Thursday, December 29, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Here are some of my favorite pictures from this Christmas...
We went to my brother's house for Christmas Eve. We had so much fun. Quinn is obsessed with Star Wars. My brother got him a Chewbacca (Chewey) backpack and he was in HEAVEN. When I think of this Christmas, years from now, I know that I will have a visual of Quinn walking around with a wookie on his back. It made my heart melt.
A little note for Santa next to his cookies...
The gang on Christmas morning with you-know-who on Q's back...
Taking in Santa's inventory...
Getting our stocking down....still with a wookie on his back...
It was such a fun morning! We have so much to be grateful for.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Quinn has been battling a cold and has not been himself lately. We have had a lot of snuggle time.
I'm in the middle of all of the recordings for Creative Composites. I decided that I am going to offer all six demonstrations in a prerecorded format. The live webinars will also be scheduled. I'm really looking forward to class!
We have had several church programs for the kids which has been so special.
Ellie had a few friends over last week to celebrate her birthday....they had a lot of fun and it made me so thankful that she has such nice friends....one birthday party down....
....one to go..... I'm trying to plan Mia's party...the invites are out....just trying to figure out the activities for the party.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The coffee tumbler contains an insert that people are supposed to decorate and insert it back in the tumbler. I took out the insert, scanned it into the computer. In photoshop, I extracted the black image to create a template for my tumbler. I took my original layout and moved pieces of it over from the psd file and it worked so well. Here it is how it looked after my additions...
Here is the finished product. It didn't take any time to put this together. I know a lot of us put so much work into our passion. It is so fun to find ways of using that passion beyond scrapbook pages. I'm excited to give this to him and I hope that he likes it.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
to this in no time flat.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I take a lot of photos in general because I enjoy working on my photography and love capturing/documenting life. When I am taking the photos, I just enjoy the process of it all and I always get caught up in what is going on around me. It is at night, after the kids go to bed, that I love to just look at the photos and reflect on the day without any distractions. Last night as I looked at these photos, it made me kind of sad. Who knows how long they will jump at the chance to sit on Santa's lap. This may have been the last...I hope not but it could have been. Time is so precious and I seem to want to hold onto every last minute....well, maybe not the moments when the kids are fighting but more often than not, I don't want time to slip away. Thank God for my camera and the ability to savor these precious moments a little bit longer.