Sunday, December 23, 2012

Photos of Christmas Past

A great perk of the Christmas season? Visiting my mom's house and seeing these gems still adorning her Christmas tree. Nothing like a full denim jump suit and a disgruntled Santa, and then a trio of matching chaps in turtle necks and plaid!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Broken Hearts

Hearts were broken across the world on Friday, 12/14/12, when a young gunman entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT killing 20 students and six adults. I can only imagine the fear and terror that these children and teachers must have felt during this horrible ordeal. It is heart-wrenching for the American public, and absolutely life-changing for the families and friends involved.

It's hard to write about the events of that day without getting emotional, but I found an article on that brought a smile back to my weeping heart:

Gene Rosen, who lived near the school, found six children who escaped from a classroom of massacre at the end of his driveway on the morning of the tragedy. You can read more about the nurturing and caring actions he took by clicking HERE. People like Mr. Rosen truly restore my faith in humanity.

I came across this beautiful quote on facebook this week that seemed appropriate for all of those affected by this awful crime:

Friday, December 7, 2012

More Christmas Love

I just had to share this today. Jimmy Fallon + Christmas + Mariah Carey = Perfection! 

This song has been on my iPod for as long as I've had an iPod and I NEVER skip it. Even when it's the middle of summer, I let it play. It's possibly one of the best Christmas songs out there. And then to throw in Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and some cute little kids? I love it.

PS- keep an eye on the little fella on the left in the sock monkey hat. Too funny!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Preview from the Hill Family!

Merry {early} Christmas from the Hill Family - Mindy, Bubba and Harper!

A special thanks to my mom who was kind enough to snap a few {or 50} photos of us tonight, and to my sister who was patient enough to be the treat holder/dog wrangler.

Cuteness x2!

I recently found out that my sister-in-law will be making me an aunt again in the next couple of months. But this time, it's a LITTLE bit different. This time, I'll be an aunt times two, she's having TWINS!!!

Already a mother to two adorable blond babies, she's given our family two times as much joy this holiday season. I haven't been able to help myself from browsing Pinterest and Etsy daily for any and everything twin related.

Here is a little sample of the cuteness I found:

By klzart - Twinzees

By shopantsypants - for two little studs!

By myplaceintheworld - Lovely Wall Art

By Creative Cupcakes and More - Two Peas in a Pod Cupcakes

By Katiedidesigns - Baby Shower for Twins Invitation

Adorable newborn photo shoot ideas - found on Pinterest

Great idea for a Twin Baby Shower - Noah's Ark, Two by Two!