Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Where ever you are and whatever you are doing the next few days. May your Christmas be all that you want it to be and more. Be blessed, be safe and remember this little baby born on this day to be the savior of the world. May that message alone, bring you to a new deep understanding of how much He loves YOU!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cold but Simply Beautiful

It was beautiful today. Everyone was out and about getting ready for Christmas. Also making sure they are all stocked up with food before the another storm hits tonight sometime.
We made a run to the grocery store for a few things, had coffee at Borders and bought a few Christmas presents. I spent a couple of hours at home by myself while Bruce went out again with the kids so they could do there Christmas shopping. They are at least excited because they are both in their rooms wrapping. It was a nice little time alone even if I only took a shower.
I've taken some really nice photos of the neighborhood the last couple of days. It sure is quiet when it is cold outside. I really do love the snow, there is something about knowing that God created each and everyone of the snowflakes that fall to the ground. No two are alike.....I like that thought.

Looking for something fun to do? Creating Keepsakes is trying to get a nationwide ornament drop going. You make a homemade ornament, then place it somewhere that someone can find it. There is a special tag you can attach so they will know where to go. Here are my two that I dropped today. First little guy put onto a chair at Borders and second in a pile of onions at the grocery store.

I'm looking forward to sharing more about these as they are put special places. Just hope sometime I will be able to see people's faces too!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

No Mail but plenty of SNOW!

Two feet of snow in a 24 hour period that is what we have had. It is amazing! So for me I am snowed in because my car is to low to the ground. No school for the kids today and tomorrow either so for them Christmas vacation started a couple of days early. Sure hope they didn't leave anything in their lockers that they needed. Bruce made it in to work only to turn around a couple of hours later to come home. It only stopped snowing this evening for enough time for Bruce and I to get some shoveling done. Never thought I would say this but in the spring when snow blowers go on sale, we are buying one.

Back to watching the snow fall, making Christmas presents that should have been out in the mail by now and waiting for morning. Michaela and I will get out the Christmas stuff and do a bit of decorating. At least I have snowmen that can stay up until spring or until I NEED spring.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby's its cold outside

Christmas gifts are purchased and not wrapped. The ones that will be sent out in the mail won't get there in time of Christmas day. Our new family photo has been taken, just need to print here at home.(it is weird not having our girls in the picture) It is so cold, it was 8 degrees this morning. My sun roof in the kitchen has decided to leak onto my newly painted walls, lovely.

So far, the best part of this year(besides getting a new house) is we got an offer on our house in Yakima. With any luck we will be signing papers this week and at least that part of stuff is done. We have had a lot going on with this house, since we had the people move out that were staying there. It has been a total mess!!

There is still no sign of where my daughter and her family went. It leaves you sad but this is what she has wanted for a long time. To have us not be apart of her life. I understand needing to be on your own but to just leave your extended family behind is something I am not sure I will ever understand. As I've gotten older I have found value in my family, even when we don't see eye to eye and we haven't always had the best relationship. However, I still always made sure that somehow we were still connected, even just a little bit. I guess time will tell.

Monday, December 08, 2008

If you are looking for a special Christmas class that is FREE, you have got to go here. I can't wait to put it together soon. I'm loving the paper line she is using, isn't it pretty?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas time

It is that time of year that everyone is hustling around looking for that perfect gift, for that perfect someone. I honestly am having a hard time with it. I didn't have my summer job of taking care of our neighborhood community pool this year because of the move so that means less money for presents. I am thinking that isn't a bad thing but means the presents I do give must be well thought out. I'm not allowing myself to get caught up in the 'got to buy it' mode. What about you? What are you doing to make your dollar stretch?

One of the fun things I do love about this time of year are how much people are sharing themselves. I guess that is what this time of year should really be all about. So if you want to be in on some fun check out Tim Holtz, 12 tags of Christmas. He is even doing give aways everyday!! You will also want to head on over to Wilna's Christmas blog she has a special present for everyone. All I can say is you are going to LOVE it, well at least I do!