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Mom's Here! & Other Things

As it is every year, December has been a busy, busy month.  Starting with multiple holiday parties the first weekend of the month and continuing through the new year, it's nothing short of a miracle that we manage to make it through the month (relatively) unscathed.  As clients want things in their homes finished up before company arrives for the holidays, blogging has taken a back seat.  Hopefully that will change in the new year, but I'm not promising anything :)  So, I just decided to do a brain dump post & hope for the best.

I've frequently mentioned how much I love my mom & how much she rocks, right?  Well anyway, I do & she does and we had a blast when she was here a couple of weeks ago.  It was an impromptu trip, but we managed to fill every last minute with things to do. 

Things like shopping downtown, Kriskindlemarkt, dinner at the Walnut Room, cleaning, decorating, cleaning & decorating outside (9 garbage bags later...thanks mom!), cooking & baking.  It was so much fun!


Next up?  Derby, bien sur!  She has been such a good girl this year, so there are a few things in her stocking.  We used this picture for our Christmas cards (which STILL HAVEN'T ARRIVED) & then I realized that I forgot to "sign" Derby's name on the card.  I feel really bad, so I may go out and buy a paw shaped stamp and stamp beside our names :/  Sorry Derb!

This is what she does when we leave - it cracks me up!  We were able to catch it on the camera before she sat down.  I wish the quality was better because I love this picture.

We've had lots of holiday parties & this one with our friends is always a favorite.  We do the secret santa thing where you can steal gifts if you don't like yours.  The only rule is that the item you bring must be in your house at the time that you receive the invitation.  There are always funny gifts as well as great gifts.  The camo Snuggie is an annual tradition & this year, I ended up with it (after giving up my precious candle!).  It was funny, but I'm gifting it to my nephew for Christmas :)

Oh yeah, we also managed to go to Paris as well!  We had a blast & I will share more details of the trip in a later post.  Can't wait to go back!

How has YOUR December been so far?  I can't wait for Christmas! 

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Reader Comments (6)

It was fun, and we got a lot done! love you too!

December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMom

Looks like you've been having a great holiday season! I can't believe it's gone by so fast!

December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Wow, you and your mom certainly have bonded together. I'm sure she misses you a lot!

December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrochure Printing

You can always count on Derby to be your handy project manager. And, your mom is a great assistant. I love the decorations and hope I'm on the the mailing list for a Christmas card. Happy Holiday's! By they way, we bought a new house so I will look forward to using your services for my interior design needs.

December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

What a fun post! Derby is such a beautiful dog :)

December 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterserena

Very nice blog. Thank you very much for sharing.

Paris Travel

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaren Jackson

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