Sunday, December 23, 2012

Picture Perfect

If I had to pick out a picture to use for our Christmas card this would be it.
Even with part of Papa's behind in the picture.
This is us, the real us.
It was a goofy moment and we were all huddled together.
I love it.

  But since Christmas Eve is tomorrow and I was not able to pull off ordering cards, addressing them, and buying stamps you will be receiving nothing in the mail from us.
Just know this, we love you all and us Rivera's would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

I love this picture.
My mother in law made me laugh and my husband just looks calm and happy.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Having fun with my kids and creating traditions.

Jingle Bells from the one and only big brother of our family.
He taught himself how to play this song.

        Baking cookies with my Mom and sisters was something I always looked forward to at Christmas.
Today the kids and I started the tradition in our home.  
We laughed, got sticky, and danced to Christmas music in the kitchen.
They turned out yummy, how could they not.  Butter makes everything better;)

Feeling festive with my Christmas socks and thrift store Christmas apron.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas festivites

Today Violet and I were invited to visit Ryden's class to join in on the Christmas festivities   We sang songs, decorated cookies, and the children were surprised by two special guests who passed out books. Us Rivera's are always blessed when we are given (new to us) books to add to our collection.  Although the books and activities were very exciting, my favorite part of the day was receiving my first handmade ornament with a PICTURE of my first born.  It is by far the best ornament on the tree and naturally hangs front and center.



I hope you all are enjoying the season as much as we are.
Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My other half and I.

Merry Christmas 
I attempted to take my own family portraits. 
 That was a big fat FAIL.
Ryden wasn't in the mood and well the list goes on and on.
That's okay though I decided I need a ton more paper chains in the back ground and a different location if the hubby and I can ever coordinate our schedules before the sun goes down.
I at least got this charming photo of my other half and I.
Its a sweet moment stored up.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Taking time to enjoy these moments

It feels like winter today.  As I washed the dishes from breakfast this morning, I admired the fog slowing rolling over hills to hide the view from my kitchen window.  Later the kids and I went outside to play and the tip of my nose became cold as the breeze gently blew. 
 I took a deep breath in and enjoyed the moment.

 Violet picked out some gently used shoes at the thrift store the other day, we picked them up for 50cents.  She has been begging to wear them but since it has been raining today was the first day she got to cruz around in her new kicks:)
My little fashion girl!

 It wasn't shoes that made this boy happy, it was the fact that he got to ride his scooter.


 We ended the afternoon with some Christmas crafting.
Most of my Christmas decor is simple this year.

Happy December

Monday, December 3, 2012

Oh Christmas tree.

It's that time of year again, Christmas Time! 
A few happy moments from our Christmas tree hunt.