, and I am going to attempt to make a garland. The nice lady at Lowes where we bought our tree let me take as much of the trimmings as I wanted from the box where they throw them, so I have a LOT of little branches. :-) I thought I would share some pictures with you of what has been done so far.

Getting ready to move the couch and set up the tree :-)

The evolution of the Christmas tree.

This little angel was made by my mom's stepmom and given to me when I was really little :-)

I doubt too many Ohio Christmas trees have sea shells on them! :-)

My first attempt at a centerpiece for the coffee table.

The wreath for the front door.

I just bought an artificial one and decorated it myself- it's cheaper that way!

More decorating to come later~

In other exciting news, IT'S SNOWING!! YAY! :-) According to the forecast, we might get up to and inch, but probably not even that much.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!