December 21, 2011

Tis the Season...

…for Christmas movies! I have a major obsession with all things Holiday related, especially Christmas. There is nothing I love more than wrapping up in a warm blanket and watching a marathon of Christmas movies in December. There is no way I can pick a favorite, or even a Top 10 list, so below is my list of must watch Christmas movies. Some are meaningful, some are cheesy...some are classics, some are modern....some are live action, some are cartoons...Some make me laugh, some make me cry...all of them are worth watching :)

A Christmas Carol
Miracle on 34th Street
The Nutcracker
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Home Alone
The Santa Clause
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The Polar Express
Four Christmases
Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Night Before Christmas 
The Year Without a Santa Claus
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Santa Baby (1 & 2)
Snow & Snow 2
12 Dates of Christmas
Desperately Seeking Santa
Prep & Landing (1&2)

And that doesn't count the thousands of movies on the Hallmark Channel :) Did I miss any? What are your favorites?

December 8, 2011

Huber Family Photos

November was a busy month for the Huber family. So many things happened – Kevin was home for a little over a week, I spent a weekend exploring Cincinnati with my Bestie, we celebrated Thanksgiving (3 times!), and we got our family pictures taken. 

When it comes to family pictures, my mom is on her game. Every year since I’ve been born (actually…every year since my parents have been married), we’ve had our family pictures taken. While there is usually a lot of grumbling during the planning and the actual picture taking, we’ll all admit that we’re glad mom corrals us for these pictures every year. It’s always entertaining to look back over the past 23 years and see how we’ve grown up – including the numerous phases and trends we tried on for size (can we please delete all pictures of me from the years 2000-2002?). This year, my friend Emily took our family photos. Emily is fabulous - click on her logo to check out her portfolio. 


Then came photo project #2: Back in 2004 we had a photo taken of everyone in the Huber family, and I finally decided it was time to get the entire gang together for another group photo. Grandma, aunts, uncles, cousins…the whole shebang. I’ve mentioned before I have a big family…there are 27 of us :) (When you count the significant others not married in, we bring that total up to 29) With 4 generations of Hubers ranging from 10 days old to 82 years old…can you imagine trying to get a shot where everyone is looking?
Emily actually planned this photo & I love it
I don’t know how she did it, but Emily captured the perfect photo of all of us. She works magic with her camera!  I’m so excited at how wonderful the photos turned out. 
The Huber Family -- Fall 2011 (We miss you grandpa)
PS – take a look at the photo from 2004. It’s crazy what a difference 7 years makes. At the rate our family is growing, we’re going to need a new photo every year to keep up...

The Huber Family -- Fall 2004

December 1, 2011

It's December?

December 1st. Can you believe it? This year has flown by. I realized about an hour ago that I missed Wordless Wednesday yesterday, but I'm making up for it today. In honor of my favorite month, I present to you: Three Picture Thursday...representing some of the things I love about December.

1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate. I know that it's usually available before December 1st, but sticking true to my NO CHRISTMAS BEFORE THANKSGIVING policy, I wait until December rolls around before enjoying this yummy treat (and yes, I did stop by Starbucks this morning and indulge)!

 2. Christmas Lights. One of my FAVORITE December activities is driving around town looking at Christmas lights...especially in the snow. They always look so pretty.

3. Footprints In The Snow. There are few things more beautiful then freshly fallen snow. I LOVE making the first footprint. I think it's so cool when you walk through the snow and look back at your footsteps. It feels like you're the only person in the world...if only for just a few minutes.

What are your favorite things about December?