Sunday, December 20, 2009

Heartfelt and Handmade Holidays - Wish list

It has been fun sharing our Heartfelt and Handmade Holidays ideas with you. For kicks and giggles, I thought it would be fun to end this by sharing our wish lists this year.

We took our family Christmas card pictures and sent them off to the printers (Sam's Club baby!). The very next day, my 7 year old finally lost his second top tooth. Yes, the one that has been loose since summer. We had been saying for months that he was sure to loose it in time to say "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." Murphy's Law that he would loose it the day AFTER we took and finalized our pictures.

I have a long wish list on Amazon. Most of the things on my list are baking and cooking books. I have a lot of books on my list that are for Vegan and gluten free since my food allergies are mostly wheat and dairy. The other big collection on my wish list are about raising amazing children. I am always thinking about my parenting issues.

It's a's a's a pillow pet! My kids are crazy over Pillow Pets. They have been asking for them for months now thanks to the commercials;) Legos are always a popular item on their lists. I love that they will spend hours building and creating with them. (And they are Danish!) Nerf guns. Our older sister's boys have every kind of Nerf gun and my boys are really interested in them now. (Thanks Melissa!)

What I am the most excited about is a simple Christmas. The last few years we have scaled back.We pretty much stick to the three gift thing for each of our kids. This year in particular, we really scaled back. I only put up the trees (OK we have two trees up this year), and have a couple of other decorations around the house as well as lights on the house. No trinkets or great table scapes. This is the first year in a long time that I'm not hosting either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Seems strange not to be in charge of one of those celebrations. But it is also nice. I am looking forward to spending the time with my little family of four. I am excited about the time leading up to the new year too. I spend this time planning for the next year!

Katrina here:

I have to say that I already got the biggest thing on my list. Last September I took my dog into the vet only to learn she has a serious heart condition. She was literally on her death bed. We have had her for 13 years, almost 14 and I was not ready for her to go. The only thing they could do was put her on heart medications and hope they worked. The outlook was not good and they couldn't even tell me how long she would last. It all depended on how well she responded to the medications. It has been 3 wonderful months with my baby girl. She has responded well and at times has even been able to go out on walks and been a little frisky. All I had wanted back in September was more time with her. What ever I could get. We will have one more Christmas with our girl. I am thankful every day for the gift of time. She has also been spoiled rotten (even more than before) ever since. ;)

I still have other wants on my list like a new cell phone. I would dearly love to get a Mac book pro. Other things I have on my list are things that will encourage me to work out more. We have a Wii and I have been wondering about the "work out" games. The Fit was great for a while but I wouldn't say I was getting a great work out. Oh Yeah....a gift card to a craft store! Nothing like guilt free craft shopping. ;)

As for my family, Legos are on all 3 of my boy's wish list. Even the biggest one , my husband, has pointed out some Lego sets he would like. This year it has been hard to get my boys to tell us what they would like for Christmas. They only had two things on their lists. One wanted the command base from Lego Power Miners and a remote control helicopter. The other wanted the Mine Cart set from Lego Indiana Jones. Though he didn't say it out right, he also would like a remote control helicopter. He wants what his older brother wants. LOL Their answer has never changed. My husband wants a Nerf gun that will shoot a lot of bullets quickly.

Our holiday plans have been altered due to our dog's health. We were suppose to spend two weeks in California. We were going to drive through San Diego and go to Lego Land on the way up to San Jose to spend Christmas with my family. On the way back we were going to stop and go to Sea World or the zoo. This is the first year that we won't be with either family for Christmas. We will be spending it at home and with close friends. Oh and my husband has the next two weeks off with us. YAY! We will have a Staycation! However, you spend your holidays, I hope it is wonderful and full of great memories. I got my miracle and I hope you get yours.


Rebecca here, adding my list a bit late ;)
I feel like Katrina, that I have already gotten what I wanted. I know that it sounds so corny, but if you knew me and my life you would know how much I mean it. I am just thankful for all the time with my children! I have done whatever I had to to be able to stay home with them and I am thankful for every minute I have achieved this goal! Even having this blog has been a fun gift to myself. Who doesn't need a reason to craft more, or at least find some time!? And even better was the extra time it gave me with my sisters (which includes Katrina, because if you saw our whole family you would know she has been one of us from the beginning!). I also have awesome friends that I have been so fortunate to experience some really spectacular time with. This friend gave myself and my children our Christmas gifts early, and we are enjoying it every night!!
For my children there are, of course, many requests. Legos are a big thing in our home (especially since they are something that I LOVE as well!). As are My Twinn doll accessories (they got the dolls last year for Christmas). Webkinz, Build-A-Bears, and Bobbleheads are a non-stop want in this house. They have quite the collection and play with them together every day! So sweet!
I can't wait to spend the next 2 weeks with my children, while they have a break from school! I guess I could add that to my list of things that I want! I hope that everyone else has a great Holiday and enjoys themselves fully!

The Roots And Wings Co girls are taking a week off from the blog to enjoy our families. We hope you have a lovely Christmas too!


Jeanette said...

Have a wonderful week off. I enjoy your ideas so very much. Merry Christmas.

Beansieleigh said...

Best wishes, and a very Merry Christmas to all of you and your families! ~tina

Paige said...

Merry Christmas to both of your families! Enjoy your time with them, and make some new Christmas memories! See you in a week!

Tins and Treasures said...

May all your wishes come true!

Best Wishes for a warm and wonderful Christmas ~Natalie

greetingarts said...

Merry Christmas, have a wonderful time with your family! Thank you for all you share with us.

LollyChops said...

Merry Christmas you guys. I loved reading about your wish lists. I am so happy that your precious doggie is still with you Katrina! That's truly a special gift!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to expanding our friendship even more this next year.

Enjoy the time with your families.

Holiday HUGS ladies!