Friday, December 27, 2013

Goodbye Christmas Hello 2014

Now that Christmas is over I am so looking forward to 2014. I've got plans for more DIY projects, spending time with my niece and nephews, exercising, and hiking in the back country.

Here is our white Christmas tree and Mr. YoYo.
 Autumn in Christopher's lap
 Me holding Autumn
 Me and my dad
 Megan and Elizabeth getting Furbies
 William getting an Ibanez

I took some video of William playing the guitar. Wait til you hear this guy play!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Cards have been Mailed

I had fun this year making my Christmas cards which is all due to the fact that my craft group got a headstart in October. That burst of creative energy helped me to finish early and enjoy the Christmas season as one should.
Here's a pic of our gift exchange at Adora's on Dec. 14th. These girls appreciate all the effort I put into wrapping their gifts.
The cards below are from our October get together. We each made 3 Christmas cards to share and came home with 9 ready made cards plus additional ones we made during the day. Victoria did the deer cards, Adora did the "it's the most wonderful time of the year" printable with red polka dots and washi Christmas tree, and I did a shooting star type card.

and here are more Christmas cards I made...

On Heidi Swapp's blog she showed a tutorial using her folders to make a card set. I had some colored folders that I have been hording for some time and decided this year was the right time to use them.

 and that's all I got! Hope you are warm and enjoying a holiday movie sipping a nice ginger ale brew!

Friday, December 6, 2013

December I feel you

so cold here in the pacific northwest. I can't leave the house without my winter jacket, scarf & gloves. I do not like being cold. I wait til the very last second possible to get out of my car to catch the train to work. While waiting to cross the street I look for people bigger than myself to stand behind to block the chill. And I finally bought de-icer for my windshield so I don't have to continually scrape and scrape. De-icer has totally changed my mornings from sad bear to happy bear!
i know it's been a long time since I posted and much has happened around the home front. christopher and i rented the atticat from home depot and blew in insulation. i had the pleasure of feeding the atticat and it was easy as pie. christopher might say the same about being in the attic, but he definitely had the messier job.
it was just like pink fluffy snow. i am so glad we finally took the time to do this project ourselves. so much cheaper than hiring out.

the beginning of november, victoria and i attended the scrapbook convention in bellevue. had a blast shopping and missed adora who was hosting a birthday party for ari. after the convention, i have been in full craft mode making christmas cards for the holiday bazzar at my work. i whipped up a birthday card for my coworker eli who likes steampunk. i think she will be surprised when she opens it
i had a most wonderful thanksgiving with my family and even accomplished some diy projects on my to do list. that always makes me happy. attempted to see what the hoopla was about on black thursday, but only lasted 10 minutes before i walked out. i have no interest in waiting in a big arse line!

i totally enjoyed every minute I spent with this little guy.

he remembers me now and will run up to me for a hug which was not the case a couple of weeks ago. his vocabulary is increasing which i am so thankful for. one day seth you won't have to watch from the window when the big kids get to play or your dad puts up the christmas lights. one day!