Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas all around!!!

I can't believe Christmas will be upon us in less than a week! I am done with my Christmas shopping and almost done wraping presents! Matt and I are both looking forward our vacation that begins Friday afternoon! We can't wait! We are both off work all next week! It will be nice to relax and do some things around the house!

My family is coming in town on Saturday!!! I am so excited to see them and host them here in our home! Hopefully, they will get here early Sat. afternoon! We will be praying for their safety as they travel! Well, as you can see I have been busy working on our stockings! Last weekend I finally finished my stocking and if I do say so myself it looks great! I am so proud of my accomplishment! Now it's on to Matt's stocking! It's a little more complicated! My stocking had 4 pages of directions! Matt's stocking has 12 pages of directions! I still want to finish by Christmas but more than likely it will be done by New Year's.

Enjoy the pics below of my finished stocking and some holiday decorations! We wish everyone a Very, Merry Christmas and a Blessed, Happy New Year!

Our lovely Christmas Tree
Finished Product - Woohoo!!!
Our Gracie Girl!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Decking the Halls

We have been so busy the last couple weeks since Thanksgiving! Last weekend we spent the whole weekend putting up Christmas decorations and getting ready for Christmas! It's been exhausting but very fun! I LOVE Christmastime and enjoying decking the halls! Finally, last night I finished decorating the Christmas tree! I still have a few more bows to put up outside then I will be done!

Now for my current project I'm working on...I'm making stockings for Matt and I. My Mom did this for both my brother and I when we were very little and I always loved my "mom-made" orginal stocking! I saw these kits at Hobby Lobby and thought "I can do that, what a fun project". So I picked out 2 stockings, got home and began sewing! Yeah, I don't really sew but I'm learning to by hand! haha I started with my stocking as you can see below b/c it looked like an easier pattern! I have really enjoyed making them and look forward to doing more when we have kids! I have done alot more on this stocking since this pic last week so I will post more soon! Hopefully I will get both stockings done before December 25 when Santa comes! Sewing my first stocking!
Here is my newest floral arrangement I got while at
Hobby Lobby that I just love! It's small grapes
on a vine with greenery! It ties in with my
kitchen theme so well!

Gracie's 1st Birthday!

I'm a little late blogging about this but last week on November 29th our little Gracie turned 1 year old! It's hard to believe she's been apart of our family for almost a year! She is a true delight and we can't imagine life without her now! We had a special celebration for her and she got to enjoy a special yummy b-day bone from Moochie & Co! What a cute idea! She even shared her treat with Annabelle! Happy Birthday Gracie!
She was way more interested in that
bone that looking at the camera! What a cutie pie!
I want that bone...NOW! Yum Yum!!

Annabelle got to enjoy in the b-day celebration!
She loves treats!