December 30, 2011

Gingerbread Cookies

December 30, 2011

If you cannot tell by this cute little face, Colton LOVES to make gingerbread cookies.  After making them last Christmas he talked about it for months so I was excited to make them again with him this year.


He was a great helper…


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Even though he became a little impatient with the process…


We ended up with a few decapitated ginger bread men, but they were still delicious!

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Home Management Binder Cover–Free Printable

When I can squeeze in a moment in between taking down Christmas decorations, wiping noses, cooking meals, doing laundry and everything else that falls on my lap during the day I am working to complete our Home Management Binder (formally known as Family Binder).

My binder needed a cute cover so I have been working on a few. 


HM Cover SJB  HM Cover2 SJB

HM Cover3 SJB  HM Cover4 SJB

HM Cover5 SJB  HM Cover6 SJB

If you would like this printable for yourself click on the image – it will open up in a new window.  Then, right click and choose to “save image as…” and save it to your computer.

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December 28, 2011

Stressed? Free Printable

December 28, 2011

Are you stressed?  I am.  But I found something similar to this on Pinterest and wanted to create a printable to hang on my fridge to remind me of God’s word…

Stressed scripture printable SJB

If you would like this printable for yourself click on the image – it will open up in a new window.  Then, right click and choose to “save image as…” and save it to your computer.

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My Girl

After Colton gets home from school Claire loves to go through his backpack.  He has a Skip Hop Zoo backpack too.  I loved this little Owl backpack and had to get it for Claire for Christmas!


She likes Colton’s watch too!

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The funny thing is… she started carrying it like a purseMy girly girl loves her bags… love her!


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December 27, 2011

Like Mommy

December 27, 2011

Chris and I have been working with Colton on telling time so when I saw this cute little watch in the clearance bin at Gap I had to buy it for him as a stocking stuffer.

“oh a watch!”


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“now I can run like mommy!”

That was seriously the highlight of my Christmas!

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Choo Choo!

Colton has suddenly fell head over heals for his train set.  Aunt Becky gave this set to Colton last year… she bought them for her son 20 years ago!  I love these type of hand-me-downs, they are priceless.


For the past two weeks this is the only thing he has wanted to play with.


Chris was off all week last week which worked out perfectly for all of Colton’s “train work”.



Chug-a chug-a choo choo!

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December 26, 2011

2012–Free Printable

December 26, 2011

I cannot believe it is the day after Christmas.  Can Christmas really be over?  Is 2012 actually just a week away!  Shew… where does time go!?  To help ring in the new year I made these 2012 printables.  Please enjoy!

New Year Printable - MultiNew Year Printable - Multi2

New Year PrintableNew Year Printable - Blue

If you would like this printable for yourself click on the image – it will open up in a new window.  Then, right click and choose to “save image as…” and save it to your computer.

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December 24, 2011

Christmas Play

December 24, 2011

Colton’s school play was wonderful!  They had been practicing for weeks so it was so nice to see it all come together.  Colton was one of the three Wiseman. 


All of his classmates were so adorable walking down the isle to the stage.


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The lighting is horrible and I need some photographing lesson so needless to say I did not get a lot of great photos.


Some of the girls said a poem, one girl (Colton’s “girlfriend”) said John 3:16 and they sang two really cute songs.  The first song was, “Wasn’t it a mighty day!  Wasn’t it a mighty day!  Wasn’t it a mighty day when Jesus Christ was born!” … they sang this just as loud as they could – it was the sweetest thing ever!  Colton loved when the audience would clap (there were probably 2,000 people there) – he would jump up and down and clap too!


It was a super fun night filled with great music about our Savior’s birth.

Merry Christmas!

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December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

December 23, 2011
Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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Rotten Girl

So this is her new thing… throwing EVERYTHING out of her crib when she should be taking a nap!


I walked in and she said, “fix it momma!”


“who?  me??”


Yes, I’m a rotten girl!

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December 22, 2011

After Dinner Fun!

December 22, 2011

Is there anything better than wrestling with daddy!?



I think not!

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December 21, 2011

Random Pictures

December 21, 2011

Claire broke my point-and-shoot camera (imagine that… not the first camera she has broken) so before trashing the camera I pulled off all the old photos.

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I cannot believe I had not posted some of these before. This was back in October … the kitchen door was open and before I knew it Claire had darted to play in the rain. She was enjoying herself so much that I did not have the heart to pull her in before taking some pictures and letting her enjoy herself some more.


My friend Christine always makes jokes about how my kids appear to be double jointed.  There were a few weeks when occasionally I would walk in to get Colton up from his nap and he would be without his shirt… I will have to say though that this position was a first.  So sweet!


She loves to play in my makeup!

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We pulled out this bouncy seat for my new little niece and Claire decided she wanted to sit in it… she uses it all the time now!


Claire wanted to use the Boppy!


I cannot remember for the life of me why I was wanting to take a picture of Colton this particular morning before school.  I do remember however that Chris was irritated with me because they were running late and it was pouring outside and I wanted to take a picture… ha ha


Purse – check, Ming Ming – check, Shopping Cart – check!  She loves that purse!


Enjoying a few minutes with daddy!

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