Friday, January 16, 2009

Shop Therapy

When you're feeling down, sometimes all you need is a little shop therapy! We've NEVER had a bed set before. So I saw this and liked it and bought it. It definitely makes making the bed way more fun!

I also stole this idea from my neighbor. I bought these magnetic corkboards from Costco (who knew they made such a thing) and covered them with fabric that coordinates with my bedding. FUN! What a pick-me-up! :) (Imagine them on a lovely blue-ish gray-ish wall, I think they look better that way) So then I put my New Years Resolutions on them, so I can be reminded every day of what I am supposed to be doing.

I actually think that the corkboards look cluttered now, so I might take the pictures down. I don't know. . .we'll see.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Biggest Snowman Ever!

OK, it's probably not the BIGGEST, but you'll have to admit it is pretty big. ;)

Aaron and I had fun building a snowperson (hard to say if it's a man or woman) today. It warmed up a bit, so finally the snow wasn't so powdery and it would actually stick together! :) The snow in our front yard was so deep it actually went up to Aaron's little thighs.

Now that I have built a snowperson, I can officially be done with the snow and say

Somehow, I don't think that's going to happen. . . maybe because they are forecasting more snow on Friday. :(

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Years Resolutions

I saw this idea in Creating Keepsakes mag. I put my New Year's Resolutions in pics like this, just imagine them on a cute painted magnet board. I made them on envelopes so I could open them up and write my specific goals inside. (I still need to do that)
I thought I would be clever and start all of them with "S".
They say: Scrap, Simplify, Spirit, Successes
Self, Study, Serve, Smile
The Successes one is where I will make a weekly list of goals to accomplish that week, so I can eventually accomplish my year-long goals. Kind of fun.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Project 365

I took the "Project 365" challenge (and bought the kit) to take a picture a day for the year 2009. Let's hope I can keep up! The kit is cool, and will make it very easy to put them into layouts.
You can find out more about it at . I'm curious if anyone else is taking the challenge, kit or not. . .

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Quick December Wrap-up!

December 20th, was Aaron's 3rd Birthday. But, to be honest, the day was already too full, so we just didn't mention it to him until the next day. Are we terrible?!
It was the day my parents were SUPPOSED to fly in just in time to make it to the Gygi family Christmas party. After they waited at the Portland airport all day, their flight was cancelled.
But snow wouldn't stop the Gygi Christmas party! :) We had a fun time seeing all the family and missed those who weren't there.

You can see the kids had a blast ripping into their gifts!

The next day was the Sunday before Christmas, so we had our traditional Christmas Best Pictures. Aaron was not into it, can you tell?
After church we celebrated Aaron's birthday as if it were the real day and he never knew any better.

He loved his trucks and cars and his bike. He zipped all around the house on his new bike. He was pretty excited!

Monday was supposed to be a big day at the airport. My parents rescheduled their flight from Portland to come in on Monday and my brother was flying in from Seattle. SADLY, my parent's flight got cancelled AGAIN! :( The next flight available wasn't until AFTER Christmas, so my parents weren't able to come for Christmas!! We were ALL very, very sad about that! BUT, my bro (pictured above) was able to fly in. We had a great week with him. He is a master chef, and cooked us up some good grub.

Christmas Eve brought new jammies and a fabulous reenactment of the nativity. Yes, Aaron is a sheep with bunny ears and Lucy is a wise man wearing a tu-tu. It was hilarious! They chose their own parts.

And finally Christmas morning! We got a Wii! How fun! I think I'm having just as much fun as the kids. I like dance-dance revolution and Wii fit. I've got to give myself a time limit or I could probably play all day. :) j/k
We were totally lame AGAIN this year and didn't send out Christmas cards. I'm thinking 2009 will be my year for Christmas cards. . .we'll just have to wait and see.