December 23, 2010

Holiday Randomness

There were just some random thoughts going through my head, so I thought I'd post some of them!

1. Baking and decorating Christmas cookies is always fun, no matter how old you are!   

2.  Every year we make a special treat for our neighbors.  This year, we made pumpkin bread!  My boys help me make it, then we walk around and deliver it to our neighbors.  It always ends up being a fun and rewarding experience!
3.  One of our Christmas traditions is a time capsule.  I have the boys answer some questions about their favorite things, and then draw/paint a picture.  Then, we put them in a "time capsule."  Every Christmas, we get out the time capsule papers and drawings, read what was written, and talk about how much has changed. My boys love it and they always get a kick out of reading what they liked the previous years!
It's supposed to be a picture of a train on tracks that are on a bridge over grass! :) 
4.  Every year, the Denver Botanical Gardens transforms the gardens into a beautiful light display.  They use thousands and thousands of trees and it is spectacular!  We go every year, regardless of the weather!  Monday night, we took the boys armed with extra warm clothes and mugs full of hot chocolate. 

 5.  If you have kids, you HAVE to go to The Portable North Pole [HERE] and make an email message to your kids from Santa.  It is AWESOME!  My boys, 3 and 5, were in awe and were totally captivated by seeing Santa talking to them on the computer!  
6.  Have you seen the movie, "Santa Buddies" yet?  Seriously, I watched it with my boys the other day and got teary eyed!  When that little dog sings in the pound...wow...tear jerker!  It makes me want to go to the pound and adopt every dot that's there!


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7.  I think this will be the first year in a long time that we won't have a "white Christmas."  It makes me kind of sad because although I've enjoyed the warmer temperatures, I have always loved having snow on Christmas. However, I know the snow is coming and when it does, I'll be wishing for these warm, dry temperatures again! 


Happy Holidays everyone! Thank you for being such wonderful blogger friends!  :)


27 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I like the knew look

but.......... arnt we neighbors, I am still waiting for my pumkin bread

abbi said...

Happy Holiday! You just made me want to watch Santa Buddies. I have a weakness for kid's movies about animals!

Velma said...

Merry Christmas. I love the new blog header. Love me some Santa Buddies!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

I like...

1. ...to be your neighbor so I get a special surprise too. looks delish!

2. ...your header! =)

funderson said...

very cool traditions and your header rules!

Julie said...

You have such great traditions ~ I think we'll have to rent that movie tonight...and maybe steal a tradition or two.

I also love the new header! It's fantastic!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Oh my, I loved this post. Will you pretty please sent me the time capsule sheet that you use? I have got to start this! Thank you for the idea!!! And, we totally did that Portable North Pole thing. so cool. And thanks for the movie suggestion. We might ahve to have that be the pick for movie night tomorrow night. can we rent it or did you buy it? Merry Christmas Aimee! Oh, and Love love love your new blog page head picture. You look hardcore and amazing in those pictures. Imight be picking your brain for first tri advice this next year!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Hey Aimee!

Merry Christmas!

Love the new header!

Jill Costantino said...

Happy Holidays - love the new look of the blog. We did the PNP thing with our little guy this year and her LOVED it. Great idea with the time capsule and love the pumpkin bread.
Merry Christmas!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Happy holidays Aimee to you and yours!

Anne-Marie said...

What a great holiday post -- sounds like you have some wonderful holiday traditions! Wish my neighbors would bring me homemade goodies... :)

Love the new blog header by the way!! I have some changes planned for my blog for 2011, I just have to figure out how to make a cool header like this. I feel like mine is so blah.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Teamarcia said...

Happy Holidays Aimee! I am loving your new header!
What great holiday traditions--I think I'm going to lift a few.

Christi said...

Aimee I love the new header!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Colleen said...

Aimee... what wonderful traditions you have started with your boys! I love it! Hope you all have a very merry Christmas!!!

And I LOVE the new header... I really need to figuer this blogspot header thing out. Any tips?

Julie said...

New look is great! Love the idea of the time capsules! How fun for them as they get older.

Wishing you and your family a very happy holidays!

Kristin said...

Love the new header!! Love the Time Capsule Idea!! happy Holidays!!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Those cookies look awesome!!!

P said...

Merry, merry Christmas Aimee!!!

Dawn said...

What wonderful Christmas things:)))
I like the cookies:)
Merry Christmas!!!!!

Jon said...

I Love the time capsule! Great idea!

Happy Holidays to you and your family, Aimee!!!

Kathleen said...

Have a wonderful holiday!

Caratunk Girl said...

LOVE the time capsule, how fun for the boys!! Such an awesome idea, I think I want to do one for me!! ha ha

LOVE your new header, it is awesome.

Jill said...

I LOVE your new header - very fitting for you!! :)

I hope you had a great holiday with your family - I bet the boys were just so excited! It did seem odd to have Christmas with no snow in town...but we were up in the mountains where there is so much it is crazy. Weird to seet this magic line between snow and no snow around Silver Plume. I think we're to get some this weekend, though.

I will get in touch with you this evening about a run this week, if interested. I'm doing that dreaded (haha) Incline again tomorrow with the track team and the boys are skiing one day but not sure which....so will find out and let you know.

Have a great week, Aimee. Hope to see you soon!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oh my gosh those are some of the best traditions!!! hope the rest of your christmas was great

Charisa said...

Merry Merry Christmas :)

Kristin said...

Merry Christmas!

DRog said...

I'm with you..sick again! mine is not terrible it seems to be upper respiratory? im going to the doc tomorrow to see if I can get a zpack to kick it out before RnR
get well!

Derek