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Monday, December 19, 2011

Paper Snowflakes part two

Today I made this paper snowflake, that I learned how to make through pinterest!

At first I thought that it'd be very difficult to make, but once you see how they fit together, they seem really simple!

 I followed the tutorial found here.

For a more complex version go here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Paper Snowflakes and Presents

Today I made this paper snowflake. A few years ago when my sister was still living up here she taught me how to make these. If you want to learn go here or ask me. =)

The first pic doesn't show the paper's designs very well, so here's a close up.

I'm hoping to do some other 3D snowflake designs that I found over on Pinterest, if you know any let me know!

And lastly, a picture of my cute little kiddos with their spoils from my sister. Thanks Shandi! The kids love their presents!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Skating Fun

Josh's new work had their annual Christmas party last night at the Bellingham Sportsplex. There was free pizza and drinks and ice skating was free too! It was everyone else's first time at ice skating and it's been over 10 years since I last tried skating. Josh did OK, since they didn't even have skates in his size (he had to squeeze into some size 14s). Joshua was a little slow, but got it figured out. Gabriel and Zaccheaus did good as well, but loved the little walker things that gave them extra stability. Here's some pics of them playing around....
Gabe (green) colliding with friend Zoe

Cheaus (red) and Gabe (green)  racing 
Cheaus, Gabe and Zoe
I did get one pic of Joshua, but it was of him trying to get up after falling and he made me promise not to post it anywhere. Elizabeth looked so cute with her little figure skater skates on with one of her tutu outfits, but sadly I didn't take a single picture of her. 
I wore my skates for a bit getting acclimated to them, stepped out on the ice, moved about 10 feet  along the wall and called it quits and went back to being a spectator. My nearly 30 year old body can't do what it once did and I was really feeling each bump of the ice in my heel that has plantar fasciitis  (Little tip... don't walk long distances in Converse!). 
Hopefully next year we'll be a little better at skating, but probably not. LOL

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Swap

Hello everyone! I recently had the chance to participate in another Sister Shoebox Swap hosted by sister bloggers Monica and Carrie. This swap's theme was "Merry", perfect for this holiday season!
Dawn was my swap buddy again this time around and I loved getting to reconnect with her and put together a special package of goodies for her. Below is a pic of what I sent her...

sorry Dawn I stole this pic from you ;-)
I love the Nerf dart on the floor, reminds me of my house! LOL

I sent her pine-cones from around WA scented with rose hips and cinnamon (from Micheal's), jingle bells, candy canes, friendship soup mix, homemade cookies (in the box, from here and here), my favorite recipes written out on a digital scrapbooking kit, a cardinal candle holder and some of my favorite tea for her to try! 

Here is what I received from her...

I love the snowman box!

Paper crafts made by her! Gift tags, P for Price and a mini scrapbook!

Yummy treats! The kids' favorites!

 Beautiful ornaments! I love the pine-cones on the angel!

Homemade cookies (great minds think alike!), Christmas themed cupcake papers and picks and a snowflake spatula! I don't know why but the spatula makes me smile every time I see it!

I feel so spoiled by Dawn and loved everything in my box! Thanks Dawn!

Have a Blessed Christmas time Everyone!