Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas craziness

Christmas went by in a blur. I worked up until the night of the 23rd, so I slept half of Christmas Eve.

This was our year to have Christmas with the Shepperds. Chris' parents came in and stayed a few days at our house. Christmas morning we woke up at 5AM (now that I work nights it is haaaard to wake up, ESPECIALLY before the sun has) and drove to Jenn and Paul's house in South Houston so we could wake the boys up and have Christmas with them.

This was one of our gifts for Kaden. It's a crayon roll up. I remember having a Precious Moments coloring book/crayon holder when I was little that I would take to church or pretty much any other place I was expected to be quiet.

I loved it, so I tried to find something similar for Kaden. This is what I finally decided on. And it was my FIRST Etsy purchase! She didn't sell them with monogram, so I got that done separately.


Here is Kaden opening his Buzz Lightyear.


He was pretty excited :)

Now he's trying to figure out if he just broke it when he pulled Buzz Lightyear's face shield off. And Kai seems to be helping.


His new bike!

Early that afternoon, we drove to the Woodlands to have Christmas with my parents. They were at my mom's family this year, so we got to see both families!


My beautiful youngest sister, Becca.
My beautiful middle sister, Katy and her boyfriend, Cody.
How stinkin cute is she??? This is my cousin's daughter. This is Leona. Or maybe Sophia. They're twins. And obviously I can't tell them apart very well. Every time you would tell her to smile, she would pose perfectly. SOO cute.
And I THINK this is the other twin. Or maybe the same one...heck, I can't tell.
Chris was throwing her up and catching her and she LOOVED it!
our second Christmas as married people. awwwwwww. :D
reading her a book. she wasn't that interested.
my goofy wonderful family!


That's all the catching up I have for now. Chris and I are going to Colorado with some people from Tyler tomorrow until next Thursday. After that I vow to post about the Pilot, Colorado, and my new awesome amazing exciting Christmas present I got. I KNOW you can't wait.
But you must.

garage makeover

Our garage is tight.
Not a "cool" tight, a "very small" tight.
We were able to fit the Altima and Mazda in there with little room to spare.
Well now that the Altima is gone, we were resigned to the idea of having an SUV parked in the driveway and the Mazda parked in the garage.

With the purchase of our new, bigger SUV (I'll post about that later), we were excited to find that both the vehicles fit in the garage at the same time!
Now we reeeally had to get this corner in our garage under control. I WISH I had a before picture. Just imagine all the stuff in these pictures just thrown up on the left shelf.

We started with buying another black shelf. Then we spent about $60 on bins, drawers, pegs, hooks, etc. So worth it!


Ignore all the newspaper racks. Those will soon be in the Maroon Weekly office and out of our garage.

Be still, my heart. This makes me so happy. I don't even know what half the tools on this are for, but I love how they're all displayed and not piled in a drawer.



TADA! This is my Mazda's corner of the garage. My car is way shorter so I fit easily with the rack at the front wall.
Scout managed to sneak in the pic. :) Like always, where I am, he is.

It's a great feeling to have that organized. No more chaos when I pull into the garage. I just may have a little bit of OCD in me. ;) (my husband might agree)

Now....on to tackle the office. That will be a bigger challenge.
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