Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wordful Wednesday-Holiday Edition

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"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."

Is it as crazy at your house as it is at mine?

Somehow in the hustle and bustle I managed to forget about writing a Wordful Wednesday post until someone emailed me about it.

Gasp.  How that's even possible I'll never know since I thought it was routine by now.....

So, I'd like to leave you with evidence of the activity going on {Gingerbread house decorating is a tradition we cannot miss} in my household and particularly draw your attention to my kitchen counters.

Double gasp.  Stuff everywhere.

I'm trying to breathe deeply and keep my heart palpitations under control.



Merry Christmas!
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66 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

That certainly looks like FUN!!

Angela said...

We are crazy here as well, and I'm leaving the gingerbread house until Christmas Day, when all the hubbub has died down.

Breathe and relax! Happy Holidays!

Deanna said...

Thanks for the linky. We made a gingerbread house last night!

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Lund7 said...

Gingerbread houses are so fun to decorate...and eat!! My twins made them in school today!

Merry Christmas!!

Elaine A. said...

I love how everyone is looking at the camera except for your hubs! HA!

P.S. My kitchen looks like that too!

Merry Christmas friend! :D

scrappysue said...

i wondered when u were going to post angie! your counters are barely cluttered - really!!! happy merry holiday christmas!

Momisodes said...

What a fun tradition! I hope we can do the same this year as well.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Annie said...

Definitely, looks like all of you had lots of fun.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Casey's trio said...

I think life is crazy for all of us this time of year! Hope you have a great holiday:)

Kristina P. said...

Merry Christmas, Angie!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Beautiful tree. Happy Holidays! :)

YoungMommy said...

How fun! We make gingerbread houses every year, too... Wait, did I forget to do this with the kids this year???

A Family Completed... said...

I love gingerbread houses! I'm no good at them though, lol. I think I may pick one up and start making it a tradition sooo much fun!
Happy Wordful Wednesday :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Finding it harder and harder to sit down and read, let alone write! I do love this time of the holidays though, when the tree is up and the shopping is pretty much done and family starts showing up. I'm really looking forward to this Christmas now that I have kids and not babies/toddlers anymore. So excited for their reaction to Santa's delivery...

Brenda said...

I'm quite sure my house is not as crazy as yours, but I do miss those days, no small children in my house anymore :(

Carolyn G said...

your tree looks great!!!

Mel Fraase said...

Yay for gingerbread houses!! Eh, what mess? That's what I posted about too! Merry Christmas!

Kiki said...

such a beautiful tree. we also have a tradition of making gingerbread houses with my mother. she has learned over the years that buying pre-made kits is top priority. everyone contributes different candies. my son looks forward to it each year. a great tradition. happy holidays to you and your circus. take care.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Jenny said...

Looks like fun! Merry Christmas to you!

Oysterblogger said...

Merry Christmas to you! Looking forward to some big news! you are awesome I just love how savvy you are with all your addons I have been too busy for blogging so I haven't checked up enough but now as it calms down I will! Have fun with all 5 back in the nest for the holidays. We are just going to chill and recover from all our breadmaking since Christmas is our busiest time. The Breadman just fell asleep after being up for two days straight. He did that a few days ago too, glad its almost Christmas! HAve fun with the kiddies!

BoufMom9 said...

There is nothing like the holidays to make you truly appreciate having lots of kids :)
I love the excitement filling the house (it's near tipping point right now. LOL)
What i don't love... the clutter. LOL

Hope you have a very blessed Christmas!

Tiffany said...

We love doing the Gingerbread house too - I am a huge fan of the kits! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

What great fun and such a nice family tradition. Beautiful tree.
Have a Merry Christmas!

I have reindeer at my house:
http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/12/ww-reindeer-in-house.html

Erin said...

Merry Christmas! The tree looks great!

Marie said...

Your family looks like they are having a good time. It's 1:42 am here and I just finished up the last of Christmas craft presents. It was so much fun and I must be overly tired and crazy because I'm thinking that we could maybe make a few more.

Night Owl Mama said...

HEctic an fun all at the same time here too

Megan said...

How fun! I can't remember the last time I made a gingerbread house. Probably elementary school.lol

Merry Christmas!!

Buckeroomama said...

It does get messy decorating gingerbread houses, but the kids' enjoyment of the activity kinda makes it all worthwhile. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Y'know...in all my 60 years I've never made a gingerbread house. It always looks like a fun family project...just look at the smiles!!!


My Wordful Wednesday show the Dunes on the reef. [and a Christmas Card just for you!] HERE You'll need to scroll down a bit in my day's entry...to find the Wednesday photos.

Happy Christmas.

The OmniCouple said...

Wishing you and your family and very Merry Christmas. :)

Robin said...

Your tree is beautiful, and gingerbread houses sound like a lot of fun. (Do you eat them later or is it just for decoration? I've always wondered...)

With Hannukah over and the kids back at school things are settling down again at our house. Now all I have to worry about is Maya's three different birthday invitations for this weekend (three days in a row, the universe is plotting against me) and the fact that I still have to take the kids to Festigal - the huge annual Hannukah musical extravaganza. We were late ordering tickets and couldn't get during the actual holiday. After that stick a fork in me cause I am DONE.

Dominique said...

That's a lovely shot of the family having dinner together.

jsr said...

golf holidays in Costa Del Sol
The new course was opened in 2003. two designers have come together to create this beautiful course- Perry Dye and Seve Ballesteros. It is a 18 hole and 72 par course which has been host to two prestigious events already: European School Qualifying School, 1-7 Nov 2005 and Spanish Open 2006 (European PGA), 1-7 May 2006

Jenni Jiggety said...

Crazy here too! But I LOVE it!

Rob said...

Looks like everyone is having a fun time with the gingerbread house.

Merry Christmas!

mellisarock said...

We do a gingerbread house on Christmas Eve!! Love it...and this time of year is just messy!! No getting around that! Breathe and have fun!! Clean Later!!

Grampy said...

I guess this time of the year it is crazy all over.Maya did our Gingerbread house.It came out good.She is doing Chocolate covered pretzels to bring over Great Grandma and Granpa's house for Christmas.

4 Lettre Words said...

Things are beginning to calm down and I love it!!

Merry Christmas!

Melissa ♥ Spoiled Mommy said...

Gosh- I think everyone BUT me does them. I am gonna have to go buy one today so we can do one. Looks like so much fun.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! :)

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

It is crazy here to but fun! A magical day to you!

Brandy said...

Merry Christmas! I love this write up, so can tell everyone is in holiday mode for sure!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Awwww—Christmas chaos! Gotta love it! You have a lovely family, and that tree is quite beautiful. Have a happy holiday!!!

Mama Zen said...

Merry Christmas!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh good - I'm not alone in the craziness! :) LOVE the picture of the gingerbread house decorating! We didn't do that this year...ran out of time! Maybe next year. Here's hoping 2010 will be a bit less hectic! :)

Now I'm off to throw together gift basket for Princess Nagger's teacher I totally forgot to do, which means a trip to drop it off at school. So much for a day of cleaning and organizing! ;)

~ Noelle said...

think we might have to start that tradition when my son gets older.

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Oh yeah! I'm not done wrapping yet.

Heather @ Two Little Monkeys said...

Beautiful Tree!

Tara R. said...

Sounds like a fun family holiday activity, and you can eat any left over icing.

confused homemaker said...

It looks like fun, my kids asked about doing a gingerbread house. They've been all about making things this year.

Happy Holidays!

Kathleen W. said...

It's been crazy here too, but what you've shown looks so festive.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas Angie!

Kati said...

Your house is sooooo ready for Christmas! I am soooo excited I can hardly wait.. I feel like a little kid!

P.S. I accidentally double linked.. and #85 is the incorrect site :) Thanks!

Whimsical Creations said...

Looks like so much fun!

Happy Holidays to you and your family! =D

Serendipity is Sweet said...

I feel the same way! Just breathe and enjoy the memories...the "stuff" will be forgotten.

Beautiful photos of your family and home. You are truly blessed.
Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

Everything looks amazing..

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas..

Lorie said...

Merry Christmas....Jesus is the reason for the season!

Raise Them Up said...

Crazy is everywhere! Your tree is huge! My boys would be jealous. :) And beautiful, too.

I still need to find our missing stockings! Yikes, how many more days do we have?! Lol!

ChefDruck said...

Yep, looks just like the chaos in my home. Let's just make a pact to breathe, and then breathe some more.

Merry Christmas!

http://chefdruck.blogspot.com/2009/12/nothing-better-than-snowy-treat.html

Miranda said...

Thanks for the Wordful Wednesday, gonna go post mine :)

Jen said...

Merry Christmas, Angie!

I hope that you have a blessed holiday season!

Oh and I can't wait to here the news.

Eleana said...

It looks crazy but such wonderful fun!

Amethyst Moon said...

Happy holidays to you! It is definitely crazy at my house, too. We just got back from New Orleans, and are preparing for Christmas at Disney!

Seriously Why Can't I? said...

I have cameras and video camera scattered all over my house making sure I can capture all of the most precious Christmas moments. These memories for our children will last a lifetime.

Dragonfly Lady said...

I think Christmas seem to come so fast this year that everyone is running crazy!

http://www.gardenersreach.com/post/Wordless-Wednesday-ICE-2009-Chips-Polar-Lair.aspx

Kirsty@Gone Bananas said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! If you really want to try the mince pie recipe it's dead easy, here's the link to my sisters recipe http://crunchiemummy.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/mince-pies-you-say/
Have a wonderful holiday!!!!

Honey Mommy said...

We save all the crazy for Grandpa and Grandma's house in Tucson. We have gone every year since we got married... but this year will likely be our last.

Enjoy the fun with family!