Monday, December 28, 2009
I didn't take pics of all. I missed Kathi's and Serene's, sometimes my head doesn't hit on all it's pistons. Thankfully my dear Miss Elaine took a few photos for me after I sent it on to her, cause I forgot to snap Lisa's and Carrie's as well.
The gals each had such wonderful books. Courtney's had me on the floor with the quotes from the kids! I love Kelsey saying I'm not eating this slump! We all have created some of the most beautiful albums I have ever seen! Travel, friends, kids, pets, music. So inspiring, and yes, some will be very bittersweet, since life changes on a dime. This was a very fullfilling swap to be in and I would love to do it again. This time maybe we can turn it around in under a year ;).
May everyone have a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year!!!
Enjoy the slide show, listen to the music that already is playing, or pick from my playlist and enjoy.
** Just a spoiler warning now, if you don't want to see what was done for your book, don't go past this part**
Now we just kind of futz around and relax. The kids are enjoying all their gifts, there is so much. Christmas morning is an insane asylum here. My oldest daughter and 2 granddaughters sleep over and gifts just fly all over the place. It is just joy and laughing, screaming at the different gifts they all have gotten. I didn't do so bad myself! I got Skechers shape ups for my treks up into the park and hills here, Fergilicious ankle boots, True Blood goodies! I love Eric thongs!! Ha, never thought the hubs would go for it, too funny, and a thermos that says, I like my Vampire tall blonde and Viking, heehee! I also got a gift certificate to get my nose pierced! I'm so excited, I think it looks pretty. Here's a pic of my shoes, the exact ones I got, funny looking but they really work your legs and bum! It mimics walking in sand.
The picture of all the kids together is something we have been doing for years. All the nieces and nephews put on their Christmas pj's and we snap away. To see how each has grown each year is something. I may have to do a page just on this!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
This I've had for a long time my brother Thomas and sister in law Joann got this for us one Christmas. The glass tree was from Brooklyn too!
and I love all things shiny and sparkly, my Mom and Aunts would call me Mrs. Bouna Sera(good evening) when I was little, and I really haven't changed much now that I'm all grown up ;) !
I had to include these two pics of my ZuZu, I put the curtains in the laundry room to wash, I was folding clothes and of course Zu has to be right by my side, and warm...so the curtains work! The photo was taken by, you guessed it, Sophia "Ansel Adams" Rose!
She was by far the best present my Hubby has bought me! And he has bought me lots of wonderful gifts through the years. What a surprise she was. He always said, I'm a one dog man, and one dog to a family, but for me, he got me her. She was so very tiny and he put her in the littlest box, I never would have guessed, she weighed barely a pound. She's my little rottweiler. If anyone touches me when she's in my lap or I'm holding her, she goes just bonkers! Johnny-Boy likes to break her chops. He'll yell my mommy and touch my arm or shoulder and she growls and barks then when he puts his face next to her, she cries and licks his face. What a cookoo, but I love her!
I will try, but if I don't get back on before Christmas, may you all have a Blessed one filled with family and friends, making new memories and reminiscing on past ones!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Here are some pics of my 6" holiday circle swap and my recipe card swap. The next few weeks are mucho busy so I don't know when I'll be able to get on again and I don't want to leave the blog so long without an update.
The second set of mini books are done and I will show them as well. I think all will be very happy with them! I know I would. They are wonderful. I have really been utilizing my cricut and big shot with these projects!!
My daughter Desirae just introduced me to the Vitamin String Quartet. Go to my playlist and listen to them! They play all rock and pop music, it sounds so very beautiful. I love music, Sophia says she wants to learn how to play violin as well as the piano now. You might want to use one of their songs with the slide show.