Sunday, November 30, 2008

After all the turkey...

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend filled with exactly what we are thankful for-FAMILY! First Maxwell's and then Schultz's and Waterworth's! We had lots of turkey with all the trimmings. I loved getting caught up with all the college boys in the family and the last high schooler as well. Also, we were tired out by Sarah-1 1/2 years old and all energy! Here's some photos to prove it all really happened.

Mark cooked the second turkey mom stuffed it (thanks mom). It all turned out really juicey and full of flavor.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Basic Grey Christmas 2008 Projects

"Joy" word album using Wassail by Basic Grey.

"Noel" word album also with Basic Grey.

The Wassail collection has such rich colors! The buttons matched perfectly as did the glazed brads. Using most items from the same collection gives the projecta a really cohesive look. Dah. I was feeling like I had accomplished something when these two projects were finished last weekend. What have you been working on?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tricks or Treats?

Halloween was filled with the usual activities for us-pumpkin carving, swearing at pumpkins for being too thick, getting costumes together (puppy, Harry Potter, and a pirate for 2008), making sure we had enough candy, and eventually trick or treating. We all ended up having a pretty good time overall; but parts of it were not as fun as others. Examples of the not so fun parts would be Charlie cutting his finger with the pumpkin carving tool, both kids expecting awesome pictures carved into the sides of 3" thick pumpkins, and homemade costumes (the "puppy" kept getting mistaken for a "cow" and the Harry Potter at school had an "official Harry Potter cape and light up wand that made noise"). Charlie also complained of a sore arm from having to carry home so much candy. After a handful of advil and a nice glass of wine I started feeling better...