Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good-bye, 2008...

Just a few hours left of 2008. We had a little excitement this morning, thanks to the gusty winds (no major damage, but the car will need some body work). Spent the day having lunch with Kent and shopping for a Wii... no one had it, so instead of playing Wii tonight, we'll be watching a movie before our "lights out, glow sticks on, hats and noise-maker crazy dancing" before the ball drops... oh, and that will be the kids doing the dancing, lol! Happy New Year. See you in 2009!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Lazy days and holidays...

Wow, we have been SO lazy the last couple of days! Dec. 23 and 24 were busy with visiting friends, Christmas in the Park, and last minute preparations for "the big day". Christmas Day and "Boxing Day" were spent mostly in pjs, playing with new toys, eating leftovers, napping and relaxing! Today, I think maybe we'll do some shopping, clean a little and start getting back to normal... maybe. Thought I'd share a few pictures from our festivities:

I am working with the Scrapbook Circle January kit, which is such a fun kit. Here's a layout and stay tuned to the blog and the gallery to see more creations over the next week.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Just 2 more days...

'til MY favorite day of this season, Christmas EVE! I'm all about the anticipation, the music, the lights, the family time together in front of the tree... the "before"... give me "Twas the night before Christmas" any day... good memories of Christmas Eves past... good times on Christmas Eve present.

And this year, Seth & Tessa's highlight each day has been opening the advent calendar box of the day... they never forget. Some days they find a joke, some days it's candy, some days it's a note to find a surprise under the tree. But everyday, they can't wait to "open today's box!"

Merry Christmas to you & yours - may your celebration be filled with much love & laughter! Happy Birthday to Jesus and to God be the Glory!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Making Christmas gifts with Unity Stamps

My newfound stamp love is Unity. I love these stamps and I'm getting quite a collection. I'm making Christmas gifts with them. Coaster sets and decorated dish towels.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December is flying by...

Everyday I think I will take a picture and post some of the creative projects I am working on for Christmas... and everyday I think I'll have time to update my Dec. Daily Album... but it's just not happening Daily. I will work on it and get an updated photo posted eventually, promise!

Tessa is SO excited about Christmas this year - 5 is great! She almost single-handedly decorated our tree this year (which is why it is a bit bottom-heavy). If she could have reached the top third, she would have done all of it!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hello December... let's make this Christmas count!

December 1st and much to do. Many gifts to make, buy, wrap... a tree to be decorated, lights & stockings to be hung, other decoations to put out... goodies to be baked, cards to be mailed, Santa to be visited... but what's really important? I am a "Christmasaholic" and often overindulge in the festivities in many ways (mainly shopping, decorating, and TV special-watching). But how should I be spending my time and resources? This video hit me between the eyes (or in the heart) today.

Here's the web link if you want to read more about Advent Conspiracy. I am challenging myself to make this Christmas count. Will you join me?