Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Some Christmas Memories

I am determined that I will fit in some quality blogging time thank you! I have just finished going through my bloglines, I can't say I've read everything but it sounds like you all had a wonderful holiday!

Our Christmas was richly blessed with love. This is the first year ever that my husband and I didn't exchange any gifts. We gave each other our love (as sappy as it sounds) and it was more than enough. We also discussed - once we sell our house - the possibility of sponsoring a child in memory of the one we lost this year.

The best Christmas present was my parents and my husband's Mom putting away Christmas dinner and doing the dishes while we sat and watched our son play with his new trains for a very long time. It is so entertaining to watch him play and learn -and did I mention we were still in our pj's at this point (about 5pm) so it was a wonderfully comfortable and lazy Christmas full of love. There you have it!

The picture at the top was taken on Christmas Eve after church - a day we did actually get dressed!

Below Daddy's reading The Night Before Christmas also on Christmas Eve.

This train table was going to be one of my projects but I never got around to it. It is an old coffee table that we've had for about 7 or 8 years now and I was going to sand it and paint it like those cool train tables you can buy but I'm glad I didn't get around to it. Just having the trains set up on it is enough to keep him occupied for hours! I guess it's fitting since my brother, sister and I used to spend hours playing with these same trains as well.

I'm wishing you all a wonderful and happy New Year in case I don't get around to actually posting again this year! Many blessings to all my family, friends and new blogging friends too!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

A Butterfly Christmas

I've finally uploaded pictures of our living room all decked out for Christmas.

Helping Daddy bring in the tree...

Playing with a little pewter nativity - I like how he trys to give tiny baby Jesus a hug.

The finished product (although the bottom third is changing daily) and I've tried so very many times in the last couple of weeks but the angel on top just wants to lean this year!

I usually do something more festive on the mantle but this year I thought I'd keep it simple.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

What time are you??

I saw this over at Linds' place probably over a week ago by now and thought it was fun. I've written about 10 posts in my head this week so maybe if I can just get myself to type faster I'll be able to get everything else done and blogging too! I am very excited with how my first couple of projects have been turning out. I will share some next week and the rest after Christmas.

I sort of find this funny since the only times I'm up at sunrise are to catch an airplane or with a kiddo!

You Are Sunrise
You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary. You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward. Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts. All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Wordless - Me Love Cookies!


So even though I'm not really partaking in the hustle and bustle part of the season it still seems to be blowing by. Since funds are still extra tight in this neck of the woods many of my gifts this year are from the heart (more like hands) and I realized on the 1st that I'd better get busy if I'm to get them all ready in just a few weeks. I might post about a few of my projects but since real life people read this I don't want to give away everything about their gifts...