Monday, November 28, 2011

And She Sews

christopher and i stopped by ben franklin for some yarn and tins and i mentioned we should get stockings for his kids to hang. when we came upon them they were the cheapest of the cheapest kind for $5 each. i thought to myself i took sewing in 4-H during my elementary school days so i should be able to handle a stocking!

well, it took me all day, but i sewed 5 imperfect stockings for our family, lol. nonetheless, i am quite proud of myself.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Day

this photo cracks me up! the look on seth's face is sheer terror.
me and seth
my dad and i on thanksgiving
my sister linda and my grandpa
linda and skylar

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. We traveled to the Kitsap Peninsula to hang out with the Wiley Clan (43 strong which is a smaller than usual showing) My uncle has a huge home to accommodate us all (we call it the rock star home because he installed an elevator for my grandma to reach the top and bottom floors) Here are some photos from the day plus some Christmas tags I made for my sister.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

photo love

i used a "seventies" action on this photo of christopher taken on his birthday. one of my favorites!

a good feeling

since my vacation i have been feeling so rejuvenated. it's a crazy good feeling! i was able to see my adorable new nephew Seth again and spend time with Skylar.
i had a wonderful day of shopping last saturday at the CK-Convention in bellevue. met up with adora and victoria and spent more than i intended. later that night christopher and i went to see collie buddz and gappy ranks at the showbox in Seattle. Effing awesome Show!

and get this.....i finished my christmas cards (oh yeah, that's my good feeling :)

Friday, November 11, 2011


On Veteran's Day, Christopher and I drove up to Vancouver, B.C. for a little shopping and sightseeing. Once again when we got to the Canadian border they asked us to go inside, ack! When we pulled the trailer last year to Whistler same thing happened. I think Christopher just looks menacing, lol! After 2 minutes of yada yada yada we were off to Main St. to enjoy the best hamburger at Splitz Grill.
The first time we had a burger there was at Whistler, B.C.

Whatever they put in their secret white sauce rocks my socks!

After lunch we stopped at Urban Source (closed for the holiday) Should have known most of the stores would be closed, but that didn't stop us. We drove up Commercial Drive and then to Yale Town to hit my favorite store, Chintz & Co. I bought a piece of coral that I want to spray paint turquoise. Liberty was closed so we drove up to Stanley Park. It was gorgeous, but SUPER windy. I mean like crazy windy. Apparently the storm from Alaska had finally hit Vancouver and it was cold and windy. The waves were strong.
Looking forward to the scrapbook convention tomorrow and the reggae concert that I bought tickets for Christopher's birthday. Should be a fun day!
p.s. Rebecca, I heard you tried to get in touch with me.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2 Cards Down

with the holiday season fast approaching i have been in card making mode. but before i started on my christmas cards my mom asked me to make an anniversary card and a congrats card so would you believe i finally whipped out my sewing machine since moving to my new place.

i even used my Big Shot and die cut the floral image. and the embellishments that say congratulations and happy anniversary i made in photoshop. go digital! oh i was so proud of myself! now if i can just use my stampmaker machine i won't feel so guilty owning it! ack!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Christopher!

Celebrated Christopher's birthday today with his 3 kids. I baked him a chocolate cake with white frosting just as he wished then he opened several gifts including tickets to a reggae show he's been wanting to go to, rei gift card, waffle maker and a crock pot (thanks mom!) i think he got a chuckle out of the last two and was a good sport :)
finally got to see Born to Be Wild at Imax about orphaned elephants and orangutangs (sp?) it was so cute! visited EMP again, skate park, kids' park with zip line and red box movies galore.
I love you much and wish you a year with many smiles, warm laughter and prosperity!