Friday, December 20

Wrapped or Unwrapped?

So, did Santa warp his presents in your house as a kid? Or as parents, do you wrap your kids' gifts from Santa? It's my opinion that Santa does NOT wrap his gift. Ben just suggested otherwise. Our kids will be getting their presents straight from Santa's workshop. Elf's don't wrap ;) I still remember walking down the stairs (when I was probably 6) to find Barbie's Dream House assembled under the tree. Fantastic! Gifts from Mom and Dad were wrapped up.
My nephew, Logan, with Santa and his wish list. He said he got too nervous when on Santa's lap to remember what it was he wanted. So my stepmom suggested he prepare a list. Cute!

Do you guys remember this house?! Oh, how I wish I had kept it and all the accessories! I just got really excited remembering all the furniture etc. I had all the stuff in this picture. For the most part I didn't "play Barbies" I just spent hours setting up her house in different ways! I also cut out carpet squares and carpeted her bedroom and living room. How cute were the window boxes with the flowers!

Wednesday, December 18

Our 2013 Christmas Cards

If you have been a reader for a long time now, you know that Ben and I started sending out joint Christmas cards well before we were even engaged. While I always thought this was maybe a bit weird, I wanted to send them anyways. Last year felt more legit since we were engaged. And this year it's officially acceptable :) haha! Here is what we chose for our first married Christmas cards….

{The car is similar to the one we left the church in}

And of course we didn't forget to include HB!

I've ordered cards from Minted for years now. The trick is to buy early when they have them on sale! The quality really can't be beat. I do hate that they say "Minted" on them though….but I suppose most online paper sources do that nowadays.

I love sending and really love receiving Christmas cards! I enjoy all the variations and pictures, and it makes me feel special that I was remembered. Ya'll feel the same?!