12.2.13 | Hello Monday, Hello December

 

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Hello Monday!  Hello December!

December – really?  I feel like we were just out trick-or-treating yesterday.   I have so many pictures to share with you today.  With all the excitement of Thanksgiving around here, I missed Friday’s post here on the blog!  So a lot of hellos for this Monday morning and 2nd day of December.

*Photos below are a combination of pictures from my iphone and my DSLR. 

Hello to this sunset. I actually pulled over my car to take the photo with my phone. Do you ever do that? See something while you are driving and pull over to photograph it? I often think about it but rarely stop. I think I am going to stop more. There is something about enjoying the journey rather than trying to rush through it.  That’s my deep thought for the day. :) 
Tonight sunset

Hello to Our Iowa Magazine. I was so happy to find that another one of my photos was printed in Our Iowa Magazine! Page 24 of the Holiday Issue. A picture from last year’s hunt for a Christmas tree. One of my favorite pictures.

Another one of my photos published in Our Iowa Magazine! Page 24 - Holiday Issue!

Hello to us at the Holiday parade last week. That was already a week ago? Time is moving fast.

Holiday Parade #us

Hello to a new refrigerator for us. Not exactly what we wanted to be purchasing right now. But our current fridge is having issues and we just need to do it.

Merry Christmas - we have to get a new fridge!

Hello to Dimitri who cooked our turkey and some of the sides like a pro for Thanksgiving dinner. I am so lucky to have him.

Gobble, Gobble.

Hello to our Thanksgiving turkey that was fried this year! (pictures are pre-fried)

We are going to fry this sucker! Happy Thanksgiving!!  #turkeytime Thanksgiving 2013

Hello to his list on the chalkboard in the kitchen
Hubby's list while cooking

Hello to Thanksgiving.  Hello to family in town. Hello to video game playing, apples to apples and checking out each others iphones – all popular activities on Thanksgiving day this year!
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Hello to Owen enjoying some leftovers from Thanksgiving
Already enjoying leftovers #turkeytime

Hello to working on our December to-do list.
Our Holiday Time Family To-do list is coming together

Hello to our Elf on the Shelf, Snowball. So happy you are back.
Snowball is back! With a long letter and some fun cups! #elfontheshelf #snowballtheelf #bostineloschristmas2013 #snowballtheelf #elfontheshelf snowball is excited that we are going to get our tree today! Snowball leading the shoe train in a turkey! #elfontheshelf #bostineloschristmas2013 Hello to cousins.
Cousins

Hello to the tooth fairy who came again this week!

He lost another tooth last night! That's 3 in the last two weeks!! #owenchristopher

Hello to decorating for Christmas (pants optional)

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas (pants optional) #bostineloschristmas2013 IMG_2240 IMG_2244IMG_2248 IMG_2251 Starting to come together #bostineloschristmas2013

Hello to hunting to find the most perfect Christmas tree on a rather warm November day (at least for Iowa!).  Hello to sunshine! Actually a little too much for my preference in taking photos.  *Note to self – hunt for christmas tree later in the day to prevent direct sunlight and harsh shadows.  Hello to my boys who wanted to cut down the tree themselves this year.  Hello to our friends,  the Peterson’s, who are always up for an adventure and lots of pictures!

Help! I'm lost at a Christmas Tree farm #notreally #bostineloschristmas2013 Picking out our tree - it's warm and sunny 51 degrees! That's warm in Iowa on a late November day! #bostineloschristmas2013 #pictapgo_app #treelove I am buying a wreath too Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013 Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013Tree Farm 2013

Hello to our short yet fat tree all decorated! Cut down and decorated today! Now time to work on the fake tree! #bostineloschristmas2013 Tree Farm 2013

Hello to writing letters to Santa. Gone are the days when kids (like me) had the toy section of the Sears Catalog to flip through to make a  wish list to Santa. My kids use the internet (Amazon.com) to help make their lists!
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Hello to ending the weekend at the movie theater seeing Frozen. (very good!) Just saw Frozen. We liked it!

Hello Monday! What are you saying Hello to this Monday?
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One Response to 12.2.13 | Hello Monday, Hello December

  1. Claire T says:

    Loved this post. I have always had hot Christmases (in New Zealand as a child and now in Singapore as an adult) and this post made me feel like I need a cold weather Christmas.

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