Monday, December 21, 2009

Gingerbread Tree

So I saw this cute little gingerbread christmas tree kit at Wal mart and though it would be a fun project for Campbell and I. She likes to sit up on the island in the kitchen so I envisioned her helping squeeze the icing on the tree, placing the little candy pieces, and having a jolly old time. That's not exactly what transpired, but it started out okay. She did a great job placing the pieces of the tree together after I would squeeze on a little icing to make it stick.

(And yes, I had to have these matching aprons that I got a few weeks ago for Campbell and I! No, we really didn't need them at all for putting together a little gingerbread tree, but we needed to get some use out of them, right??)

Off to a good start!

Then all she wanted to do was eat chips. No interest in the gingerbread tree, just eating chips.

Here's our finished project. Maybe she'll be more interested next year. :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Look Back

This was one of my FAVORITE pictures from last Christmas, so I thought we'd recreate the same picture this year. This little thing was cute as a button on our little reindeer last year in San Diego. And she's just as sweet on our reindeer this year in Texas, except for the fact that we couldn't get her to smile for anything.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour! If you're not into looking at other people's Christmas decorations, then STOP RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE!!! If you continue any further you might gag a little like my husband almost did when I told him that I was doing this post on our blog. ;)

I, on the other hand, LOVE to look at other people's Christmas home decor and thoroughly enjoyed looking through all of the homes that participated in the Christmas Home Tour last year. Some of the homes are AMAZING! Like, should be in a magazing AMAZING!
Click on the "Tour of Homes" picture above to see all of the other blogs participating in the tour!

Our entryway

Our big tree is in our formal dining room that does not actually have a dining room table in it yet. It worked out great since we didn't have to do any rearranging when we put up the tree. ;)

Living room


Campbell's Room
We decorated this little tree with all of my old cheapy chandelier earrings.


Other little accents around the house

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Gaylord Texan

To get in the Christmas spirit, we headed over to Grapevine to visit the Gaylord Texan. It is a beautiful hotel and resort that goes ALL OUT for the holidays.
This is looking up at the ceiling.
A cute little cowboy santa
A beautiful rotating tree
My cutie husband and little munchkin
sparkly snowman
A christmas longhorn
Gingerbread house
Santa's workshop
Thinking about getting on the other side of that velvet rope
Checking out the pretty ornaments
They have a small vineyard out by the pool, and these lights look like bunches of grapes hanging from the vines.

A toy train runs through this snowy little village

Kevin and Campbell checking out a little pond with some strangers
Pretty lights hanging from the ceiling
Funny little gingerbread guy