Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
After as a fun decoration
I used CTMH's Everlasting paper, the chipboard flourishes are TLC (thanks Kim), the other embellishments are ones my friend Cyndie put together while making "paper candy" for a craft fair we did. I'm happy with hey way they turned out. I thought about adding more, but thought they might then look too busy. Now to figure out where to put them...
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Then, when I got home, I had good intentions. We set up 2 of our 3 trees (haven't figured out where the third one is going to go yet). Yes, I am a Christmas freak. We probably have over a dozen big Rubbermaid containers of Christmas decorations. They take up one whole side of our garage. Anyway, I brought in half the boxes because the rest are too high for me to reach. Unfortunately, the boxes I brought in were all the gift wrap and kitchen goodies, a few ornaments and the angels for the tree tops. The boxes still out there have the rest of the ornaments and the majority of decorations.
So what happened? Why didn't we finish? Well...yesterday while at Costco, we purchased our family CHRISTMAS GIFT--a Nintendo Wii. Mike couldn't wait to set it up, so needless to say, we spent the rest of the evening playing. Sadly, the kids bowled with us for a while then got bored. Mike said maybe we should take it back since they didn't care and buy something more responsible, like the new bed we really NEED. I said, "No way! We'll just get a few more games that are kid-oriented!" Like I'm going to give it up now--LOL!
Hopefully, we'll finish decorating today. I also want to finish up all the handmade gifts, so I don't have to stress about those closer to Christmas. It's safe to say, I should get a lot done today--my shoulder hurts too bad from playing baseball last night, that I don't think I'm going to go near the darn Wii today. Man, I must be out of shape.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We went to Knott's Berry Farm on Wednesday and then to my aunt's house yesterday. She put together such a nice meal and it was so wonderful to get to spend the day with that side of the family. I am missing my mom and sister like crazy. At least I should get to see my sis for Christmas, but not my mom. I'm sad because this is the first year of my life that I haven't spent Thanksgiving or Christmas with her. But airline tickets are just not in the budget this year. She is coming down in a couple weeks though, so we'll have to celebrate early. Well, I'd better get ready--there is shopping yet to do :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Here's the layout I did at my crop Friday night. Loved these papers I found at LSS. They were so bright and fun. These are more pictures from our camping trip to Idaho this summer. I think I'm going to have at least 4 layouts--do you think that's to many?! That's what I get for taking so many pictures.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Ok, maybe not--blogger doesn't seem to be cooperating on the pics. I'll try again later
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
That's when it hits me--earlier he'd been singing a song that went something like this "if you can't throw a ball away, flush it down the toilet". So we start asking him if he flushed a ball down the toilet--no. Did you flush anything--still no, but this time he has that look--moms, you know the one. FINALLY, he tells us that he flushed a bath toy--a rubber duck--down the toilet. I have no idea what possesses a 5 year old to think this is something you should do.
So now Mike is at Lowes trying to find an auger/snake thingy that will hopefully push the duck through. No one is going to be happy if we have to take the toilet off--or worse yet, call a plumber! I'll keep you posted. And yes both boys are in here with me--not taking my eyes off them right now.
The second is from our infamous trip home from Idaho last Thanksgiving (and the reason we're staying put this year). We were trying to go from Boise to St. George, Utah to stay the night at my aunt and uncle's and see the family. We got stuck in a snowstorm and ended up in Filmore, Utah. It was Brendan's first time seeing snow. The papers are Pinecone Press and the stamps are CTMH's Snow Friends (November Stamp of the Month) and Cobblestone Alphabet.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
We had a rough start. Brendan, used to drive-ins, thought we needed to go outside to watch the movie and pitched a huge tantrum. Austin and I went to find seats. Mike got B calmed down and brought him in, only to have the tantrum start all over again (I just know everyone was silently cursing us). FINALLY got him calmed down and set up with popcorn and a drink and the movie started...
Not a peep out of the kids the entire movie. I'm not sure they even moved. other than Austin having to go potty halfway through. They LOVED it and so did Mike and I. We thought it was hilarious and I'm definitely going to have to see it again because I'm sure there's a lot I missed. It was funny for the adults and appropriate for the boys--a perfect combination. I highly recommend it to those of you with kids (or heck even those without).