Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Gifts

When you're on a tight budget one has to get creative with their gifts. This year for all my friends and family I made wood block Christmas decorations. Most of them said Noel, but some said Wish or Joy. This was such a fun project and I felt really proud of myself that the total cost was under $10 and I made almost 20 of them.

I also had enough to make a friend a set that wasn't Christmas-ish for a wedding gift. I thought they turned out pretty well. I hope she liked them.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Wonderland

This past week we've had real wintery weather. Thursday I was even lucky enough for work to call a "snow day" and was able stay home and hang out with Luke. Friday I did venture to work, but they let us off early so we could travel home in the daylight.
It's now Sunday, church was canceled and it started snowing last night and has continued. They're saying we could get another 6" - 8". Crazy! I haven't seen weather like this since I was in elementary. Thankfully, I have all of my Christmas shopping done except for a few small things that aren't high priority. Now I just need to work on baking my goodies. I'm hoping I get a snow day tomorrow. That would be great.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Camera Shy

We've been working on family photos for Christmas and we couldn't get Luke to smile. I think it takes a pretty talented person to make him smile for the camera. My sister, Christina, somehow can do it. Sadly, she was working the day we wanted to take photos. At least he's not crying.