Christmas photos and printables

Here are a few Christmas photos from our family to yours! We had a great Christmas season and it was with a heavy heart that I took down our Christmas tree this year. Ezra is 4 and at a perfect age to share in all the MAGIC of Christmas.  We hope your holiday was blessed with wonderful time with friends and family and we look forward to another beautiful celebration next year.
Princess Libby Rose
Unfortunately Michael had a flight and couldn't be in our "family photos" but at least it's the first time I've gotten a picture with both kiddos and myself though Libby was not all too pleased about it.
You can click on the images below to enlarge them.  Ezra is obsessed with snow and has been asking me when it will snow all summer.  Last year we got like an hour of light snow all year so I was really really super duper like jumping up and down excited on Christmas day when Michael yelled, "it's SNOWING!"  I couldn't wait for Ezra to see it.  It was our Christmas miracle!
It was really hard for me to shop for Libby b/c she's so young and I just didn't know what would keep her entertained... then I saw these cheerleading pompoms and knew I'd hit paydirt!  As you can see, she knew immediately what to do with them...
For the first time Michael and I were both off of work and able to go to Ezra's school Christmas party.  It was great to be able to spend time with him making Christmas crafts with his classmates and teachers. 
For Christmas Michael's dad got the boys some fake mustaches to play with and luckily I snagged these 2 photos when I did b/c they were buzzing around like some little bees and the mustaches didn't last long :)
Prepare yourself for some SERIOUS cuteness!  Cousin Cooper looking like the Monopoly man :)
Lastly here are a few printable and a teach gift idea.   I saw this on Pinterest and loved the idea.  Basically it's just an apple on top of a small mason jar filled with caramel apple dip.  For the dip you simply get a container of Maretti's caramel dip typically found right around the apples in the produce section then you mix about 1/3 of that with 1 block of cream cheese.  the fill the jars about 1/3 of the way with the ''nougat" mixture, then top with the remainder of the caramel dip and sprinkle the top with toffee chips.  I wrapped our mason jars with bakers twine and put some Christmas scrapbooking paper on the lids to add more festivity but you could keep this super simple and it would still be awesome.  Lastly I created these printable tags to add some flair and personality.  My plastic bags were left over from Ezra's birthday party and were too short to tie up top with a ribbon but luckily I had some red and white striped washi tape on hand so I just sort of created a flap and taped it down.  Hopefully you guys will find these useful.  I made 8 gift packages and still had dip left over. 
Just click on the images below to enlarge the files then save to your computer.  When you go to print the images just select the 8.5 X 11 print option to get them sized right and you can use a 2" circle punch to cut out these circle tags.
I also created this printable Christmas garland/banner which I hung from my hutch in our dining room. I thought it was be lovely to use in family Christmas photos or just as a decoration or even hung in the Christmas tree:

I made ours with a Santa on each end then the word PEACE in the middle but I included this reindeer in case someone wanted to use reindeer instead of Santa.  Also the extra "E" is included in this file as well.  These take more time to cut out b/c of the scalloped edges but it's adorable when all is said and done.  I used red and white striped baker's twine to hang ours for a little extra something special.  I took some photos of it up in our house but I can't find them so when I do I'll include those later:


Melodie Monberg said…
Oh...I haven't been to your blog in a LONG TIME and was so happy to see your growing family! LOVED the photos and reading the updates. Blessings to your family!
Robbi said…
I just want to say, you look AWESOME! Also, it's so good to finally be able to "meet" Libby. She is a doll! You have two of the cutest kiddos. I know how you feel with keeping up with the youngest, though. I have a 15 month old that keeps me on my toes.

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