Photobucket     Photobucket        

Monday, December 27, 2010

~~A Wonderful Christmas~~

Hey guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did...it was a great day spent with family. Chase had a great time! He was so excited to get up (too early) on Christmas morning and open presents. Although he is getting too old for Santa to visit, it was still fun to see him so happy!


There he is by his uncle Daniel waiting patiently to open another present.

Mom with her butterfly note cards and cross watch I bought her for Christmas.


Dad only gets golf stuff for Christmas! lol...you can usually find him out golfing in sunshine or snow! Oh, and that's our new Keurig coffee maker on the coffee table...we love it! I have drank WAY to much coffee the last few days.


Kevin and I by the tree trying out the coffee!


Sassy got a squeaky chicken for Christmas! She carried it around in her mouth all day! lol...

Here is our Christmas lunch...poppy seed chicken casserole (YUM), sweet potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls and my famous fruit salad! lol...Oh, and we ended up eating on paper plates so we wouldn't have to wash dishes. My dishwasher is not working very well right now and we are going to get a new one.

Here are the ingredients for my (simple) fruit salad:
grapes
blueberries (frozen or fresh)
sliced strawberries (prefer fresh)
jar of maraschino cherries (yummo!)
can of Mandarin oranges
colored or regular marshmallows
small bag of chopped pecans
tub of cool whip
a cup or so of coconut
(I use about two to three cups of grapes, a bag of blueberries a carton of strawberries and about a half of a bag of marshmallows)

Mix everything together and that's it! You can add other fruits if you want to...I just add what I like and everyone seems to like it. (unless they are just trying to be nice)

Chase got a Kinect for Christmas and Kevin and Daniel enjoyed playing it after lunch. It looks like fun! I haven't played it yet, but they say it's like the Wii but you use your full body. It's great exersize! Technology is crazy these days!
Well, now we move on to New Years...we have family coming in from Kentucky and will be having another Christmas over here on Saturday. Do you have plans for New Years Eve? We might get together with a few friends, but no real partying for us. Have a great week!!




9 comments:

Liz said...

What a wonderful Christmas, Kristen! I enjoyed your pictures and Chase is too cute! Your house looked beautiful and your meal, absolutely YUMMY!! I'm going to make that cool whip salad this week for my girl's!

I have a big commercial size cappuccino maker and would like to get a regular coffee maker. Where did you get yours?

Wishing y'all a happy New Year! XOXO ~Liz

Courtney said...

What a wonderful Christmas. That meal looks wonderful,I can't wait to make that fruit salad.

Denise said...

Great pics :-) Kristen wanted a Kinect but I had read not so good reviews on them and we already have the Wii, her friend next door got one and Kristen played with it for 10 mins then said it was rather boring!! or perhaps the game he had was boring for her?
I want one of those Keurigs ;) will have to put it on my list for next year.
Happy New Year.
xxx

Jen S. said...

Hi Kristen!
Great pictures...what a beautiful family you have :)

I recently started making the Poppyseed Chicken, and it's so good! Looks like you all had a nice meal and a great Christmas ;)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sounds like a most wonderful Christmas day. Favorite photo? The one with those bare feetsies on the coffee table!! :)

Melissa Miller said...

How fun! You all had a lovely Christmas. You look happy!

If Sassy goes missing you may want to check our house. LOL! She is just precious with that chicken.

Anonymous said...

Loved this post Kristen....Happy New Year to you :)

Your boy sure is growing up !!!

Sassy is just the cutest thing...made me smile.

Your house looks nice all the time...but just beautiful with all your Christmas decorations, what style you have !!

We have a Wii and I am one mean bowler...lol Kinect sounds fun...I saw the QB for the NY Jets Mark Sanchez on FOX playing it, I believe he is their spokesperson...

All the best,
Kathy :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Kristen! Looks like you and your family had a great Christmas together! Lots of fun going on. Oh, I know we would like your coffee pot too, and yes we would be drinking too much coffee! For the first time in about 15 years I am not going to market this Jan. It just isn't working out this month. My friend Susan and I may go to a later market. Please let me know what I miss out on!!
Happy new Year!
Donna

