Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me
Could it be cardstock or inkpads or lace?
Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him...
"Hi Santa," I said
He replied, "You know...good girls should be in their beds".
"I know I should Santa, and now I've been caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work".
He shook his head quickly and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,
I'll see you next year!"
This was just too cute not to post.
Friday, December 18, 2009
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?:
I love wrapping paper and especially home wrapped gifts!
2. Real tree or Artificial?:
I love real trees, but unfortunately we can't get them up here unless you want to pay a hefty price. The past three years we have been putting up a white artificial tree (2 years with gold and red, this year I did green and silver).
3. When do you put up the tree?:
Family tradition has always been the Friday after Thanksgiving. I remember putting up the tree as kids all the time on Thanksgiving break.
5. Do you like eggnog?:
6. Favorite gift received as a child?:
Would have to be my Mini-Bake Oven! I love to cook and bake to this day.
7. Hardest person to buy for?
My Dad - unless I win the lottery and can afford the farm equipment he seems to put on his list EVERY year!
8. Easiest person to buy for?
My mom or my older sister.
9. Do you have a nativity scene?
Nope. Never have been into them.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Via mail... although this year they are going to be a little late again! I should be getting them from the printers sometime early next week.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I think all of those years that we received socks and underwear as kids! Although they were needed they just didn't seem like they should be under the tree.
12.Favorite Christmas Movie?
Never really had a favorite Christmas movie, but watched all of the Christmas cartoons growing up.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I start in August with my nephews while I'm home so I don't have to worry about shipping stuff!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Of course not - okay I am guilty ;-)
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
I am a sucker for pretty much any type of Christmas treats.
16. Lights on the tree?
Definitely! Currently have white but I think next year I might want to do a different color.
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Elmo Wants a Hippopotamus for Christmas - Just Kidding, for some strange reason I really like Santa Baby and Baby It's Cold Outside
18. Hmm...where did 18 go??
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?:
dasher, dancer, prancer, vixen, comet, cupid, donner and blitzen…and Rudolph,
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Star, never really was into the angel topper.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Tradition was always Christmas Eve with Santa's gifts on Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
not having enough snow to make it feel like Christmas :-(
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
as mentioned earlier, green and silver - this year
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
It was ham growing up, now Eric and I usually do a roast of some sort. This year I believe it will probably be a Musk Ox roast.
25. What do you want to do for Christmas this year?
Relax, open a few gifts and just spend the day vegging!
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Guess that means that nothing interesting has been happening here. Well, I did make it back to ND about a week after my last post. Nothing too exciting but seeing family and friends we haven't seen for 2 years since the wedding. We did have to take a picture by Eric's tree that he has grown from a seedling tree. He got it in elementary school when they used to give out seedling trees for Arbour Day. That tree is getting big!Eric's buddy Kevin (one of the groomsman - one right) was able to make it up to Edgeley to visit for a few hours before heading home to his parents in Bristol, SD. Jeremy (another groomsman - on left) also came to visit. He was also our ride back to Bismarck, ND to catch our return plane. We spent the night in Hazelton at Jeremy and Krista's place. Got to see their little ones (the 3 girls and 1 boy). Bridger was just a tiny baby at the wedding and now he's a pretty big 2 year old. He was my little guy while there. We were sitting down for supper and he was beside me. He leaned over and said "I love you". I love the sweetness and innocence of little kids!
While we were in ND, we celebrated Eric's birthday with some good beef steaks and baked potatoes and for dessert we had angel food cake with raspberries and ice cream. YUMMY! When we got back, we had to celebrate Eric's birthday again, but this time it was at a 7 year olds party! Karlyn just happens to have the same birthday as Eric and it started last year joking around about them sharing a birthday party. While this year Karlyn actually remembered that they had the same birthday and had her mom email me to see if Eric wanted to do an "iCarly" birthday party! We ended up going over for cake and ice cream. Here's a picture of Karlyn and Eric.
