Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Wishes

from our house to yours!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

operation: {christmas cookies}

I have never attemped this project with such passion as I did this year...
next year....well- it will take me that long to recover!

...we washed hands.

...we sprinkled.

ta da!

mom helped them each decorate a few of the
10 million cookies...

but why can't they look like the ones on the frosting package!??

I took advantage of the school day and nap time to finish
operation: {Christmas Cookie}

Lexie had one project all to herself and she did a great job!!
{The Reindeer Food!!!}
Sprinkle on the lawn at night
the moon will make it sparkle bright
Santa's Reindeer fly and roam
this will guide them to your home!

Ahhh....wrapping it up!


To all our friends,
May you enjoy this tin of goodies!
We made them just for you,
With all our love AND a lot of help!
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

bah humbug!

So I love my new blocks!!!
So here is the center piece for the table...
looks better in person the pics turned out weird! would a {Canon Rebel} Fix that??

So... I stole this idea from my sister in law-
Ahh Yes- I do love them!
{Yes mom...I know...}

'tis the season

Zach's company Christmas Party was a ton of fun!

We were able to sneak a pic with Lex but Dylan-
he was too busy.

Scott, Taryn, Me and Zach
Super Great guy from Zach's work and we have known Taryn forever...
Our families are long time rodeo families...small world!
{I won't take credit Scott!}

Monday, December 8, 2008

santa came early

He's finally here!!
{Julian Luca Mendez}
7lbs 4oz
20 in

Congrats to my brother & Clo!!
This little {early Christmas present} bundle of baby boy will carry on the Mendez name!
(that was for you dad.)

We are so excited!! We can't wait to meet this little guy!
Here's to no more sleep...but oh so worth it!
{did I mention he has the coolest Aunt EVER!}

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

it's begining to look a lot like christmas

Rarely do we get pictures together...
thanks sis!

We had lots of help from our {little elves!}

Official decoration getter-outters

And it didn't take long to...

make a Christmas Mess!

But would it be much fun with out a hug mess?
never. the joke in our house is...
{this is mama's tree!}

i must say i do {love} it!

i love love it! got a little carried away with the pics-
you get the idea!

Yep! that's us!

The Christmas Tree I am human!
The kids got their very own tree to decorate
as they {wish}

and they did.
And it is beautiful!

there are even some ornaments in there
from when I was a kid!
{a little-er kid than I am now}
very funny.

With help from daddy the reindeer...
awe- the kids tree was a huge success!
and {mama still loves her tree}
Now which tree will Santa visit?
Both of them of course!!


i am so {thankful} for four little hands.
the night before Thanksgiving- Thanksgiving Cookies.

Dylan traced them
{with a little help}
Sissy cut them...

next we baked them!
Well...daddy did.
This is about the time mommy was not feeling to
thankful for the 24hr bug! as we promised in the morning you could decortate your
{turkey cookies}
mom is still down and out and it's not looking better any time soon :( once again daddy
& nanny helped out.
I was again {thankful}

The Finished Turkey Cookie!
That is one beautiful turkey cookie!

...barely made it downstairs... just in time for company.

By the way... this was supposed to be our first thanksgiving...
you know the fancy, dancy, all the details and fixin's taken care of...
{well...not anymore- Just plain 'ol wonderful Thanksgiving}

John James and Dylan played all day.

Papa snuck in a few hugs!

Angela and Lex colored and colored and colored!

Dylan found a new best friend.

and they played and played...

and played some more!

Tyson, Markie and Grandma
some call her grandma-ma.

Dad always carves the turkey
{nice shirt.}

After dinner we went to the park for a serious game of

On Saturday Night...

we all went to see {SANTA!}

we had to take carriage ride as well!

Me and Markie
{I was on my way to feeling better}

Grandma and her grandkids...not all of them though.

It's begining to look alot like Christmas!!