I fell behind on blogging during our trip to Texas and I am still trying to catch up. I love having the blog as a place to visit our memories, as I have never done a great job at scrapbooking or journaling.
Truth-be-told, I seldom even get my pictures printed, much less into an album. I used to go to the Lurker's house and pull all-nighters trying to get my pictures organized and then adding some beautiful sentiment to my pages while using scissors and die-cuts with grace and ease.
The problem was, I usually went home in a pout because I had cut off one of my children's ear-lobes or my messy penmanship ruined the whole page.... all the while Lea Ann's albums looked like pieces of art. It was a real boost to the ol' self esteem.
Thank you for never making me use a glitter pen or a 3-dimensional pop-up.I love you.
Now I will share pictures from the month of December that Gigi and the Lurker will surely appreciate :)
Emma competed in the Christmas meet at her gym that also served as the last Sectional Qualifier. She needed a 7.8 on the vault (last element) in order to qualify and scored ......a........7.9!!!!
That's Emma on the left...
A couple of weeks ago, we spent the morning at our local mall and followed our tradition of:
*Train Ride*Pretzel Bites
*Picture with Santa
During co-op we celebrated the birth of Jesus with a special cake and song and then the kids all decorated
Our church family went caroling and handed out one of John Piper's books, "Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ".
The winds were crazy that night, but we had so much fun in spite of it. Notice the small children at risk for frostbite. We include small children in everything...even frostbite.
Ya'll, there were people who opened the door for our children....took the book....saw us singin' our hearts out and then they.... SHUT....THE....DOOR.
We are singing "Oh, Holy Night" with our wigs about to blow off and there were people who actually shut the door in our face.
It was....um.....a tad bit humbling.
Merry Christmas ya'll.
I hope your front door falls off.
The girls and I made this fabulous gingerbread tree from scratch.
You fell for that? I already told you I can't even use a glitter pen.
This was from a kit and was really easy. I did have to make my own icing because the cement that it came with just didn't do the trick ;)
I love the Mistletoe Yankee Candle. It smells just like a Douglas Fir but without putting my sanity in jeopardy.