Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Day After

Well, I hope you enjoyed Christmas day 2010! We spent the day and evening at my sister's playing with Skylar's new toys (remote helicopter, paper jams guitars and drums, nerf guns, etc.) The kid got a lot of stuff probably too much, but he is an only child and grandchild and nephew and we just can't help it! Christopher and I had the idea of shooting the helicopter down with the nerf guns which was all good and fun until Skylar's dad started yelling at him that he might damage the helicopter. His defense was Auntie and Christopher shot at it too! Oops!

Donnie made a most fabulous dinner of ham, potatoes, sweet potatoes, salad, corn on the cob, asparagus, and rolls. Stuffed myself pretty good too! We rolled ourselves over to the front room and began the circle of opening gifts. My dad has a tradition of bringing over Christmas stockings for everyone and fills it with useful and cool gadgets. I scored on hand and toe warmers! (totally needed for when i go camping)

My sister, donnie, dad and jannelle got me.....drum roll please.........................................................
the Teresa Collins Stampmaker machine....oh yeah baby!
so excited to make my own stamps! And last but not least, my baby bought me the creme de la creme of sleeping bags...a Big Agnes 15 degree Roxy Petite sleeping bag. Totally needed since I have been borrowing one of his bags. Now I have my own and it's a pretty green!
I am very thankful this year that I was able to bless my family and loved ones with gifts from my heart and they in return have blessed me.
Hope you felt the love too in your homes.
We ended the night watching The Chronicles of Narnia # 2 Prince Caspian.

Friday, December 24, 2010


I am so stinking happy today is Friday the 24th. I had an exhausting work week covering people in my dept. who were sick or on vacation. Last night when the clock struck 6 p.m., the Hallelujah chorus rose up and I was all smiles.

Today the plan is to finish 2 birthday cards for my mom and sister who have birthdays on the 1st and 3rd of January. My sister is turning the big 4-0h!

Super excited to head down to my sister's tomorrow for our Christmas gathering. I have all the gifts wrapped and can't wait for the exchange. I love opening gifts :)

Here's 2 cards I sent out for Christmas. Very simple and easy to make and stress free. I chose 2 pics from our Whistler vacation and stamped on one Merry Christmas.

Wishing you a delightful Christmas day!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

steampunk christmas card

so this year i did a real simple photo card of myself and christopher that was easy peasy. i decided for my nephew he might not want a photo card since his mother and grandmother were getting said card, so he got a handcrafted steampunk christmas card from moi.

christmas is right around the corner...are you done shopping yet? i have all the gifts wrapped and am enjoying the countdown!

Monday, December 6, 2010

hey there! thought i forgot about my blog, eh! had a busy last weekend in november. After thanksgiving, christopher and i headed down to portland to celebrate his brother's birthday. Had a good visit minus christopher forgetting his inhaler and the 2 cats at the house nearly killed him. ok, not really but he was weezing so bad. felt bad for him, but not bad enough that we couldn't do a little shopping! I am so in love with Cargo! it is the coolest store ever. Also visited Collage on Alberta St. that was a happening little place.

We drove home Saturday back to my sister's so we could have thanksgiving dinner again with my dad. Talk about being stuffed!
As if we didn't get enough of portland, oregon, we went back on Tuesday for the John Butler Trio concert. Such an awesome show! The crowd had a really good vibe and i could tell the band was feeding off of us and having a good time.

Last weekend I had a productive crafty time finishing my Christmas cards. Yep, they are all done. Just need to mail :) Joy Joy!!!
Have a great day!