An Italian Vacation (Well, Sorta)

Phew!  How lucky are we to actually have TWO days of Valentine’s Day celebrations!?  Since the kiddos are having a sleep-over at Grampa and Granny Teen’s on Valentine’s Day, we decided to have our ‘family-valentine’s day’ early.  And what a day it was!  It turns out our family was chosen for a ‘Secret Mission’…and...

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Which Kind Of Valentine Are You?

While you can debate all you want about whether or not Valentine’s Day is a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ or not…there can be NO debate that it gets as much attention as any of the ‘biggies’ (Christmas, Easter, etc) each time it rolls around.  And each year when it rolls around, the debate brings to light the stark differences between two types...

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Farewell 2008

It’s hard to believe that 2008 has come to an end.  It has been yet another amazingly busy, amazingly enjoyable year. In fact, looking back at the past 12 months I cannot believe how much we crammed in. And we have kept busy right up to the end, sharing the past 2 weeks with my family. Tomorrow my brother heads back to NY, and Friday my Mom and Rusty head off...

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A Wonderful Day

Well…we made it!  Another Christmas day has come and gone, and boy are we exhausted.  Yesterday was just a wonderful day all around, and we were lucky to be able to share it with so much of our family.  Of course the kids had an absolute blast the entire day, and were nice enough to sleep in this morning!! So while we dig out of yesterday’s mess, we are...

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Christmas Eve!

Trust me…it’s ONLY due to the fact that the kiddos had to wait in line for an hour and a half to see Santa that they don’t look too excited. They were literally jumping up and down at the opportunity to see the big guy! And honestly, are these pictures ever great!?!? So as we jump in with both feet to one of the busiest days of the year, we wish...

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Grandma Cowboy’s Christmas

This past Saturday, Jen and I packed up the kiddos and headed down to Colorado Springs to celebrate an early Christmas with Jen’s mom (‘Grandma Cowboy’).   It was a wonderful visit…and I’m not sure who was more excited, the kiddos or Grandma!!  She had the house looking beautiful, with lights outside and the tree twinkling brightly in the...

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Christmas Goodies

Without a doubt, one of Jen’s favorite parts of the Christmas season is the baking of our traditional Christmas goodies…(and coincidentally, eating the goodies is one of mine!)  This year is no different and even though we’ve been extremely busy, we’ve still managed to knock out quite a few delicious treats. Tonight we spent some time putting...

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Christmas Cookies

One of the most special traditions we have each year is making my Grandma’s Christmas cookies.  They are without-a-doubt, the BEST cookies I have ever tasted, and it is such a special treat to be able to carry on the tradition with our kiddos.  I have such vivid memories of sitting in my Grandma & Grandpa’s kitchen when I was younger…decorating,...

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Our Christmas House

So…it is no surprise to anyone who knows us that we LOVE to decorate for the holidays!  And sure, we bust out some decorations for all the major holidays, but it is Christmas time that really sets the bar in our household.  All you need to do is look at the 8+ tubs of decorations to see that we REALLY take this time of year seriously. We started decorating the...

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Decorating the Tree

So as I stated in Saturday’s post, we spent most of our day getting our tree up and decorated.  And even though it takes a looooooooong time, we absolutely love having it in our family room.  Below are a couple pictures of Cameron and Ellie as they waited for the chance to be able to put on their ornaments.  CJ was actually napping, while Cameron just did his...

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“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”

Without a doubt, A Christmas Story is my favorite holiday movie.  I have watched it a half-dozen times a year for the past 20+ years, yet I laugh at it each time like it’s the first time I’ve seen it.  And since it’s celebrating it’s 25 Year Anniversary this year, I thought I would give it a little post on our site. Hopefully there is no one...

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Finally………….SNOW!!

[audio http://www.oldweiler.com/blog/vids/letitsnow.mp3] So after waiting for weeks and weeks, we were finally treated to a little bit of the white stuff on Friday night – and we awoke to 4-6 inches of fresh snow on Saturday morning!  This is the latest ‘first snow’ in Colorado history, and it’s really been hard to get in the Christmas spirit with...

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