Sunday, November 27, 2011

my favorite season:)


I practically ran in the door from church today to turn on our tree:) It just makes me all sorts of happy inside.

For years we did a Disney Christmas tree. We had at least a hundred ornaments that were all Disney characters. It was childhood bliss, a box of chocolates if I may. You'd forget which ornaments you had and then you'd go through and find one you forgot you had! They all had certain unsaid spots on the tree that they were placed on every year.

Last year we got a new tree and decided it was time to put up the Disney ornaments:/. We now have a red and gold themed tree:) My favorite Christmas colors:).

Mom says that when we get married and such we are going to divide up the Disney ornaments....I can't wait!

But, Christmas trees don't make up the Christmas season. It's the fact that our God sent down to us a precious baby boy. Just to be hung on a cross for our sorry-selves. So, though it is easy to get caught up in the decorations, parties, and presents, we can't forget the real reason for the season. Our beautiful, merciful, loving, caring, comforting, hearing, ever-present Savior.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Knee Deep In My Past

A.k.a. cleaning out my closet. There were lots of goodies in store for me. Let me tell you....

I kept finding these little cows that I got when I was eight or nine. I couldn't tell you where or why I got them, but I know that I played with them and my Polly Pockets for hours. One of them was definitely named Rosie and she had a heart on her head. I know, suspicious.

(Now that I've dragged you into this mess, I will warn you, it's about to get real random up in here. Brace yourselves.) You have been formally warned.

Continuing, I found a load of devotionals from my child/ tween years. I promptly put them in "Hope Chest" boxes along with the slew of books I found at my grandma's house. <-----Some of them are a hundred tears old! And about the "Hope Chest" boxes, I filled my hope chest to the brim already. It's strategically packed to a Point of No Return. See what I did there?

Miss Tipton, my elementary music teacher, would be proud to know that I still have my recorder. What's a recorder you ask? It's kind of like a clarinet, except it's plastic, high pitched, irritating as all getout, and easy to learn. "Hot Cross Buns" was a second grade favorite.

I found a boatload of DIY kits. Which makes it kind of not DIY, whatever. I had hemp bracelets, T-shirt paint, scrapbooking, and one of those yarn things where you pull little pieces of yarn through a plastic do-dad and make a picture of sunshine! (I'm good with terminology).

I also found my fairy wings from my wee-little days:). I smiled really big then too.

This is embarassing. In middle school, I had one crazy best friend. We took old glasses cases and put some frilly yarn (retro, oh yeah) in them.Then we made little pompoms with eyes and such. The glasses cases were their groovy apartment. Yeah, I'm ashamed too. We played with these things like a dog plays with it's tail. Craziness.
<em>The giving tree</em> [Book]
Moving on. After I giggled at my immaturity, I cried while reading the book The Giving Tree. You haven't read it? SHAME ON YOU! No, but seriously, read it. It teaches a lesson and makes you cry once you appreciate it. It's 15 pages long. Win-win.

I apoligize for my ramblyness. Word? I think not. I've been out of school for a whole day, give a girl a break. I appreciate your understanding. Have a nice Thanksgiving!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yes, We Shopped 'til We Dropped

So, this past weekend, the girls on my dad's side of the family went on our annual Christmas shopping trip:). We all look forward to this fun weekend!

This is me, my seester (tehe) Danielle, and my GREATEST cousin Kelsey:).

There were sales. Loads and loads. We bought way too much. Of course. And we learned that there is a Target Greatland and a Joann Etc. Yeah, I know, news to me too.

We finally went to Olive Garden again. It's been prolonged for years. I had the stuffed chicken marsala. Twas delish!

It was a weekend filled with dressing rooms, Christmas gifts, fellowship with my wonderful family, and yawning:). I can't wait until Christmas! 1 month and 8 days ladies and gents!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


You may be drinking a glass of water right now. You may have just finsihed washing dishes. Did you take a shower today? Are your kids fresh from a recent bath?

You probably answered yes to everyone of these questions. I did. We don't think about our water usage, ever.

Have you ever seen a "preserve water" sign? Did it make you think twice? Feel guilty?

Well, everyday children, mothers, grandmothers, and other people in villages overseas travel miles to a well everyday. They do this just to survive.

So, instead of just feeling guilty when you read something like this post, do something. Donate on this site. I will also be posting a button on my sidebar soon, hopefully. Flower Patch Farm Girl conjured up this idea a bit ago and I think it is great. 10,000 dollars is what we need. Do you want to be a part of it?


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Money for my New Camera (hopefully)

So, for Christmas this year, my dear, lovely, kindhearted, parents are getting me a fancy schmancy camera:) Yay!

I want Adobe Lightroom 3 photo editting software for our computer too. So I'm trying to raise money for this task.

Can I just say that our living room was an absolute DISASTER for about 5 hours last Tuesday? Yeah...it was bad, but we got something done.

The final product....

Ta-da! They are Christmas ornaments made of rolled paper and a little craftiness:). I have enjoyed making these and am eager to go with my grandma to a craft sale this Saturday and sell them! If you are interested in one just email me (I'm pretty sure my email is on my blog? If not just leave a comment with your email address and I'll get back to you). I can customize them with names or other things if you'd like. :)

Have a good day!