Tag: Christmas
Winter Wonderland

Randomments: Friday Winter Wonderland Version

Randomments. “I need a little Christmas, right this very minute!”  1. Despite much snow at Weber Wonderland, we still haven’t decorated. This is always the problem, I want to before Thanksgiving when spirits are high. Instead I’m now surrounded by high piles of decoration boxes which…

oh Christmas tree

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree! When it comes to Christmas Trees every family has their own special tradition. I fondly recall watching my parents drag the giant, tattered, taped up cornered cardboard box from the attic each year, into the living room and meticulously separating each limb of…

2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Shop Local This Season at Artisan Vendor Markets 2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets While hustling and bustling your way through the month of December many people forget to take a moment to connect, enjoy and discover stumbling upon…

Weber Animal Christmas

Weber Animal Christmas. The stockings were hung on the stairway with care, because if on the fireplace they wouldn’t still be there… Jordan and Harley went through their new stuffed ducks in about 27 minutes. Sigh. The GIANT FEMUR BONES will last much longer. Although Harley…

Christmas Cookies 2016

Christmas Cookies 2016 Red Velvet Cookies, Red & Green Jello Cookies, Molasses Cookies, Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti, Gingerbread Biscotti, Peppermint Brownies, Holiday Toll House Bars, Peanut Butter Blossoms and holiday Rice Krispie Treats. Not pictured, Great Gma Kennedy Sugar Cookie Cutouts…about, eh give or take 40 dozen,…

Christmas with the Kiddos

Christmas with the Kiddos

Christmas with the Kiddos. A yearly tradition. Stockings for St. Luke’s & Candy Land Games for Kindergartners Kindergarten party with the kiddos. Thank you to everyone who donates to this project and makes these smiles happen.

Calico Club Christmas Party

Tonight I hosted the 2016 Springville Calico Club Christmas Party at Weber Wonderland. (Yes, even with only about 75% of our decorations up for the season! No one seemed to notice but me.) I’m really lucky to have found my Springville Mom/ADPi Sorority Sister Nancy Phillips…

We Three Christmas Trees

We Three Christmas Trees…of Weber Wonderland. Gold and Silver in the Foyer. Multi-Colored Traditional in the Living Room. (As traditional you can be with a purple zombie tree topper…) And a close up of the gnome mantle. Multi-Colored PENGUIN in the Dining Room. Christmas 2015! Save

Christmas Candle

A friend gave us a Christmas Candle to light this season…HWMMS lit it when we woke up and hours later… …while playing board games, it extinguished. And I actually yelled out loud “NO I DONT WANT CHRISTMAS TO BE OVER YET!” The time was around 10:30…

Giant Puppy's First Christmas

Giant Puppy’s First Christmas

Giant Puppy’s First Christmas “Yes, I have to go potty outside again. No, I don’t have any new toys with me to bury in the mud, see!” “OHMYGODMAMAISMAKINGMEHOMEMADELIVERTREATSINTHEOVENANDTHEYSMELLSOGOODARETHEYREADYYET?” “I’m completely listening to you telling me about the story of a dreidel and not even thinking about…

A Very Loki Christmas

A Very Loki Christmas I check out these adorable inspirational bracelets all the time. I didn’t actually think HWMMS knew this though…so opening this box and finding a cute bracelet with the quote “I AM BURDENED WITH GLORIOUS PURPOSE” pretty much had me rolling over in…

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Weber Christmas Tree 2014

A Giant Foyer needs a Giant Christmas Tree! And we thought we had a big tree last year, eegads! Giant Puppy had a bit of fun watching Papa bring the tree indoors. The entire way she decided to try to help Papa carry the chainsaw. So…

2014 Christmas Cookies

2014 Christmas Cookies. I’m ALMOST done. This year I’m making cookies for the City Mission and the Kiddos at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, And a few other people too. I still have a few more sweets I want to make if I have the time,…

Santa's Helpers

Santa’s Helpers!

This weekend I had a few people over to help in the kitchen with the cookies. Now maybe this sounds crazy, but for me…it is VERY difficult to relinquish control and SHARE the kitchen when I am baking or cooking. The only exception to this rule…

Giant Puppy Redecorates

Giant Puppy Redecorates This is where we put the lights. Adorable large bulb lights along the side of the stairs of the porch. Cute right? s Well. Ummm. Jordan thought differently. “Mama. I like them better my way.” Apparently Giant Puppy wanted to redecorate Weber Wonderland…

Christmas Mantle

2014 Christmas Mantle

Ah, the Christmas Mantle. My favorite decorating spot in all of Weber Wonderland. We won all these adorable gnomes at a basket raffle for Unique Productions a few months ago. I’ve been itchin’ to get these little sweeties displayed! (They are from Dave’s Christmas Wonderland) Save

Run not Nun

I found this sweet little ornament cutout in a box of Christmas goodness…from HWMMS as a kindergartener. I think it is RUN the trains not NUN the trains. I swear, I’ve been all about the waterworks this week and finding this gem just made me lose…

Weber Christmas Tree 2013

Weber Christmas Tree 2013

Weber Christmas Tree 2013. Yep…we went in our backyard (woods) to cut down a GIANT tree for the foyer! And by we, I mean HWMMS of course…I took photos. We had a bit of snow on the ground as you can see… At this point HWMMS…

Vintage Christmas Decorations

Vintage Christmas Decorations. Now that we live in a much larger house we have started to unpack the many boxes HWMMS inherited from his family filled with Christmas Decorations! This, is a mixed blessing. I mean what on earth are we supposed to do with this…

Christmas In The Country

Christmas In The Country. Christmas! Country! Crafts! Crazy? Yes. Now that I have moved to the South Southtowns of Western New York I’m trying to embrace a bit more of the suburban life that is the buffer between our wooded countryside home and the city. This…

Castle by Candlelight

Castle by Candlelight

Old Fort Niagara: Castle by Candlelight My favourite event at Old Fort Niagara! The French Castle dressed up in Holiday Finest. Merriment everywhere! (View photos of the event from last year taken by our friend Wayne!) Save Save Save

Weber Christmas Tree 2012

Weber Christmas Tree 2012 “Our Christmas Tree looks like a giant penguin sat on top of it and pooped out lots of baby penguins all over it.” -HWMMS This is why we need TWO Christmas Trees! One for only penguins. Also, I will never wait until…

My Thoughts About Elf on a Shelf

Elf on a Shelf. Bah humbug. Where did this silly Elf come from and why is every mom on Facebook and Pinterest going out of her way to make the jolly mischievous little guy do ridiculous stunts everyday? I’m not a fan, can you tell? No…

Christmas Music

Last night, Huffington Post Senior Editor Craig Kanalley posted this on Twitter: I need more friends that embrace early Christmas music instead of loathe. Tis only heard for just a short time of the year. I say wrap the sentiment up in Thanksgiving love! (Or just…