Monday, December 29, 2008

My Christmas Post

Yeah, it's a bit late, but I figured I'd share some photos of our Christmas.

Here in this first picture you see our tree and our wonderful yule log burning.

Here are my favorite people. Look...they're smiling!

I made one of my kids take a picture of me with Jason...can't have enough of those.
I sure love that husband of mine...he gives this fat girl candy (that's love, baby). I mean, look at that spare tire! OK, I am hitting the workout DVD's hard after this jug of my favorite candy is gone. Honey, I'm sure that by our anniversary there will be less of me to love.

As you know, I'm a Nail Tech and I get great gifts from my clients. This one I just had to share...
My client (who is more like a girlfriend) Sheri Nork gave me this WAY cool bottle of vodka. She made her husband go back to the store and get me one after he brought her a bottle home. You see, I introduced her to the Twilight series and she knows how much I love Edward (but not more that you, Jason). I think it is an awesome bottle. It looks like blood inside. Thanks Sheri!

So that's all I have for tonight. Actually, it's now after midnight, so I guess I should say that's all for this morning.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Did Someone Say Party?

This past Saturday was our annual family Christmas Brunch. Much of my time leading up to it was spent on my craft projects. Here are some photos of what I was doing.

This first picture is of the scrapbook I made for my step-mom, Susan. It's a little brag book of her grand kids. It's not what I was planning, but I ended up ditching the first book because I couldn't make it come together. All the pages are done on chipboard so it's nice and sturdy. Here is a picture of what it looked like before I assembled it...

I printed the photos on my home printer. I just cut them out and glued them onto the chipboard.

Next is the little book I did for Margaret. I liked the colors in the paper because it went so well with the color in her great family photo I used on the cover. Same idea of printing out pictures and gluing them on the chipboard

This is the little black and white brag book I literally put together at the last minute. I photoshopped all the pictures to make them black and white and then I ran some fantastic wordart onto transparencies and assembled them in front of the pictures. The transparencies are separate from the photos so you can move them off the pictures.

This is the t-shirt I made up for Suzee. I absolutly love it (and made one for myself, too). I used the wordart from a freebie digital kit.

This was such a fun time for me and all these goodies made me excited for our family day.

Here are just a few of the pictures I snapped...

Alas, my time with the little statue is at an end. My addition is the big gun and holster. Now he can look tough in his thong and hat.

Hi Kaity! Say "Cheese"

Here's Suzee and Margaret sporting some awesome aprons that Suzee made.

And finally just a group shot of the people who were sitting across the room from me. Looks like Suzee and Kaity are critiquing the pictures they just took.
I think we should all get together more than just once a year. You agree?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Still Nothing

I've been very hopeful that something fun or exciting would happen in my life that I could blog about. I mean, wouldn't it be so cool if I posted about winning the lottery or being voted Prom Queen? Sadly, neither of those cool things happened to me. I've just been trying to get my scrap projects completed. I'm very close to being done with 2 of them and I need to get rolling on the 3rd one. After this Saturday, I'll post some photos of what I've been doing.

I was supposed to have driven out to B.F.E. (that's Gilbert, AZ in case you are wondering) this morning, but I'm practicing my procrastinating. I told Suzee I'd help her out since it's only a 30 mile one way trip for me but much further for her. I'll try to get it done a little later today.

So that's about it folks. I do like to share a picture or two when I blog, so without further ado....

Here is a picture of my gay cats spooning on my bed. It has nothing to do with this post. I just think they are cute.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Officially Obsessed

Yup, it's official...I've got Twilight Obsession. And to show you just how bad it is, I am sharing the layout I did. The little picture in the layout is from a photo shoot the guys did for some magazine. I think it's great because they are all wearing vampire teeth.

Okay, I know I'm strange, but ever since I came across that first Twilight scrapbook layout, I've had this obsession to do my own. "What! There are more weirdos out there?" you ask. Oh yes, and I totally love all their layouts. And because I can, I made a collage of some of them....

They are a little tough to see in this post, but if you click the picture you should be able to see them better. I had over a dozen more I could have used, but had to limit myself. LOL!

I'd love to see what Suzee, my other scrapbooking sister, can do. She's the bomb when it comes to scrapbook stuff. And Margaret, if you can find a picture from the movie and want to put me in it, I'd love that!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Que The William Tell Overture!

The time has come to begin my mad, crazy rush into the Christmas season. I haven't even begun. Well, actually, I did get our tree assembled and plugged in this past weekend. This Thursday when the girls come home we will most likely begin decorating.

I am trying VERY hard to not let my Grinchy heart keep me from enjoying the season. So this year we are focusing on the real meaning of Christmas. When our Savior is the focus, my heart will surely grow three sizes.

I plan to find stories to read to the family that will draw His spirit into our festivities. If you know any, please forward them to me. I'll be scouring the public library for children's books...even grown up children like to look at pictures when the story is being read.

I have a couple scrapbook projects in the works and hopefully they will be completed on time. I can't say too much about what I'm doing yet, but of course you know I'll post the pictures once the projects have reached their destination.

Time to turn on the Christmas music and get busy...