Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Just call me Martha (not)

I made this doorway puppet theater for the kids for Christmas. I saw one in a catalog and thought it would be easy. I just measured a doorway and sewed curtains to about double the length. I bought an adjustable curtain rod and voila'! It can be taken down and stored when not in use. Speaking of Martha, I found this site, which I love!

Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I guess I should write something...

We went to Fresno yesterday and had a great day with the Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. I forgot my camera battery, so no picutres!! Today we will just hang out and tonight is the big night!! We (I mean Santa) will be putting together bikes and train sets and getting ready for tomorrow! I hope you all are enjoying your holidays...I can't seem to get the link to work, so here is a small version of it...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


More ornaments and pigtails...

Here are a few more ornaments. I haven't posting them every day because they are on Scott's computer and I have been working on laptop that is fixed, finally! Here is a pictail picture for Donna's challenge. This was taken in September and I love it. She has come along way from the shaved head baby we first met!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Totally busted!!

Tonight, Scott took the kids down for bed and I started on some wrapping. I waited about an hour the get the kids stuff out, I thought for sure they were asleep. So there I am with toys and packages all around me,and I hear "Mommy, what are you doing?". It scared the You-know-what out of me, I didn't even hear him come up the stairs! I was so startled I kind of yelled "what are you doing up? GO back to bed!" Then he starts to cry. (Good one, Mom!) So then I took him down and apologized and said that I was just wrapping some of his presents and that he surprised me. I think all is well, now...

Early Morning bike ride...

 Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 17, 2006

too busy to blog...

We have one week until Christmas,people! One week! I have been busy making 32 of these,making homemade peppermint bark for the mail carrier and Garbage collectors,Does anyone else do this? I get strange looks from people when I tell them this.(Give presents to my mail carrier and Garbage collector) And attending various Christmas parties. I will finish my shopping tomorrow and be able to relax! I owe some Christmas ornament pictures,but they will have to wait. I need sleep.

Friday, December 15, 2006

This makes me smile...

Cameron got a "Dance Revolution" CD in a kids Meal and he wants to hear it all the time. THen he wanted to dance to it. It is hilarious! I might need to get him the game for Christmas...
BTW-This is a great workout!

Photo Sharing - Upload Video - Video Sharing - Share Photos

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I've hit a Christmas Wall...

I love Christmas. I had my tree and decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. I listen to Christmas Carols the whole month (which drives Scott crazy). But lately, I am just not feeling it. I realize that suddenly I have 50% more work to do on top of the work I already do. The cards, the wrapping, the baking. And the budget, Let's not even talk about that. Then Scott comes home with not one, but two cards from the giving tree at work. And he signed up to bring all the drinks for a party tomorrow night. (thanks honey).It just seems overwhelming. Whew, I feel better just writing it down! Now back to our regularly scheduled holiday cheer...

I love this one, we got these in China.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I think I am a couple behind...

So here are two!
This is one of Scott's from when he was young. His parents bought him a new ornament every year and we have continued this tradition.

Made by Gracie last year.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ornament #9 and silly PJ picture!

Last year was the "Year of Batman" at our house! This is a silly Pajama picture for Donna's Friday Foto Challenge. Gracie plays guitar and Cameron dances!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ornament # 8

Bought When we went to Lake Tahoe for Thanksgiving 2 years ago. When you pull his string, he arms and legs move up and down...I am tired today. We went to one of Scott's work christmas parties last night, where he was congratualted by all on making partner of his firm. (did I forget to mention that? GO Scott!) Note to self-do not wear shoes that you cannot stand up in for more than 5 minutes..

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ornament # 7

Since I have been talking about Buster, I will post his ornament!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Someone asked if I could post a photo of our dog. This is Buster. He is a good dog, just loud! he barks when we get home. he barks when we leave. he barks when he is happy. he barks when he is not. He barks a lot. But we love him. He is not really that into the kids, so we are considering getting a more family type dog soon, since our Lab died last year. (We'll keep Buster, too, of course!) Here is the ornament for today.

Scott's not so happy with our labels...

He doesn't like that he is bald in the picture. I said "but honey, you shave your head, that kind of makes you bald". He says I should have just given him hair in the picture. Sorry, they don't have one with "just a little hair"
I got these from Mandy's Moon.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ornament # 5

With love from Texas. We lived in Houston for 5 years while Scott went to Law school and have very fond memories of it, and lots of friends!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Gettin' Crafty

I saw this little guy at a craft show this weekend and thought it would be perfect to make for my kids at school for Christmas. If only I had a sewing machine! So My sister gave me this, an early christmas present (which I saw on Nino's site and had to have. yes, I copy everything from her!)So I set about making it. It is a candy holder, isn't he cute? I am very proud of myself!

#4 Mother and duaghter

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Girl's night out!

We had a fun night out with some blogger friends on Saturday. We went to a yummy restaraunt called "Habana". It was me, Michelle,Shelley,Joannah and kristin. Kristin did not want her picture shown, sorry! (leave her alone, you mean people!) I love meeting new friends...

Ornament # 3

I love the homemade ones the best!! Made by Cameron age 4.
Also, Connie changed my blog for me, thanks, Connie! I have been wanting a header forever! I love it!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Gracie's first Christmas ornament

I love this one! Well, I am actually down in Orange County visiting my sis. So far I have read half of a book (not a literary masterpiece, but still!0 and slept until 9:00!! Now off for a day of shopping and then a bloggy friends gett together! I miss you, Scott, Camerron and Grace,

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ornament # 2

Ornament # 1

My Mom. I don't think I need to explain why this one is special to me.