Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Wow! I have been such a blog slacker lately! I appologize to the 2-5 of you that read my blog! I am going to do a post (hopefully tomorrow) with some of our wonderful pictures from our Christmas celebrations! But, today is not that day! So, I will say that we had a fabulous Christmas! Here is the kids' Santa photo that just makes me smile!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Well, just gearing up for a busy weekend! Nick's parents, younger sister, and older sister and her family are coming Friday to Saturday. Then we have my mom's side of the family's Christmas party on Sunday. Should be a very busy weekend! Today I am catching up on laundry and trying to get motivated to get lots accomplished! But, I would rather just look at these cute people!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Nester's Tour of Homes

The Nester is doing her Christmas tour of homes and I didn't want to be left out. Even though mine isn't that impressive I thought I would show a few of my favorite decorations this year!

This is the table in my entry way. I put a berry garland around the mirror and then some glass vases with red and gold ornaments in them

Our mantle with our stockings (not a great picture). But I just love stockings on the mantle. When we built our house I told Nick that if we didn't have a fireplace with a mantle we would not be able to celebrate Christmas

I wanted to add a little Christmas to our kitchen table so I put some red and gold ornaments in a cake plate!

A little up close of our stockings. My mom got them for each of us from Lands End. I can't wait to have one more on our mantle next year!

My Willow Tree nativity set. The star is there year round but I think it looks neat with the nativity in front of it! I love this set so much.

Our little tree. It is not the best tree, we got it the first year we were married but it works. And I love all of our ornaments on it!

My mom made me this glass block with lights in it. I love it! I think I need more of them next year!

And a few of my favorite new ornaments. Handmade by sweet Brother Bear at Mom's Day Out. I know in a few years our tree will be covered with ornaments made by our kids... I can't wait

Well, that is about it! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

If this doesn't brighten your mood on this freezing day I don't know what will! :-)

So busy!

The business is really starting to pick up here at the Ramsey's. Honestly, it is not my favorite. A few years ago I would have loved having every weekend packed to the brim. But, since having the Little R's I hate it! Our weekend time as a family is so precious to us! On weeknights Nick gets home from work , we eat dinner, he gets about half an hour to play with the kiddos and then the bedtime routine starts. By the time the Little R's are tucked in we are usually so tired we just lounge on the couch watching TV until bedtime. Not exactly quality time!

So, I love our weekends that are lots of togetherness. I also love to use weekend time for one on one time with the hubs! The next few weekends are filled with get togethers, visits, and traveling. I LOVE all of these things but in big doses I get VERY stressed out! Honestly, I wish I was better at saying "no". It is something I am trying to learn from my husband. He is excellent at saying "no" to doing anything that he does not believe is the best for our family. I unfortunatly, am a people pleaser!

Maybe that should be my New Year's Resolution... no more being a people pleaser! And instead work on being a God pleaser! What a concept :-)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BooMama's computer giveaway

If you are looking for a new computer... why not try winning one? BooMama is giving away one HP Touchsmart 600 on her blog. It looks awesome. At least enter and if you don't want one you can give it to me if you win! ;-) http://boomama.net/hp-touchsmart-600-giveaway/

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Show Us Your Life- Christmas Trees

I love that Kelly's Korner is all about the Christmas Season right now! This week it is all about Christmas trees. Mine in not very impressive at all and I only have one so far! It was a cheapie we bought when we were first married and there is a ton of space between branches so I feel like I don't have enough room to hang things! But, either way, I thought I would show it off and take the opportunity to show off some of my favorite ornaments!

Here is our tree this year. It looks pretty good all lit up. But, like I said... I need a new tree!

This is the ornament I got this year! My mom has a fabulous tradition of buying us all Hallmark ornaments for Thanksgiving every year. I love that I still get them!

Here is a nativity I got last year. I LOVE nativities! I love for everything I look at around Christmas to remind me of Jesus and of course nativities do that just perfectly!

Now... this is the ornament I am MOST excited about! Max brought it home from Mom's Day Out on Monday and I won't lie to you... I cried when I opened it! Wait for it...

Is that not the CUTEST thing you have ever seen in your life?? I just love my little man in the reindeer ears! And it was a total suprise so I am just thrilled!

This is my other favorite ornament. We have had it on our tree ever since we were married. It is Nick when he was in kindergarten. I just think it is the cutest thing ever!

Well... that is my tree! Hopefully I will have something better to show next year. I was VERY inspired by Kelly's pink tree. So, I hope to have some other fun trees next year too! But, I LOVE all my special ornaments and am glad I got to share a few favorites!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Get ready...

Another little Ramsey baby will be here this summer! We are so excited! 3 little R's to love. What could be better than that?