Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

seasons greetings

last week we had some nasty weather,
snowing and blowing-
it was pretty yucky out,
but it sure made my candy cane decoration look neat!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

christmas dresses

every year I make the girls Christmas dresses.
so far they have been the same, and I will continue making them matching dresses until they complain!
this is Maggie's dress this year-

and back-
sadie's is the same idea, but she asked for long sleeves,
and silly me- I measured her arm from the shoulder where sleeves usually start,
and cut out the pieces, sewed them on, and once she tried on her dress I realized that I should have measured from her neck instead- so she ended up with 3/4 inch sleeves. but she said that's okay.
I meant to take a picture of them in their dresses on Sunday, but they changed out of them too quickly.
if I didn't tell you, you would never know that they were made out of a bed sheet, right?
shh. it will be our little secret!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

they're home!

and we are so happy!
(and from their stories, I think they are happy to be back where there are normal toilets, and roads with no hills, and not so many crazy drivers!)
-they were gone for 18 months serving a mission for our church in the Phillipines!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

this is it

the last 2 wedding pictures I will share. I just finally learned how to install actions, so I was having some fun playing! there is no end to the fun I can have with pictures now!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

for joanne and kayli and amy

working a bit more on the wedding pictures- from almost a month ago-
it is about time!
Kayli- here they are, looking forward! and this one is for Joanne- you silly picture wrecker!
(those are her fingers!)
still a bunch to be done.
hopefully soon!

Friday, December 10, 2010

making a list..

how come the days till christmas are getting shorter,
but my to do list is getting longer?

-finish sadie's christmas dress
- make Cory a wise man costume for tomorrows ward party
-wrap presents
- buy presents
-find out what one kid really wants so I can figure out what to get him

and on and on!
must get busy!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

tis the season

for birthdays!
my twins (born 4 years apart) had their birthday on Saturday.
last week we had a little party for Sadie.
we had mini oreos, mini ritz crackers with cheese, made mini clay cupcakes,
and I had to make a little banner for the cake!
Maggie was right there during it all,
and sweet Sadie let her help-
even help blow out the candles.

what a great sister and a great girl.
love you Sadie!

Friday, December 03, 2010

happy mail

so, one of my most favorite things about christmas,

besides the lights,

the treats, the presents,

is getting christmas cards in the mail- but especially christmas cards with pictures.

over the past few years I have tried to be creative with my picture cards,

but I have found shutterfly- and they have such fantastic christmas cards!

here are a few that I really like-

this one would be great with a certain picture I have in mind- this one- so cute, and I could write a personal message on the inside! love.
stinking adorable-
so simple, and so very cute.
these are just a few of the fantastic christmas photo cards they have! check out some more here.
picking my favorite one will not be easy, that's for sure!
but they don't just have christmas cards-
they have super cute baby announcements too!

and after christmas, when the presents are open, and you need to send out some thank you cards- well, wowsa- they have those too! so fantastic!

they must have a great team of graphic artistsworking for them. the ideas, the cuteness. so super!
I need to get on the ball, get some super cute cards made, and get them out in the mail!
christmas cards are such a fun part of christmas,
and these- well, way fun!