Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I am now into my first complete week of vacation with my children over this Christmas break from school. We went from cold and snow right before Christmas to most of the snow being gone by today. I have enjoyed getting up late, lounging in my pj's, and just relaxing. The boys went skating yesterday and had a great time. Today will be Chinese for lunch and tomorrow we will end the year with them skiing. I of course left my camera at my nephews Sunday so I am unable to take any pictures of these events this week.

Talking about Sunday.......We had a family Christmas party and it was fun just watching the kids interact. The 2 1/2 year old was climbing all over the 16 year old. Vincent took it for about 1/2 hour and then said he had enough. Of course all of this is on my camera still at my nephews.. ugh.

I have tried a new (new to me) technique of stamping in white pigment ink and then coloring it with colored pencils. I like the way it came out.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

First Snow

Well we received our first snow storm of the season. We received a good size dump of snow. I am officially done with my Christmas shopping today. Now to finish my Christmas Cards.

I joined a postcard swap for the first time. I hope they came out well enough for the swap. I had never made one before. They can be pretty fun to do. Here is mine with our first snow as of yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Scrapbook Circus

Wow it has been a long time since I have been on to write. Work has been crazy and between that and scoutting with my son's there has not been much time for scapping. Hopefully work has settled enough for sometime to have fun.
I just finished a freeze out from the weekend with on of my boys. It was pretty cold (in the low 20's at night) but we all faired well. The boys cooked for the adults and did all of the cleaning.
I did complete a layout using a free download kit from scrapbook circus at http://www.thatsscrapinc.com. At first this was hard for two reasons, 1 I hadn't scrapped a layout in awhile 2 I don't have the pictures to go on it.