Lindleys-Life as we know it.

Wade, Deanna, Ryan, Colby, Taylor and Mayley

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Happenings


Taylor playing "I spy" with Mayley.

Wade made 2 batches of sugar cookies, frosted them with the boys and delivered them to friends and neighbors.

I usually buy an ornament for each of the kids for Christmas...but this year I thought it would be fun for them to make their own... I got the idea for the snowman ornaments off my friend Christi's blog...Hers were MUCH cuter.... but the boys had fun, and it kept them entertained for a few hours.


Mayley kept herself busy by "cleaning out" the cupboards 

A few years ago,in an attempt to get my boys to eat SOMETHING remotely healthy on Christmas morning, I bought small cereal boxes to put in there stockings... somehow that morphed into a tradition in there minds. Since they also think that peach french toast should also be a Christmas morning tradition they got there cereal boxes Christmas eve morning.

Somehow making gingerbread houses became "tradition" too... This year we found kits at the grocery store . Much easier than making your own. Taylor chose a Santa Sleigh. As you can tell they had lots of fun!

And one of my personal favorite traditions is our annual Christmas Eve seafood dinner with Wade's parents... This years menu included lobster tail, crab legs, shrimp scampi, cocktail shrimp, rice pilaf, garlic cheddar biscuits, fried Pollock and  bacon scallops. Even mayley enjoyed the meal.

Colby,Mayley, Taylor and Ryan showing off their Christmas Eve Pajama's

And last, but not least, the annual tradition of leaving a treat for Santa and his reindeer, along with a note.
This years treat was root beer, eggnog, crackers and cheese and carrot stick with a lemon garnish for the reindeer.

Hope you all had a very merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My latest creations

This is how I spent a good portion of my saturday :)

I added a little spice to Missy May's christmas pj's.

Then I decorated these tote bags for my book club ladies. (2 down; 3 to go) :)

almost ready for christmas!!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

One step closer...

okay... It is no secret that my blog has been severely neglected. (I know it's bad when even my husband asks), "so, when are you going to update your blog?".  I wish I could come up with a good excuse as to why it has gone unattended for several months... I've reached deep, really, really deep... there's nothing. I will admit that I have this need to "fill in" the gaps.... In my mind I have a hard time just picking up with life as it is now. For whatever reason I feel this undying need to go back over the several months that have passed since my last update and catch up on everything that has happened...but, I also find that incrediably overwhelming. And quite frankly everyone is over what  happened FOUR, yes FOUR months ago....  So I'm making a fresh start and hopefully being able to wipe the slate clean will inspire me to visit more often.

Christmas is quickly appraoching and I'm am glad to say I am in the "tying up lose ends" phase.Today I was able to tie a knot in one of those ends... I've been wanting to decorate these littelebook bags for the 2 little boys I babysit on Tuesday's and Thursday's. I have to say...sewing is usually more of a frustration to me than it is worth... but I quite enjoyed putting these together and even found it somewhat theraputic...  One more thing I can check off my list....