Sunday, January 13, 2008

Christmas!!! ( I know i'm a little late!)

It may be January something (I don't even know the date today!!) but I just have to put in a few pictures to share with you the joy we felt during the holidays. We spent time with Jon's family, my family, my extended family, and lots of friends. We are definitely blessed with great people in our lives.
Here are some highlights of the season -
a. An ugly sweater party where I took home the ugliest sweater prize (thanks Bob and Caity!)
b. A Scrollie lunch at Paradise Bakery - it's a miracle that we all still get together!

c. Helping our friend Emily move into her first home - yay!
d. My class Christmas party that included snowman ornaments, cookies and games - they were SO excited they couldn't even sit still.
e. Christmas eve with my family - new jammies, dancing, and silliness... Oh, and the reading of the Nativity. We don't act it out anymore! (Darn.)

f. Opening gifts with both of our families. It is way more fun when babies are involved.

g. Snowmobiling, games and GUITAR HERO the day after Christmas. Good way to come down slowly from the Christmas high
h. New Years Eve with Caity, Bob, and Eric. We got pretty good at Guitar Hero since we played it with these guys ALL NIGHT on their big screen. Awesome!
Happy Holidays!

My new hobby

So I decided I finally wanted to try something new to be domestic. I figure I should at least try. So I bought a little sewing machine that is for like 12 year olds or middle school home ec classes. It's not fabulous, but it did its job. I made three pairs of baby shoes. They're not fabulous, but my neice Saige seems to like them! One small drawback... the Christmas ones are slippery AND sticky so she slides around and stops really fast. Kinda funny, but kinda scary. At least she'll grow out of them soon! The flower pair has a vinyl bottom so they are easier to walk in. Yay for sewing! (see for my friend Lisa's page. She's the one who showed me how to sew these ... hers are DARLING!)