IN PICTURES (mostly)! :)
Our Christmas Tree! Some of you already saw this on FB, but that's o-kay!
We went to visit my sister/brother-n-law who live up near Salida, CO and they had to clear some big trees out from around their property. SO, they cut this one down. Of course, it was about 20 feet tall, but we were able to cut it to the perfect size! :)
It's not as full as traditional Christmas trees, but I just love it!
AND, on one of the branches sits my new ornament for the year!! Instead of buying a pre-made one, which by the way is outrageously expensive, I just decided to make my own! One plastic bulb and a sharpie paint pen make a great homemade ornament...don't you think?
The other side has the date and my time for IMAZ on it!
So, I don't know if all you moms and dads out there know about this, but every month the Lego stores have a free mini figure build. Well, the December one was this nutcracker. I was excited to take my boys, but had no idea what to expect. The event started at 5pm and we got there around 4:35, thinking that would be plenty early! NO!! There were already over 100 kids/families in line and IT WAS CRAZY! There was no way that we could wait in line for 2hrs, so unfortunately we had to leave. My oldest started crying because he was just really looking forward to doing it, and I felt sooo sad for him.
SO, what did I do?
As soon as we got home, I set the boys up with a game and I snuck into their room. I spent probably 40min. in there trying to find the right pieces to make my own version of it!
Obviously, it's not the same, but it's not bad...right??!! I think I did pretty good considering I didn't have all the right pieces. AND, the best part, my boys absolutely loved it and thought it was the coolest thing! :)
Mmmm...Frambozen! My husband and I wait all year for this to come out during the winter months because it is so good! I am not a beer drinker, but I'll drink this!
Taking our boys to see Santa! :)
Our "Elf on the Shelf," or Candy Cane as we call him in our house! Seriously, whoever came up with this idea is a genius! Plus, it's fun for our boys to try and find him every morning (like hanging from a random hook on the ceiling!) ha ha!
I hope you all have a great weekend! :)