Monday, November 27, 2006

Its here!

Christmas has come to our house a little earlier than normal this year. Usually we wait until 1st Advent to put up our tree, but this year we decided that we didn't want to wait any longer. Its cold and snowy outside that the kids have been begging for weeks to put them up already. They LOVED putting up the tree this year. My tree looks like Disney and Star Wars threw up on it, but I figure I can have my stylish tree when the kids are older. They love all the decorations that they have on the tree and they can't seem to get enough of it - they are constantly sitting next to it and admiring all the ornaments.

And I got my Christmas cards done too. I have totally impressed myself as I am really on top of things this year. Usually I am rushing to get my cards done so that I can stick them in the mail the first week of December, but I got done early this year. As is the situation with my Christmas shopping - thats all done too. Now I can really sit back and enjoy the Christmas season. And its filled with exciting things that will bring even more Christmas spirit into our hearts. Chris and I are going to the "The Nativity" next weekend. I really would like to see it and I think its important to support movies like that when they hit the theatre - maybe then they'll do more of those and less of some of the other garbage thats out there. Anyway, the kids are also really busy practising for their Christmas program at church. Kiana is an angel and Malachi is playing Malachi the prophet. They both have solos and are very excited. We also have the IKEA Christmas party this weekend. That's always alot of fun and IKEA does a fabulous job of putting out a great spread. But the most exciting thing we are doing this Christmas is a big Christmas dinner. Usually our Church has a Christmas dinner for ourselves and we just enjoy being together. This year we have decided to put together our Christmas dinner but to serve it to the community. Its really exciting to know that we will be providing dinner for others instead of focussing on ourselves this season. I mean that's what Christmas is really about right - its all about the giving.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Time to catch up!

Whoo - its been a busy week, but finally I get a second to catch up. Life has been really busy but really good the last few weeks. First of all, dad is back at work again and is happy that the pacemaker is in and doing its job. He gets his license back in the next week or two so he's really excited about that. He is settling into normal life again - which hasn't happened since last spring when all these problems with his heart started.

I have been scrappin' like a dog the last little while. Between cjs and Christmas Cards and SS Swap stuff, an Edmonton Rush album and our "new project" life has been crazy. I can't wait - only 12 more days until our secret is revealed. I am looking forward to it - can't wait to see how it is accepted. I really want this to work.

And we welcomed another member to our family a couple of weeks ago. Hank's brother wasn't coping well, now that Hank was gone, so the owner asked us if we could take another little kitty. So, Jack came to live with us too. I will post a picture as soon as I have one, but he doesn't sit still long enough for me to actually take one. He's a pretty skittish kitty, so he's hiding more than he's out right now. But he loves his momma so he spends nights in bed with me while I sleep. The kids are thrilled to have 2 cats and its really helped Kiana get over her terror of animals.

I am working on a chipboard album for my new "project" and had to look thru some old slides of me and my sisters. I came across some photos that just made me smile and brought back some great memories.
The one on the right is: me, Tanya and Nanette. The one on top is Tanya and I. These photos bring back some great memories. Can't wait to show you how my chipboard album turns out. Have a good day!

Memories are the most beautiful pictures our minds can paint that cannot be erased.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Finally get to catch up

Its great to be able to catch up over here - its been awhile. There are alot of things going on in my life right now, some of which I will share with you and others that I have to keep a secret for just a little while longer. My dad is having his pacemaker inserted as I am typing this. Hope all goes well for him. He is pretty excited because that means he gets his drivers license back next week. He no longer has to depend on other people to drive him around.

My sister called earlier this week - she's having another baby! This is #5 for her - she is a brave woman. I don't think I could have 5. But I am soooooooo excited for her. It's so exciting to know another niece or nephew is on the way.

Worked on a new layout yesterday. It's called "He Says" and its all the wonderful things my husband Chris says about me that I am learning to believe about myself. Its the first step into seeing who I really am.

Been working on a couple of things behind the scenes too! Keep watching my blog - hopefully I will have an announcement to make in the next little while. I have a new endeavor that a girlfriend and I are playing around with and would LOVE for you to know about it. Keep watching.