Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Trimming the Tree

I can't believe how not into Christmas I have been this year. It has taken almost a full week to get the tree up lights up and decorations put in place. I am usually a one day kind of gal.
We did the 4 am shopping on black Friday and it was a circus. Never shop at KOHL'S for a 4 am sale. We had a wonderful place in line to get in and a terrible time checking out- that we just left. I heard later that people waited some 2 to 3 hours to pay for their things. But Sam's, now that was nice. Quiet, free breakfast and we got all we went for and more. It was fast and easy. Walmart wasn't bad either. Went to Michael's to get a bunch of craft stuff to do with the kids while we wait for the big fat guy(aka Santa) to come. But after that we went home. Dalton allowed me a "5 minute nap" that turned into 2 hours. That was nice. Then we had basketball all weekend. That may be where the crusher was... we weren't able to do our normal routine. It was a do it when you can type of thing. Sad to me. But they played hard and it was fun to watch. :o)
So we are almost done with the lights on the house, just a few things I want to change- or should I say want Dalton to change. And we should be good as done. I am about to turn on the music and get in the mood. I am almost done with my Christmas cards and I wish I could post them... but you will have to wait to get it in the mail.
So, if you will join me as I sing Christmas Carols in the shower for now!! And don't forget to watch the tree in Rockefeller Center light up tonight. That is my dream to one day not have to watch it on TV and actually be standing right in front of all the glory. So beautiful.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Turkey Time

So here is a fun little turkey that Ethan and I created tonight during the Sooner Game. It was so much fun to make. I pinned all the "paper feathers" and Ethan got to stick all the colorful feathers to his tail end. And you know when you are almost four you have to name everything.."Mom we have to name him. Name him KookyLokkie." Well there you have it... sounds just like a turkey name. This will be our fun centerpiece at Thanksgiving!!

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I am so embarrassed that I haven't been on here is so long. Things get so busy this time of year. And with school being well only half days here lately- getting anything done is well a challenge. But fun!!

I have to update all on our adoption. We are officially done with everything and all we can do from our part. We have to sit back and trust that Lord will provide us the wisdom to know when he is bringing the child he already has chosen into our lives. We ask that you join us in praying for our continued patience and strength. That our child be protected and free of harms way.

Remember to tell everyone out there that you may know that it is God's will for us to take care of these orphans. (James 1:27 Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.) And if they are looking to adopt or know of young woman in need of ministering, Antioch Adoptions is a wonderful and heartfelt ministry. I would love every teen and young adult who finds themselves in a time of pregnancy crisis in our state to know about their true options. None of these options are easy but with Antioch they get the love and support they need while making a courageous decision.

Thank you all and God Bless each one of you.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Scrapbook in a Box

Ladies I wanted to post a little something for you to see. I know that some of you have a question on just what is the Scrapbook in a Box that is offered at the next crop night (11/16). I will add some photos here so that you can see what a fun and unique gift it can make for your family and friends to receive. If you would like to make one that night the fee is only $12. You can email me or add it to your RSVP on the evite.

This is one I made for my wonderful inlaws when they came to town over the summer. I wanted to be sure to send back with them photos from their visit with us.

So after seeing it, you can tell that there is a layering of cardstock that makes the box. It is scored and cut into 4 flap areas that when folded up they make a square for the box. You can use as many as 28 pictures to fill up this wonderful gem. I also provided in this box some extra fold over flaps providing room for even more journaling or pictures.

I will not lie these are so time consuming in production but the gift is well worth any amount of time and effort. You will love it so much you just might need to make 2 to keep one for yourself.

Have a great day!!!