Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas, Piercings, & Awards <3

Well no, that's not my kitty but I did think it was a darn cute picture ;)

I haven't posted in a bit and I know Christmas is over but I just want to share with you all the Christmasy things that went on :D

In the month of November is when my Christmas shopping began. The ladies got beautiful gifts from and the men got gifts from Bass Pro Shop all except for the hubby. His gift brought the most complication, but it all worked out at the end. I really hope he enjoys his Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet and thanks to the UPS man for helping me out ;). ps. hubby's gift didn't get in until December 24th.

I wanted to make my own Christmas wreath this year so this is how it began, with some different colored yarn.

Umm, disaster maybe? I had no idea how to decorate this wreath. All I knew was that I had buttons, yarn, felt, and the two birds I had sewed the weekend before at the ranch. And don't ask about that little tree..I thought it would be cute..but I cut it retarded, figured maybe it could be a really weird cute tree and then hung it with white thread...ehh..well, for the first time and not having any instructions I was like, okay, I'll let this one pass, I'll have to definitely plan for next years ;).
After we picked out our very first Christmas tree together, and really, my first real Christmas tree since I was little, we went home let it sit for a few days then went ornament shopping! Here's some of our special faves :)

It's kind of blurry but it's a handheld video game with a sign that says super gamer. I thought it fit him!
                                                    I thought this was cute, it's a little wisk
And since the hubbs loves drums we got him this perfect ornament to match.
This was our first attempt at the Christmas tree. Now it's in a better location, more lights and the ornaments are better situated, all thanks to Edilma.

I received some beautiful Christmas cards from some very special ladies! 

This came inside of Grace's Christmas card! She definitely made me smile! Thank you Grace!

 Can you believe Lauren made these earrings?!!!  They are absolutely beautiful! Thank you soo much Lauren!! You are so talented!

Elizabeth drew these wonderful animations for me on her Christmas card! Thank you I loved them!

Thank you guys soo much for your beautiful cards and wonderful words!!

I made some rumballs, a family tradition, and just because I got married, my husband wasn't going to let me get away with not making them this year! They are uber yummy :D


Christmas morning we were both super tired from the previous night, but yet super excited to open our presents and see what we got each other! So we went out to the living room and he had me open my presents first!  He got me this GINORMOUS purse, he said it was so I can fit all of my stuff inside, my purses usually turn into a mary poppins bag, so this really was a great gift! He's so thoughtful. He got me a 53 piece baking set, a spatula, the turning table, and the lise watier concealer I have been wanting!! Then it was his turn! I got him a T-shirt, 2 flannel nice shirts, an inflatable punching bag, this workout bands you put onto a door, and...A Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet for his designing :D

After gift opening we went back to bed, then I read Luke 2, the story of Jesus birth, the meaning of Christmas. It's amazing that He took the lowest of all places to be born. Humbling himself for us.

We then celebrated Christmas at my moms. His parents and siblings went over we had a breakfast brunch filled with yummy food and lots of family love!

Our family with our great grandparents in the middle.. This was just their side :D

My second parents and siblings

                                                            Hubby with my Pops :D

After we went to go see the Christmas Carol in 3D which to our surprise wasn't in the theatre anymore!! WHAT DO YOU MEAN?! IT'S CHRISTMAS AND IT'S A CHRISTMAS MOVIE!!
Go figure! Instead we went to blockbuster and bought Up, Gran Turino, Dark Knight, and the Christmas Classics. We definitely were entertained all cuddled up!

only thing missing, was..

I don't know where one of my favorite movies went..but it vanished in my own house! >_<

The day after Christmas my hubby took me to get my last Christmas gift!!

It definitely didn't hurt like I thought it would, honestly, pulling out a nose hair hurts ten times worse. but maybe that's just my personal opinion. It's really weird to see yourself with something on your face at first. My first reaction was like oh no. I don't think I like where it's at, I thought it should be farther back, but then again, I don't know these things. After a while I've grown to get more used to it and like it more and more each time :D Thank you hunny bunns!

Last but not least, Emily Anne awarded me with an award! Thank you so much Emily Anne for even thinking of me! You are adorable!!

