Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We are spending New Year's Eve at home with the kids. Hope you all get to spend the evening with some of the people you love.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Annual Christmas Portrait

When we sit at the kitchen table at my Mom and Dad's our eyes are always drawn to the numerous family portraits that are displayed there. Many of them are before my children's time but we always check them out and remember. Here is this year's version

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Wish by Rascal Flatts

Originally I was supposed to work this evening but because of the snow storm yesterday I had to work an overnight shift. They called me around noon to tell me I still needed to come in after 11 hours off but then fortunately they were able to find someone to cover my shift so I tried to sleep today.
I'll be able to spend Christmas Eve getting ready for Santa's arrival. That magic reindeer food will glisten on the snow and invite Santa's reindeer to stop at our house. We always leave cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer too.
Wishing you all sweet dreams tonight.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Helping Out

I don't know if she thought she was helping out or not but Kally, our cat, did want to be where the action was. I had stored the gifts to wrap in Staples bags.
She crawled inside one and went to sleep.

Christmas tradition

I was able to share one of my favourite Christmas traditions with the girls I work with. We walked through the winter wonderland of Pinafore Park in St. Thomas Ontario. It was cold but worth the trip.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A new Christmas Tradition

Maybe I'm a little sentimental because I have to work on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day so will not be able to do some of our own Christmas traditions but I was introduced to a wonderful new tradition by the teachers at the school at work. The class has been reading Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater and I have decided to share it with my own children.

The grandfather in the book reminds me of my father and Aaron & Jenna see some of Opa's tricks in the book too.
In any event I'm wishing you and yours lots of happy memories this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stampin Up Retiring Stamp List

Where do Stampin Up Stamps go when they retire?
The same places we do. Dozens of stamps from the Fall/Winter 2008 Idea book are dusting off their golf clubs in anticipation of their retirement. Now is the last chance to get them--they are only available until January 19, 2008.
Why wait? Order them now and get 10% off the retiring sets while quantities last.
Save even more with free shipping on orders over $100.00 between December 9 & 23, 2008. Check out the list by clicking on the photo. Contact me for more information.

Monday, December 8, 2008

the beauty of winter

After making 2 trips in storming conditions I had a few moments at home with my family.
I looked out the kitchen window and saw this beautiful spider web coated in snow. I was only able to enjoy it for a few moments as I had to go to work, making this the 3rd trip through storming conditions.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Light mixup

I asked my husband to put up the Christmas lights outside a few weeks ago before the snow fell.

He put some lights up and I was sure they were the indoor lights. Well he took them down yesterday because I wanted to decorate the tree today and they could warm up. We put them on the tree and discovered that they actually were the outside lights. He had just taken them out of the garland when he put them away last January.

Now I am left with the dilema of whether to leave those lights indoors and buy new outdoor lights or take the tree down and start from scratch again. The kids like the tree the way it is so I guess I'll go out and price new outdoor lights.

Note to self. Make sure I put the decorations away this January so I know where to find them.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New PageMap Sketches are online

New Page Map sketches for layouts and cards by Becky Fleck are now online

Monday, December 1, 2008

This card is a treasure

We received our first Christmas card today! This one is a keeper. It was made by the lady I look up to most in this world. My mom! She hand emboidered all her Christmas cards again this year.