Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Jade made this pillow for her Bobo. She did such a great job on it! She did ALL the sewing, cutting, and even stuffed it herself!
This apron was made by Amber for her Grandma. It not only has pockets, but there's also darts, tricky "L" seams, and facing she did by herself! We started out a bit rough, but Amber quickly got the hang of it and did a super job!
I made these for the girls. Obviously. haha They're wood plaques to hang in their rooms. The letters and black pictures were from my mom's cricut back in July. I didn't want to put their names up on the doors or walls since we don't own this home, so thought this would be a fun/cute way to display them.
And one more thing....I don't have any pictures yet, but I now fit into size 6 jeans!!! Hoorah! This is a major accomplishment for me. The last time I wore a 6 was before I got married 10 years ago!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I LOVE this time of year!! So much merriment and cheer! We've gone to a couple Christmas parties: the ward party and a party with friends last night. The ward party was okay. There was turkey, baked potatoes, and rolls provided by the ward and other sides/desserts were brought by members. I brought a big dish of green beans. The other sides were a very large assortment of salads - jellos and greens. The turkey was given out one or two small pieces at a time - though about 2 min after David and I were out of the line, a whole huge platter of turkey was brough out (there were only maybe 10 people left in line at this point....). I thought that was strange for the turkey to be sooooo rationed out and then have tons of it leftover at the end. Ward members acted out the Nativity and we all sang the songs together. There was the coolest Nativity set built from cardboard though. They had a few life-size camels, Bethlehem city silhouette, and the manger - straw roof and all! I thought that was neat. And there were extra costumes for anyone else who wanted to participate. Amber dressed up as a wiseman. Jade was too anxious about the whole thing to dress up. And Paisley had fun rolling around on the floor with a cup. =)
Dave and his friend Elliot =)
The hubby's. For some reason, we never did get a picture of all the wives....
Aren't we festive? Haha
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
We FINALLY got our family pictures taken for the year! And David was more cooperative than he's ever been. It's a Christmas miracle! Haha. He really hates taking pics. But my friend Molly was able to get a bunch of great ones. Thanks again! =) Here's a sampling (I posted all of them on facebook):