Monday, December 28, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree...Oh Christmas Tree!!!

Here is a paper Christmas tree that I made following the directions found HERE. I purchased a small round pot from Michael's (already painted) and used the green styrofoam found in the floral section (opposed from the white styrofoam)which worked out great! I used hot glue just to secure the paper and pins and I made my own small gold bow for the top of the tree. I, also, used my cuttlebug for some of the paper strips just to add some detail! I just love how it turned out and so did everyone else....guess I know what gifts I will be making next year as hostess gifts!!!

The Carousel!!

We have a family tradition that the day after Christmas we go ice skating and to the carousel right next door!! This year, because of all the snow we've had, the skating rink hasn't been open, we were disappointed, but we did get to go to the carousel. There was no one there when we got there and we had a great time. Chris and I took the kids and my niece and we were just goofing around! My husband even went on...on a horse...that's a big deal for us because he never goes on rides, especially ones that go up and down and around...LOL!! We had so much fun!!!

Photo Sharing!!

I hope everyone had a very magical Christmas! I would like to appologize...I had ordered 2 cricut Christmas hats and had all good intentions on giving one away. Things got rather hectic here with two family members passing away right before the holidays. So, I am sorry that things didn't work out the way that I had wanted to. On a happier note, I was a part of Secret Santa gift exchange at and I want to thank my SS for sending me such a nice package. I put it under my tree and opened it on Christmas morning. Thank you I love all my new goodies!!!P.S. sorry for the terrible pic...this was after Christmas and I had no make up and had been crying for days!!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from our wonderful morning with the kids!!

We had a wonderful Christmas morning at home with all of Santa's gifts...Santa went a little overboard on the Zhu Zhu pets!! I got a bunch of scrappy goodies...including an ATG gun and a Yourstory book binding machine!! I can't wait to have some free time to play with my new toys!! I hope you all enjoyed your day with family and friends!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wow, I am behind!! I have been so busy and my Grandmother passed away last week. We have been running all over. Anyway, here are some pictures of my daughter. She was Cindy Lou Who in the parade, she was so cute! The other pictures are with her favorite Rudolph that I made her last year! She is such a snuggle baby! I need to get my act together and upload some Christmas pictures. We got over 2 feet of snow last night and we are running in and out of the house playing!!