Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ChRisTMaS DaY 2oo9

This year was much more fun with Mr. Felix a little more aware of what was going on. His eyes had that twinkle that melts a mothers heart.

I guess Mr. Felix was a good boy this year!

My creation: When you are happy you point your finger up and say "heeeeeeee".

The return of the maxi's.

Max Hall hates us and we don't really give a crap!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve

Traditional Fondue! We also have cheese fondue as well!

Silver goblets, a must! Thanks to G-G!

I like Ashlie & Allison's expressions....


I'm so slow about getting all these pictures put on my blog. I really don't know why I do it!? These pics are from our Christmas Eve celebrations. However, we held Christmas Eve on December 22nd because my Dad had to work on the 24th. December 22nd just happens to be my hottie hubby Matt's birthday. He is just the greatest guy ever!!! I gave him a cool Tommy Bahama shirt to sport while we are in Hawaii. I think he liked it.... I just realized I was not very good at capturing this fun filled evening. Not even one picture of the birthday boy :( Probably because I was busy making Clementine Cosmos. Yum.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Every year we get together with the Wilkinson & Snyder families for the annual White Elephant Dinner Party! It's so fun and boy did some great gifts show up this year. My favorite was a huge box full of old fashioned maxi pads from the 70' or 80's. You should have seen these suckers. Creepy lady with flowers on the front of each box. Of course Sarah stole the maxi's to give to our other annual white elephant party on Christmas morning. Those pictures to come soon.

One attempt to get all 5 boys together for a picture. Felix and Carter were really pissed off!

Too cool to do drugs. Damn right!

Nancy with old dental tools.

Which 20-something young man wouldn't want this hanging in his bedroom?

Giant box of golf tee's. There was also a box of ball markers!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cookie & Gingerbread House Party

Oh what a fun tradition this is! I look forward to making cookies and decorating gingerbread houses come every December. Oh man, I feel bad for my Aunt Jan who has to clean up afterward. I'm sure there is frosting, dough and candy in every nook and cranny! Next year I think I would like to create a from scratch gingerbread house. Ya know, rolling out the dough, cutting the roof and sides of the house. Hmmm, maybe that would be taking on a little too much? Guess I will have to wait for next year! Heber is the gingerbread house decorating master. He decorated and kept adding candy up until the last second. He probably used about 10 lbs. of frosting and candy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

5 Boys & 5 Girls

My dad insisted on doing one of his Bernhisel family news letters this year. His writing is rather funny, so it's always a joy to read. He also wanted to include a picture of his 5 daughters & a picture of his 5 grandsons. This is what we came up with. The Theurer's had their pictures done, so we just added a pic of Felix and it turned out cute! We used the image of the 5 Bernhisel Beauties in the train that Molly Jones took of us last summer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I'm one of those people that love traditions. I guess it just makes things feel familiar, fun, & memorable. During the month of December it seems like families have the most traditions. One of my favorite activities is to go see the lights down at temple square. Wow! The lights on the temple grounds are so beautiful. How do those guys get those lights so perfect?! That job would make me go insane. Anyhoo, you really feel the spirit of love, Christ, & Christmas while strolling around. The nativity is one of the spots I like best. Christmas is all about the birth of our savior right? I feel bad because I didn't get out my super cuter nativity set this year. I don't have a good place to put it while Felix is still getting into things, yet I have Santa all over the place. That is kinda messed up, but I have a good excuse don't I? Next year it will be front and center!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Go ReAL!!!!!!

Felix was all decked out for the big game last month....thanks to his die hard father! He really does kick the soccer ball very well, future athlete...??

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

It's a tradition now to find our fresh cut Christmas tree at the Robinson Family Tree Lot. They really do have a good selection of beautiful trees! It was snowing the day we picked out our tree which it made it even more Christmasy. Felix was not feeling well so he just sat in his stroller and took in the sights.

After we found the tree we headed over to Trolley Square to meet Santa Claus. Felix's first encounter. Didn't go so well. I think if he was feeling better he would have at least sat on Santa's lap, but alas, he wouldn't budge. His face in the pictures are a hoot! The Theurer boys look a little freaked too! Has anyone been to the newly expanded Pottery Barn? Love it, and wish I could live there.

It took a few days of flocking/spray painting the tree, stringing lights and then putting all my collected ornaments on before it was finally finished. But boy does it look stunning! I really wanted the tree to look like it had been dusted in snow this year and I think I accomplished that nicely. It's not flocked with all the sticky goopy stuff, I mostly used a can of flat white spray paint. My fingers were seriously getting frostbite while I sprayed in the freezing cold snow storm. I'm sure my neighbors were saying that crazy girl is up to something again! I did the same thing and little more heavily on my front door evergreen wreath. I added in natural silver/gray eucalyptus bell pods as well. I'm kind of a spaz and like to do different displays year to year with all my holiday decor. It's fun!

Happy Holidays!

Matt putting our beauty on the car!


Carter was happy with the sucker.

My new wool tree skirt! A steal of deal after Christmas last year at TJ Maxx!!!