For Thanksgiving we went over to some friends (Karlyn's mom and dad). There was just a small group of us with enough food to feed a small army! We had ham, turkey, roast, mashed potatoes, 2 different stuffings, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, gravy, baked corn, dinner rolls, a grape salad and a whole lot of desserts!!!!!
Now it's time to start working on Christmas cards. I think I have it figured out, but I like to change my mind alot!
Well, I should really get back to work. Lunch hours just don't last long enough!
Sunday, November 08, 2009
I made little coffins and bats. I had a lot of fun with the bats, but I had to trace each one and then cut it out by hand.
Now I need to start thinking about Christmas treats!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Basic Jumbo Grommets Regular $6.95 NOW ONLY $4.49!!!
Mini Library Clips Regularly $12.95 NOW ONLY $8.99!!
If you would like to buy any of this or order anything else, let me know. These are great deals and will only last until early Monday morning.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
The sale prices on these punches are good until Monday, October 12 at 9:50 am (MT). The next deal will start at 10:00 am that same day. Once I know what it is I'll post it hear for you all.
Friday, September 18, 2009
So now we sit and wait to see what actually happened to the plane to see if it is an easy fix or if it was a major fix. We may or may not get out moose hunting.
Monday, September 07, 2009
Just ignore Chubbs in the upper right hand corner. He always thinks he needs to be involved in my photos of my crochet projects.
I had so much fun making this one. This is the first farm animal one I have made and it was worth it. Plus I made a mom very happy! One of my dearest friends from the year I was going to school in Watertown was this recipient of this for her first little boy.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
This picture was taken by my sister "experimenting" with my camera. Since it's a point and shoot she was trying it out seeing if it is something that she'd want to get instead of dragging her big Nikon around. This chubby, cute little boy is my newest nephew Canon. He's 3 1/2 months in this photo.
And finally, here is the 3 year old Colton. I love this picture. Don't know if my sister realized that I took it or not. Colton is such a sweet, lovey boy. He's always running to mom for hugs and to let her know that he loves her!
Sunday, August 02, 2009
First of all you need to be able to have some nice sun shining weather and have parents that are willing to let you get outside instead of cooping you up in the house. Once outside stroll around until you find a spot that looks like a prime spot for birdwatching.Skeeter decided to sit on the ground and watch the birds in the trees. This is a good spot for some recon work for scouting from below.While Skeeter was hanging out on the ground, Chubbs decided to try to take a more hands-on approach. He sits in one of the living room windows and watches birds flying around and to this one particular birdhouse. Since he mastered climbing the stairs outside he has been able to get closer to the birds than ever before. Now you need to be able to climb to the middle platform. Once there he's thinking that this could be a good spot to maybe try to watch some birds.On second thought, maybe this side will have better access.Once you know the birds are in the the birdhouse you need to carefully balance your chubby body on a nice wide 2x6.Once you're balanced, you need to scoot your body closer to the house and so carefully reach up to try to get the top off.
And that is how you birdwatch according to Chubbs and Skeeter!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I'm not sure how many pictures I can upload in one post, so I'll do another post that has the pictures of the Quilt Cards in it in the next couple of days.
Monday, July 13, 2009
If you want to order some let me know!!!!! I'll keep you posted on the next deal come Monday or Tuesday!
Monday, July 06, 2009
If you are interested in this bag or any other Stampin' Up products just give me a shout! I'd be more than happy of order you something.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Stampin' Up is also doing something different this month. They are having "weekly" specials. This weeks special is the scallop edge punch. Normally this punch is $15.95, but for the next 5 days you can get it for $10.99. They are not letting us know ahead of time what the specials are so keep tuning in if you are interested.
If you are intersted in a catalog our would like more information about Stampin' Up please let me know.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
For Eric's dad I went a different route. Since his parents have been know to fish and camp, I decided to use this bear/camping set.
Well, my stamping group is getting together in about an hour, so I need to get going to finish getting my stuff ready. Hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Eric has been thinking about how he wants to mount the hide. He was originally thinking of doing a hanging rug, but also thought a full body would be cool too (on all fours not standing). Guess we'll just have to wait and see!