{week 22} Merry Christmas to all

Saturday, December 25, 2010

It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.-- Dr. Seuss

Wishing everyone a fabulous holiday season full of love and snuggles! xoxoxox

***enjoy the photo; custom backdrop designed by my lovely artistic girls! They thought it would look grand!

{week 21} christmas crackers

Monday, December 20, 2010

we thought we'd put together our christmas crackers while Grady napped....well he woke up! so he joined in which was not very helpful....so we tuned into a Thomas video on the computer. Here he is watching his "thomas show" while the girls put together everyone's crackers. The largest crackers you ever seen....we made 18 personalized crackers for our Christmas dinner at Grama's in Vernon.

I was set to use toilet paper rolls but someone in my house used them to craft something else. oh well, we improvised and just stapled cardstock. We could then make them really full of fun stuff.

Little Labels

Saturday, December 18, 2010

there is a new store in town...."Little Labels" (located along the strip with red shreds, designer consigner, and alexanders) 65A 1st Avenue. Amanda brings you a great selection of consignment clothing from Newborn to maternity~ (she will take all your outgrown kids clothes:) ) She also has an amazing selection of handmade jewelry.
I'm thrilled to announce that she has allowed me to display my lovely art on her walls! Stop in and say hi and check it out!

{week 20} family christmas potluck

Monday, December 13, 2010

busy days...with lots of christmas activities. We had a great visit with all our little & big cousins this past weekend. Also celebrating Cousin Megan's 9th birthday...
Grady has his hands full of toys and his new "kitty kat" from Grandpa merv! good times

***Gradys shirt says "good looks run in the family" Kent thought it was suiting for a family event! Although my Uncles teased he got his good looks from the Erlandson side! HAHA!

{week 19} uncle visit

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An uncle is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart.

...can you tell who has been missing their uncle josh! they all snuggled up after their bathtime....boy do we miss Uncle! Skyping is just not the same...hoping he has an amazing time in Maui and we are able to see him lots more over the holidays!

{sparks} smores

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mmmmm....marshmallow creme, melted chocolate and graham crackers! Bringing a little bit of summer campfire fun to life for a winter faux camp for Carrigan's Spark tonight. Here is the instructions in pictures: (make sure to let the chocolate dry before spreading on a dollop of marshmallow creme!)

***melted the chocolate in a double boiler...

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