Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

Hooray for Christmas! This year was different, but good at the same time. First of all, Kyle and I followed our usual pattern and opened our Christmas be honest it is just too hard to be the "adult" and wait when all the presents are wrapped and under the tree and there is no one with the sense to say "No kids, you need to wait for Christmas!" This year our traditional presents were:
  • Christmas book: The Polar Express

  • Christmas ornament: a small wooden flower that we found when we visited Hawaii earlier this year.
  • Christmas game: Mr. Jack, which is a two player strategy game with a bit of a mystery behind it! It is super fun, even though Kyle usually wins :)

The highlights of the year was Kyle gave me seasons 1-3 of NCIS and a new apron and baguette pan! I was so excited!

I was lucky enough to have an AWESOME mother-in-law who donated the game that I had been spending way to many hours looking for online....13 dead end drive! We have so much fun playing it! The funny story behind this gift is that each year Kyle always, and by always I mean ALWAYS, knows everything that is under the I was doing my darnedest to have at least one surprise under the tree this year. So I plot...bring the game home already wrapped and everything, and what happens?! He picks up the box, shakes it and proclaims that it is 13 dead end drive! So I spend the next few weeks thinking that somehow HE KNOWS! In reality, it was a really lucky guess and he had no idea that that was what it was. The other really fun, Kyle appropriate gift was a doughnut maker, which he may or may not have found the add for which sent me looking!

Here is Kyle with all of his loot...which was ironically mostly food...

We both gave each other hot we are officially set!

Me and my presents! This is Kyle and his ENTIRE box of raspberry filled doughnuts! Thanks Shan!
Doing Just Dance at the family Christmas party...Alyssa was hilarious!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hair bows

So with a brand new niece and a little girl on the way I decided to try my hand at hair bows and I think that they turned out pretty cute and they were SUPER easy to favorite baby gift? I think so!
You can't really tell from this picture but this one is pink and chocolate brown.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Photos 2011

My friend Krystal did a wonderful job on the Cottam family Christmas photos this year and she had some AMAZING spots up on her property to take shots! Here are some of the favorites this year!