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Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!!!

This year, we’re out in Colorado spending the holidays with MacKenzie and Karrisa! While we’re having a blast skiing and spending time with them this Christmas is a little different for us since we aren’t spending it with our parents. I guess that means we’re finally grownups with our own agendas…that’s hard to grip. (miss you Mom and Dad!)

I loved when I was growing up opening the Christmas decoration boxes and walking down memory lane with each ornament. The ornaments we made in school were always so fun to look at as well as all the numerous different ballet ornaments I’ve been given…I don’t think Rob knows how ballet oriented our tree will be in the future! The year we moved out of the house my mom started a new tradition for her tree, packed up all our ornaments and shipped them our way. Now her tree has a few hundred personalities other than just our family ornaments.

Here is her whimsical elf tree.

o'christmas tree.

Here is a close up!

layers of elves!

My parents tree is so much fun to look at! There are layers and layers of elves in the tree, not just on the front branches. My mom jokes (at least I think she’s joking) about taking attendance for all the elves, not a bad idea when you have so many! I’m always on the look out while at garage sales or thrift stores hoping to find a new addition to her elf family. The elves don’t stop just at the tree. You never know where they’ll turn up! There’s one in the bathroom, on the bookshelf, one taking a nap, and one overlooking the porch…

a few from the collection

Did you find the elf sleeping on the job?!

I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas! Rob, MacKenzie, Karrisa, Meiko and I wish you joy and happiness—now it’s time to go ski!


Boston Terrier, Love.


I’d really like to spoil Meiko with this amazing food and water tray,

food station

Strangly, Meiko looks JUST like that when she needs some food.

feeder in use.

The company, “These Creatures is committed to donating a percentage of our annual profits to non-profit organizations working to make the world a more livable and sustainable place for all creatures. ” I really love this product, but $175 is out of my price range.

A product that is more in my price range is this cute ornament. It looks a lot like a French Bulldog but we could get away with calling it a Boston Terrier…


Christmas Decor.



     Besides her Santa, my mother does have a talent for decorating.


The entrance way in my parents house has a seasonal purpose.  This Christmas and for Christmases to come, my parents rooted through all of the photographs to find five perfect Christmas images.  Matched with eclectic frames, some gold ribbon, and two decorative ornaments, they are bound to have a “Merry Little Christmas.”  

Christmas Decor

Christmas Decor



Christmas Decor Photos.

Christmas Decor Photos.

Santa Baby.


We’ve been telling my mom for years that this Santa is creepy.  Has she listened, no.  She continues to put the Santa in even creepier places. Last year  he was peaking out from one sidelight, this year Santa is being jolly with Rudolf.  

A couple weeks ago, I get an e-mail from my father with a link to this Top Ten Scary Santa List.   You’ll never guess where her Santa ranks…


2008 Santa and hostage.

2008 Santa and hostage.


2007 Santa

2007 Santa