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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Look at the gifties I got from my mail art friends this yule!

Three decorated boxes from three sweet friends, Judy Craig, Maxine Kollar, and Dream! Stuffed full of amazing art goodies , feathers ,stamps,charms, dodads, a wool hat, special parafanalia, wings, atc's galore and beautious at that,old ephemera, tiny embellishments, water colour paints, a wondeful felted birdie wall hanging, more embellishments


more atc's! Plus a beautiful Magic Cat statue made by a friend of Helgas, thank you Helga! Thanks you all my sweet and thoughtful friends! Without you all Christmas would not be near as joyfilled!













Hugs,and Happy New Year!
















































Yesterday was a Christmas cellebration at Dads!

We were all there me and my sis and bro and all our five kids. My dad , step mom and uncle Pete, oh and I must'n t forget Pooch and Lucy!


We had great digs, homemade chowder by my step mom Marci, and sandwiches with deli stuffs. I had a bunch of green olives too love those thangs! Marcia my SIL made a loverly salad and sister Kathi made a scrumptuous fruit crisp. I of coarse brought a huge plate of cookies for everyone to mow on which they did! Petey liked the almond bars alot so next year I will make a special plate of them just for him! Funny my nephew Andrew liked my hershey cookies but only the candy in the middles. So instead of putting them with the innards eaten out back onto the plate I TOLD HIM TO PUT THEM IN THE TRASH AFTER HE ATE THE CANDIES OUT. MY DAD CAUGHT HIM AND GARRETT DOING JUST THAT! Fast learners they are, hehehe!!!
Garrett is in a strange mode where he wants to try out everyones bathtub, so my step mom said he could have a bath. She's real nice to the kids. So he and Andrew had a Bath together... aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh memories. So we got loads of pictures of them in the tub together. Can you guess which butt is whose?











This is Garrett for some reason he took off his pants and someone pointed that out to him suddenly he became modest and had to run back up stairs for his trousers! hahahaha
In the red and green here is Cousin Pete he strongly resembles Santa Clause! He is a brainiac and an original! A builder of satalites and a Masters in electronics.









Here's my step mom, she has been fighting cancer now for about four years. Her last major surgery was two weeks ago where they had to remove part of her intestine. Doesn't she look great! She is a real trooper my step mom. Makes a great corn chowder too!








Today we cellebrated Dannys Birthday!




It was a fun time! My teens make faces and pretend to be above the fun but I can tell they liked it too! We all have Mexican at Chillies, for which I had a gift certificate. After the meal the waitresses and waiters sang a Happy Birthday song to Daniel! He asked not to have it done but can you see he is smiling pretty good there. They( Seth and Danny) slurped down that molten chocalte like it was air! The rest of us had tiny sampler parfets. I am apple, Garrett had Red Velvet and Ron had lemon Marang.
































Saturday, December 27, 2008

I have to quit eating these treats I made for the Holidays!

Here are some pictures of us opening our gifts. I forgot to bring my camera over to my sisters house for their cellebrations but I did take some pics with my nieces camera so hopefully they will email some over to me soon!
We all had a great time including the cats and Molly! Molly got into a chocalate raindeer though and isn't feeling too well right now! Garrett is thouroughly enjoying his bath and food toys best of all, and as usual runs around the kitchen over and over with any and all his car toys! Driving everyone else a bit more bonkers then we already are but that's OK!
The big hits for the teens were the WII and the Play Station 2 because we couldn't afford Playstation three on top of the Wii and this happened to be the one our oldest asked for anyhow. Thank goodness!
We are going to Disney in January so that's part of the gifts anyways. They better be grateful because we have saved for four years. Gotta start packing for that trip soon. Made reservations last night for the shuttle service pickup and drop off. Man this is actually really going to happen. I think any how if we don't get a blizzard that week! God please no bad weather.
Had a great time at my sisters house too. She served appitizors of giant shrimps and cocktail sauces cheeses galore, deliscious beef stroganoff and several yummy salads, along with cresant rolls and butter, I even stole a few darling festive napkins for next years christmas collages!!! Pies and steam pudding for desert , along with my cookie platters, of which I left the extras for sis and her fam. Tomorrow is the cellebration at dads house and I have a whole seperate platter for them!
Don't miss the wonderful solo picture of me opening my tressure box from Dream. I will post more pictures of that later! It was a pure joy to open and oogle over, as was my cigar box from Judy Craig!!!
I think this was a best Christmas yet for the entire family!



















































Monday, December 22, 2008

Some Christmas Collage ATC's, I made for a friend or two!

Enjoy these atc's! They are my Christmas cards to all of you who I wasn't able to send one to through the mail! This first one is titled I Been Good! Next is: Celebrating the Gift, then Bejewelled Baby, after that is Merry Christmas Dear, and lastly Onto Joy!














Sunday, December 21, 2008

I play Santa!


Here's my rendition of a Picassso Christmas card! Hope you enjoy! Are you all ready for Christmas yet? Looks to me like it will definetely be a white one for all you nuts who been praying for snow ~you can stop now! Time to pray for safe passages please!!!! Happy Holidays!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We were ice bound! Four days of no internet...



So what did I do? Well I finished my journal pages for Pam Barnes! I sure hope she likes the way they came out as much as I did. I did a ton of hand made sewing and painting etc in them! The tags are attatched and I will be mailing it out to her tomorrow!
I started and finished 40 Christmas cards. Went shopping at the malls for Christmas gifts, and many other places. Still haven't been able to find a Santa bath time sponge for my four year older Garrett though.
I finished and sent out my secret sister cigar box! Hope my secret sister likes it. I forgot to take pictures but it came out really well too! I am dieing to see what my sister thinks!
I mailed a package out to one of my frineds Melinda and to another friend Mary!
I went for walks in the ice storm heard trees and branches falling everywhere but got some excellent photos. DON'T GET COLD VIEWING THEM THEY ARE PRETTY CHILLIN!
I also got a few great Christmas shots of my kids, and a few of my pets! So even though I was going a bit stir crazy I got a lot done. All my gifts are even wrapped and ready for the 25th. I now have over one thousand emails to read. I am going to submitt some of my photos to the new station. Then it's off to making more art, and yes with light and heat and everything! Yehaaa and praise THE LORD for power!














































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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