Friday, December 21, 2007

It's almost here!!

So much rushing around for the past few weeks, the big day is almost here!! It always sneaks up so fast!! There is never enough time to get all the fun things done that we would love to do!! We managed to fit in a few of our favorites!

Decorating a gingerbread house:



Going to Hersheypark's Christmas Candy Lane:


And trying SO hard to get the perfect Christmas picture for our cards!!


Macy did several other fun things this year! She went to a little party with Mrs. Claus that was held at Boscov's, our local department store. She met up with her friend, Steph, there. They got their faces painted! Macy is a snowflake and Steph got a reindeer!


She took her first Daisy Girl Scout field trip. We went to Walmart where the girls bought clothing for a 6 year old girl whose house burned down in a bad fire. We bought some household items as well. She went to her first scrapbooking workshop and met up with her new friend, Steph! Here they are with one of their projects!


Jack participated in his first preschool Christmas program yesterday! He did so good!! I was very proud of him! He's been having separation problems again these past 2 weeks, so I was very happy that he stood up on stage and performed so nicely!! I don't have any pictures from that, I was videotaping for Chris (and Macy) since he had to work. My mom and I went to watch him. :)

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I probably won't get to blog until after the big day!!

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a cool gingerbread house!! Macy & Steph's face paintings are cute. Love your family photo!
Marlene

Linda said...

Very cute gingerbread house and I think your family photo came out great! Cute project the girls made too. Merry Christmas!

myfrogprince said...

All of your Christmas pictures are so festive and bright! Love your family picture, it came out amazing!

Ingrid said...

All the pictures in this post are great. I especially love the one of the gingerbread house!!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Greetz from the Netherlands.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Love all your pictures! Hershey park looks like fun! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Thomisia said...

Love your gingerbread house. DH brought 2 home today so we can compete, lol.

ScrapFairy said...

ah your pics are all so cute, I love the gingerbread house.
And i figured out my post, I hope I fixed my christams journal layouts. Thanks for stopping by.

Angel said...

Doesn't the time fly! Great that you captured these memories &
traditions! And it looks as though you did manage to capture a " perfect" family photo!
You all look great ! Have a Merry Christmas!

nicole said...

You have such a beautiful family Rachael!
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Alyssa said...

What a cute Christmas photo. I have three little ones and every year I just about pull my hair out trying to get the "perfect Christmas photo." Good work!

Paula said...

Gorgeous photos. Love that gingerbread house.
Mery Christmas to you & your family.x

twinsand2boys said...

Looks like youve been having lots of fun! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Sharmaine said...

Gorgeous photos Rachael! Love the family one!
Happy Christmas to you all too! Hope you have a superly special one :)

Aline said...

Beautiful pictures, especially your family picture, thanks for sharing!
Wishing you and your family a beautiful and Merry Christmas! :)

Jenn said...

Such a beautiful photo !!!! Ive been to Hershey Park too but never in the Holiday Season ! I didnt realize they were open then , great photos !! Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!

Andrea Amu said...

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family, Rachael! Loved looking at all of your fun holiday event pix! Sooo cute that Macy is taking classes at the lss!

Tanya said...

Hi Rachael,
Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. So nice to meet you.
You have the most adorable family. I love the gingerbread house.
I'm going to add you to my list of blogs to visit!
{{hugs}}
Tanya

My Paper World said...

Awww! fab pictures! Thanks for sharing and Mery Christmas xx

Trish said...

Great pictures!

We got your card!

Merry Christmas you guys!

Marlou said...

fabulous family photos, looks like you guys had an amazing time and i love, love, your gingerbread house!!!! have a very merry christmas xx

~Nancy~ said...

Oowww.. that family picture looks beautiful Rachael!! WOOOWW!!! And love all the other pics too! This time of year is so hectic huh!! I really need some more days before Xmas to take care of things.. hehe.. Wishing you and your family a Merry Xmas and a Happy new year! XOXO

DIANE said...

Looks like you have been making some wonderful holiday memories. Love the gingerbread house and the family photo is gorgeous. BTW, there is no futon in my new studio but there is a queen size murphy bed right outside the door...you are always welcome to visit (hint, hint!)

Scrapbook Princess said...

Have a merry Christmas!! Enjoy every moment!!

I love these new photos!

just lisa said...

Beautiful pictures and memories! You all have had such a busy fun month!

Merry Christmas!
Lisa

Sheila Doherty said...

Your Christmas photo is beautiful! And what a great gingerbread house. :) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Noelia said...

Just wanted to drop by and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love your Christmas family pic!

Colleen said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Rachael! Great photos. :)

NancyJones said...

I can't Believe it is here! Your photos are just darling I LOVE that big hershey kiss hahaha! Hope you and the kidlets ahve a wonderful Christmas

Molly said...

Oh, I love that Gingerbread house! :) And how I miss Candy Lane! We took the boys there when Alex was 18 months old, but that's been awhile now! It looks just as fun as it did then. I hope you had some hot chocolate there. :)
I hope you are having a very very nice holiday with your family!

Sarah C. said...

Sounds like you all are having lots of fun! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! :)

jadadog said...

awwww....priceless.....did you have a nice Christmas?

christiane said...

hope you had a wonderful christmas!! love your family shot!!
and i wish you a healthy happy and creative new year!! :))

Aimeslee said...

Rachael, I hope you guys had a great Christmas and here's a wish for a Happy New Year too!

Love that g-bread house, so pretty, as is all your creations!

M@risk@ said...

Nice family pictures and a delicious gingerbread house. Hope you had wonderful Christmas days and wish you all the best for 2008.

JannaScraps said...

you have THE sweetest family...Happy Holidays!!

scrappermimi said...

You know I just love that Christmas Pic! Looks like lots of fun stuff going on and I love Macy's door hanger, too cute!

Greta said...

love love love your gingerbread house!! and that pic in hershey park is fab...all your pics are fab...love the family one!!

Happy new year...i am just being able to come up for air!!

Glad it's over!!

Kendra said...

I didn't realize you were growing your hair out. It looks very pretty! I wish I could wear short OR long hair.

Love Macy's Santa dress. Very cute!

Morgan said...

Ooh, love your blog! Can't believe I haven't been here before... sorry about that! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!

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Kristi Smith said...

How fun! Great photos. Love the family photo. I have never made gingerbread houses . . . I am too lazy. LOL!

Tawnya said...

Happy New Year Rachel!!

Marieke Vermeulen said...

A very happy new year to you and your family! GREAT pictures!

xxxMarieke

micayla said...

Hope you had a fab time over the festive period and happy new year to you and your family!

Cindy Tobey said...

I hope you had a great Christmas! Love all the pics. That ginger bread house is great! Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

Love the family Christmas picture! Absolutely beautiful! We did the same gingerbread house with our kids too! Aren't they so fun to make?!

Michelle said...

I adore your family Christmas photo. Such a beautiful family! Hope you had a merry holiday.