Archive for December, 2010

Dog-gy Christmas Fun

It has been a while since I have featured Merlin
don’t think for a minute
it is because he has been behavin!!
because he ain’t!!
=)
anyway…
Merlin got to open his presents FIRST on Christmas morning!
we figured it would give him something to do
while we opened ours
a little more peacefully!!  =)

Look at those Giant Paws!!
They are ALL FUR!
they look HUGE!
anyway
I [...]

December Sunday Scavenger Hunt

1.  Family

we have some new family members
that joined our family Christmas morning
the kids were SOOOOOOOOOOO excited
to receive a Basset Hound Webkinz!!
Abby LOVES Charlie
the Pioneer Woman’s Basset Hound
My little girl and her best friend quote the dialog from this blog post
about Charlie eating sausage
it is SOOOOOOOOOOO funny!
She has already named her Webkinz Basset “Charlie”  [...]

The Gift

Merry Christmas!!
This little song is a beautiful reminder …
we all have a simple gift to give Jesus…
our hearts. our minds.  our lives.   =)

the young gal who posted this on you tube wrote the lyrics out herself.
it may not be perfect… but her heart was in the right place!! =)
Aselin Debison does [...]

Words

Crafting with letters
one of my favorite things…
need a quick Christmas gift idea?

all you need is magnets and scrabble letters
the old magnet from your 2010 magnetic calendar will do.

and a little hot glue!!

or you could just put them on the tray too
randomly around your house.
or gift them!
its fun.
try it!

or put them outside…
I am still trying to [...]

Christmas crafting, baking and Pirates

So I was baking pumpkin bread yesterday
which had nothing to do with Christmas crafts
or baking
or pirates
until I started to hear this:
Sammy
“aye matey…”
“and then he blew off her mothers arm”
me…
“huh?”
Abby
“agrrr… and then this guy had to walk the plank”
Sammy
“yeah… and then he was eaten by a shark”
(or something like that)
both kids
“agggrrrr”
(**insert sound effects like cannons and [...]

A wintery Scavenger Hunt Sunday

1.  Winter

this one I am kinda cheating…
my son took this pic on my birthday (Dec3)
you see my sister Linda has NEVER been pictured on my blog yet!!
really?  how can that be??
Anywho…
for exactly 40 days…
in Winter…
Linda and I are both 40!!!
yep.  same age for only 40 days every year!!
my poor mama had one baby in [...]

N is for Nine

Nine days people  =)

9   ~   N i N e
more days until Christmas morning…
the panic is settling in now  =)
crazy days of many crafts, art projects, helping in the kids classes, baking,
teacher gifts, neighbor “gifts”, shopping, Christmas letter still to write (*sigh*)
daily advent, regular life, home schoolin…
breathing…. slowly….
remembering the magic
remembering the love
remembering the beauty [...]

Delightful December Sunday Photo Hunt

Always the last to join!! One day I might actually prep this Photo Scavenger Hunt post the night before Sunday?~!! wink, wink… who am I kidding!

Let the fun begin.
This week we were looking for
Holiday Colors, Winter/Holiday Icon, A Tree, Quiet and our Favorite Color
1. Holiday Colors

hundreds
and hundreds of

little tiny Christmas balls… [...]

M is for Memories in the Making

I have been a huge blog slacker lately
and I am even slacking on photography fun
This Weeks Alphabet Challenge
is brought to you by the Letter M

most of these shots were taken with my old broken camera
I have not had MANY opportunities to use my New Camera
Frankly, I am having a frustrating week with it!!
blah blah blah…
I [...]

Butter Baby Butter

Just for the record…
because it IS a BIG one…
Yesterday was a Landmark day in our lives!!
My sweet man has been cancer free for 10 years!!
(later I will clip in a picture… I am on the wrong computer for that!!)  =)
10 years ago yesterday I left my 2 month old baby with family
and I drove my [...]