A sticky situation…

fullsizerenderAt Christmastime, we have a holiday ritual.  We head to my mom and stepdad’s house for Christmas Eve dinner.  The next morning we wake up and head back to their house for stockings, presents and “Teacher Appreciation Eggs.” We head back to our house for more stockings, presents and Alex’s mom’s tamales.  Finally, Continue reading

The Joy of Holiday Lights

img_4580About a week before our neighborhood holiday party a few years ago, I got a frantic text from our neighborhood social director Ashley. She had just been told it was her job to decorate our neighborhood Christmas tree (yes, we have such a thing), but nothing had been done yet! The horror! She needed decorators and decorations, STAT. So, Continue reading

Light it up

December is one of my favorite times of the year in our neighborhood. The holiday lights perfectly highlight the unique features of each of our homes. While not the most fantastic, over the top, display you will see, it is simply beautiful.  The volunteer neighborhood association holds a lighting competition and winners are announced mid-December and a lighted sign is placed on their front yard. We have awards for the Most Whimsical, Most Continue reading