Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I was reading the newspaper today (ok just the comics but...) an AD caught my eye. Lose 14 pounds in an hour with body wraps. Um ok. That is a lot to lose in one hour, in month month. What in the world are body wraps. Strange things indeed.

Christmas is almost upon us. I love watching my favorite christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate, wrapping gifts (which I still need to do!)

My children are making my crazy this week. It is so cold so they have been stuck inside since Saturday. Can we say wild. I tink maybe we will bundle up and head to the park tomorrow. They need to burn up some energy.

I made soup for dinner. Yummy.

My favorite cookbooks:

don't panic dinner's in the freezer
30 minute meals
dream dinners
super suppers

I wish I had good public speaking skills. I would market myself to HGTV for a cooking show geared towards cooking for a crowd. :)

I love being creative. It really makes my day go so much smoother wen I take the time. I wonder why?

Why am I lacking joy? I want my kids to see how much I enjoy being a wife and mother. Why do I end up spending my day yelling about messes? Why does it matter to me so much? I really want to be a joyful mom. SOmething I am going to work on.

A little canvas I made using the December 3 Scrappy Boys kit:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

December already????????!

It seems like it was barely fall and now it is already December. Today my son turned 12 and tomorrow my baby will be 1. This year has gone by so quick. I am hoping for a better year next year. Except for Luke it has not been a good year at all. It will be nice to get it beind us and have a fresh start.

Every year the week after Thanksgiving we get our Christmas tree. For us it has to be a real tree. The smell just can't be duplicated with candles :) We are lucky that none of the kids have allergies. We opted not to put ornaments on this year. With a 1 year old and a kitty, it just didn't seem worth the hassle of saying no all day. It's ok though, I love a tree with just white lights. I really, really, really need to wrap gifts. I have wrapped maybe 3 gifts. I just know I am going to keep putting it off, only to have a mad scramble.

My term was up for the design team postition at 3 scrappy boys this month. But I reapplied and luckily I made the team again. Such fun to be a part of the team.

Here is a layout I did with the November kit. KI Memories is one of my all time favorite paper companies.

and a card

Off to watch Law and Order :)