Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas recap - picture style

Benjamin Luke Thomas - the best Christmas present

My dear sweet friend and her baby boy

Christmas Eve Service

Uncle Seth and Brenna

Uncle Luke with his crazy beard

horsey ride

book reading

wild man

matching shirts


Grammie and Grandpop

Christmas morning gifts

I believe this was moments before both Uncle Seth and Everett toppled backwards

more horsey rides




my favorite profile

Aunt Lysa and Everett

oldest and dearest friends- just missing Amy

Aunt Laur and Everett

Everett and Franco

Christmas = Anderson style with Mimi and Pop-pop 


christmas morning breakfast tradition - Marley wants in on it
Aunt Kelsey and the boys

breakfast at Aunt Erika's

pancake lover

cousins kung fu fighting


kels showing off her dancing skills

Aunt Erika and Everett playing choo choos

Uncle Todd and Everett

Everett and Aunt Kelsey

doing work, obviously
playing trains with Pop-pop

It was a good week. Thankful for wonderful families that love us and our kiddo. What a blessing!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Stationery card
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Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

the stockings were hung by the chimney with care

So, last year, we didn't actually have a stocking for Everett. Whoops. I had looked everywhere but didn't find one I liked for him. You see- my mom made stockings (and a tree skirt!) for Aaron and I our first Christmas together. They are adorable and made of red ticking, but were slightly damaged when we ran into a mold problem at our little apartment a few years back. I ordered some new fabric this year that I loved and asked my mama if she'd help me make some new ones. She (is awesome) and said yes. I had originally thought I wanted to make burlap stockings, but found it itchy and hard to work with. I ended up ordered a few yards of a tan and cream houndstooth and linen to match. I did my usual- cut out the stuff and mom sewed them for me. She sent them to me last week and I LOVE them! I wanted to personalize them and finally landed on a fabric pen. I had some leftover linen and wrote out Aaron's name and my initial to figure out which I liked best. I texted a few friends and Aaron to ask opinions. Aaron liked both and Carla and Katie both agreed with me on initials.

full name or  

initial it is

So- there you go...  our super cute Christmas stockings. The cool thing? Mom made me a few extra for future kiddos :) Thanks Mama for all your help and for always being the skill behind my many ideas. xoxo