"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Getting Ready...

... for Christmas, of course!

All the gifts have been bought and wrapped, the Christmas day family dinner is ready to be fixed, and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. We are preparing for a fun family Christmas, complete with my sister Michelle, her boyfriend Nate, and my sister Katelynn, Mom and Step-Dad (Nana & PaPa) from Grand Junction. They are planning on being here sometime the afternoon of the 24th and staying with us until Sunday. I am really looking forward to spending a few days with my family. It is going to be crazy fun and relaxing at the same time! I wish we could have our whole family here for the holiday, but we will celebrate with them long distance instead.

I figured I would post one more time before the big day and share a couple of pictures. Enjoy!

Our fluorescent Christmas tree. I thought it would be a good idea to put LED lights on our tree this year. Little did I know that they would be so big and so bright! If you ask me at any given time on any given day, you'll get a different answer as to whether I actually like the lights on the tree this year. I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas trees but it is growing on me. : )

Couldn't find a picture frame ornament for 2008.

Any guesses as to why she is so happy??

She is reading a book about Elmo while watching an Elmo video, of course!! Pure heaven!!

I hope and pray this Christmas season finds all of you in good health and spirits. I hope and pray you are able to enjoy the coming days with people you love. And, I hope and pray you all take time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas and God bless you all!


John and Jenna Gensic said...

I love the smiley pictures! You guys make quite a pair! I hope you have a very merry Christmas!!!


The VW's said...

Cute hats girls!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family! Love and Hugs!!!

Kendra said...

Merry Christmas!!

Momof5 said...

Merry Christmas Cortez family!!!!! Have a blessed holiday! Pleeez squeeze on your extended family for the Prices'! We love ya!

Colleen said...

Beautiful tree and ornaments. Sending so many Christmas hugs to you!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Such great pictures! Look at the pure happiness on her face. :)

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Anonymous said...

Blessed Merry Christmas to you all, too!


Gretch said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Shauna Quintero said...

She is so adorable!