Monday, December 16, 2013


I have a post up on the Paper Issues blog which you can see *Here*.
So come by and say hi if you have time. :)

As for us, this weekend we had some of this...
very pretty snow. The shot is from my front porch on Saturday morning.
We have spent a lot of the weekend decorating and getting ready for Christmas.
But on Sunday, Erin and I took a little break so she could go to a school birthday party at Build a Bear workshop.

She came home with that little bear on the left as part of the party. I was surprised each child got a bear, and it's a pretty nice bear. That is Ballerina Bunny on the right. Erin received her on a trip to Build a Bear for her birthday present two years ago. She says they are now sisters. :)

We tried to go see Santa while we were at the mall, but the line was way to long. We are going to try again one afternoon when the line will most likely be shorter. The malls are just crazy on the weekends here!

The Christmas tree is finally up though as of last night.

This is one of my favorite ornaments. We brought it back from Ireland with us after our trip there in 2009. A trip I will never, ever forget. :)

And the kids only have five more days of school. Then they get sixteen days off in a row for Christmas break! So I need to get tons done around here this week before Friday. Not sure how much I will be blogging between now and the holiday. But I will try.
Hope the holiday rush is not too crazy where you are right now. :)


  1. Loving the photos!!! Her bear she made at the party is ADORABLE!!!!!! off to see your post!!!!!

  2. Wow, can't believe you had to brave the mall, but what a cute bear she made and your tree looks lovely! :)

  3. Erin's bear (and rabbit) is beautiful and I love the snowy picture at your place, we are just having lots of rain at the moment, fingers crossed for a white Christmas. Just in case you do not get the chance to blog again, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year! Hugs, Anne x

  4. Everything looks so beautiful and Christmas-y. I'm so excited that you guys got snow!!! Yay for snow! (Can you tell I miss it just a little bit?)

    And especially yay for only 5 days of school left! I know I am counting down the days here :)

    Heading over to Paper Issues now!

  5. We have some of that lovely white stuff here too...1 1/2 feet of it! Your tree looks so pretty! Off to see today's PI post. :)

  6. love the irish blessing ornament- I have one as well

  7. What beautiful pictures Mary Jo!!!

  8. I live that picture of the snow! It totally missed us, we just got rain here. Things are busy here too, but in a good way. The girls are out after Friday too. I can't wait!

  9. Love that gorgeous snow photo, Mary Jo!! So pretty!!

  10. Beautiful post! I dont miss the snow though! (I am liking what you've done with the blog!)

  11. Love the new blog style! Gorgeous photo of the snow and your pretty tree. Hope you are staying warm and cozy. :)

  12. your outdoor photo is so pretty, I love the red ornaments on the tree :)
    How fun to go to Build a Bear for a party. They seem pretty popular, when we go to MOA.
    Enjoy your holidays with your family :)

  13. The snowfall photo is beautiful. We had a few days of snow and i forgot to take a photo! Silly me!

    I love the red ornaments on that tree...looks so lovely. Ours is have given me a good idea for a blog post...thanks!ist

  14. The view out your window is so pretty! We are putting our tree up, and lights on the house tomorrow. We're really late this year!