Tree Trimming and Tummy Filling

filed under: Miscellaneous on December 8, 2008

PLease dont forget to stop by here and leave a comment…only about 24 hours left!  I have made all the cards so far…but can do more!

Its been a busy few days.

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Before.

Kinda.  I already moved the furniture to accommodate the tree.

IMG_3475  Hubby bringing in fresh cut (he did it himself) tree.

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Mandatory shot forcing children to stand in front of tree in jammies.  Not sure why I forced my offspring into such a pose, as tree is not decorated, not placed in final resting place, and everything around is still very messy. 

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Colton decorating tree.  He loves the idea of all the green ornaments together and all the gold ornaments together and everything in one 2 foot by 2 foot square at the bottom of the tree.

IMG_3505  Sent kids outside with Daddy to play in snow.

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Colton loves the snow.

IMG_3526   As you can see here.

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Got frozen kids inside and gave them hot (not even lukewarm) chocolate.  Dad and Colton leave for church. I did not go as I am tired and want to finish getting tree trimmed and a bunch of other excuses I can't remember right now.

IMG_3537  Oh mommy.  When you gonna learn.

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Hubby returns home to inform me the Church's Cookie Exchange which I have known about since June is actually happening Monday evening at 6:30 pm.  The exact date and time were never made known to me prior to this moment.

I panic.

Briefly.

I do have most of the supplies I need to make 8 dozen sugar cookies.  I begin at 1:30 pm Sunday afternoon.

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Oh no you don't!  Even Daddy knows you are not allowed to touch the cookies!

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I finished around 8:30 this morning after getting up at 5:45 to continue decorating.

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I suddenly realized that I have an apparent fondness for dots.

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And we were even able to finish decorating the tree.

Now to just vacuum and put five totes the decorations were in back into storage and put tree skirt on floor and get out Christmas throws and pillows.

Ok.  Not quite done.

But close!

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This ones for you.

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Can you guess which ornament is my favorite in this wild bunch?

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And tonight….the cookie exchange. 

And tomorrow..pack family up for quick trip up north for a few days.

Home Friday. 

Baby born a week from this Thursday.  Bunch of company in my house when I am stuck in hospital for minimum of 3 days.  No stress. 

Yeah, right.

Have a blessed Monday!

Amanda

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  • Tammy says:

    Girl you kinda remind me of the Energizer Bunny that keeps going and going and going. Relax, take it easy, for goodness sake. Your going to push yourself into labor. Your tree looks great and your cookies look amazingly delicious(I can say that cause I know they are)I need to get your recipe cause for some reason whenever I try to make cut-outs they never work out very well. Take care Amanda.
    Tammy.

  • Tracie says:

    I gotta tell you…I cringe when I see white furniture and kids…lol.
    The cookies look great, as usual. I wish I could get my cutouts to keep their shape the way that you do.
    Have a great mini-trip!

  • Ashley Griffin says:

    okay, i know you didn’t know it, but those kind of cookies are my favorite. so if you could kindly just send me a dozen i would appreciate it! seriously

  • BP says:

    You are one busy girl!
    I absolutley love the cookies. You did an excellent job on them.

  • Lora says:

    I love your cookies! You did a wonderful job decorating them! My kiddos and I love to make cut-out sugar cookies, too.
    Your tree turned out great, too!

  • JanMary, N Ireland says:

    Love the tree – great job!
    A cookie exchange? Being in N Ireland, not sure what that is, but if it involved THAT MUCH WORK just BEFORE CHRISTMAS, then I guess it must have been invented by a man!
    I would have played my “I am 40 weeks pregnant” card.
    Hugs and prayers for the new arrival. I have had 2 December babies….what were we thinking?

  • Michelle M. says:

    Those cookies are beautiful! I wish I could make cookies like that 🙂
    Only one week 🙂 How exciting!!

  • ElizaBeth says:

    IMPRESIVE! All that and a baby that could come any day!!!

  • Liz says:

    OK, your sugar cookies look sooooo yummy!! You did an awesome job decorating everything!!!

  • Becoming Me says:

    I loved all these pictures!

  • Katie says:

    Your entry is so warming and Says Comfort all over it!!!! But I have one question please…. Do you have an ALL WHITE LIVING ROOM WITH CHILDREN??? You are brave my friend. Take care and may God always bless you and yours,
    Katie

  • megan duerksen says:

    this makes me really miss a real tree. this is our second year of the fake tree and yours is just the way i like them! it’s beautiful!
    i also love all your white furniture girl! that is the way to go i think….bleach bleach bleach.
    and your cookies are too good. they look straight out of martha stewart. love them. i have to bake all night and tomorrow too.
    i should be happy about it but i am completely procrastinating about it. ugh.
    have a great night amanda!
    -meg

  • megan duerksen says:

    this makes me really miss a real tree. this is our second year of the fake tree and yours is just the way i like them! it’s beautiful!
    i also love all your white furniture girl! that is the way to go i think….bleach bleach bleach.
    and your cookies are too good. they look straight out of martha stewart. love them. i have to bake all night and tomorrow too.
    i should be happy about it but i am completely procrastinating about it. ugh.
    have a great night amanda!
    -meg