Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blessed!

Hope you all had a Blessed Christmas, we did too! We are so blessed and have so much to be thankful for! Every other year we have  Christmas at my daughter and son in-laws house.  We have breakfast and open gifts together, this year it was at our house.
 For our family gift this year we got an E Reader.... Kindle. My husband LOVES to read and i thought it would encourage my boys to read more as well. So far it's been a big hit!

The angel ornament was handmade by one of my husbands friends, mother. She sent handmade bells as well. {with a dangling  dinger ball in the inside} :)  It looks like there is glitter or tinsel in the thread. So very pretty!!

 
I took this at my daughter's house, her tree.... no flash..... looks better in b/w

Adding Ornaments 

 Our  Grandbabies
Ian on the move.....
 He kept crawling towards me as i was "trying" to get him to sit  in front of the tree. He wanted the camera.  

I thought i would made another Christmas card using Scooter Chloe
CTMH  Aspen Papers, Bitty Sparkles~ Sparkle Creation Rubber  Stamps, Misc. Merry Christmas Stamp,  Sizzix Pine Tree die cut,
 Paper pieced scarf, Sewing Machine, Gel Pens, Copics

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hope you have a Blessed New Year!!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'll be home for Christmas....


CTMH Mistletoe/ Key to my  Heart Papers/ CS
Flowers/leaves ~ Michael's, Stamp image  Sparkle Creations Stamps ,  Sentiment printed on computer,
Paper pieced Scarf, Ripple scissors, Dew Drops, Liquid Glass, Chalk, Gel Pen, Copics
Click  image to enlarge

Some of us may fly, drive, or scooter home for Christmas, depending upon  where we live.  hahahaha. Isn't  Scooter Chloe cute! I've had this stamp since July and have yet to ink her up.  I thought a Christmas theme would fit this stamp image as well. I'm happy with the way it turned out. :)

Is your tree up,  are the gifts all bought, are you ready for Christmas? .... Have you accepted the Gift God has given to all of  us? Jesus Christ His Son. I made that decision on  June 23, 1985. I asked Jesus to come into my heart/life at a Lowell Lundstrom Crusade..... it was  the greatest decision i ever made! {next to my husband} :)   I  have never looked back, other than to remember what God has taken me out of and  how He has changed my life for "His Glory"! {I know i would be dead today if God hadn't stepped in and saved me}..... I'm not the same person I use to be, and   I'm not better than anyone else either. I only rely on  His Saving Grace in my life, I know I'm heaven bound when my life is over! I want to share that with other's so they can have it too.  
John 3;16, John 14;6
I was having a battle within whether or not to share my faith in this post. That i might offend someone by saying "Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday's or Jesus loves you"!
I have come to realize that you can't please everyone, you have to be who you are and if you happen to  lose some friends along the way, ... than they may not have been  your friends to begin with. I am in no means trying to jam Christianity down anyones throat, but just giving you  something to think about this Christmas. My pastor recently had a sermon series called... Who is Jesus to you?

11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “ Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
Luke 2;11-14 


 If I don't make it back here before Christmas....
"Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday's friends, have a Blessed New Year!"
Jesus Loves You!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Birthday's, Birthday's.... and MORE Birthday's

    Yes, December is a busy month for us. I about lose my mind this time of year. We got through 3 Birthday's within a weeks time. I don't wanna see another cake, cupcake or brownie for a while. Well, unless it's chocolate cake. Hahahaha They all had a great time! Here's a few pictures of the birthday celebrations.

Sam had to unwrap 4 boxes to get to his gift. It started with a cereal box.


Sam wants to save all his birthday $/gift cards and put it towards a digital camera.

Papa & Ian
{we are STILL mudding and painting}

 Charlie asked for wool socks for his BD.

