Thursday, December 30, 2010
Happy New Year blogging friends!
I really meant to post on Christmas eve eve, and Christmas but I didn't seem to have enough time!
So here is a post about Christmas and our New Years Eve plans. =)
First of all, look who got to play Santa this year!
I got Gunther a Santa suit a few years ago, each Christmas we take it out and put it on him. He always looks so cute.
Ever tried putting dry ice in water? This is what it does.
We got dry ice in a package with these:
Chocolate filled Croissants (They were super yummy!)
We got these from Dad's Pop. (Thank you!)
Decorations were and still are making the house pretty.
Notice the nicely chewed bow. (Thank you Gunther for making my present look even MORE pretty=)
Gunther chewed 3 bows this year. They were all on packages addressed to me. Did I mention he likes eating plastic? That's why at 4 A.M. he tips over my trash can and picks out a very loud crinkly plastic bag to chew on...I know, I've heard it...two nights in a row.
Candy from my stocking
Cookies make the season complete. =)
Chocolate with mint chips
And so dear friends, I wish you a very Merry late Christmas, and a very Happy New Year.
What are your plans for New Years Eve? =)
Ours, well, shopping, cooking, and staying up late with our Sparkling Apple Cider ready to greet the new year.
Welcome 2011! =)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Watched this today, I love this movie!
AnnaSophia Robb as Samantha
Mia Farrow as Grandmary
Michael Kanev as Eddie Ryland
Hannah Endicott-Douglas as Bridget O'Malley
Olivia Ballantyne as Jenny O'Malley
An American Girl Holiday is a 2004 television film, based on the American Girl children's books written by Valerie Tripp. The film follows young, wealthy Samantha Parkington's adventures with three poor orphan girls. After many trials, the orphans find a permanent home with Samantha and her family. Shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the 86-minute film features lavish period costumes and settings, and was nominated for three awards, winning one.Samantha is the first in the series of An American Girl films.
I really love this movie and the other four American Girl movies (Felicity, Molly, Kit and Chrissa).
I enjoyed reading the books, I've read all of them excluding Julie, Rebecca, Kaya and some of the extra mysteries and short stories. Although Kit is my favorite, I think I read through the Samantha books the quickest.
Have you seen this movie? If so, what did you think of it?
What's your favorite Christmas movie?
Monday, December 13, 2010
"Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe."
"I'm glad he took our presents. You can't hurt Christmas, Mr. Mayor, because it isn't about the... the gifts or the contest or the fancy lights. That's what Cindy's been trying to tell everyone... and me. I don't need anything more for Christmas than this right here: my family."
Narrator: "The Whos young and old would sit down to a feast, and they'll feast, and they'll feast."
The Grinch: "And they'll feast, feast, feast, feast. They'll eat their Who-Pudding and rare Who-Roast Beast. But that's something I just cannot stand in the least. Oh, no. I'M SPEAKING IN RHYME!"
"It's because I'm green isn't it?"
Narrator: "And the more the Grinch thought of what Christmas would bring, the more the Grinch thought..."
The Grinch: "I must stop this whole thing!"
The Grinch: "Why, for year after year I've put up with it now. I must stop this Christmas from coming... but how? I MEAN... in what way?"
The Grinch: "It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags."
Narrator: "The Grinch thought of something he hadn't before."
The Grinch: "Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas..."
Narrator: "He thought"
The Grinch: "...means a little bit more."
This is one of my favorites! =)
In Christ,Miss Bea
Monday, December 6, 2010
Welcome snow!! I've been waiting for you all summer! =D
We officially have snow! 5+ inches of lovely white snow. Needless to say I'm a bit excited...and bouncing off the walls. =)
It's been snowing all day, and I'm so excited for the snow to be here that I just had to go out and take some pictures!
Saturday we got our Christmas tree, so our house is beginning to look like it's Christmas. Yesterday we put lights on it, and we had some fun stringing popcorn to put on it too. (Mama, Miss Laurie and I made it a "girls thing", we strung popcorn while watching Little Women=)
Lights from the tree
Love birdhouses in the snow =)
Everything's covered in snow, so pretty!
Guess who else got to go play in the snow! =)
Gunny's paw prints *happy sigh*
I also have a new blog design! What do you think? Like the santa hat? ;)
And, I'm getting new glasses. They're red! Sorry, burgundy. =P Although I didn't think of it at the time, they're kinda Christmas-y =)
Have you decorated yet? I'd love to see pictures! =)