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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas, Friends!

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We here at the Benner household hope your Christmas is full of Joy, Love, Presents and Fun!!

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Since we open all of our presents on Christmas Eve, and the kids have already opened Santa's gifts, I can blog!! Finally!! LOL. Here are some pictures and some reveals from the last couple of days!!!


Every year around Halloween, I buy white pumpkins. I Loooove white pumpkins just because they are outside of the norm. And, they're just cool. :) My grandma and I were talking one day about them, and she gave me this really great idea ...

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Pumpkins turned snowman!

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I also finished making these for my girls....

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That one is Angelina's. I finished them 2 days before Christmas! ha ha. I guess that is what happens when you have an extremely busy Christmas season, i.e. selling over 100 camera strap slip covers in less than 2 months. ;) They are not complete, but will be next year. Zoe's is the same, except she has a Z instead of an A, of course. ;)

And those sneak peaks... well, I can reveal that now!! Here it is ...............

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A quilt for my Mom!

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After making this quilt, I swore that I will not make another one. At least not a big one... a doll sized one, and that's it! LOL. I had a lot of problems with this one towards the end, but my mom LOVED it, and cried. ;) So, it was perfect. ha ha.


I did manage to find some spare time to finish wrapping all the gifts...

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And I took some pictures of the girls playing around yesterday...



Zoe LOVES wearing Angelina's shoes... and as you can imagine, they are all HUGE on her...

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My girl loves to pose. LOL.

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Mike made my FAVORITE soup of all time: Chicken Chowder. [a recipe from Cooking Light - we have made every year for 5 years now].

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He also bought me my favorite beer of all time... Lindemans - Framboise. YUMMMMM!!!

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I made Zoe an owl for Christmas -- She is REALLY into owls lately. So much so, that we are going to mix them in to her room decor.

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The owl turned out REALLY cute!


Here is a picture of my husband. :D He is so handsome. *Swoon*.

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And a picture of me, with my gift from Zoe: Nigella Express.... I LOVE her cooking. This doesn't make me want to promise that I will be cooking dinner every night, though. ;)

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I enjoyed sitting by the tree last night, drinking my Framboise and reading it.

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And, Angelina's gift to me: An iDog. LOVE it! I have liked these things for a long time!

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And, lastly for today... Santa's plate:

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Have a great day! Merry Christmas again!


xoxo,


Shealynn


P.S. I will be back tomorrow with pictures of the girls and their presents. :) They got a lot of stuff, and they seem to love it ALL. Goal achieved. ;)

4 comments:

mis said...

Hi Shey.
Merry Christmas to you and to your family.
I saw the photos on your Photobucket girls opening the present, very cute.
I left you a flickrmail very important, and wanted very much for your response by flickr.
Congratulations on Angelina and Zoe.
Love, Laura.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to the family!!

Ashley said...

Lovely photos. I got that cookbook too! So excited to try some new recipes! :)

bitsofsunshine.typepad.com said...

the quilt is beautiful!

the idog - so fun - i like it, too. :)

your husband is handsome.

your little girls are so pretty.

the owl is SUPER cute!

and carrots? oh! for the reindeer!