Monday, December 21, 2009

A Few of my favorite things...

Completing a state-to-state move, being 7.5 months pregnant, and having my husband work out of town for 14 days this month has made this holiday season a bit different than most. Even still, we are enjoying our new home and enjoying several days together as a family this week.

It has been so fun to share this Christmas season with Jason and Alex. We are grateful for another little one who will join our family soon. Especially during this season, we are reminded that God is the giver of life. So many years ago He sent His own Son to earth as a baby...To live as a Man and as God...And to lay down His life so that we might have a new one. This season, above all else, we are grateful.

Here are a few of my favorite things this season. I hope you are making your own holiday memories this year with lots and lots of favorites.

One of my favorite photos from Alex's Christmas photo shoot.

The live wreath on my door. I love the real ones for the way they smell and look.

Pivner. This is a new favorite for me - a Danish cookie specifically made at Christmas time. It's a longtime tradition in Jason's family and now, ours. Thanks to my mother-in-law for the family recipe!

Christmas cards received from friends - many of them welcoming us back to Texas.

Fresh flowers delivered to me when my husband was out of town. Oh sweet man of mine!

This tiny little stocking on our tree, in honor of Baby #2.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas week!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Lemon Harvest

I just picked all these lemons off the lemon tree in our backyard. And there's about 100 more still hanging on the tree! If any of you have any favorite lemon recipes, pass them on. Pies, cakes, savory stuff, anything you can use a fresh lemon for - I will not discriminate much against any recipes at this point. I have a feeling I will be making lots of lemon treats in the coming years!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our new house. Once I get a little more organized I'll post more but I simply had to show y'all how cute Alex is checking out the Christmas tree!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Oh, the irony.

Snow in Houston today?! Yep, that's right - even 4 inches in some areas! We have not quite made it to Houston yet (we are still with family in Dallas/Fort Worth), but I would have loved to be there in the middle of a rare snowstorm in South Texas. I thought we were saying goodbye to snow weather, but maybe not...?

All I can say is that I hope those lemon trees in my new backyard weathered the storm. I will be so sad if all the tropical plants in the yard are dead before we arrive.

Oh, global warming, you are such a crock!