Name an author you love: Karen Rivers, only because she's the writer of my favorite book :D

Name an author you hate- hmm.. can't think of one.

The book you love- Reedeming Love, hands down my favorite! 

What always moves to you, or what makes you feel excited? 
shooting stars, animals, kids, something sweet and just because from alex, love: in any form. 

                                                     Something I hate: the news. 

I must pass this on to  7 blogs now so here you go:

Sandy from Filled with Wanderlust
Danielle from Sometimes Sweet 
Laura from Violet Bella's World 
Caitlin from The August One 
Naka's Net 
Bianca from Goodnight Little Spoon 

Thank you guys for reading or at least looking at the pictures :D Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!! 




  1. Your Christmas sounds lovely.
    You look super adorable with your nose pierced. Its not too low at all!

  2. What a happy Christmas! Your family pictures make me happyyyy!!!! I love seeing big families all together! Looks like a wonderful time! Beautiful pictures! Merry after-Christmas! ha!

  3. what a wonderful Christmas you had! and i'm really glad you liked your earrings :). your family looks so cute and the hubs looks so handsome in the new shirt you picked out for him.

    also...i LOVE your nose piercing! so cute. and don't worry. mine's in exactly the same's probably just weird to you since you're not quite used to it yet. oh...and make sure you're really careful when you dry your face with a towel. i snagged mine on the towel fibers many a time and ended up with a puss filled bump. so disgusting. oh...and in case you didn't get my e-mail...i got my card and i loved it. you are so sweet!

    love you girl and i'm so glad you posted all your fun christmas-ness!

  4. Lex, I love the nose ring! So cute! That is the only piercing I cant get. When I got my lip pierced my mom actually liked it, but she told me I was to never pierce my nose, so funny I thought! But since she said that, I wont do it!

    So glad you had a good christmas, you are your hubby look so adorable! Your family is so big, wow!

    big love to you for the new year!

    oh, and i am so going to make you an ornament for your tree! for next year, ha ha!


  5. awww your Christmas looks like it was a lovely lovely time, your wreath looks adorable and you look super cute with your nose pierced!!! Thank you for the sweet of you!! It reminded me that I tagged you for something and I totally forgot to tell you about it, you don't have to do it if you don't want is on my entry titled yellow tag. for some reason i can't post a link to it in the comment.

  6. Love the nose piercing! I've definitely got mine caught on shirts, sweaters, and towels a lot - beware of pulling things over your head too quickly!

  7. UM totally jealous of your sunny Christmas.
    PS. The nose piercing is totally you!!!

  8. I love the new piercing, and I also love love love the family photos! Too cute. :) Thank you for the blog award too. I will have to answer those questions in my next post.


  9. awww, sounds like your had a wonderful christmas! And your new piercing is adorable! I had mine done last christmas too, but it closed up in the spring when I accidentally left it out for like barely a whole day. so be careful. lol. Im considering doing it again bc it was so gosh darn cute and husby really liked it!

  10. aww your christmas sounds wonderful!
    and no harm in being curious :P I don't celebrate because I'm a Muslim. We celebrate Eid :)


  11. not yet :) but I hope it will.
    what about my card??
    did it arrived?


  12. i love the piercing hun.
    u guys are adorable.


  13. i love your wreath. and your gparents awesome!
    have you read STUFF my dad never told me about relationships?
    soo gooood!

  14. thanks for the award ^^
    and omg love the piercing ^^

    sorry for the late reply :3
    happy new year ^^

  15. Happy Holidays!!!
    That kitten is cute!
    I don't think your Christmas wreath is so terrible (I have seen a lot worse) and hey, you made it so you get props!!!!
    I love your Christmas pictures, you have such a big family and everyone looks so happy!!
    love your nose ring, it's awesome (and that pic is totally adorable)! I wanted a belly button ring once but just never had the guts:)
    Congratulations on the award!!
    I've never heard of that book, what is it about?
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Aww thank you Olivia you are honestly such a sweetheart!!!

    Redeeming Love? Omg! You have to read will take you through different emotions. You'll be angry, sad, happy, in love! I dont know how to explain it without completely ruining the book for you but I honestly suggest you read it as soon as you can. I'm not a big reader, but I couldn't put this book down. Just trust me on this one :)