Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
12-09-08 Dear Santa
Originally uploaded by primamomma
I actually scrapped a picture of myself. This one is me all snuggled into my favorite blanket on the couch, trying to catch some rest during nap time. I really love my naps, I just wish I could get more of them.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
We are rotten animal parents cause we only took one dog, but in our defense the other one is still a maniac, I mean puppy. So we took the one that is calm and everyone loves to see, oh and our 4 year old son who immediately told Santa that he wanted a Batman cave for Christmas...
Friday, December 5, 2008
I bought this adorable alpha...
And this festive kit...
Plus here's my sweet freebie...
I feel like Santa just flew by. I'm sitting here downloading all my new digital goodies with a big smile on my face. :)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I downloaded this desktop from Shabby Princess and added a pic of my son and some text...so simple and festive!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
These are so simple to make and fun too, I just hope the recipients enjoy their calendars. I think they are really cute!
If you want to create and give photo gifts this Christmas, I recommend Arts Cow.
Monday, November 24, 2008
My submission this week is a scrapbook page of dinner with Mickey Mouse at our local Big Boy Restaurant. It is so fun when they offer dinner with different characters in the Winter. Something we can actually do with a little kid and still get a decent dinner out.
Credits: Clubhouse kit by Andrea at Here A Scrap There A Scrap.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Although I may not get the tree and all the other Christmas goodies up in time for my Thanksgiving guests this year, I am sure to put out the snowflake dishes and snowmen in my china cabinet.
One side holds my china and the other usually looks like this...
Yesterday out came the...
The plates and mugs went into the freshly dusted and windexed china cabinet...
Snowmen joined their snowflake dish friends and the transformation was complete...
Bring on Turkey Day! If nothing else gets decorated, I am ready!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I was skeptical about reading a story that should be an emotional journey of discovery written by a man. I'll be honest and admit I think there are few men that can describe and reach the emotional levels most women can. I have read stories with the same principles written by women and they tend to draw me in and leave me thinking about the characters long after I finish the book.
I was surprised to find that this author was able to do that as well. Sure the emotional detail was not as deep as it could have been in the situations the characters faced, but it was still captivating.
I enjoyed getting to know each character better throughout the book. I enjoyed the unveiling of each secret and twist of the plot, one or two of which brought tears to my eyes.
Overall I found this to be a great read. Its 280 pages short and moves along quickly. I didn't want to put it down. The ending is sweet, but left a few unanswered questions in my opinion.
I think I'll be looking for Christmas Jars by Wright as well at my library this week. I'm off to finish an old yard sale find first though, True Blue by Luanne Rice.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Part One: Choosing Software for scrapbooking
Part Two: Digital Freebies
Part Three: Let's Go Shopping! and organizational tips
Part Four: Templates and Quickpages
Also, this week is National Board Game Week, so I used my weekend craft post at MomDot to highlight some homemade board game ideas. I know my family likes to play games together and I hope the ideas I provided will inspire some family fun in other families. Check out this post for information!
Monday, November 17, 2008
My submission this week is a scrapbook page I made for an album I am making for someone on my Christmas list. I wanted to make one page with a bunch of pictures from the month of July. There were so many great pics that it was hard to choose, but I managed to come up with something I like.
Credits: Papers and elements from Nature Walk, button from Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, word art from 9 to 5 Chic, all from Funky Playground.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
If you are not familiar with MomDot and the Christmas of Dreams check it out. They have all these fabulous and generous sponsors donating a gift to one lucky reader at the end of this month...
Sponsors are (and subject to be adding more as the month goes on):
Lollipop Book Club
Little Black Box
Lets Go Strolling
Shi Shu Style
I will definitely be posting my comments on why my family deserves a Christmas of Dreams, and you should too.
A Christmas tradition started a couple years ago by my dad when he gave my son the story "Twas The Night Before Christmas". Now he reads that to him ever year on Christmas Eve after dinner. So sweet!
Another Christmas tradition around here is that Santa does not wrap his presents. He usually hides them downstairs as well. We open Aiden's presents from us under the tree, then we head downstairs to see what Santa brought. We have another tree down there and that is where we have the presents my husband and I bought for each other. While Aiden checks out his Santa loot, my husband and I exchange our gifts. Then it is off to the kitchen for some bacon and pancakes.
Santa brought this last year, it was fun!
We tend to do things the same on every holiday each year. Seems like our little family is carving out their own traditions as we go. This Easter we spent the night at a local Best Western with an indoor water park. I would LOVE to make that an Easter tradition. We had such a great time there. My son really loves to swim and it was hilarious to see him in the pool and playing with all the slides and the lazy river. Hopefully we can do it again next year!
Day One Post is here.