Christyl turned 35 Yikes
We got her a snowman table runner & cook book  with some fun reciepes

                                                                              
                       Whatever could it be?
I gave Christyl the  scrapbook I created over the last 4 years of their kids. She loved it!  Us adults  we are  not exchanging gifts for Christmas this year {just for the kids} so  this was the perfect time to give her the scrap book. hehehe


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I'll be back soon with some Christmas pictures i took of my kids, and my  daughter and her family.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Riley Christmas Tags

CTMH Papers~ CS,  Mistletoe, Even Song, Ink ~ Bamboo, Heavenly Blue, Black  
Liquid Glass, Liquid Applique, Ribbon, Photo Clips
Cricut Cartridge ~ Plantin School Book, Tag... Paper Pieced Tree, Merry Christmas Stamp,  Michael's,Decor Scissors, Copics 
Card opens  by moving photo clip

After deciding to make something  Winter/Christmas I pulled out my Riley stamps. It's been a while since they've seen ink. I love making tag cards.  
 I wanted to stay home and play all day but my daughter and I &  Gbabies did a little shopping.  We had a great time!
Cailyn will be 3 in January and she comes up with the cutest things. Meghan had to  go to the walk-in clinic Sunday morning, she has been complaining that her ear hurt,  {ear infection} Mark  took her in, Christyl had to work. We took the other two Gbabies to church with us.......Cailyn   say's ..."Meghan went to the Bump and  Fall  Store"  {clinic}  hahaha  I  told my daughter what Cailyn told the boys.   She has no idea where  that came from.
Anywhoo,  It will be a busy month of December, four  birthdays, Christyl, Sam & Charlie, and my dad's too. Well, that's it for me, I've got one heck of a mess in my Korner. I haven't cleaned it up  from the last mess i made.
Thanks for stopping by, your visits and sweet comments means a lot! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dog Day Afternoon....

Best Friends

Papers~ My Minds Eye DP... Where the heart is.
CTMH CS, Matt, Buttons, Hobby Lobby Stickers,
Journal tab side of photo.

 I love this photo!! I took it last February. {winter} I had just opened the front door to let the warm sunshine in and they both layed down in front of  the  door. All i could think of was grabbing my camera before either of them got up.  {layout is much brighter IRL}..... Cailyn my grandaughter, 2 years old here has taken to Toby since day one. Where ever Toby is, you'll find Cailyn. :)  She must have  a love for animals. My daughter said  they were recently at a  friends house, who had a cat. Cailyn didn't  play with the other kids, she chased and played with  the cat. hahahaha

Sam has his first basketball game tomorrow afternoon. He's very excited!!  This is the first time he has played sports through grade school. Summer sports yes, through our Rec. Dept. Now he's asking for a  Cell Phone  & FB  account.... Not yet son! ... .He didn't take that to well. He'll be 11 this month. Yikes
 We are expecting our first snow fall of the season. They said 3-5 inches? Lake effect, that means us.
Anywhoo, have you gotten all your Christmas shopping done yet? I'm just about done.
Well friends, I've got laundry to do and an errand to run before the kids get home from school.
Have  a great weekend!!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

We're Back!

Our vacation to Fl was so nice, but there's "no place like home"! We got home Monday morning at 4:10 am. We drove straight through from Tallahassee. We left there  7:30am Sunday morning. {My kids cried they didn't want to leave} I drove 2 of the 18.5 hours. Charlie drove the rest.
We had such a great time with his family. I put together a little slide show of pictures  Here  It was like living in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by acres of woods, so quiet. Charlie loved it!! A few neighbors, but all woods. Charlie's family is  so sweet!!
My boy's got to drive 4 wheelers, shoot BB & Shot guns.   We had our 1st deep fried turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.. emm emm Good!  So much to be Thankful for!!
After  dinner we went out to a spot and shot clay pigeons.  (that's where Walker & Micah got stuck in the mud on the way back) I shot it twice. Charlie was amazed that i even hit the thing. I  surprised myself that i shot the little clay disk in the air.  Tuesday we went to St George Island, that was beautiful,  took pictures on the beach, did some shopping. Had a wonderful time!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!! It's taking me some time to get back into the swing of things. I kept in touch with friends on FB while we were gone. Just some updates. And being on the road for over 18 hours straight, I had to  chat with someone outside the van. GPS lady... "Chatty Kathy" { no offence to any Kathy's... That's just what i named her. It was a hoot listening to her. hahahaha  Anyway, I'm happy to be back and hoping to post something  creative soon.
Oh yeah,  I may be out of the loop, but have any of you made one of these Wreaths out of coffee filters??  My sil Kim found this site/blog and made one of these cute wreaths herself. I may try it. Click   Here 

Well friends, I'll be checking in on you. thanks for your visits and sweet comments! It's good to be **Home**
Much Love!
Micah, Cody, Sam