Saturday, December 27, 2008

How to Get Your Scrapbook Made For You

Step 1: When your relatives walk through the door, nonchalantly take each one of their pictures with your digital camera.

Step 2: Quickly print each picture with your cheap, little photo printer, being very careful not to tell them why you are doing this, lest they try to escape.

Step 3: Feed them well so that they are too full to run.

Step 4: Quietly clean the dinner mess off of the kitchen table.

Step 5: Wake them all up from their after-dinner naps and drag them kicking and screaming back to the kitchen table.

Step 6: Get out all your scrapbooking stuff.

Step 7: Force them to make their own pages.

Step 8: Enjoy your completed scrapbook.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Mom Made Me a Quilt

I know your mother making you a quilt does not seem very postworthy. Those of you who know my mother, however, fell out of your computer chairs as soon as you read the title of this post. My mother is not a very crafty person to begin with, plus she works an 8-12 hour swing shift at P&G. So you can understand my surprise when I opened it and the sentimental value it holds. Also, it's really cute isn't it?

Another Bad Idea

Don't you love it when they groan at "another one of mom's ideas" and then it turns out this adorable? What could be more precious than matching jammies on Christmas day?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

No Cookies This Year

Every year, I proclaim that this is the year that I am not making a bunch of Christmas cookies. We don't need them and it is a lot of work. This is what inevitably happens. It starts out innocent enough, maybe I'll just make a few of those kiss cookies that Heath likes. Then, just one batch of the cut-out cookies that my brother likes. While I'm at it, those Italian wedding cookies are Granny Grump and Kristen's favorite (mine, too) and it will only take a few minutes longer. By the end of the day, this is what I have. Oh, and I found an Italian cheesecake recipe on the internet I've been wanting to try out...and since there will be some discriminating cheesecake tasters here tomorrow...

One of the many things I love about my husband, he sees how busy I am baking and offers to wash the dishes in between batches so that I don't have to. There is something about seeing a man do the dishes. Doesn't it make your hearts sing ladies?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snowmen are HOT!

I just got this sweet fellow. I had to have him. He is all sparkly, with little jewels all over him that reflect his multi-colored twinkle lights. This picture doesn't do him justice. He looks better from a distance. It's okay little guy, I look better from a distance too.

I've had this big guy for a long time. We go way back. He has spent every Christmas in my foyer for several years. I purchased him at the big craft show Lakota East puts on every year. The twinkle lights in his wreath finally gave out, so I tried to re-string it, but I made the mistake of using white instead of green. I'll pick up a strand of green next time I go out. I know you're not worried, big fella, you're secure enough in your manhood.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Aren't They Gorgeous?

Aren't they gorgeous? I mean really a handsome couple. This is my son Heath and his wife Kristen. They have been married a little over 2 years. Everyone at the wedding said they were going to make some beautiful babies and I agree. And I can't wait, which is no secret. No pressure though. They are really good, together people, too. I am so proud of them. Merry Christmas, I love you guys.