Monday, December 22, 2008


I think maybe my muse has taken off for a warmer climate, not that anyone could be blamed for that, with the cold temperatures we have been experiencing. It looks like we shall be getting some warmer weather just in time for Christmas, which will be nice, as we have friends coming to visit.

I finally got my page done for this month's challenge at Blush-n-Dusty. Vanessa has designed a beautiful mini kit, which you can obtain for free, if you participate in the challenge. The challenge was to do a page of your family, using one of several quotes and some items from the kit.

These are a couple pictures of my family. The picture from 1978 sure brought back a lot of memories. We often went to my Grandma's in the spring and the picture was taken at her house. (We had some fun trips with 5 kids in the car.) My mom did a lot of sewing then and she made the dresses my sisters and I are wearing in the picture. I remember, not too long after it was taken Carl, Sherri and I got our glasses. Now we all live in different places and it is not very often we get together. We had the other picture taken at mom & dad's anniversary last year. We've all changed a bit and certainly grown older.

Family Memories digital kit credits: from Blushbutter Family Memories, Fairy Kisses in Blue Mega Kit, Easter Basket and Victorian Heritage Replica Scrap Kit.
Fonts used: Aubrey & Delitsch Antiqua.

We have had a couple of busy weeks cleaning and baking for Christmas. Both Raquel and Ayden have been a lot of help with keeping things clean. Ayden loves making cookies with me. I think, if you need to develop some patience, you should try baking with a 2 year old. Some of the cookies look interesting, but we had fun and I'm sure they will taste terrific. Raquel is off at her dad's for a few days and will be back tomorrow, to spend the rest of the holidays at home. Ayden was so thrilled today, as she got a big girl bed. Now we just have to see if she will sleep in it. I think tonight, it will be time to help Santa get ready and I will have to spend some time wrapping a few presents. Watching my girls open them up and seeing the excitement in their eyes has got to be one of the things I enjoy most about Christmas.

May the spirit of the holiday season remain with you through the coming year!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


New fallen snow certainly looks beautiful, we had some more this week, so it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Snow certainly does make the world an enchanting and magical looking place. The girls think it is awesome and just love playing in it. I took these pictures after our first real snowfall about a month ago. The quote reads: "The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found." - J.B. Priestly.

Enchantment digital kit credits: Snow Flakes Winter kit from Blushbutter.
Fonts used: Lily UPC & Old English Text MT.

I did the page below for a quick page exchange at Blush-n-Dusty this month. I had a hard time deciding which way I liked it the most, so I decided to use it both ways. This is another page for my children's heritage album. This is my mom and her older sister, taken when my mom was about 3 months old. This is the earliest picture I have of my Aunt Joyce, I think she looks so cute in her pigtails.

Sisters 1950 digital kit credits: Snow Flakes Winter kit from Blushbutter.
Fonts used: Microsoft Ya Hei & Viner Hand ITC.

We have our Christmas tree up and it looks terrific! We all had fun putting on the decorations, although we did end up with a LOT of decorations on it. Ayden is really enjoying it and loves to have the lights on all the time. Ayden can't quite say Merry Christmas, but her version sounds pretty cute. Raquel has been enjoying the Christmas crafts and hot chocolate that they are having every day at school this month. She is looking forward to Christmas holidays and is eagerly waiting for Santa Claus to get here. Her list has been checked over and over, with last minute revisions being made. I've been busy trying to get my Christmas cards in the mail and I think later this week, Ayden and I will have to go and do a little shopping.

Have a great week!