December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!


Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
May you have a wonderful holiday, filled with everything you wish for.

December 23, 2007

Stocking # 2



This week was Tucker's 2nd grade class Christmas play. Lots of fun of course, but remember that old movie, "The Year Without a Santa Claus?" Well it really almost was the Year without a Santa Claus. You see, sometimes when older brothers are kinda busy (studying for a test) and little brothers have hundreds of questions about Santa, sometimes the older brother can say something that isn't quite right. Needless to say, Austin was studying for a test for school. Tucker, being the chatterbox he is, asked Austin an array of questions about Santa.
Long story short, Tucker's teacher came to Clayton at school (Clayton works there too!) and said "we have a problem, Tucker doesn't want to be Santa anymore".
WHAT??? The part in the play that he was so excited he was chosen for, the part he had learned the lines for. WHAT??? Nope
Apparently after the afore mentioned conversation with big brother about Santa, Tucker decided there really wasn't a Santa, and he was not going to be something that wasn't real.
So, the 2nd grade Christmas Pageant went off without a hitch after all. Took dozens of pictures. Mostly of my darling "Stocking #2". Yep, that was his part, Stocking #2. But, he really was the cutest Stocking # 2 you've ever seen.

December 18, 2007

I've been busy!


And here's the proof.
11 1/4 " of layouts that need to be put into albums.
Sheer joy to look at that stack though.
I'm starting my New Year's Resolution 2 weeks early.
Get all these layouts into their appropriate albums.

December 13, 2007

Now it feels like Christmas!



Saturday night we made our way over to the "Portraits of the Prince of Peace" in Long Beach. Growing up in this little area of So CA, I think everyone I knew went to this walk thru Christmas story when we were kids. I'm keeping the tradition alive, and still going with my family. It's one of Tucker's favorite things to do at Christmas, and both of the older boys loved going when they were his age.
7 churches in Long Beach of different faith, all within walking distance, get together each year to tell the Christmas story with people and live animals. You can drive by, looking from your car, but there is nothing like making the trek on foot, and of course it never fails, I seriously think the weekend it is held every year has got to be the coldest in December!!
So we had a great time walking from church to churh and seeing the sheep and goats, watching Mary and Joseph being turned away due to No Room at the Inn, hearing the choirs sing christmas music and drinking the warm hot chocolate.
This has become such a tradition, that now it feels like it's Christmas!

December 6, 2007

Getting Crafty


So here's what I made for the 1st. birthday party we went to on Sunday. It's to match his room, and it turned out so cute!! I've made a couple of these the past few weeks, and just love them! I'm also teaching this in December at Strictly Scrapbooking (my LSS) using browns, greens and blues. So fun!
(click on the picture to see it up close)

December 2, 2007

I'm back!

So, I haven't been the best at updating this blog the past month or so, but I have gotten a lot of scrapbook pages done :) Once school started it seems like life has been so darn busy. Now the holidays are here, and I really am trying to slow down a bit. Here's a recap of what's been going on...

Tucker was the cutest Ninja you've ever seen for Halloween. Although, as he pointed out, Ninja's aren't supposed to be cute. We visited the neighbor's houses and then headed off to the park for their carnival. Had a great time there with our friends.

Celebrated an anniversary with the most wonderful man on earth. He still amazes me with his love, patience and understanding. I'm so blessed.

Spent Thanksgiving here at home. We had a fun day watching the parade and just being together.

Took Tucker to a Boy Scout meeting this week. (after they sent home a flyer from school) He really wants to be a Cub Scout. I'm still trying to find the right "pack" for him though. The one through his school only has 9 boys in it, and none of the boys are in 2nd grade. Since you do things as a "den" by grade, he would be the only one in a "den". All the den's make up "pack". So I think were doing the Boy Scout thing, I just need to figure out through what group.

I mentioned scrapbooking, and yes, I've gotten so many pages done recently. This makes me a happy camper. I love to look over at the pile on my table and see all those completed pages ready to go in their albums. Scrapbooking is the one thing besides my family, that I really try to make time for. I love to look at the photos as I am working on the pages, but I think my favorite part is that I am recording my family's stories and history. I'm so grateful I was introduced to this hobby over 20 years ago (yep 21 to be exact!)

Work is still work, but at least it's a part of soemthing I love. What better place for a scrapbooker to work than in a scrapbook store. I get to share my hobby with others, and I love my job for that.

We're off to a 1st birthday party today. I made something really cute for the birthday boy. I'll share pictures later...I have a ton of pictues to download, so that will have to wait.
Thanks for all your e-mails. I'm still here, just been busy, but I'll try to do better keeping this 'ol blog updated.
Have a wonderfuly day!!