Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Day Photo Favorites

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Danielle in heaven with her new phone. The wonderful relaxing dinner at granny's. Enjoying the good company.

Christmas Eve Photo Favorites

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Matthew waiting by the front door for Joseph to come over for over an hour greeting everyone is at the top. My second favorite is my dad sitting on the bar. Third is my husband cooking. It was a fabulous night. The food was awesome, the kids had a great time. It all went by too fast.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

3 days of snow!

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The best weekend ever. Lots of sledding, and getting warm by the fire. Back to reality today with lots to do on my list. 3 gifts still to get, wrapping, cleaning and some decorating still to do all while keeping the kids entertained. I finished up an album I decided to do last minute for a gift and am scrapped out believe it or not. My Christmas album is stuck on day 10 and will stay that way until after Christmas. I am still journaling and taking daily pictures but have to get my priorities in line. I am so looking forward to seeing the excitement in my children's faces Christmas morning. I really want to set up the video camera this year. I haven't done that since Danielle was little. Happy Holidays everyone!!! ps. my Christmas journal day 1 -10 is up in my gallery at tally scrapper if you want a peak!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

8 days and counting

I can't believe Christmas is so close. I have been busy with lots of shopping, Holiday parties, decorating, Christmas cards, and of course working on my Christmas journal. The kids will be out of school on Friday until January and I am so not ready for that. Last Friday we decorated Granny's homemade gingerbread's. It is an entry in my Christmas book that could take up to 5 pages. I am going to have trouble deciding on which picture to use for sure. Granny made 6 gingerbread's this year. Danielle invited Gabby and Matt invited 3 friends Ryan, Gian Carlo, and Joesph. The day before he invited one more, his friend Ronnie without consulting me and poor granny had to whip up another gingerbread that morning. She is simply amazing. This year we had 2 visitors helping to decorate. Aunt Jean and daddy. I think we have been doing this for 10 years and it is the first time daddy has joined us. Being slow at work can sometimes be a good thing. I think next year now that he saw what he was missing he will make it a point to join us on this gingerbread decorating day. One good thing about the slow economy.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tinkering Ink

products ROCK! Just finished with my December Bella Art assignment early as usual. It was to create using a Creative Imaginations Colin car board book, with a birthday theme using Tinkering Ink papers, alphabets,Finery adornments,Tabs and tags from their Westminster line. I also used some Studio brown paint mixed with Pearl Ex to give it a shimmer, Hambly transparencies, Robin's Nest gold dew drops, some CI paper for journaling and some paper ribbon all from Bella Art. Unique products you can't find at those big craft stores. Love the way it came out and hope you do too! Happy Saturday

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


sign should go on my house. 2 kids home sick and myself not feeling so great. It's a pajama day here. Maybe if I am lucky I will fell up to finishing a project or working on my Christmas cards. Danielle made the Basketball team! Well, they decided not to cut anyone. She is thrilled and so am I. She does better when she is busy. Such a great organizer like her dad. We had our first family meeting last night. Rules where layed out, chores assigned and allowances and consequences where discussed. Matt was to get 5 a week , Danielle 10. Right away he negotiated 6 and 12 with me because that's how old they are. How cute is that? I had to give in. No pictures from yesterday and the tree still is bare. Lots of time though right? No stress. The house smells good at least!

Monday, December 1, 2008

December First 2008

I feel like tomorrow is Christmas. Time is going by that fast right now. I want to stop the clock. Pulling 2 all nighters, well one and a half in 3 days has not helped. Our tree is up today, no lights or ornaments, which is a first for this family. It is usually up and decorated the day after Thanksgiving. I want to go to New York on Wednesday with my sister to see the tree lighting in Rockefeller Plaza but It just isn't in the cards this year. Hopefully Kara will get some good pictures. Happy December everyone!
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