Monday, December 14, 2009

Writing in December about December...

Amazing... lol
I'm really going to make it my goal for next year to update the blog more....
I can't believe it's 12 days before Christmas. Not one christmas cookie has been made, not a single christmas card has been sent out...not any lights on our house... presents??? yeah right...

Unfortunately our family has been pretty sick the past couple of weeks. My kids are lucky to have gotten dinner... let alone christmas crafts, cookies, lights or presents...

i just have not had any energy to do anything. Being pregnant i can't take a whole lot for this "virus" that has taken hold of our house. I can't sleep at night cause i stay up coughing... My poor hubby keeps sleeping in the guest room so he doesn't have to hear me all night.

My kids are fed... balanced meals? if you can consider frozen pizza and chicken nuggets a square meal, then yes.... They have clean clothes. not folded or put away, but they are able to go through the mountain of clean clothes to find something to put on. Sean and i have been able to attend their christmas programs and lunches at school. Did i look cute? no. Did i talk to any other parent? no... but, i was there... and we were able to support our children.

Alas, we are starting to feel a little better. Hopefully i can wade through the dr appointments and cleaning this week to have time to make a few crafty projects and treats for christmas.

I did however get one thing done before the sickness came... Mostly cause it was done in Nov. at a Relief Society craft night...
I thought it was worth mentioning though. i thought they were kind of cute.

very simple nativity. well... Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus anyway...
again... kid friendly!
Hopefully, i will be able to update later this week with the good news of how organized my house and family are for the holidays! LOL
or at the very least... we are surviving and feeling better...


So, its December 14th, and i'm just know writing about Thanksgiving. How horrible is that. can you tell that updating my blog has been on my list of stuff to do for a while now? Maybe my New Years Resolution can be updating my blog weekly?!?!?

We've had a great holiday season so far. Before i start writing about Christmas and the things we have been doing ... i want to share a few pics of some crafty projects i did this fall. This first one i actually made last year... but since its the only fall decor i have, i figured i'd share it.

Cute pumpkins huh. Its just fall fabric... stuffed, then some leaves and raffia at the top. Oh and a a stick for the stem. Super easy, and kid friendly.

i'm one of those people that need to have something hanging on my front door. And i didn't have anything for Fall or Thanksgiving... so off to the craft store i went. I actually was just looking for a sign... but couldn't find one that i really liked. so, a craft project began.

i got the letters on sale for .50 cents. and the background board was on clearance. i got it for $2.00. I just modge podged some fall paper on the letters. Inked and sanded the edges... then glued it to the back board which i stained a dark brown. Added a little raffia... and called it good. not bad for $4.00 bucks huh?

I wanted to make one more project.
I just didn't have the time to do it before Thanksgiving was over.

isn't it cute?? it's the only wreath i've seen that i actually like. I found this project here
Cute blog called Inspiring Creations. She does a great job! Guess this is going on my list for next year!