Monday, December 02, 2013

Update Scoop + Santa Claus

It's December and I've pretty much already lost my mind.

1. First up, the Advent Calendar is ready!

I forget the numbers each year......but it's around 13 years for this family and then 36 for me, as my big brother brought it home from kindergarten around 1977.  I've been recreating it for a couple of decades, it seems......I've lost count!

Print it and hang it on your fridge to color each day until Santa arrives.



2.  Next, my cards are at the printer.  We've got a specific 'theme' this year that I hope translates....more to come!

Pics vetoed from the options:

Liked it, but not the right layout - 


My favorite from our professional photos over the summer.  Love it, but too perfect - 


Closer to looking like us - 


I'll post the card once it's done with explanation.  

3.  Carter is handling his allowance system very well.  He's budgeting and saving and checking his account online and handling things beautifully.  So proud of him!


4.  Finally, the house is decorated, Santa has been seen, tickets are being purchased for our annual Christmas show, gifts are being wrapped and we're in full holiday mode.

I love every bit of it.

Quick recap of Santa, since the photos were posted in my marathon post from Caroline's visit.  I don't want them to get lost in the shuffle.

We see Santa at Disneyland each year and it's AMAZING and if you go early enough, there's almost always no wait at all.  I take Santa visits seriously and have waited hours before over the years.  This often seems too easy......

Anticipation

Such an awesome Santa.

Looks nervous.  :)

Our sweet three.  Such great kids.

Off to finish up the last 2 steps in my 6 Step Disneyland Trip Planning Kit.  

We're getting close!

9 comments:

Jodee said...

I meant to comment about Santa in your last post. He looks like the real deal. Our Santa sucked so bad this year. In fact, I think we will find another one before Christmas!

We are in full holiday mode here too!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

That Santa looks like the real deal to me!

Jboo said...

Love that Santa!! Great pictures of your cuties!

Kelly Beatty said...

We go to the zoo for Santa. Let's just say, I hope there's a better looking Santa this year. And I may print the advent calendar so I can have it for next year. Fanks!

starnes family said...

Umh.....Kel? Please don't print the 2013 calendar for 2014. I'll make a new one next year.

:)

Kelly Beatty said...

Oh duh.

Monica said...

Oh, he's a good Santa! I can't wait to see what your card is. You are always so creative. As always, love your Advent calendar.

Emmy said...

That is a great Santa! So glad your son is doing so good with his allowance system, that is awesome.

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