Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Festivities

Well it is certainly looking a lot like Christmas here in Utah. When we woke up this morning to go to the gym there wasn't any snow on the ground. When we got home from the gym, this is what our yard looked like:


Last Sunday we made gingerbread houses with Josh's family. I have only made one gingerbread house like this before and it was when I was like 5. It was fun to spend time with the family and be creative together. Josh made sure our house was indestructible.

Look at all these women! We are so thrilled to be having a nephew any day!!!! We need some testosterone around here!

The finished Project:

We also got our tree this week! I LOVE getting our Christmas tree every year.

My darling friend Tiffany came over to help me decorate it. I love Tiff. We have known each other since we were three. She is one of two people I know who is the same size I am.

This year I wanted to make my tree a little more exciting to look at than it has been the past couple of years. I decided to glitter some of my ornaments. To glitter your ornaments all you have to do is:
  • use a foam brush to apply Elmers glue to half of your ornament (you can also use a spray adhesive)
  • while glue is still wet sprinkle a fine powder glitter on the wet side (I love Martha Stweart glitter. You can get it at Michael's.)
  • let that side dry, it only takes a few minutes, and apply glue and glitter to the other side of your ornament.


Don't you just love the gentle glow of Christmas tree lights? I think they are so enchanting.

22 comments:

KellieSpiker said...

I love your tree! So pretty! I already have a childish look to our tree. haha snow white is our tree topper! haha

The Queen said...

Cute Lindsey! You guys are adorable.

Spiker said...

Beautiful tree! And I just can't believe you would glitter an ornament... you never glitter anything!!!

Spiker said...

Oh and I forgot to mention the darling new short hair! I love it! I wore my hair like that for years when you were little. And also, I think Josh has enough testosterone for the whole family!

kirk n stacy said...

Courtney,
Just wanted to say I love, love you! Remember the pictures of you and Tiff in your "Gap Tankinis" matching when you guys were like 12; Ehhh...tankinis so naughty. Hah! Now look at you two! And...Tiff just sent me over the pictures of you getting her all dolled up. She looks sooo good! Thanks Court! You and you family have been such a blessing to the Baker gang. Aren't we all so lucky to have each other. Thank you for being so happy and positive and giggly(Just like your mama!. You are, who you are, since you were a little one and you haven't changed; because of that you never let nobody or nothin get you down! Anyway just wanted you to know that my love!
Stacy

kirk n stacy said...

Courtney,
Just wanted to say I love, love you! Remember the pictures of you and Tiff in your "Gap Tankinis" matching when you guys were like 12; Ehhh...tankinis so naughty. Hah! Now look at you two! And...Tiff just sent me over the pictures of you getting her all dolled up. She looks sooo good! Thanks Court! You and you family have been such a blessing to the Baker gang. Aren't we all so lucky to have each other. Thank you for being so happy and positive and giggly(Just like your mama!. You are, who you are, since you were a little one and you haven't changed; because of that you never let nobody or nothin get you down! Anyway just wanted you to know that my love!
Stacy

Leslie said...

I love your cute hair! And your tree is beautifl! I love it! It's funny how the weather is so different from city to city... there's no snow in Orem. It flurried a bit today but other than that, it's just stinking cold!

Jessica and Jason said...

LOVE the hair! I want to see more pics of it. And I also LOVE your sparkly ornaments. You've inspired me!

Dean said...

Hey Courtney! Love your idea on glittering your ornaments and love the fact you would share how to get the Look. I have soooo enjoyed your pictures and comments on how you and your family are doing. You two have a very Merry Christmas and I hope that we might be able to see you over the holidays. Brittany is now in your parents ward, and I do make it out to see them and I'm taking cooking classes from your Mom. Nice to see you so happy, I miss you. ~ Billie

Dionne said...

Love your new blog wallpaper. Your tree is gorgeous but so are you! You guys look like you had so much fun in New York. I am jealous!

Paul and Suzy said...

Your tree is so pretty!

Chad and Carly Carlson said...

I am so glad you wrote because I ALWAYS look at your blog through MEgans! Chad said u were Caylenes friend! I am pretty sure we should be friends now that we both know that we look at each others blogs! By the way you are so creative! I am working on some stuff myself! We should chat!

Chad and Carly Carlson said...

I am so glad you wrote because I ALWAYS look at your blog through MEgans! Chad said u were Caylenes friend! I am pretty sure we should be friends now that we both know that we look at each others blogs! By the way you are so creative! I am working on some stuff myself! We should chat!

Rachel said...

Courtney, I think you are enchanting, you little crafty minx, you!

P.S. I still love my hair. And Kennedy's.

lori and clark remington said...

Courtney,
Your mom told me to look at the gingerbread house you made! My girls just made some with their grandma and had so much fun. You can go on our blog and look! Your house came out so adorable! I love it! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Lori

Brooke and Matt said...

so pretty court!! I love how crafty and creative you are!

Kettle Family said...

wow you get alot of comments, i must not be popular im lucky if i get a comment, maybe i should go and get me a stoker j/k. did you watch the show with my girls and tiffs girls. tyler

the organic kitchen said...

Ha ha judy called you Lindsay!

The Queen said...

So, just for the record, I really do know your name...

Did you ever hear about the time I "guest" taught YW and accidentally called Lindsey "Courtney"? She gave me some serious stink eye. I told someone about it (can't remember who now!) and they said, "well if someone had called you by your arch enemy's name you would have looked at them like that too!!" lol. It was funny.

Angie said...

Cute gingerbread house and cute tree!

ecuakim said...

Love the tree! So festive. What I wanna know is, did Bonnie make all the gingerbread beforehand? Or did you use kits or what? I ask because the houses look like the pattern that my mom used to make when we were kids.

esther said...

I love the tree.