Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scrappy Projects

Aww, you gotta love vacation. Yesterday I spent the day scrapping with Kayla and actually got three layouts finished. I tested out my new bottle of cherry red Maya Mist and fell instantly in much so that I now feel like I must own every color! LOL

Thanks for taking a look and Happy New Year's Eve!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Two posts in one day!

I just wanted to show you my latest project. I finished it up for my mom as a late Christmas present and of course she walked in before I was done and ruined the suprise. Anyhoo, it's a 7 Gypsies Printer Tray that I altered using the "Winter Melody" kit from Citrus Tree Studio. All of the pictures of the kids are from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It was so much fun to make!

Happy Holidays

Where do I begin?? It's been forever since I've blogged and I have a whole month to catch up on. Yikes! This year we did all of the usual traditional activities and added a new one which was going to see the holiday lights at Eagle Crest. That was a whole adventure in itself that I won't even try to explain...

For starters, Dave and Gabe picked out our Christmas Tree this year while I was out shopping. They did a pretty darn good job and had it all set up by the time I got home. If Gabe would have had his way, he would have decorated it too!

Gabe and I also baked our usual gingerbread cookies...yep, 180 of the little suckers. Every year I say I'm not going to do it again and every year I add an extra 40 or so. I guess it's like forget the agony you were in until you do it again. lol

And then there was our yearly visit from Frosty. It isn't Christmas without Frosty's visit!

Finally, we have Christmas. Christmas Eve is always spent with my family at my mom's house. The kids have their yearly tradition of cracking the crab so that grandma can cook it in her special BBQ sauce for dinner. Such a great family recipe and wonderful tradition.

Here are a few more pictures of Christmas Eve:

The following picture of my dad cracks me up. Would you trust this guy with a pistol?? LOL

And finally a shot of the three boys together.

On Christmas Day we went to Dufur to Dave's sisters house. On the trip over the fog had created the most beautiful winter wonderland and we had to stop to take some pictures in the frost.

Cool, huh? Here are more pictures of Christmas day with the Wilson's:

My sister-in-law with her beautiful baby belly. She's due to have twins in March but will probably deliver in February. I told her I was going to show this picture to the babies when they get here!

Kyle is one baby that I can never get to smile. I know he does...just not at me especially when I have my camera aimed at him.

Happy Holiday's and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

First snow...

The first real snow of the season fell during the night. Even though it was just a dusting it sure got Gabe excited. Unfortunately, it's just the fine powder kind of snow because it's so stinkin' cold but that didn't matter to Gabe...he still made a few snow angels and did some body surfing on the lawn. He's such a funny kid!

Check out these little tags I made for Cindy's Quick-Fire Challenge over at Citrus Tree Studio. Darn cute and very easy: