Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas is coming!

Well....Christmas is almost here. Just a week away. These last couple of weeks have been a blur. They went by so fast. I have been so busy with work....long crazy hours. The 'joy' of retail. I've tried to use any available free time from work spending it with my family. Here are a few pictures of what we've been up to the last week. I baked red-velvet cupcakes for Garrett one day last week while he was at school. I was off that day so I spent it baking and wrapping and decorating. When he walked into the kitchen after school, the first thing he said was...."MMMM...cupcakes!" That made my day. :)

The cake batter was as 'red' as my mixer!

I think they turned out pretty and they were so yummy!

We took Jason and Garrett to see Santa one night in our small town. All of the little shops were open late that night for open house. My little boy loves open house. He looks forward to going every year. Jason wouldn't sit in Santa's lap....he didn't want to even get close to him unless he was sitting in Pappy's lap.

After that we took them out to eat. We really enjoyed our time with them. They are growing up so fast. Garrett is 10 now and Jason is 3.

Jason and his Uncle Garrett.

Jason lovin' his veggies.

Jason spent the night with us that night and Stevie took him to pre-school the next morning. I had to take a couple of pictures of him in front of the Christmas tree before he went to school.

He is so sweet and he is so excited about Christmas this year.

This is our other grandson Gabriel. I wish that he lived closer. I can't wait to see him. He is 2 years old now. He is growing up so fast. His mommy sent us this picture of him playing his drums that we sent him for his birthday. She had his hair all sticking up like a rock star. I hope to see him soon. Can't wait to get my hands on him!

Hope you all are making some good memories with your families during the holidays.

Merry Christmas!


Stevie said...

Yes, the time has flown by so fast. It definitely isn't slowing down for us. That is why we have to slow down ourselves and enjoy the little things. The time we spend with family and the time we spend together.
Garrett and Jason had a blast that night....and we did too. I want us and them to have happy memories. I want to look back and remember all the good times they spent with us and then they can do the same with their children and grandchildren.

My Cottage Charm said...

Oh girlie, I loved all the pics of the kids! My hubby loved the drummer pic...he would! LOL
Christmas is definitely coming quickly...I think the whole month of December goes so fast! Carson is SO excited..he can hardly stand it! He goes and looks at all the presents every day and tries to figure out which ones are his. I use a symbol for each child instead of their names, that way no one knows what present belongs to whom. This year we have an ornament, a star and a Christmas tree...Carson is a Christmas tree, but he thinks his presents have the ornament! lol He's gonna be so surprised!
Hope you get to see your grandson soon...I know how hard it is not to see them whenever you'd stinks.
Love ya much lady!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lee Laure,
I can so relate to the time flying by the last few months. Your little guys are adorable and they look so excited for Christmas. What beautiful memories you are making with them all. Thank you for sharing your sweet blessings.
Wishing you and your lovely family a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

Sares said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! How big all the boys are getting! I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Bring Pretty Back said...

This was so fun to read and get to know a little more about your family!
I have never made red velvet anything before!
Have a pretty day!
p.s. yes! That fondue recipe is so easy and DELISH! let me know if you give it a try!