Tuesday, December 23, 2008

All I Want for Christmas Is...

a Kindle! I am totally fascinated with these amazing little gizmos and if they weren't so expensive, let alone backordered until next year, I think I might have purchased a little gift for myself. I've dropped a few hints to Everett since both my birthday and our anniversary are coming up.

On another note, the other day I was picking Kirsche up from school and on the drive I was inquiring as to what she wanted Santa to bring her for Christmas. Our conversation went like this:

Mom: What do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas this year?
Kirsche: An American Girl doll.
M: Maybe an American Girl doll is a little too expensive for Santa this year.
K: Well, I really don't care what I get from Santa this year ... (at this point I'm getting ready to praise her for being more grateful of what she actually receives, but wait - here comes the curve ball) ... I don't care if I get a Molly or a Kit or a Sophie from Santa as long as it's an American Girl.

I think I've still got a long way to go on figuring out kids!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Beauty of the Season

I love living in an area that has 4 distinct seasons, albeit that Autumn is usually about 2 weeks long here. I think it reminds us how beautiful our world is all times of the year. I apologize that you can't really see the full scale beauty of the frost on my window, but it was breathtaking. Happy Holidays!

A Few Projects

To celebrate the 50th day of school on November 5th, Kirsche's kindergarten had a 1950s themed party. I whipped up this poodle skirt. While I was purchasing the materials to make the skirt on October 30th, I had two different ladies comment that I was a little late to be making Halloween costumes. I just smiled and nodded.

My sister, Lisa, also celebrated a birthday on November 21st. This is the birthday card I made for her. I think it turned out really cute.

I have decided to make homemade goodies for friends and neighbors. Ethan is dipping fondant-covered cherries in chocolate. I think I will follow up with coconut balls, too.

Behind.....Who Me?

Okay, so it's been awhile since I posted (quite awhile, I know!) so here are the belated birthday highlight of November.
Happy Birthday to Ethan and Braelyn! Ethan is now 9 and Braelyn is 3. With something like 11 or 12 birthdays in November between my family and Everett's, it has been a very hectic month, but happy, happy birthday my Sweeties!
Ethan did not want a traditional cake and requested a bundt this year. It was pretty delicious. He received a pair of fishing waders and a Shel Silverstein book.

Braelyn's cake choice was Red Velvet which we made into cupcakes and everyone helped decorate.
Braelyn received a Hannah Montana microphone and a Sunday dress.