Monday, December 29, 2008

Snow much fun...

Just a few photos from our fun cold winter weekend at the cabin. Enjoy! More to come soon...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all...

...and to all a good night!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Sights

It's Sunday...4 more nights 'til the big day.
Here's how we spent our Sunday time.
Watching baseball warm ups. Looking too cute in the Santa hat. Winding up in the last inning. Having a blast on the play equipment.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gift idea...

Here's a fun and easy project. A bit of ribbon,
chipboard and papers.
I ♥ that pictures can be changed out because it's
held on with the mini clothes pin.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


We love her...
we drink hot cocoa with mini marshmallows in snowmen mugs...
we have to pose for the annual Christmas card in our pajamas.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday project...

This little project is making me so giggly happy. It's a mini-shadow box. That I found at the dollar store. I converted into a mini-album with some ribbon. I connected 4x4 chipboard squares in an accordion fold. ♥,♥,♥ it!

Making Memories Falala chipboard-Heidi Grace papers-Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card CTMH acrylic stamps-American Crafts felt shapes

Saturday, December 13, 2008

To eat or to decorate...

Hannah couldn't wait to enjoy the holiday tradition of decorating a gingerbread house.
Their steady hands held the sweets in place until the royal icing did it's job. I wish I would have captured some good shots of the girls eating the candy treats. There was alot of candy nibbling going on, especially when I wasn't looking.
It's a good thing I had a lot of candy on hand. The girls managed to get their fill of Sweet Tarts and the gingerbread house could still pass Hansel and Gretel's sugar standards. I was a bit concerned we'd end up with a "non-candified" house.

Now that's an impressive holiday center piece.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Countdown Advent Calendar

This is a little project that I've been working on. Although it's 10 days behind schedule, it's finished now and proudly displayed. I was inspired by her recent post of her Advent Calendar. Thanks for reminding me of this great idea. I recycled magnets right off my refrigerator and the cookie pan from my cupboard. Having a love for paper crafting, it's always a good thing when you can reduce your carbon footprint.
Making Memories Falala chipboard cutouts-Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards-Rusty Pickle Grinch-mas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sugary sweet...

A batch of sugar cookies, frosting and candy make for an evening of jolly snowman making.

Hannah with Miss Vanessa Frosting.

Daddy was judge of the "Best" snowman or snowoman face. Miss Vanessa Frosting was the winner.

Here's Cody with 007 snowman with a 5 o'clock shadow. The cookie has a small resemblance to an unshaven Sean Connery. Do you see it?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ice Princess...

Outdoor ice skating in Southern California? NAH-Ah! Awh-Ha! Totally! Hannah had a scarf and glove wearing, super excited, but terrified of falling, first time ice skating kind of afternoon.

She looked so cute in the fleece hat... look at her concentration, so focused on proper balance. It worked she did awesome, only 4 little spills.
It has been more than 20 years since I put on some ice skates. I admit I was scared, but I couldn't let Hannah see me sweat. Once I was on the ice it was like I was 11 years old again. I stayed on my feet! Sorry, I don't have any proof because I was holding the camera.
We definitely will be going back to practice some more skating!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Playing ball...

Since I haven't shared any baseball's a little post.

The boys have had their new black and royal blue Monarch uniforms for a few months now. I figured I should try to capture some photos of fresh "white" pants because "dirt" happens quickly.


Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree!