Tuesday, December 21, 2010

one final...

well it is official...

i'm panicking... {did you know this is correct...the spelling i mean...how do you go from panic to adding a k + ing?!?} ;0)

however you spell it doesn't change the fact that i only have 3 days to complete baking, delivering, cleaning, cleaning, and cleaning... :0)

i wanted to share so much with you this past week and we ended up calving heifers all weekend long...

which was really kind of nice...no computer....no television...no internet...no toys...

i had big plans for christmas cards this year too...

but trying to get everyone all dressed up and posed and smiling just wasn't happening...

so this is as good as it gets this year...




the packages have all been wrapped...

do you wrap all santa's presents or do you have him and his elves set some goodies out??

by the fifth present i've about had it so we always have him set each child's goodies on the couch...



every year i try to revisit some childhood stories that are pure magic...




1. how the grinch stole christmas...

2. the best christmas pagent ever...

3. tasha tudor's illustrated copy of the night before christmas..

and our absolute favorite...

4. the red ranger came calling {this book has the most amazing illustrations and the ending never fails to bring magic into our home...this is a must for every christmas library...}

this year has been amazing...

i have had doors open that i would never would have dreamed...

i am stretching my wings and soaring onto new adventures...{one i'm SO excited about is the making of my own photoshop textures to sale...eeeee!! look for them towards the end of january}

i am SO *blessed* to call each and everyone of you a true friend and kindred spirit...

thank you for all your love and support...MERRY CHRISTMAS!

big prairie loves...

kristin

43 comments:

Petie said...

The picture is perfect! The wrapping is Beautiful! Merry Christmas and lots of hugs....
PS We are blessed by you too!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Love the wrappings, love the traditions... and that photo! OH! Oh! Oh!!!!
Really excited to check out the textures... I haven't been around in 4-ever!
Merry, Merry, Christmas to you and your family!
Angela
ParisienneFarmgirl.com

Kristy said...

A Merry Christmas to you too! Just the few packages you wrapped look gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your card is beautiful!

I feel the same about wrapping. I do like to decorate simple bags though. It's simple and fun.

Happy Holidays, Kristin!

XO,
Jane

The Tattered Cottage said...

Santa's gifts were always & still wrapped in special paper and signed by Santa. My twins are almost 20 and my youngest is almost 19. Your card is beautiful as is your wrapping. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Toni

ChRiS said...

fantastic Christmas Card and Merry Christmas to you and your family

michelle said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful because that is your family and your home :) I truly love it!
I am so glad that you got do some special things before the big day and I so glad that I have met you this year. You are a true and beautiful person with the heart of gold. I look forward to joining you on your journey in the coming year.
Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with your family!
Blessings,
Michelle
xo

Rachel said...

~*~*Merry Christmas sweet Kristin!!~*~*LOVE the photo on the horses!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*

*French Farmhouse 425*

traci said...

i wish you a blessed, merry Christmas Kristin. your Christmas photos is adorable. Santa always wrapped the presents to my kids in santa paper. those were the good old days.

i have been searching for an old email i think was from you, but i can't find it. did you ask me about my blog format?

i feel bad that i can't find it and didn't reply.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Well that is exciting. Now take a deep breath...no panicking:) Merry Christmas to you!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

"as good as it gets..." are you kidding?! The photo is fabulous! I don't think you could have done better.
Thank you for sharing a wonderful year with me...Merry Christmas to you!
Sarah

Gail said...

What a beautiful picture. Christmas card perfect! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Amy Kinser said...

Merry Christmas to you and your precious, hard working family.

God bless you each and everyone.

bella said...

Merry Christmas , Kristin with an * i * :)
xo,
Sue

Florence said...

Merry Christmas Prairie Girl. Enjoy the season. Florence

slommler said...

Love the family picture Kristin! It is fab!!
Merry Christmas dear one!
Hugs
SueAnn

kpaints said...

What a wonderful picture of your family!!!! Have a wonderful Christmas....details don't count...just enjoy the moments!

Leah C said...

Your "as good as it gets" is absolutely gorgeous in my book...a wonderful family photo{except your missing:}! Have a very Merry Christmas:) P.S. I'll be looking forward to your textures in 2011:)

Ormolulu said...

We haven't met in person, Kristin, but I feel as though I *know* you . . . what a joy! The photo of your family is absolutely exquisite--except that you're not in it! (Can't be everywhere at once can we?)

