Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Craziness

Two Aunties and a Cub

I realize I've been absent from the scene the last few days. All the Holiday

madness got to me! The shopping, the decorating, the food, the shopping,
more decorating, more shopping! I think I've got a pretty good handle on it
now though. In the midst of it all we managed to attend the annual tree
lighting ceremony. The Man Cub got to see the lights with his two Aunties
and Cousin Pony Girl. By the way, that's me on the right holding the
Cub in case you were wondering!

I have to make note of the fact that when you take a two year old to a

park, the appeal is not waiting patiently for the lights to come on, but
running around like a little madman chasing every kid in sight. Even though
it's dark outside. Holding still while Auntie and Cousin Pony Girl get a
decent shot with the camera...forget about it. You take your chances and
hope you get lucky.

I finally did. Out of all the shots I got this ONE decent picture of a Man Cub.
The rest were junkers.

My Cousin Pony Girl taking a picture of me.
What FUN we had shopping last weekend

ME. The blog neglector. Having fun while my poor ladies
are ignored. SHAME on me!

My big Sister and I, multi-tasking. Trying to get our picture taken while
keeping one eye on the Cub.

Finally the lights come on! The Man Cub was amazed for all of 5 seconds and
then he was ready to hit the ground running again. However we soon left. It
was getting cold and the adults were tired from a long day of shopping. I
enjoyed it though. I've never been to the lighting before and they had some
great singers singing Christmas music and the weather was perfect.

I'm back on track now, so I'm off to make the rounds to visit everyone
and see what YOU have all been up to. I missed you all!

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Vicki said...

Hi, Sares,
The lighting of the Christmas tree sounds like the perfect way to get the holiday season started. Your little man cub is a darling even when he won't hold still for a picture! Have a blessed and happy week, sweet friend! Vicki

Abatevintage said...

Oh that sounds like a blast. I loved the pictures they are great. What a cute little boy.

.•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.


Cora said...

Great family moments.....even though they seem to get the best of us!

Lisa said...

Very sweet! I love your new look for your blog! And I have to know where you got the sleeping puppy picture! hehe I'm glad you all had fun. I have to get pics made with me in them. My sister and I are going to have a day where we take pictures. Oh joy the annual kids crying for the Christmas pics! hehe They all grumped about last year. But with cupcake over a year old now I don't think she will be "sitting" any time soon! I had a great time this past weekend. I did very little shopping but got good stuff. I do have to stop shopping for me now! My nephews want really expensive stuff now. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Lisa

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

It looks like you had SO much fun!!! He is such a cutie!!!


Jenny said...

You are so cute!!! Thank you for sharing these pictures!!

LemonyRenee' said...

Hey, Sares! It's ME, Renee'! I've been sending you emails with my shipping info (I was the #3 winner of the giveaway), but it seems you're not getting them. Spam folder, maybe?? PLEASE don't think I'm not interested! I don't know how else to get the info to you. Please check your junk folder and let me know if they're in there -- there would have to be like 3 emails by now. Thanks!

Btw, love the pictures from today. Such a fresh, young face you have! And love the new banner -- so pretty!!

Okay, let me know. Thanks!

Desert Rose said...

Sounds like a fun family time!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sares: I am so glad you had a fun time. The little guy is so cute. He just looks kissable. Spending time with the family is what Thanksgiving is all about. Blessing dear friend. Martha

Bearly Sane said...

Love the new header and all the photos...sounds like a great time was had by all. You have the most beautiful hair and smile!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

C. JoyBell C. said...

The cub is adorable! And girl! You have flawless skin!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Sares, it sounds like you had your hands full! Full of shopping bags and full of that cute little nephew of yours! What fun!

Your banner is absolutely gorgeous! I really love how you put it all together . . . it's wonderful!

Thanks for sharing!


Dusty Devoe said...

Love the new header Sares! All the pictures are great. Of course the man cub is just the cutest thing.

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a gorgeous little boy. As a grandma to six little boys I am a good judge of cuteness and this little guy is adorable☺

GwendolynKay said...

What a handsome little man! You and your sister are gorgeous! Glad you had a good time. Have a blessed day!

MaidenShade Too said...

You have been having holiday fun and I'm sure no one begrudges you that Sares. Those are such adorable pictures, I especially liked seeing YOUR loveleigh face. Your sis is a cutie petutie too! Of course the man cub needs to be pinched and bitten on those cheeks... yummy thing!

TY for visiting me - I've been wayyyy long missing in action, but one can only do so much. I move in less than 2 weeks. YIPPEEEEE! Can't wait to get this thing done. What a process.

I have a great video on my blog today, it made me cry. But in a proud and grateful way, hard to explain... Anyhow, continue having a great holiday season with your family, I think that is what you SHOULD be doing! xJ

http://MaidenShade.net (not blogger)

julia said...

That's the cutest little cub I ever saw!

Mollye said...

I am so jealous (smiling) of the fun you and your sissie had. What a memory for you. I always wished for a sister so truly envy in the most pure and special way those who do. And the little cubbie. What a precious boy. Hugs, Mollye

Debra@CommonGround said...

Sares, you are just one darling girl, glad I get a chance to put "you" with such a cute photo! Now I feel like I know you better. Your little nephew sounds like a real "goer", love that family time!! Your new blog banner is just gorgeous!!
Take care and have a wonderful week.

Horse Dreams said...

You look lovely, of course, sissy. What is with my big forehead and the hat?!!

Unknown said...

There you are Sares. You are pretty as a cupcake...yes, that is a fine compliment! I love that little man cub...almost makes me want one but I'm not rushing the granny thing...that's for sure. Keeping you tucked in my prayers, especially now that I can see who I'm saying prayers for! You'll see pics on my blog if you scroll down to the nickname section.

Pony Girl said...

Love the pic of you and your sis....the one of you turned out cute too, what a fun smile you have there. How come you guys look so lovely w/out make-up, lol! That is why I have to hide behind the camera, hee! Had fun too...never enough time, I was wiped out too! Too much fresh air and stuff to see....who knew shopping was so exhausting?? See you soon!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh Sares...I'm soooo glad you enjoyed your break from blogland and you were able to go shopping and stuff!!! Now you'll have even more to blog about so get to postin' girl!!!! ;)
The Man Cub is just so cute, I don't know how ya'll keep up with him. He should have his own blog!
Loved the photos but I have to confess that I am so jealous...I love love LOVE your hair...it's gorgeous!!!! :)
everything vintage

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Hi blog neglector (ha ha ha) - NOT! We have all been there, honey, you know that! I couldn't wait to stop by here (I know, it's been too long) because I knew there'd be something cute to see as there always is. Have a great day ~ ♥

Micki said...

I would have loved to see the Christmas lights. You and your sister are so pretty!