Friday, December 19, 2008

It will be here sooner than you think...

Christmas will be here in less than a week!
Are you ready???

I finished my shopping last night, and everything I have so far is wrapped. We're still waiting on some packages to come in the mail, so hopefully they'll be here soon.

Soon I will post some pictures of gifts and cards that I made, but not just yet. I don't want to spoil the surprise for the lucky recipients that read my blog...

What are your plans for Christmas this year? Christmas Eve, we'll be heading out to my parents' house for dinner. Christmas Day we're having my family over. I'm really looking forward to it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Please vote for me!!!

Yay!!! I am a finalist in Tip Junkie's Christmas card contest! You can see the card I made in this post, and you can vote for me here. The voting buttons are on the left, and mine is number 6, the blue and silver card.

If all three people that read this blog vote for my card, I might have a chance to win a really cool prize. Please vote! The contest ends on Monday, December 15th.

By the way...Christmas will be here in 16 days!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Random Thursday

This isn't so random because this is where I wish I could be today.
I would settle for any warm climate, really. I'm not too picky...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Card

This is what my Christmas cards look like this year.

My card was inspired by a card I saw quite a while ago, and I just love the blue color. Unfortunately, this is a Stampin' Up color that has since retired. The silver paper was left over from last year's Christmas cards, so that worked out really well. I love the snowflakes! (Just to clarify, I really like them on the card, not on the gournd outside!!!)

Our card club does a Christmas card exchange each year. We make 25 cards, and then we get to take home one card that each person made, including our own. If we have extra cards, they get mailed to soldiers overseas, so that they can send them back to their families. I love seeing what different things people do. Everyone is so creative!

I need to make a few more of these to send out besides what I made for the exchange, and I'm also going to send some that I got as part of the exchange. I'm off to find my address book...

Yes...I'm Still Alive!

I have been really neglecting my blog for the last few weeks. It seems like I've been busy during the week (doing what, I'm not exactly sure), and on the weekends I want to spend time with Tracy. So, I'm going to try to post more often. I guess it's not just my blog, either. Today I went into my email and deleted 4 pages of old emails from one account and 5 from the other. If I just deleted the ones I didn't need each day, it would be sooo much easier.
One thing I have not been neglecting is myself. I have lost 10 pounds in the last month, even after Thanksgiving. Yay!

Anyway, Thanksgiving was fantastic! We spent the day with Tracy's family, and we had a great time. The food was delicious! It was great not have to worry about all the cooking. Thanks Jen! Katie got to spend time with her cousin and other family that she doesn't see very often. And, she had THREE pieces of pumpkin pie. Hey, it's a vegetable, right?!?! Pumpkin pie is one of her favorite foods in the whole world, so I just didn't say anything.

This is Katie, Grams (Tracy's grandma), and Donna, my mother-in law, getting Thanksgiving dinner.

Dessert, anyone? I picked pumpkin cheesecake. Yum!

On Black Friday, I was out shopping for twelve hours. I could have skipped the first couple of hours and slept in, but that's ok. I don't think I planned quite as well as normal, so I didn't get everything I wanted. I still got quite a bit of Christmas shopping done, though. Later in the day, I took Katie to the mall, and we met Shanna (sister-in-law) and her daughter Kendall (niece) and Jen (Tracy's cousin's wife) and her daughter Rachel. Those ladies really know how to shop, let me tell you! In the evening, we went back to Ron & Jen's house for Thanksgiving leftovers and Wii!

Katie with her cousin Kendall

Rachel and Kendall with the Wii

We didn't get the tree up last weekend, so that is our project for this Saturday. I will post pictures after it's all done. I love how our house looks at Christmas!