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Few Words, Many Pictures – A Truly Sensational Sunday!

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Brothers at Breakfast….

Little Bean had some "Pudding" like this except I used raspberries instead of blueberries.

I made a giant veggie omelet/frittata for everyone else….

Little Bean kept the Grandparents amused while it cooked.

I had a wedge for breakfast.

Even with guests the laundry had to be started. (Notice who’s still in bed. ;)

A mid-morning snack! (Yogurt and frozen raspberries)

Time to make room for the tree!

Someone showing off our new stockings!

Little Bean wasn’t sure what to make it.

Everyone left, we strung the lights and I made a sandwich (like this but with turkey instead of pork) while the husband had a plate of leftovers.

Back to the tree!

Little Bean got to see the ornament his Daddy bought me last Christmas to represent him. (Click here to see when he gave it to me and for a link to our ornament tradition)

Time to head outside and hang the lights. SOMEONE actually made a schematic. (GEEK!)

I don’t get involved. It’s totally his thing.

Someone else had a fun little LEGO project to put together. (Dad surprised him.)

Dad was doing the lights, Little Guy was playing with LEGOs, Little Bean was napping and I was running out of steam. I’m not a coffee person and I don’t normally do energy drinks but I had one in the fridge and I needed a mid-day pick me up.

It worked! I relaxed for a bit and then cleaned like mofo.

Little Guy didn’t help like he normally does. Our neighbor came over and they hung out. (How old is my baby getting?!?!)

With the tree up it was time to set up the camera for our Christmas card photo shoot. This was one of our test shots.

We had fun with it.

A lot of fun.

But we also got "the shot." (I can’t believe we got The Baby to look!)

Afterward the husband convinced me to head to McDonald’s. His "reward" for finishing the lights. (*eye roll*)

And every time we go to McDs we normally end with some ice cream. (Notice the fire truck. We had front row seats to an accident)

When we got home. I folded the laundry while watching my baby CRAWL! (In case you missed it, click here to see a video of him crawling on Baby’s First Year. It happened this weekend!)

Once the laundry was done we danced to Christmas music…

…while the boys did more LEGOs. They are working on The LEGO Creator Winter Toy Shop.

It was FINALLY dark enough to see The Husband’s hard work!

Then a peak at the back to see the tree!

Dinner time! I made a plate of turkey quesadillas using this enchilada filling. Click here for the recipe. Little Bean had some turkey and applesauce which he loved!

It really was an awesome day. I love love LOVE The Holiday Season.

This is the 3rd day I’ve kept an accurate and honest food journal (click here for the why) and I’m loving it. I also put on my PJs and brushed my teeth right after the kids went to bed. I haven’t done that in YEARS. Not sure why, I feel FANTASTIC right now…

Ready to relax WITHOUT food and TOTALLY ready to face this week.

Hope you had a fantastic day!

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There are 25 comments so far.


    November 28, 2011

    I LOVE the Christmas photos!!! So sweet!! Looks like an amazingly sensational sunday!! Happy Holidays Roni :)


    November 28, 2011

    Hhaha, the husband and his finger ;)

    paula allen

    November 28, 2011

    watching your life thru pics and your words is very encouraging! you make the simple look so special! thanks for sharing your life with us!


    November 28, 2011

    That is a beautiful style of blogging you have.I enjoy reading your posts. I have become a regular here.


    November 28, 2011

    I love your Sensational Sunday posts anyway but this one is my most recent fave. So festive! And I’m jealous of your outdoor lights, Roni. Good job, The Husband!


    November 28, 2011

    thanks for sharing your great day with us. you are looking extra good these days, roni. your face seems thinner? or did you have your hair color done?? hope your week is wonderful, and you can stay on plan :) your choices certainly seem nutritious!


    November 28, 2011

    Love this!!! Looks like a great weekend…One question, do you have a room divider (the photo of you dancing with Bean, uber cute btw)I’ve never noticed it before!

    Wow that was exhausting! Sounds like a great holiday weekend!


    November 28, 2011

    yup. But I hate it. My goal is to remove it one day.


    November 28, 2011

    okay I have to ask – where did you get the stockings? I need to get some new ones and those are adorable!


    November 28, 2011

    What a wonderful and exhausting day!


    November 28, 2011

    Great pics and indeed a sensational Sunday! Love it! I have to ask, where, oh where, did you get your adorable stockings??


    November 28, 2011

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Thank you. :)


    November 28, 2011

    Roni –

    I love your personalized stockings. I’ve been looking for some. Where did you buy them?



    November 28, 2011

    Your husband just cracks me up.
    Even gives the finger while showing the schematic! lol


    November 28, 2011

    I love seeing pictures of your adorable family! Your husband and the finger!! Ha Ha love it! Wouldn’t be a truly sensational Sunday without it! :)


    November 28, 2011

    Your husband’s ‘trademark’ reminds me of Where’s Waldo – I know it’s somewhere! Too funny!

    Love the family photo. And your eyes are super blue in the last picture!

    From the above comment – I’m not sure what a room divider is? The peninsula?


    November 28, 2011

    Your Sunday post is awesome! We did something similar in our house with the tree and good eats. Weight loss in Las Vegas is hard but with good info like this and real life testimonials to read, it really proves we can do it!

    Tracy aka Tiny Tank

    November 28, 2011

    Lights on house look great AND the tree. Love it. We had to postpone our tree setup because the paint in our living room is still drying, stinky! But next weekend my Mom is coming up and we will have our Christmas kick off!!! I liked you family tree shots! I need to do that and get those cards out the door!


    November 28, 2011

    I love your busy day….Thanks so much for the food journal idea…stole it and now using it on my blog! Thanks!


    November 28, 2011

    Wow that is a great day!! I can’t tell you how many thousands and thousands of LEGO’S we have at my house – and my sons are teenagers and will still sometimes make something with them.


    November 29, 2011

    For all of you that asked about the stockings. They are from Pottery Barn Kids and I spent ENTIRELY too much on them! BUT we love them. Nice Quality! Here’s the link….


    December 1, 2011

    I want to know…what ornament did you get this year?? Is it time for the ‘family’ ornament? We keep putting off getting ours b/c we don’t know if we are done or not having kids :)


    December 1, 2011

    i noticed several of the pottery barn stockings were out. living social has a voucher today for they have some stockings that look similar to the pb ones.


    December 5, 2011

    Amanda – I don’t get it until Christmas morning. I’ll be sure to post though!