Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Recap

We had a really nice Christmas this year. The week before Christmas was a little hectic but this week I've slowed down and tried to let the kids enjoy their time off.

I wasn't going to pull out all my decorations this year but I did it anyway. I realized two days before Christmas that I forgot to hang my wreath but other than that I think I dragged everything else out (and it's a lot!).

I love all the old decorations I have, most of them I got from a family member so I always have a nice memory about that specific item.

My silver tree was purchased from Ebay. It came in it's original box and was made about 5 minutes from my house!

I didn't send out cards this year and every time I got one in the mail it made me feel very guilty! Oh, well.... there's always next year!

We had a wonderful dinner at my parent's house. The kids were on their best behavior... well all except my little angel who managed to blurt out the F*dash*dash*dash word while rhyming "truck". Aaaahhh, Christmas memories!

My parents gave Marty a new tent so he can sleep outside even longer this year!

Everyone acts like a kid at Christmas!

Santa was very good to us this year.

We got a white Christmas one day late (better late than never!)

This was one for the records, in some places we got 16".

By the time it was over my kids could barely walk in it!

Today is the last day of 2010 and although I'm sad another year has passed I'm also excited to see what 2011 will bring.

My you find peace and prosperity!

Happy New Year,
The Eykamp Haus

Monday, December 13, 2010


In January it snowed on the last birthday she would ever have and today it snowed on the first day that she wasn't with us anymore.

Thanks Grandmom

Mildred Bowen 1909-2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The gift of the Magi

"And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house." O Henry

Christmas chaos is upon us and not only have we been running here and there but unfortunately the girls of the family have been sick. I haven't been able to finish my decorating, we've only put up the big tree and it took me 4 days to do it! Hopefully this weekend I will be able to get more done.

The Gift of the Magi is one of my all time favorite stories. It reminds me that there is more to giving than how much you spent or how much you get. I would gladly sell my hair for a gift for Matt and I know he would sell his watch for me...


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