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • I keep saying I am going to create a plan and put together a nice guest bedroom, but that hasn't been a top priority. There are so many things that need a...
    1 hour ago
  • It's the holiday weekend and what folks call the beginning of summer. I'm sure there are lots of outdoor activities going on and a lot of cooking out. Belo...
    2 hours ago
  • So many of my friends took off for the weekend on camping trips or destination getaways but I’m staying put with some work I need to wrap up at my desk. I’...
    9 hours ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend Party] Welcome to Best of the Weekend! We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Can you believe th...
    13 hours ago
  • Best Friday Features! Welcome back to the Best Friday Feature Party! We have so much fun every week, and we hope you do too! We’ve been pinning more proje...
    14 hours ago
  • First, a bit of business. THE WINNERS!!! Congratulations to the five winners of a subscription to the new magazine “Southern Home!” The winners are: ...
    15 hours ago
  • Awesome Travel Deal & A Peek Inside My Summer Bag
    17 hours ago
  • The Polka Dot Flea will be coming to Orlando June 9th and 10th. My good friend Carol writes the blog The Polka Dot Closet. Carol and her son are the ones...
    19 hours ago
  • Happy Friday Y'all!Just sharing a few things that have made me smile this week and maybe you will too. This free printable at One Thousand Oaks is just pe...
    1 day ago
  • While in Madison, GA touring houses, we noticed that there were several historical houses open for touring and since we were out and about strolling thos...
    1 day ago
  • Timing is an interesting thing. If you have read my blog for a while, you may remember that we put our house on the market almost exactly three years ago...
    1 day ago
  • I always look forward to the Memorial Day Weekend edition of Foodie Friday and Everything Else because it's loaded with eye candy and sensory appeal. Who ...
    1 day ago
  • Hey there! Sorry for the silence here yesterday -- I was sleeping off my sickness for most of the day and then had some end of the year activities at our s...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Red White and Blue Tablescape] I'm re-sharing last year's Memorial Day table. It was red, white, and pastel blue. About the Author: Grandmother of...
    2 days ago
  • One of my favorite things will soon be here – summer barbecues! I enjoy barbecues, the food, the company, the warm weather. I love it all! There are so ...
    2 days ago
  • I got some shots of the front "porch" area and the foyer. It is amazing that Memorial day weekend is almost here. You couldn't tell by our weather. I hope ...
    2 days ago
  • One way to pump up our wardrobe is with accessories. I wrote about the statement earring in my last post and I also mentioned shoes. This years on-trend ...
    2 days ago
  • Yesterday was the school talent show. Harper has never wanted to try out for solos in choir at church so I couldn't believe it when she came home saying s...
    3 days ago
  • Hi there friends! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com. It is such a magnificent, warm sunny day here in Southeast Michigan (finally)! The birds ar...
    3 days ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! Can you believe it's only a week until Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer? I am dreaming of the be...
    4 days ago
  • [image: How to Paint a Brick Fireplace] *I love a good before and after and this fireplace done by Monica from East Coast Creative is awesome. She took ...
    1 week ago
  • Red, White, and Blue Bunting from Country Living I fell in love with this great 4th of July decor from Country Living years ago. They used fabric and a ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Hi guys. It has been a while since I shared anything new…and the only excuse I have is that I have had NO time to sit and write! Things have been craz...
    2 weeks ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I can't believe I haven't blogged in two months! I have been so busy and have to admit I've enjoyed my long blog break and have almost de...
    2 weeks ago
  • This past week has been a week of sorrow, feeling lost, lonely another time to mourn. My little Miss Scooter has been failing for the last little bit. I wo...
    3 weeks ago
  • Hello Lovelies! I'm happy to be back today with the second edition of a collaborative series I'm working on with my talented sister, Holly Platt. *ART-spi...
    3 weeks ago
  • Stopping in on a Friday (what’s gotten into me?!) to share a house tour I stumbled on. And by stumbled on, I mean googling “house tours” because I’m obsess...
    4 weeks ago
  • 1 month ago
  • *This light and luscious meringue cake is perfect* *for spring, when you feel the sunshine and the flowers* *burst forth in their gorgeous colors, and you*...
    1 month ago
  • Coconut Hot Chocolate - ButterYumA few weeks ago we were enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures here in Virginia, but this week we've been suffering thro...
    2 months ago
  • Happy Friday, friends! Did you get snow this week? I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in the amount of snow we have NOT gotten this year! We usually ha...
    3 months ago
  • Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much t...
    5 months ago
  • Today. This is our life for now. And boy am I blessed! For those of you new to what's been going on, I will start from the top. It rained... etc... Fo...
    9 months ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    11 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    1 year ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    1 year ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    1 year ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    2 years ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    2 years ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    2 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    3 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    3 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    4 years ago

Designed By: