Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Name's Bond...Vagabond!

Happy early birthday to meeee!! I got my new Vagabond today, and I must say Tim, you have outdone yourself on this one!! It is AMAZING!! For all of you who think you don't need this because you already have a die cutting machine (like I did), you're wrong!! You soooooo need this! It cuts through chipboard like butter, and you don't have to worry about getting tendonitis from cranking your dies through the manual one...trust me, it's well worth the 275 bucks!! And to top it all off, it's the coolest looking machine EVER! (I swear I'm not getting commission, but I should! lol)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Well it's been over a month since I last posted anything, and I do apologize for that, but we've been sooooo busy in December I can't even believe I had time to breathe!! I did manage to get in a teeny bit of scrapbooking this month, but I'm not sharing it until I get the whole album finished (It's a daily December album), and don't worry, it shouldn't take too long now!

Anyway, I thought I'd share a little of my December with you!

First things first, we always have to have our tree up as close to the first of December as possible, and this year we did it on the second, so we weren't too far off!! It was our first Christmas in our new house, so it was extra special!

This year Ethan is old enough to do quite a few crafts, and he is quite creative and artistic. We made quite a few Christmas crafts this year, but this one is my favourite!

Every year, the church down the road from our house hosts a gingerbread decorating day. It's a fundraiser, it's 5 bucks and you get the house all prepared, plus all the icing and decorations you could ever need! It's pretty amazing! It's definately become a family tradition!

Ethan also performed in his first Christmas concert this year! The kindergarten's stood up on stage and sang songs and did actions to go with the songs. When there were no actions for the songs, Ethan made his own up and decided to play air guitar! It was pretty stinkin cute!

Of course, we also have Ethan's hockey every weekend too...

Then two days before Christmas is Ethan's birthday. We did his party for his school friends on the 15th, so they could all come before school was out for the holidays. Ethan wanted a "Mighty Bean" cake...

And a "Lego Indiana Jones" pinata (which took me about 6 hours to make)

And then, we celebrated Jesus's birthday, and it was Kieran's first time! I also hosted Christmas dinner for the first time!

All in all, it's been a crazy busy month, but one I wouldn't change for anything!
I'm heading to a "Wrestling Day" crop on the 3rd of January, and I'm sooo looking forward to getting some creative time in! (For those of you who aren't from Williams Lake, Wrestling Day is a holiday celebrated in Williams Lake. It's the day after New Year's Day. You know...Boxing Day after Christmas....Wrestling Day after New Year's...lol I know...we're a crazy bunch!