Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Feeling Frozen

To say "the weather outside is frightful" would be something of an understatement! It has been SO COLD here lately that it has been weeks since we were above freezing!

That means it is really too cold for the kids to play outside for very long. So we have been trying to  find other things to keep us busy. The kids have been very helpful in getting all of our holiday decorating done.

We got our tree decorated in record time! Well, the lower branches at least...

I may have redistributed the ornaments a little after the kids were done. But in either case, it turned out gorgeous!

The boys spent an entire afternoon working on their perler bead masterpieces. Now we have an entire fleet of perler bead ships to play with!

We have also rediscovered many of our board games and puzzles. It has been so cold that the boys are not allowed to go outside for recess at school, so we even sent some puzzles to school so that Jonah would have something else to do during recess.

It is supposed to warm up a little bit around here this weekend, so of course I am going to the mountains of Wyoming to visit my parents! Brrr! It is even colder there, but we are having our annual family Christmas party, and it will be fun for the kids to get to open presents from their grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. Hopefully it will give them something new to play with during the cold winter months to come.

Speaking of Christmas, I will soon be reviewing and giving away a product I am pretty excited about! It is a Powerocks Magicstick, which will be the perfect techie gift for my husband. He is a Systems Admin for the IT department of our local university and sometimes it is SO HARD to know what to get him for Christmas. I think this will be the perfect stocking stuffer, don't you?

So what exactly is a Powerocks Magicstick?  Powerocks, a 2013 Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Wish List gift item for techies, is a line of stylish and convenient portable chargers for a variety of mobile devices including most smartphones, MP3 players, tablets, GPS units, cameras, and eReaders. Compact and powerful, these colorful portable chargers will recharge your mobile devices on-the-go when life takes you away from an electrical outlet.

Cool, right? Watch for my review and giveaway coming up soon!

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  1. Your tree is gorgeous! The kids did a great job of decorating it! =)

  2. LOve the tree! :)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

  3. Looks like we have been collecting the same Fisher Price ornaments. You caught on earlier though and have several I missed. I'm going to have to get them off Ebay! Beautiful tree. Where did you get the cool patterns for the perler beads?

  4. Oh yeah, I need one of those magicsticks for my techie husband too!

  5. Brrr! It's been frigid and snowy here now too! Love the pearler bead creations!

  6. Such a stunning Christmas tree!

    Have a fantastic week!

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

  7. Have missed you on SHS lately and wanted to pop in and wish your family a very Merry Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family in Wyoming.