Tuesday, December 29, 2009

5 things...holiday wrap-up

1. I absolutely LOVED our Christmas card this year. I was inspired by Sara+h and her love of Polaroid film. I used a Polaroid film application through Picnik and created a card reminiscent of the movie The Christmas Story.


2. The boys and I read The True Gift: A Christmas Story at breakfast during December. In true Patricia MacLachlan fashion, she tells a beautiful country story about a little boy and a cow. When the boys were little, we read all the time at the breakfast table. One page-one bite. I think I'm still saying that to Matt.


yeah, I know this picture has nothing to do with the Symphony...but they didn't have any good pictures on their website and I didn't have any pictures of my kids playing their instruments.
3. We started a new tradition by attending the Holiday Pops concert performed by the Syracuse Symphony. We've taken the boys to the Symphony since they were little and they enjoy the whole experience. We try to pick the Pops series to attend, as the music is a bit more recognizable. On a side note: please remember your local orchestras and symphonies in your giving this year and next. They have been hit hard with the economic downfall. Nights out, listening to music are one of the first luxuries to go when scaling down the budget.


4. We were lucky to have perfect weather for our pond to freeze, just in time for Christmas! When the ice is ready, you have to act fast and call everyone you know. Pond ice doesn't last long, especially if it snows! We hosted a hockey skating party and we skated on Christmas Eve!


5. It was over all too fast...now it's time to hibernate!

11 comments:

MadMad said...

Sounds like a PERFECT Christmas. Right out of a storybook!

Jane said...

MadMad- Hee-I left out the meltdowns on Christmas day, getting the wrong presents sent to me, trying to keep my family from talking politics.etc..it's all in the way it's spun!

lucky knitter said...

Cute photo! Happy New year, Jane!

a friend to knit with said...

it does look perfect.... and that skating perfect is the topper! LOVE that you can do that!

yep... when things go wrong.... or not as expected... like that broken havoc heli (hali?) after only 2 short hours of use.... and then two long hours of tears. ugh!
:)

kim said...

Love the picture of your boys in those hats! So great. Um, is that cat for reals? The skaters on the pond is such a great tradition. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year to you all.

RW said...

I love the idea of ice skating on a pond.

Enjoy your hibernation.

magnusmog said...

Looks like you all had a fun time.

Happy New Year!

t does wool said...

lovely Jane...even the napping ;)
Happiest of New Years to you all! xx

larissa said...

well, you spun everything quite well! Your guys look great - the best cards feature just the kiddos! I love reading to the kiddos too - and i'll do it for as long as I can get them to gather. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Christina Scovel said...

I love the fat kitty and hockey shots. Fantastic!

Grey Cottage Studio said...

Jeez, I love your Christmas card. I have a thing about getting a just-so picture and yours is now my inspiration for next year. And by inspiration, I mean idea-I-plan-to-copy. Happy new year!