Friday, December 25, 2009

"Mary Christmas 2009"

We had a pretty low key Christmas this year. Just how I like it!
Christmas Eve we had Grandpa and Grandma Mary over. Kids opened their gift from them and we ate yummy snacks. I did a lot of "sem-homemade" this year.
I did the traditional new pajamas for Christmas Eve for all of us. The kids are getting bigger than I realized because both of theirs were too small. My babies are growing up! We snuggled in and watched How the grinch stole Christmas. Had root beer floats and were all ready for bed early. My jammies fit! Tyler and I were trying to stay awake for the movie. I saw "most" of it. ha! We never did get our gingerbread houses made. Oh, well. Maybe for new years.
I set up an awesome bar for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. (with family around you need it. ha ha!)
My semi-homemade scones. (who am I kidding. I bought them from Starbucks and they were yummy blueberry). Delicious..Me and my girl. She was annoyed that I was taking so many pics. Too bad. I'm the mom. I will take as many as I want!
Tylers first ever $100 bill.(it's real. I didn't get presents like that when I was younger!) Grandma and Grandpa Mac are in Arizona and couldn't be here but they sent gifts! Missed you guys :)
My boys. :) Daddy was a little grinchy this morning. But he snapped out of it. And cooked a delicious prime rib for dinner. KayDee, Brandi, Colton and Grandma and Grandpa Mary came over for dinner. Kept it simple. So good.Ahhhhh.........Christmas morning. My favorite.
Nicole took forever to get ready. I let her sleep in until 9:30 am. Funny how when they get older you have to WAKE them up for Christmas morning. Tyler was just content with his stocking stuff until she got up. Made coffee and ate scones and fruit. I bought her some beautiful new makeup brushes (so she would stay out of mine). Unfortunately it didn't help her get ready any faster! But she did look beautiful... (and her personal hairstylist did her hair for her at her request).

I love my family!

My tree. Scrawny but free. Thanks dad. Heard it was quite an ordeal. Once I got it decorated we all loved it.
The aftermath....................

Missed my sis Donna and her family. They stayed home and relaxed too. Shout out to Gunner and Drake. Love you, Merry Christmas......... (notice Tyler's hat? he has defected to the other side.)
Nicole was done with me taking pictures. ha!
I got an awesome new Nikon Coolpix camera from LeRoy and the kids. SO EXITED! I can't wait to figure it out and start using it. Nicole was excited cause she gets this camera.
Kids got Oral-B electric toothbrushes. They brushed their teeth 10 times last night. How funny that was "the gift" they were both so happy about?????
My camera was awesome but I got an even better gift than that.
My 14 year old daughter had 2 teeth pulled the day before yesterday for her ortho treatment and the dentist gave them to her in a little plastic box and she wrapped them up and gave them to me for Christmas. Hilarious. We have the same sense of humor. Would have been even better if they were her 2 front teeth....................................

Over all. Christmas was good.

Everyones healthy (minus a few teeth). Tree didn't burn down. Dishes are done. Boxes and paper are out in recycle. Tyler went to grandma and grandpa's. Nicole went over to Cassandra's to exchange gifts. Still listening to Christmas music. My buzz is wearing off (ha ha). Tomorrow tree is coming down. Can't wait to work out. Christmas is over...............................until next year.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"and the party was a blast"

Salon Christmas party was so much fun. I am still laughing.................................. Martinis, pooping reindeer, really hot shoes, great food (oh, the fondue), hilarious singing, people in the bathtub and the closet (party was at Andreas fabulous house), taking random pics (not to be posted, tee hee), me driving the drunk girls home (no names will be mentioned), funny stories before we even got there. (hobos, kidnapping and not going to a 2nd location..............I'm still laughing.............) And I totally changed my outfit option. Didn't get my toenails painted so I had to wear a different outfit with a different pair of really hot shoes..................

Me and my good friend Teresa.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"party shoes"

I am wearing these shoes to my Christmas Party on Friday night...........

Now I just need to find an outfit. Probably shouldn't wear just the shoes. ha ha.

Maybe, snug dark jeans. Crisp white collared shirt. Black jacket. Some bling-bling jewelry?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"winter formal"

"Isn't she lovely.....isn't she wonderful.................................."
First high school prom. Winter formal................ My girls looked so grown up and beautiful...............
Nicole and Donald "double dated" with Jasmine and Trenton. I love these kids.
Nicole's dress was so huge we had to put her in the front seat of the Tahoe and she could barley see over it! LOVE. Her dress was the perfect Cinderella dress. The bronze/brown looked so fabulous with her skin and hair color.
Getting all the girls ready was a nightmare. They had a basketball tournament that they didn't have scheduled until the day before. I did Nicoles and hair for 3 of her other friends that all play on the team. We got started really late because the game went longer than planned and one of the girls ended up being an hour late to the salon (not her fault.) They looked beautiful and had a great time.
Hard to believe this is my baby girl.

She had a great time and said they "boogied down" and danced like crazy. She wore her brown UGG boots the same color as her dress and said that was a good choice. A lot of girls were wobbling around in heels and there feet were killing them. Nicole said hers were warm and cozy.

After the prom I dropped them all off at Applebee's and they had dinner. (we used to go before prom, but times have changed! Girls didn't want to get food on their dresses and food in their braces. And Nicole said she couldn't breathe in her dress. lol. I guess that hasn't changed!)

And on that note......................
Nicole was asked to go the the Santiam Christian Banquet this Saturday night with T.J. Oh, my. Can't wait to post those pics. And the great story about the invite :)