Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Ringlers!

 I can't hardly believe that Christmas is right around the corner!?!?  

I think the lack of winter weather has really thrown everyone for a loop this year and may be the cause for Christmas creeping up on us.  I typically start shopping in October and this year it wasn't until Black Friday did I really get going!  Thankfully, I'm done now, minus the Christmas baking which I'll knock out this week.  I can't speak for my husband though, but I did notice two presents appeared under the tree yesterday... no bows, no name tags, but I'm guessing they're for me! :)  

Our holiday season always kicks off with our annual Christmas party, which I have yet to blog about... Oppsies!  

But for me it never feels like Christmas until we are back on my parents farm for a few days.  We will head up Sunday afternoon and spend a few days with them, my sister and my extended family!  On the list of things to do while we are home is:
Go to the Christmas Cantata
Bake a tea ring with Mom
Visit with friends
Give my retired barrel horse a good brushin' and some kisses
Christmas Eve service at church with my whole family
Family gift exchange
Mimosa's on Christmas Day 

I also want to share with you our 2012 Christmas card.  This year I was really torn on what to do...  

I wanted to get a family photo taken partly, okay mostly, because I wanted to show off the weight I've lost, but didn't get around to that because our weekends were crazy!  So instead I decided on "The Ringler's Top 10 of 2012".