The full moon over Bellingham Bay awoke me in the middle of the night . . . and I thought of Gingie kayaking. Merry Christmas, sweet girl!

~ Debi

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Such a busy time here too!
But...MERRY JOYFUL CHRISTMAS!!!
Fra from Italy

Signs and Salvage said...

I think your Christmas picture is perfect!

Merry Christmas to you & your beautiful family!! Looking forward to 2011!!

Love,

Kristin

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful family, the card is perfect!!

Merry Christmas!

Lolo said...

When i envision your Prairie life, your Christmas photo comes to view. Its perfectly you! Love your family..they are precious. And that bit of snow in the background....*sigh*
Love the dainty touches on your wrapping. And the idea of Santa leaving gifts on the couch...(how easy and perfect for u ;)
Happy Holidays my dear!!
XOX

Farmgirl Chaos said...

Merry Christmas to you and your prairie family!

I look forward to seeing what textures you will have for sale. I'm pretty certain I will be purchasing them. :)

God bless!

Miss Sew & So said...

bonjour lovely prairie gal...

love the christmas photo...
just popped by to wish you a huge happy holidays from this gorgeous white english countryside....

have a wonderful saturday with your family & friends...
lotsa hugs melissa xx

Tiffany ~ The Fancy Farmgirl said...

merry christmas my friend!
xoxox, Tiffany

All That Jazz said...

I love your Christmas card!! It's beautiful and perfect. Enjoy the magic of the holiday!
~michelle~

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh Kristin! What an awesome photo! You DO actually live the prairie life, don't you? Wow. I can.....not....believe that you wake up to that beauty every morning. Totally incredible!!!! I'm speechless...... :)

I pray that you and your beautiful family have a very blessed Christmas, friend! Relax, enjoy, and make some beautiful memories! ♥

xoxo laurie

PS What happened with the Gingerbread Man chase??? :)

W said...

Merry Christmas from not too far away! You have such great taste--the picture serves the season well. I hope we'll talk farm and such (bees . . .?) some more.
Sarah

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I love your Christmas card...it's beautiful. Your packages look so pretty too :)

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas ♥ Tricia

WhiteWhispers2u said...

This photo is Simply Fabulous! Wow, reminds me of Montana and how much I miss it.Happy Holidays~Cheers Kim

hometown girl said...

your card is beautiful! i love it they all look so sweet! have a wonderful christmas too! i'm so happy that i've connected with you this year!! hugs, susan

p.s. that flower on the package is gorgeous!

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

Red Ranger Came Calling is our absolute favorite Christmas story of all time!! I can't believe it's not more popular than it is.

Just found your blog a few weeks ago and love it. Can't wait til I have some time to really snoop around. :)

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

loooove that picture of the fam! It's just too perfect...well done.
Merry Christmas, Kristin!
oxoxoxo
Lara

Peggy said...

Oh my goodness! Your family photo is beautiful! Love love love it! Thanks for all your beautiful photos you have shared!

Anna said...

I agree, with adding the "K"
I love the family photo...except someone is missing...you!
And so excited for you!!

KayC. said...

Love your "Christmas" card. And I agree that everyone should have the book "Red Ranger..." in their Christmas library! It is one of the best "Santa" story out there. We read it every year.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Kristin, I have been wanting to get over to wish you a Merry Christmas...I do hope post Christmas wishes will do.
Love your card and hope Santa was very good to you and your family. Wishes for continued success in the New Year! ~ Rebecca

Barn House said...

Your photography is so beautiful and inspiring. We love the picture of your family. So real. So beautiful. Simply awesome!

J/J

Mel said...

Gosh! I Love the cowboys on horses picture with the snowy mountains in the back!
Can I capture that photo and put it on my cabin love blog??? lol
Mel's Cabin

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a great Christmas photo...your hubby looks like a young Chuck Norris there :-)
We always wrapped a gift from us, and then Santa brought all the rest and laid them by the tree unwrapped. Of course, then we were up before the crack of dawn hearing the squeals of delight coming from the living room. Several of my kids are grown, and our twins are finally "old enough", so this year most everything was wrapped...I think I like it better the other way :-)
Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!
Blessings,
Marcia

Paula said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card Kristin! Hopy your Christmas was bright and merry & Happy New Year!!

Relyn said...

OK, I SERIOUSLY want a present wrapped by you. WOW!!

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