Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Creche Festival 2015

Trying to keep up with all the holiday traditions around here!
This one was a new one for our family one which I'm sure we'll do again next year.
I haven't been to a creche festival since i was a kid living in Woodland California.
I've been wanting to go to this one for a couple years now so i was so happy that we were able to make it on the last day!
There was over 500 nativities from all around the world! 
I took tons of pictures!
(but i won't post them all)
I could tell that a whole lot of effort went into this event, it was VERY well put together, i wasn't sure what to expect but i was blown away!

now go enjoy some pictures!

This one was my favorite!
And that tree behind it....amazing!
Christmas tree skirt nativity!

Love this one!

Rubber ducky nativity!
They had a kids room, with lots of Nativity's geared toward kids in it, it was amazing!

They also had an activity room with all sorts of kid nativity activities.
Another room they had was a dress up room and they'd take your picture i really wish Hailey would of done that one! 
Maybe next year ;)

Corn husk nativity!

Love it!

This one was made from soda cans cut into strips!
The last room we went into was called the 'Christ Room' 
it had lots of beautiful pictures of Christ throughout his life.
It was by far my favorite room!

And you may be wondering where Aubrey was through all this?
Well she slept through the whole thing and woke up as we walked out the door!

What are your holiday traditions?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Hello December!
It was a busy november full of ups and downs!
A couple weeks before thanksgiving we had a huge windstorm that ended up knocking out our power for 4 days! 
That's the longest i've ever experienced a power outage.
Thankfully we had a generator.
Then the next week  (a week before thanksgiving) Hailey got sick with a cough, she's had coughs before but it only got worse and eventually turned into the croup (which she has also had before)
It got so bad one night she had trouble breathing and let me tell you as a Mom there is nothing worse that watching your child struggle to breath and not be able to do anything about it!
We ended up taking her to the ER where she got medicine and a breathing treatment.
Later that week she was a lot better just in time for......
Thanksgiving was a beautiful day!
 blue sky and sunny.
I just wish it hadn't been so cold!

Started the day by watching the Macy's thanksgiving day parade, a yearly tradition.
While i watched i was also prepping food.
Thanksgiving is also my favorite day to get the newspaper ( i know that's lame) because it's STUFFED full of black Friday adds.
Shawn was in charge of the turkey that had been sitting in the fridge for 3 days and on thanksgiving was still hard as a rock!
So he spent a while giving it a hot bath in the
All in all it turned out amazing and was so yummy!
Because of the turkey still being frozen we didn't end up eating until 2:30 a little later than i wanted to eat but by that time we all really ready to eat!

Turkey,homemade mashed potatoes,i tried a fluffy fruit salad,kale salad rolls,cranberry sauce,pickles and of course deviled eggs!
I also made a peppermint pie as well.
It was all SO good!

After eating we watched movies, and later that evening Shawn took Hailey with him to brave walmart to get some black Friday deals, he ended up getting some good stuff!
Shawn also went out the next morning early to get more black Friday stuff that he had is eye on, he was really into all that!
I however wasn't looking for anything in particular and i feel as the years go on, I'm not a fan of getting up early to fight the crowds for a good deal.
Call me Lazy....haha
Overall it was a great thanksgiving
low key
just the way i like it!
 It's always been one of my Favorite holidays!

(This is also the first year that the day right after thanksgiving we put up lights on the house and are Christmas Tree!)

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